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Gerhard Petrick

Deputy Chairperson | SADIBA - Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association


This talk will discuss the role of C-Band satellite services in connecting a region where very few alternatives are available.


Professional Experience:

Gerhard has worked in several engineering and technical leadership roles in, amongst others, broadcast engineering, radio astronomy and regulation.; He previously contributed as CTO for MIH Mobile TV, served as Councillor of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and managed the radio frequency measurement campaign in South Africa’s successful bid to host the Square Kilometre Array telescope, an international radio astronomy project.

Present activities:

Gerhard Petrick is Senior Manager:  Specialised Engineering Services within the technology division of MultiChoice, the leading PayTV operator in Africa. He manages a dynamic team of specialists responsible for hardware specification and conformance testing, interference mitigation, technical training, end-to-end network performance testing and technical regulatory support. Gerhard serves as Deputy Chairperson of SADIBA, a voluntary industry association.

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