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Roundtable Forum: Satellite Communications

VIJAY JAYANT is a Principal at Morgan Stanley in the Equity Research Group covering Satellite Communication stocks. He has been recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a top ranked analyst for the last three years, most recently ranked #1 in the year 2000 poll. Moreover, Greenwich Associates & Co. and The Wall Street Journal Survey have also rated him as a top ranked analyst in his field. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Jayant covered satellite, cable television and telecommunication stocks at Bear Stearns & Co., Scotia Capital Markets and Salomon Brothers, Inc. since he began his Wall Street career in 1992. He holds a BA in Economics from Clark University. Profile
MARC B. CROSSMAN is a Director and Senior Satellite Communications Analyst at CIBC Oppenheimer. Previously, he was associated with Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. where he was a Senior Satellite Analyst. With his broad understanding of the satellite marketplace, Mr. Crossman actively writes weekly and monthly articles for industry publications. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University where he also taught statistics for two years. Profile
ERIC S. WEINSTEIN is a Vice President, Equity Research at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he follows nearly thirty publicly traded domestic and international companies in the wireless and satellite sector. Previously, Mr. Weinstein was associated with Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers. He earned his Bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Weinstein includes among his personal interests golf, skiing, cooking and travel Profile
ANN HENRY is an Analyst in the telecommunications services research group at BancAmerica Robertson Stephens specializing in satellite services. Previously, she was associated with Salomon Brothers in equity research and corporate finance and with Tiffany & Company as marketing director. Ms. Henry earned her Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and her MBA from Stanford University. Profile
TWST: Eric, will you begin by defining the parameters of today's

discussion, satellite communications? Was it the Russian launch of

Sputnik that started it all?

Mr. Weinstein: In a sense it