Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Yahsat chief executive, said Yahsat sees a silver lining in Brazil’s economic woes. The firm had to re-price some contracts, but customers  signed long-term agreements because they could lock-in favorable rates. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
Pradman Kaul, president and chief executive of Hughes Network Systems, discussed his firm's partnership with Emirati fleet operator Yahsat Sept. 11, 2018 at the World Satellite Business Week conference. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, ABS chief commercial officer, said at the World Satellite Business Week conference that partnerships with marine cable and fiber operators will be critical for "their viability and our viability." Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
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Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of  Yahsat. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
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