Mobile Satellite Users Association April 16,  2018
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MSUA Member Interview | Paul Scardino, SVP Corporate Sales, Sales Engineering/Operations and Marketing

Catherine Melquist
President, MSUA

MSUA is delighted to present an interview with:

Paul Scardino,
SVP Corporate Sales, Sales Engineering/Operations and Marketing, Globecomm

This week's MSUA Member Interview is with Paul Scardino, SVP Corporate Sales, Sales Engineering/Operations and Marketing.  This is the third in a series of IoT-related member interviews.

CatherinePaul, judging by your title, you wear a lot of hats!  How would you describe the role you play at Globecomm and what part of the mobility business are you most passionate/curious about?   

PaulHi Catherine.  Having been at Globecomm for over 21 years I do indeed wear many hats. Besides being a key Globecomm Ambassador I think my main role revolves around developing and marketing forward-thinking solutions in the global marketplace.  As such, the passion for the mobility industry typically revolves around how Globecomm can provide more bits/hertz/dollars in the most robust, end to end manner.

CatherineThinking bigger picture, what marketplace trends is Globecomm most focused on and what are the implications of these trends to Globecomm’s business? 

Paul> Read More

Now on to Mobility News!

                                  Moving Forward. Smarter Together. 


Phasor readies to support crazy ballet handoffs in orbit
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 9, 2018
Thales aims for market segmentation with three IFE systems
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 12, 2018
STC Major Change Approval Rec'd by L2 Aviation for Cobham Aviator 300D
Satnews Daily; April 12, 2018
Bullish Globalstar investor offers $150 million loan to offset operator’s financial troubles
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 12, 2018 
Interview: Isotropic CEO John Finney
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 11, 2018 
With bigger wallet Orbcomm might grow fleet management and seek more M&A
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; April 10, 2018 
Turkish Technic and Havelsan join with Inmarsat for inflight connectivity collaboration
Arabian Aerospace Online News; April 11, 2018
Kuwait Airways selects Inmarsat GX for new Airbus fleet
Get Connected; April 12, 2018
Inmarsat celebrates 250th installation of GX Aviation IFC
Get Connected; April 10, 2018
Mobile Satellite Users Association Awards Inmarsat Government LTAC Service
Satnews Daily; April 9, 2018
A New Broadcast Platform for GLOBECOMM
Satnews Daily; April 10, 2018
Panasonic Avionics announces connected fuel saving solutions with Safety Line and Air Austral
Satellite Evolution Group; April 11, 2018
Panasonic Avionics and Gategroup to form a strategic alliance to increase revenue generation for airlines
Satellite Evolution Group; April 10, 2018
Panasonic Avionics announces B787 deal with EGYPTAIR
Satellite Evolution Group; April 10, 2018
Panasonic Leverages AWS to Deliver Aviation Data Analytics
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 10, 2018 
Drum beat towards free wifi grows louder: Viasat CEO
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 9, 2018 
Falcon 9 slated to launch Iridium, GRACE-FO satellites May 19
SpaceNews, Caleb HenryApril 9, 2018 
 Viasat Helps Bridge the Digital Divide in Mexico with Affordable, Fast Satellite-Enabled 'Community Wi-Fi' Service
PRNewswire; April 9, 2018 
Intelsat debuts new MCPC platform to support regional and international programmers looking to expand Cable, DTH and IPTV distribution across Central and Eastern Europe
Talk Satellite; April 9, 2018
Speedcast Expands Capacity on AsiaSat 9 to Serve Asia-Pacific
ABN Newswire; April 10, 2018
The First Android Satellite and GSM Smartphone Unveiled by Thuraya
Satnews Daily; April 10, 2018
Don Buchman, Viasat, upbeat about company’s future
Get Connected; April 11, 2018
Viasat Affirms Commitments to Bring its Powerful ViaSat-3 Satellite to Europe
Talk Satellite; April 6, 2018
Thales Pitches Two New IFE Suites
Aviation Daily, Thierry Dubois; April 10, 2018 
MKU, Thales sign MOU to develop optronic devices and CQB rifles for Indian Army
IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, Gabriel Dominguez and Rahul Bedi; April 11, 2018
Thales Exec: Connected Aircraft and the New Cyber Vulnerabilities
Via Satellite, Calvin Biesecker; April 12, 2018
Resiliency is the Goal for Hughes’ Public Sector Customers
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 11, 2018 
Hughes Releases White Paper Outlining Communications Network Preparedness Recommendations Ahead of 2018 Hurricane Season
Talk Satellite; April 12, 2018 
Kymeta Government Solutions and Nomad GCS to Deliver COTM to Comms Vehicles and Mobile Command Centers
Satnews Daily; April 11, 2018
Woods Hole group granted $35M to explore ocean's twilight zone
Gloucester Times, Colin A. Young; April 12, 2018 

MSUA Member Blogs


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Delaware scientists launch tech to alert fishermen of endangered sturgeon
Delaware Public Media,  Katie Peikes; April 13, 2018
KVH Strengthens its Leadership Position in the Maritime VSAT Market, According to Independent Industry Report
Hellenic Shipping News; April 11, 2018
Vietnam's MicroDragon Satellite On a Fishing Expedition 
Satnews Daily; April 9, 2018
Global Satellite Operator Places Orders Totaling US$2.2 Million for Orbit's Multiband Maritime Satcom Solutions
Talk Satellite; April 9, 2018
Blue Sky Network's HawkEye 6200 Obtains Anatel Approval for Use in Brazil
Satnews Daily; April 11, 2018
Orbit's OceanTRx 7 Multi-Band Terminals Garnering Millions in Orders
Satnews Daily; April 11, 2018
Dual SIM maritime GSM data unit introduced
Digital Ship; April 13, 2018
‘Impregnable’ radar breached in simulated cyber attack
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 10, 2018
Stena Line deal for Telenor Maritime
Digital Ship; April 10, 2018
'Gold rush' for Wi-Fi on board planes spurs innovation
Reuters, Victoria Bryan; April 13, 2018 
Airlines Grapple with New Customer Demands on Connected Aircraft
April 13, 2018 - Via Satellite, Mark Holmes -  677 words
SD says providing excellent customer care is paramount
Get Connected; April 15, 2018

SITAOnAir Adds New IFC Services to Kuwait Airways’ Airbus Fleet
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 11, 2018
Elbit Systems completes the acquisition of Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
Satellite Evolution Group; April 11, 2018
Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's In-Flight Broadband
Bloomberg News, Manuel Baigorri; April 10, 2018 
American Airlines Is All-in On ADS-B ‘In’
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Bill Carey; April 10, 2018 
Honeywell’s New Satcom System Brings Voice and Data to the Air
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 9, 2018 
Air Tahiti Nui to debut Boeing 787 in November
Air Transport World, Adrian Schofield; April 12, 2018 
Gulfstream Leads Industry in Cabin Connectivity
PRNewswire; April 12, 2018
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. awarded multi-million dollar contract to provide next generation text to 911 for the State of Maryland
Satellite Evolution Group; April 11, 2018
Norsat Takes Tough Challenges and Produces a Tough Family of Satellite Antenna Solutions
Satnews Daily; April 10, 2018
Antenova is shipping new, high performing 3G,4G/LTE antennas for the smallest PCBs
Satellite Evolution Group; April 13, 2018
Satellite Connectivity as Broadband Enabler
This Day (Nigeria); April 12, 2018017
Vodacom to Expand West African Broadband with Intelsat Capacity
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 10, 2018
Telefonica showcases 5G use case as part of its technological cities project
RCR Wireless, Juan Pedro Tomás; April 11, 2018
AT&T moves on 5G trials and Latin America DTH IPO as Time Warner trial enters next phase
Satellite Finance, Katy Hunt; April, 12, 2018 
Satellite Goes Beyond Backhaul for 5G
Satnews Daily; April 12, 2018 

Digitizing freight logistics: Why live data from the IoT holds the key
Freight Waves, Trevor Willingham; April 11, 2018 
Satcom Direct Communications to Provide Worldwide Voice and Data Connectivity for USG and DoD
Satnews Daily; April 12, 2018
Comtech EF Data's SLM-5650B Modem Receives DoD Contract
Satnews Daily; April 8, 2018
U.S. DoD contracts full O3b MEO beam and services from SES Government Solutions
Satellite Evolution Group; April 9, 2018 
Govsatcom precursor Pacis-6 contract signed with Inmarsat
Satellite Evolution Group; April 10, 2018
Military Drones Prove Vulnerable to GPS Jamming
Maritime Executive; April 10, 2018
The FCC’s Big Problem with Small Satellites
Confusion and erratic enforcement at the US communications agency is sending satellite makers abroad
IEEE Spectrum, Mark Harris; April 10, 2018
Google, BAC propose alternative to Intelsat/Intel/SES C-band compromise
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; March 30, 2018
Space Oddities: We Need A Plan To Stop Polluting Space Before It’s Too Late
Wired, Amy Webb; April 12, 2018 
How A Rural Electric Co-Op Connected A Community
KUNM, Leah Todd; April 6, 2018 
Baikonur Cosmodrome can support polar launches with Proton Medium, ILS says
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 11, 2018
Mobile Satellite Phone Market Share, Growth by Top Company, Region, Applications, Drivers, Trends & Forecast to 2022
Business News; April 11, 2018 

GVF Applied Innovation Conference
Next Generation SatCom Antennas...Now!  

Date:  May 10, 2018  
Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:  Intelsat Headquarters, Tysons Corner
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