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Eliminating the digital divide: Forsway to speak at 'Future of Connectivity' summit in Phoenix

Forsway, a leading Swedish provider of innovative satellite software and hybrid satcom terminals announced at a connectivity summit hosted by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) Arizona, Nov. 2-4 in Phoenix, Forsway Chairman Mats Andersson will share key insight on connectivity innovations and disruptive trends that can help eliminate the digital divide in rural communities around the globe, including large areas in the US.

Mats Andersson, Forsway Chairman

Satellite industry pioneer Mats Andersson will join top speakers from global companies such as Ericsson, Facebook and Deloitte, leading economic development experts, industry leaders, and regional players from across the US. High profile organizations including the Swedish Embassy to the United States, Polestar, Einride, Arizona State University and Thunderbird School of Management are supporting the unique connectivity event.

  • The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce’s (SACC) Summit, “What’s next: The Future of Connectivity, Mobility, and the Workforce of Tomorrow”

  • Nov. 2rd, 9:30 - 9:45 am, MST (5:30-5:45 pm, Gothenburg), Forsway Chairman Mats Andersson will talk about real-world solutions for 'Eliminating the digital divide'. The big solution: Many Swedish companies have the solution to bridge the digital divide. Not just Ericsson. There are many exciting start-ups.

“New HTS GEO and LEO satellite technology is starting to drive traditionally high satellite broadband prices down significantly (like the drop in mobile prices in the 1990’s), says Andersson. Combining this disruptive trend with low-cost hybrid satellite terminals and technology can be a game changer for regions previously not able to afford reliable internet access, which seems almost unheard of for the many of us around the globe that take connectivity, 24/7, for granted.”


“I’m looking forward to participating in this unique connectivity brainstorming event. The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce has a 115-year history of successfully facilitating and supporting business relations between the United States and Sweden and is bringing together a benchmark host of experts to address to these very timely topics.”


Cultivating broadband access for the critically underserved

In the special connectivity session, Mats Andersson will talk about 'Eliminating the digital divide,' He will share valuable insight on overcoming the hurdles in underserved areas and demonstrate how tapping new opportunities provided by satellite broadband and existing terrestrial infrastructure can make broadband internet affordable to the four billion underserved, enabling growth and access to critical services.


“Forsway is already working closely with local partners and regional experts on the ground in Arizona to set up trials to supply low-cost, reliable satellite broadband in areas of Arizona lacking reliable connectivity. Forsway’s unique hybrid connectivity concept is a benchmark for connecting underserved regions in both advanced and emerging markets.”

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