Mobile Satellite Users Association April 9,  2018
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MSUA Member Interview | Dave Kagan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Globalstar

Catherine Melquist
President, MSUA

MSUA is delighted to present an interview with:

Dave Kagan,
President and Chief Operating Officer, Globalstar 


This week's MSUA Member Interview is with Dave Kagan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Globalstar.  This is the second in a series of IoT-related member interviews.

Catherine:  I’ve seen a lot of recent news and activity featuring Globalstar….from press releases to conference speakers to Facebook posts.  Globalstar feels like a hub of new energy, like you’re going through some sort of Renaissance.  Am I right about this and if so, what’s going on? 

Dave: We are going through a rejuvenation of our business mainly because of the explosive growth of IoT opportunities.  What we’re seeing is the demand for more and more “IoT-sized” data solutions where we have the perfect constellation and end user devices to provide appropriately priced service plans and user devices.  The Globalstar team is running full throttle and we will launch at least 4 new products by the end of 2018. We have command of our cost structure, we’re focused on our mission and, as you can see from our operating results, we are delivering on our promises. 

Catherine:  What is your role in all of this? And, how has your background in the satellite industry led you to this point? 

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MSUA Member News

ThinKom, Comsat Validate High Speed Satellite Comms-on-the-Move
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 6, 2018
Viasat calls for NBN satellite data limits to be dumped
Computerworld Australia, Rohan Pearce; April 6, 2018 

Satellite player Viasat to create 100 new jobs in Dublin
Silicon Republic, John Kennedy; April 4, 2018

Eutelsat quits Viasat JV
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; April 6, 2018
Wall Street analysts balk at Viasat-Eutelsat split on European broadband
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 6, 2018
Brazilian Court maintains suspension of Telebras-Viasat deal
Telecompaper; April 4, 2018 
Marlink adds capacity and coverage to its Sealink VSAT network for customers operating in the Indian Ocean region
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 5, 2018
Flawless Broadcast Delivery to FPAs on Moving Vehicles—KenCast Innovative Input By SatMagazine, William Steele, President, KenCast; April 2018
Globalstar’s Ewert on the Strategy Behind New Automotive Division
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 3, 2018 
IMO is divided over GMDSS recognition of Iridium
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine; April 3, 2018
Iridium messaging network gets another boost from SpaceX
Spaceflight Now, Stephen Clark; March 30, 2018 
Iridium’s Good Friday: 1 Million Subscribers and 10 New Satellites
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 30, 2018
The Fifth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Have Started Testing and Validation Operations
Satnews Daily; April 3, 2018
Hughes Selected to Support Commonwealth Network (COPANET) Contract, Offering Managed Network Services to Agencies across Pennsylvania
PR Newswire; April 2, 2018 --
Speedcast's Managed Services Extended with the Release of Their Speedcast Atlas Connectivity Solution
Satnews Daily; April 2, 2018
AST's Two Giant Steps into Latin America a New Office and New Hire ... He Knows the Region Well
Satnews Daily; April 3, 2018 
SB-SAT technology could spread massively to LEO satellites
SatMagazine; April 2018
Training and media content adds value to VSAT
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2018
STN extends services on Galaxy 19 to fuel expansion in North America
Satellite Evolution Group; April 6, 2018

Challenges ahead for SES... inevitable 
SatMagazine, Chris Forrester; April 2018  

MSUA Member Blogs


Ocean BB Plus Maritime B'Band Service Debuts from SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
Satnews Daily; April 4, 2018
Integrated VSAT is needed for full fleet communications
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2018
VSAT is critical, and the reasons to forego installation have disappeared
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 4. 2018
Social Media Could Boost Search and Rescue Operations
Maritime Executive, Abdelkhalik Kamal Eldin Soliman Selmy; April 2, 2018
Stopping malware over satellite through innovation
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 3, 2018
Germany gives maritime security equipment to assist ECOWAS
Hellenic Shipping News; April 3, 2018
VSAT delivers fast ship connectivity
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 3, 2018
World's First Autonomous Shipping Company Formed
MarineLink, Greg Trauthwein; April 5, 2018
Partnership leads to new ship connectivity services
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 5, 2018
In-Flight Connectivity Advances for Seamless, Gate-to-Gate, High-Speed Internet
Electronics 360, Eric Olson; April 3, 2018
Leidos wins GEO 7 work to enhance WAAS
Air Traffic; April 3, 2018 
Global Eagle looks abroad for new aviation business
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 3, 2018
AireonSM Global Air Traffic Surveillance System Gets Closer to Complete Deployment
Satnews Daily; April 2, 2018
Southwest Airlines’ dual-source connectivity plan now in play
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 2, 2018
SITAONAIR’s Katrina Korzenowski sees big opportunities in Asia-Pacific
Runway Girl Network, Neelam Mathews; April 7, 2018


Global Planters Market 2018 Key Players – John Deere, CNH, AGCO, KUHN, Kubota, Kinze
Mobile Herald News; April 4, 2018
The Uber Crash Won't Be The Last Shocking Self-Driving Death
Wired, Aarian Marshall; March 31, 2018
Fledging space startups are finding a niche in very low Earth orbits
TNW News, Lyon B. King; April 8, 2018 
Internet heads to outer space, garbage collectors in tow
The Statesman, Raja Murthy; April 9, 2018
Govt paper advocates ambitious spectrum plan
Computerworld New Zealand, Sarah Putt; April 3, 2018
2018 is Not the Year when the 5G Transition will Occur, According to GlobalData
Satnews Daily; April 2, 2018
Speaker says broadband could be life or death for rural areas
April 5, 2018 - Mankato Free Press, Tim Krohn – 846 words
Global M2M Satellite Communication Market | 2018 Key Vendors: Kore Wireless Group, Rogers Communications, Orange, Hughes Network Systems LLC., ORBCOMM, ViaSat, Teliasonera AB, Globalstar, Inmarsat
Truth Today, Divyang Nayar; April 4, 2018 
Satellite Could be Hit by Trump’s Tariffs on China
Via Satellite, Nick Zazulia; April 6, 2018 

Leidos Realizes FAA Contract for GEO-7 Satellite for the FAA's WAAS
Satnews Daily; April 5, 2018
Why China and the US are fighting over 5G
China Economic Review; April 4, 2018 
FCC approves SpaceX 4425 internet satellite network
Next Big Future, Brian Wang; April 4, 2018  
Leo Aerospace Offers SmallSat Owners Space Access Using a Modernized 1950s Launch Technique
Satnews Daily; April 5, 2018
Healthcare Satellite Connectivity Market : Immense market potential has been observed
Healthcare Trends; April 5, 2018
NSR's Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 12th Edition, Now Available
Satnews Daily; April 5, 2018

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