The 2017 Defence, Security & Space Forum


Speaker: Asif Anwar, Executive Director, Strategy Analytics

Title: Space - the Final Frontier for Global Connectivity


Space has become an essential component for infrastructure in communications, navigation and timing, agriculture and weather monitoring and disaster relief efforts. From a military perspective, space assets provide necessary resources to support troops including the provision of imagery, supporting communications, improving targeting and providing a force multiplier.

5G represents a paradigm shift bringing together broadband and narrowband networks that will serve both the continuing demand for personal connectivity, as well as emerging demand from machine to machine (including vehicular) and IoT across a range of data speeds, latency requirements and frequencies that will extend through to millimetre wave. Space-based networks will represent the final frontier of global civilian and military connectivity providing both the infrastructure backbone as well as an increasingly competitive medium for internet access.


Asif Anwar has a career that spans engineering and marketing roles in the metals, minerals and electronics industries. At Strategy Analytics, he has been providing insights and analysis in the advanced electronics markets for over 18 years, covering radar, electronic warfare, military communications as well as commercial market applications. He is the Executive Director of Strategy Analytics' Strategic Component Applications (SCA) group which delivers expertise, consulting and competitive insight on enabling semiconductor technologies. The SCA group encompasses Advanced Defence Systems (ADS), RF and Wireless Components (RFWC) and the Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) services.

Anwar’s current focus at Strategy Analytics is on supporting the defence industry across all the different segments, from platform and systems integrators, sub-system suppliers, software vendors and component and semiconductor technology providers. He regularly attends and speaks at external conferences and webinars on topics including global defence spending trends, military radar, satellite communications and other areas germane to the military sector, as well as being an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the compound semiconductor industry.



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