Mobile Satellite Users Association February 13, 2017
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LAST CALL -- submission deadline Friday, February 17th

To apply, email a one-page description to detailing your mobility innovation (technical or service delivery) along with information evidencing how your innovation is contributing to the development of the satellite mobility market. Awards will be given in the following categories -- government, maritime, land, aero and M2M/IOT. You must be an MSUA member to apply. Last year's winners include: Inmarsat, Iridium, Cobham, ViaSat and Orbcomm.  Hughes, Marlink and Globalsat Group were designated "companies to watch".  

Now on to Mobility News!
Moving Forward.  Smarter Together.  
OFFER EXTENDED:  MSUA is offering complimentary tickets to the 2017 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon for companies that become new MSUA members from now until 28 February 2017. Two tickets ($150 value) will be given to each new corporate member and one ($75 value) for each new small business member.  Click join for new membership information!  MSUA Class of 2017 members includes:  

Globalstar Q&A: Using satellite spectrum for terrestrial LTE
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; February 10, 2017 
SPOT Satellite Devices Set New Safety Record with 274 Rescues in Canada in 2016
SpaceRef; February 7, 2017
Eutelsat joins ViaSat, throws down gauntlet to Inmarsat aero play
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 9, 2017
ViaSat Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results
PRNewswire; February 9, 2017
ViaSat: Betting big on satellite broadband with upcoming launch
February 5, 2017 – San Diego Union – Tribune, Mike Freeman – 1889 words 
Christenson Transportation Truckin' On with ORBCOMM
Satnews Daily; February 9, 2017
ORBCOMM Named M2M Satellite Service Provider Award
Silicon; February 8, 2017
Cabin monitoring system takes aim at electromagnetic interference
Runway Girl, Network; February 8, 2017 
Intelsat undecided on insurance claim as second Epic satellite enters service
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry - February 7, 2017 
An exciting year in space for Intelsat
February 3, 2017, Space Daily, Skot Butler - President, Intelsat General Corporation
Panasonic Avionics unveils new hub at Dafza
Trade Arabia; February 7, 2017
VoIP Coming To Air Traffic Control
Aviation Week & Space Technology, John Croft; February 7, 2017
Phasor teams with Thales to develop advanced broadband smart terminal
Military & Aerospace Electronics; February 6, 2017
Teekay Renews Shuttle Tanker VSAT Contract
MarineLink, Eric Haun; February 6, 2017
HughesNet and National 4-H Council Win Silver Bulldog Corporate Social Responsibility Award
PRNewswire; February 09, 2017 
Comtech Telecommunications releases VersaFEC-2
Financial, Gulli Arnason; February 9, 2017
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.6 Million Order for Location Gateway and Positioning Equipment
Business Wire - February 6, 2017 
Inmarsat completes SAS testing for European Aviation Network
Get; February 6, 2017
Thuraya Expands Presence in the US with New Office Near Washington, DC
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; February 6, 2017 
Harris Corp. says deployable satellite mesh antenna market booming
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 6, 2017 –– 452 words
Thales: 22 Iridium Next satellites are ready for SpaceX and 22 more will be soon
Space Intel Report, Peter B de Selding; February 5, 2017 
Satellite Broadband Communication in Public Safety Market Growth of 9.03% CAGR by 2020 – Analysis, & Forecasts Report 2016-2020 – Key Vendors, Trends, Challenges, and Drivers
Sat Press Releases, Arun Patil; February 2, 2017 
IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM - top read articles in last week's edition:

MSUA's Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards Luncheon on 7 March 2017.  

John Bloom, a NYT columnist, Pulitzer-prize nominated investigative journalist and author of  Eccentric Orbits the Iridium Story, will be on-hand to provide this year's keynote address.  
Sign up when registering for the SATELLITE 2017 conference by clicking here and use code 
MSUASAT17. for a 20% discount on conference fees.  Tickets are $75 per person. To order a table or inquire about event sponsorships, email  

MSUA MEMBER BLOGS - click for the latest thought leadership:

Globecomm Introduces Metered VSAT Separate Solutions at Sea
Satnews Daily; February 7, 2017
KNS launches remote antenna monitoring over GSM
Digital Ship; February 7, 2017
On board and online: Why every seaman needs internet, Don Kevin Hapal; February 8, 2017
Arkas Holding Integrates Fleet of Ships and International Offices Through Hybrid Network from Orange Business Services
BusinessWire; February 7, 2017

Global Eagle Sets New Record for Live Telecasts of Special Events to Cruise Ships
Talk Satellite; February 2, 2017
Your in-flight movie screen is going extinct
Bloomberg News; February 5, 2017 
Taqnia Space to Provide In-Flight Connectivity via Eutelsat HTS
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; February 3, 2017
Gogo Appoints New Regional President in Asia Pacific
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; February 3, 2017 
Gilat awarded a Clean Sky 2 call to develop electronically steerable antenna (ESA) for in-flight connectivity for Airbus technology demonstrator
Satellite Evolution Group; February 9, 2017
Gilat to Supply Broadband Consumer VSATs for the Joint Service of Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Networks
February 6, 2017 - Globe Newswire – 302 words
It’s A Mobile World For Flat Panel Antennas
Marketwired; February 6, 2017
Mobile satellite provider Pivotel installing 4G towers for farmers
ZD Net, Corinne Reichert; February 8, 2017

Superfast broadband everywhere? Terahertz breakthrough could make satellite as fast as fiber
ZD Net, Liam Tung; February 7, 2017 
10 Year Forecasts - DISH The Unknown In US Spectrum Auction 
BMI Research; February 4, 3017
OECD Mobile Broadband Penetration Rises to 95 Percent, Now Reaches 1.2 Billion
Telecompetitor, Andrew Burger; October 3, 2017
Fiber broadband: Is it a waste with 5G and Elon Musk's satellites on the horizon?
ZDNet, Jason Hiner; February 5, 2017 

Industry Voices—Madden: Mobile 5G will succeed—but not the way that you think
FierceWireless, Joe Madden; February 1, 2017 
The battle over 5G spectrum has begun
FierceWireless, Mike Dano; February 1, 2017
5G rollout: New generation mobile network set to revolutionise broadband connectivity
The Weekly Times (Australia), Peter Hunt; February 7, 2017IOT/M2M

IoT and its role in transforming the business model, Rick Delgado; February 10, 2017 
Low-power IoT networks go global with a satellite backbone
Inmarsat and partners are combining LoRaWAN networks on the ground with a satellite mesh in the sky, Stephen Lawson; February 8, 2017 
M2M Satellite Communication Market to Maintain Healthy CAGR During the Forecast 2016 - 2024
My News; February 06, 2017 


Paradigm's Swarm45 Ka-Band Terminal Gets Telenor's Blessing... Opens Market Opportunities
Satnews Daily; February 8th, 2017


Why YouTube Is Taking Its Time On Mobile Live-Streaming
FastCompany, John Paul Titlow; February 7, 2017

Optus profit and revenue down amid 'heightened competition'
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert;  February 9, 2017
Satellite group alleges perceived ACMA bias in favour of mobile players
Talk Satellite; February 2, 2017
Boeing, NanoRacks to Enable More US SmallSats Deployed from ISS
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; February 6, 2017 
York Space Systems Announces Space Segment Enterprise Program with
Via Satellite; February 6, 2017 
Four Company Founders and Leaders to be inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame
February 7, 2017 - Satellite Evolution Group – 1899 words
Nokia, Alphabet, Qualcomm demo private LTE over CBRS, Dylan Bushell-Embling; February 9, 2017
Why It's Not Too Late to Build Your Own Industrial Internet Platform
Industry Week, Michael Brady, Ned Calder, and Joe Sinfield; February 8, 2017

March 6 - 9, 2017
MSUA Forum: March 8

Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
Washington, D.C.


Mobility Forum Panels

This year's SATELLITE 2017 Mobility Forum taking place March 8 will be comprised of the following discussion topics:  
*   LEO and MEO Focus: Critical New Developments for Low Earth and Medium Earth-Orbit Services  

*   In-Flight Connectivity Focus: Service Providers and Airlines - Who Picks up the Tab? 

*   Maritime Focus: Which Technologies will Lead the Way in the New Mobile Maritime Era?  
*   Internet-of-Things Focus: Where Does the Satellite Piece Fit in the Puzzle? 


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