Vinay Patel

Senior Director International Division
Hughes an EchoStar Company

Speaker: Surging Opportunities for Global Satellite 4G Connectivity & Backhaul

Vinay Patel is a Senior Product Director for the International Networks and Products Division of Hughes, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Patel’s role is to promote the Hughes family of VSAT products and services, working with public operators, entrepreneurs, and government entities to bring the benefits of broadband satellite to public, private, enterprise, civil, and government end-users. His special focus is on satellite backhaul products and VSAT enabled WiFi service.

During his almost 30 years at Hughes, Mr. Patel has been involved in satellite and terrestrial wireless product sales, marketing, and project management activities. His experience spans mobile and fixed cellular systems, terrestrial PTP and PTMP microwave, product line management, project management, and business case development. Vinay has geographic experience working in the USA, Latin America, Europe (including Russia), South Asia (including India), and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Vinay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.