RSSTestimonials


The quality of our work

We are proud to have worked with highly regarded companies and professionals who are pleased with the quality of our work. But don’t take our word for it! Hear what they have to say:

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Orbital Gateway – Strategy & Trend Analysis

Orbital Gateway – Strategy & Trend Analysis

“I am happy to recommend Carlos Placido as a trusted and proven consultant, with a combination of skills, experience and passion that is unique and highly effective. 

As former NSR colleagues, I had the opportunity to work with Carlos on strategic consulting projects and was consistently impressed by his knowledge and by how accurately he can paint the future. Carlos has the ability to understand market and technology forces and to anticipate industry shifts or disruptions well ahead they become visible to others, making his analytical work very valuable for companies strategizing on emerging opportunities. 

Several of his predictions on industry shifts have proven to be correct. Such predictions have –indeed- been well documented for 12 years in articles posted on specialized magazines and are still publicly available; such as when Carlos was interviewed by Via Satellite magazine on the future of DTH and he mentioned that DirecTV and others could become part of someone else’s business given lack of triple-play independence. DirecTV was acquired by AT&T years later. Similarly, he described a peer-to-peer startup company called Octoshape as “Akamai at the edge” and Akamai acquired Octoshape 6 years later. His anticipations on IPTV, mobile TV social networks and other aspects of our industry are also documented. More recently he has shared his vision on the evolution of satellite communications on aspects like HTS business models, network virtualization and satcom ecosystems that, given his record, could also prove to be correct over time. 

As a great example of Carlos’ foresight and analytical skills, below is a link to an outstanding article he authored, which touches on so many diverse points, and does so in a very eloquent, and also highly efficient way. The foresight and the bringing together of many diverse topics is impressive. Overall, a really excellent, and indeed still very relevant piece 10 years later!

Finally, on a personal level, Carlos has always been easy to work with. He works hard, always provides more than what was asked for, and is a great mentor to younger analysts. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Carlos for anyone looking to gain deeper insights on the satellite telecoms space.”

The End of the Platform Wars as We Know it

Blaine Curcio; Founder at Orbital Gateway Consulting – Hong Kong University of Science & Technology MBA

Codan Satcom – Business Development

Codan Satcom – Business Development

“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Carlos Placido at Placido Consulting for 3 years.  In that time, he served in a role of business development for South America and was able to handle direct accounts from early introduction of our company offerings through order of product.  He also served us in support situations where the need for technical knowledge as well as careful and strategic customer dialog was necessary.  In all of these instances, Carlos provided professional services that resulted in customer appreciation and long-term relationships being established.  Placido Consulting also was able to assist in developing direct channels for specific regions.  With a vast understanding of the Satcom market, the results were felt by having our products included in new opportunities.”

Gary L. McGovern:  Director Business Development of Maritime/Energy Products & CPI Satcom Products – CPI Satcom

MagnaQuest – Business Development

MagnaQuest – Business Development

“The principals of Placido Consulting provided critical strategic guidance for MagnaQuest. Carlos helped developing go to market plans and executed them based on insight and analysis of our markets, our target customers and our company objectives. Carlos has a solid understanding of the business drivers and buying patterns within the cable, satellite, and telecom markets. Placido Consulting team’s market research, analysis, and recommendations were instrumental in helping our sales force focus on the best opportunities and sales tactics when it comes to winning in this competitive market.”

Tiru Bollam, President & CTO, Magnaquest, Inc

NSR – Market Research

NSR – Market Research

“I have worked with Carlos for about two years. From the very beginning, I have been impressed with Carlos’ in-depth knowledge in satellite encoding and modulation technologies for advanced video networks, IP networks and services as well as developments in growing areas like IPTV, business networking and various consumer and voice IP services over satellite. More importantly, Carlos has the ability to step beyond the technologies to understand the overall market trends that are driving satellite applications in these areas and to foresee convergence both on the technology and business levels of the industry. Carlos is also well connected into the Latin American satellite sector and has been a valuable resource for me personally and NSR as a whole when it comes to insights into the specific players in the region and for his personal contacts among those same companies. Overall Carlos has been an excellent addition to the NSR team and I continue to look forward to working with him and count on his opinions and views on developments within the satellite industry.”

Patrick French, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

Berlocher & Company – Analysis

Berlocher & Company – Analysis

“I had the pleasure of working with Carlos on an article I wrote for Via Satellite magazine which reviewed how satellite players will compete with terrestrial service providers in the video on demand market. Carlos is a subject matter expert in this field and I found his analysis of the market, market opportunities, and major players to be highly accurate. It is obvious that he had dedicated significant time studying and analyzing this market. It was a pleasure dealing with Carlos as he is a great listener and answered questions openly and honestly.”

Greg Berlocher, Principal, Berlocher & Company

NSR – Market Research

NSR – Market Research

“Carlos Placido performed quite successfully for NSR during his writing of our recently released IPTV via Satellite, 2nd Edition report. Carlos is well versed in the nuances of the satellite IPTV market and was able to efficiently and effectively produce a high quality research piece for NSR. We were therefore very satisfied with Carlos’s efforts and look forward to working with him on more reports and projects in the future.”

Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research

Intelsat – Technology

Intelsat – Technology

“Carlos Placido has been a great asset to our team bringing a perspective which bridges both technical & commercial aspects of the business. He has provided valuable support ranging from detailed analysis of specific scenarios to views of how our business may evolve. He is grounded in an understanding of commercially viable communications technology but – more importantly – can extrapolate from today’s technology market trends and developments, a view of tomorrow.”

David Crenshaw, VP North America Sales. Media & Entertainment, Intelsat

Radyne Corp. – Technology Development

Radyne Corp. – Technology Development

“Placido Consulting provided valuable information as an independent reference for our new TDMA product. They did a great job of laying out the applications, how they work, and the bandwidth required. The information provided will be extremely valuable for our white papers, business case studies, system validation testing, and other engineering and marketing efforts.”

Norm Larson, VP Network Development, Radyne Corporation

UDcast – Custom Project

UDcast – Custom Project

“Carlos is an excellent professional and great person. He will help you as much as possible in any situation and will maintain a close personal relationship. He has a very good background in telecommunications and understanding of the global market…He knows what he talks about!.”

Inigo Lopez, Sales Manager Spain and Latin America, UDcast

Radyne Corporation – Business Development

Radyne Corporation – Business Development

“Carlos is very professional, knowledgeable and personable. I am very pleased to call him a business associate and friend. I am confident in recommending Carlos as an expert consultant or representative in the general communications and satcom industries.”

David Koblinski, General Manager, Radyne Corporation