Ivan Suarez

Ivan helps businesses understand policy contexts in new markets and navigate complex regulatory landscapes for emerging technologies.

Space Trends Report: Industry Update

Space Trends Report: Industry Update

Every quarter, Access Partnership’s Space & Spectrum Policy (SSP) team publishes a report offering insights into key verticals of the...

14 Sep 2023 Reports
The African space industry is open for business! Is Africa really open for business?

The African space industry is open for business! Is Africa really open for business?

In the last few years, Africa has witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in tech products and services hinged on the outer...

12 Jun 2023 Opinion
The future of smartphones: Effectively regulating direct-to-handsets services

The future of smartphones: Effectively regulating direct-to-handsets services

Step into the transformative potential of direct-to-handset (DTH) satellite communications by downloading our latest white paper. The rapid evolution of...

1 Jun 2023 Reports
Direct to Device: A Frontier of Cybersecurity Challenges

Direct to Device: A Frontier of Cybersecurity Challenges

Our dependence on satellite communications and the networks that enable them is increasing. Satellite-Mobile integration may further extend this reliance,...

11 May 2023 Opinion
Driving Space Sustainability: Encouraging the engagement of the private sector on international dialogue

Driving Space Sustainability: Encouraging the engagement of the private sector on international dialogue

The space ecosystem is growing exponentially: more launchers and more satellites enter orbit every year, with increased concerns around space...

27 Apr 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Space Agency Budgets: Aiming for the Stars

Access Alert | Space Agency Budgets: Aiming for the Stars

News about space investment is now mushrooming in both specialised and non-specialised media about the space industry. Recently, the US...

13 Apr 2023 Opinion
Unravelling the European Commission’s Communication on the European Union Space Strategy for Security and Defence

Unravelling the European Commission’s Communication on the European Union Space Strategy for Security and Defence

On 10 March, the European Commission published the Communication on the European Union Space Strategy for Security and Defence. Amidst...

14 Mar 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | FCC plans New Regulatory Framework for Mobile-Satellite Single Network

Access Alert | FCC plans New Regulatory Framework for Mobile-Satellite Single Network

The US Federal Telecommunications Commission (FCC) has started the first regulatory initiative on Supplemental Coverage from Space (SCS), facilitating the...

24 Feb 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Canada’s Public Consultation on a Modern Regulatory Framework for Space

Access Alert | Canada’s Public Consultation on a Modern Regulatory Framework for Space

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has launched a public consultation on various aspects of the Canadian national space regulatory framework....

1 Feb 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | OFCOM 6 GHz Band Update

Access Alert | OFCOM 6 GHz Band Update

On December 6, Ofcom published an update on their current position regarding the use of the upper-6 GHz band. The...

9 Dec 2022 Opinion
SDGs and Space in Africa

SDGs and Space in Africa

AfricaCom 2022 recently concluded. As the premier event for the telecoms industry in Africa, there were many key discussions on...

18 Nov 2022 Opinion
The Economic Opportunity of NB-IoT

The Economic Opportunity of NB-IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is critical to our future presenting solutions to major societal challenges. These include global warming,...

31 Oct 2022 Reports
Access Alert | US FCC to Set Five-Year Deadline for Deorbiting LEO Satellites

Access Alert | US FCC to Set Five-Year Deadline for Deorbiting LEO Satellites

On September 8, 2022, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a Draft Report and Order (IB Docket No. 18-313)...

12 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Biden Administration Releases New National Orbital Debris Implementation Plan 

Access Alert | Biden Administration Releases New National Orbital Debris Implementation Plan 

On July 28, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued the National Orbital Debris Implementation...

5 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Partnership at the World Telecommunications Development Conference in Kigali

Access Partnership at the World Telecommunications Development Conference in Kigali

One step closer towards meaningful global connectivity? Access Partnership participated at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) World Telecommunications Development Conference...

1 Jul 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | The U.K. Science Minister George Freeman announced a new Plan for Space Sustainability

Access Alert | The U.K. Science Minister George Freeman announced a new Plan for Space Sustainability

The U.K. Science Minister George Freeman announced a new Plan for Space Sustainability today at the 4th Summit for Space...

23 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Partnership’s pledge to Partner2Connect Coalition at World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022

Access Partnership’s pledge to Partner2Connect Coalition at World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022

Access Partnership joined Partner2Connect Coalition (P2C) with a pledge on satellite connectivity to achieve sustainability and resilience, especially in developing...

16 Jun 2022 Opinion
European 112 Day: Emergency Services Beyond Numbers

European 112 Day: Emergency Services Beyond Numbers

In 2013, a 17-year-old child was kidnapped from a bus stop, in a small Lithuanian town. She was forced into...

11 Feb 2022 Opinion
Smart Grids: The Challenge of Ultra-Reliable Communications

Smart Grids: The Challenge of Ultra-Reliable Communications

In what many are calling a Sustainability Super Year, policymakers are rushing to integrate technical solutions into the value chain...

13 Jul 2021 Opinion
Health-Tech: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Health-Tech: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Two years ago, in 2019, Rwanda, who had effectively been increasing healthcare access in the country for almost two decades,...

8 Mar 2021 Opinion
Sustainability Tracker

Sustainability Tracker

Welcome to the fourth issue of Sustainability Tracker – our monthly update on the most important policy developments tackling the...

18 Feb 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | 2021: The Super Year for Sustainability and Climate Policy

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | 2021: The Super Year for Sustainability and Climate Policy

In the midst of lockdowns and economic collapse, 2020 was the year in which some of the world’s largest countries,...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
AfCFTA, Tech, and Africa 2063

AfCFTA, Tech, and Africa 2063

In the midst of a rather frightening global context, on 1 January 2021 there was a lot more to talk...

4 Jan 2021 Opinion