Dr. Alberto Ginesi


A. Ginesi was born in Parma, Italy, in November 1967. He received the Dr. Ing. (cum laude) and Ph.D degrees in electronic engineering from University of Pisa, Italy, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. In 1996-1997 he spent one year at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, performing research on digital transmissions for wireless applications. In 1997, he joined Nortel Networks and in 2000 Catena Networks, both in Ottawa, Canada, where he worked on Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL) technologies and contributed to the definition of the second-generation ADSL standards within the ITU-R standardization body.

Since 2002 he joined ESA Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where he is currently covering the position of the Head of the Telecommunication Systems & Techniques Section of the Technical and Quality Management Directorate and is responsible for the R&D of satellite telecommunication systems.   His main research interests lie in the area of satellite systems architectures and technologies. He is the author of more than 70 technical publications, 15 international patents, he is a co-author of a book and he is an Adjunct Professor at University of Bologna (Italy).

Title:  Satellite Communication Systems: A Vision for Beyond 2030”



Recent years have been witnessed  an unprecedent push of technology innovation within the commercial Satcom market. Global consumer broadband connectivity (fixed and mobile) has been finally becoming a reality thanks to the current and future deployment of massive LEO constellations. Direct-to-handheld systems are also being deployed and promising to deliver multi-Mbps ubiquitous broadband connectivity to our unmodified smartphones. A key catalyst for these innovative systems has been the 3GPP 5G NTN standard which, for the first time in 20+ years, has finally put SATCOM on the map of wireless terrestrial manufacturers and operators. More system and technology advances are expected to come in the near future.  These systems will be also riding the wave of the upcoming 3GPP 6G standard, which promise to further emphasize the role of  satellite within future telecom networks. 

In this talk, a review of state of the art of SATCOM systems will be provided , together with the identification of the possible system/technology improvement directions. A glance at a long term vision of SATCOM networks  will be presented covering several services and technology directions.