Ricardo Dias, CEO
Ricardo Dias started his career in Satellite Telecommunications in 1999 in California, at one of the leaders of the VSAT industry at that time, building up his experience from satcom telecommunications network installation and operations.
As a young entrepreneur with passion for high tech business, Ricardo Dias started his first venture in satellite telecommunications in 2002 in the area of equipment refurbishing and sales, systems installation and integration. In 2003, Ricardo’s vision of creatively using high technologies to meet customers’ needs for cost effective solutions, led to pioneering projects for satellite data communications in West Africa including a CDMA (spread spectrum) VSAT System and several SCPC data services in that region. In 2005, Ricardo founded UPCOM Technologies Inc., now a major provider of cost-effective solutions for the Broadcasting Industry with equipment deployed at all major TV networks in the United States and other countries. In 2010, in response to customers urgent needs which required offer quick, effective and “out of the box” solutions for VSAT system services as well as TV channel distribution over satellite and IP, Ricardo founded UNITED TELEPORTS with the objective to provide Teleport Services for VSAT Data and TV Broadcasting applications with the use of disruptive innovations & effective technical solutions.