Mobile Satellite Users Association December 6,  2019
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A bi-monthly series featuring MSUA members and guests discussing "Satellite in the Era of Digital Transformation."

Speakers and schedule to be announced soon!

MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. 

•$75 per MSUA member
•$85 per non-MSUA member
•$700 per table (10)
•$350 per ½ table (5)

Individual tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference and tables can be purchased by emailing

2020 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award Contest


Top Mobility User Experience Innovation

Top Connected Mobile Platform Innovation

Top Government Mobility Innovation

Top Cybersecurity Innovation for Mobile Users

Top 5G Hybrid/Wireless Mobility Innovation

Company to Watch

New! Best Mobility Marketing Campaign

Judging criteria can be found here and submissions to be sent to by February 21, 2010. Winners to be announced at MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.  Contest open to all MSUA members. 
Hughes bullish on OneWeb success, prospects for Jupiter platform
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; January 02, 2020 
Should Disaster Response Be a Good Business for Satellite?
Via Satellite, Robert Bell; January 2, 2020 
Seeing civil and military demand growth, SES nears decision on Arctic broadband with expanded O3b coverage
Space Intel Report, Peter Selding; December 30, 2019
Iridium would pay to deorbit its 30 defunct satellites — for the right price
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; December 30, 2019 
Iridium’s Long Game Paying Off In New Era Of Satellites (Matt Desch Interview)
Bloomberg Audio; December 30, 2019
3 emergency communications solutions to implement now
TechRepublic, Andy Wolber; December 31, 2019
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat’s GX5 Satellite to Offer Broadband Coverage Over Middle East, Europe
GovCon Wire, Thea Loise Woodward; December 30, 2019
Inmarsat: Early adoption of IFEC is crucial to airlines’ long term success
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; December 30, 2019
Inmarsat Government bulk orders airborne satcom terminals from Orbit CS
Space Daily; December 27, 2019
Globalstar Shares Up 6%
Trent Times, Ned Boundy; January 1, 2020
First Launch of UK’s OneWeb Satellites From Baikonur Postponed From Jan to Feb
Daily Excelsior;  December 30, 2019
FCC Ready to Authorize CAF II Rural Broadband Funding for Hughes, Wisper ISP, Three Others
Telecompetitor, Joan Engebretson; January 2, 2020
Healthcare Satellite Connectivity Market End User, Key Players, Development and Opportunities with Forecast 2025
Market Research Sheets; December 31, 2019
ORBCOMM Expands In-Cab Mobile Solution For Fleets With Addition Of Samsung Tablets
Field Technologies Online; December 30, 2019


2020 New MSUA Memberships

$3000 corporate fee,          now $1500

$1000 small business fee,  now $500

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February 4-6, 2020.  To register or for more information visit:  MSUA member discount available.

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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Scandinavian Airlines VP Highlights Connectivity Plans for 2020
Aviation Today, Mark Holmes; January 2, 2020
The year in review: What happened in inflight connectivity in 2019?
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; December 31, 2019
Cell phone calls on airplane flights: Are they inevitable?
The UnionJournal, Miriam Jackson; December 30, 2019
MAX Crashes Strengthen Resolve of Boeing to Automate Flight
Wall Street Journal, Andy Pasztor and Andrew Tangel; December 31, 2019
6 Major Changes That Will Shape Global Agriculture in the 2020s
PrecisionAG, Scott Speck; December 31, 2019
20 Agriculture Apps You Should Know in 2020 and Beyond
CropLife, Matt Hopkins; January 1, 2020
How Edge Computing Is Supercharging the Internet of Things
MediaVillage; January 2, 2020
Global Cellular IoT Gateway Market Report 2019-2023 - Shipments of Cellular IoT Gateways Expected to Reach 8 Million by 2023
Business Wire; December 30, 2019
How Satellites Could Bolster IoT Connectivity
RT Insights, Elizabeth Wallace; January 2, 2020
New Shared Mobility Concept, Luxoft HALO, Introduces a Revolutionary Digital, Consumer-Grade In-Vehicle Experience
Business Wire; January 2, 2020                                                                                                    
Germany's Bosch to offer lower-cost sensors for self-driving cars
Reuters, Ben Klayman; January 2, 2020
Septentrio mosaicTM GNSS module enables high-accuracy localization in NXP’s V2X solution
Satellite Evolution Group; January 3, 2020
KVH, Kongsberg Install Integrated Maritime IoT System on Active Vessel
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett; January 2, 2020
Bringing start-ups and corporates together to foster maritime innovation
Riviera Maritime Media, Ed Martin; January 2, 2020
Rules of the Road: New year brings new regs for yachts
The Triton, Jake DesVergers; January 1, 2020 
Five revolutionary maritime trends for the 2020s
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; December 31, 2019
The challenges of ship-to-shore links and the future of wireless ESD
Riviera Maritime Media, Andrew Stafford; December 19, 2019
Digitalisation has been paramount in propelling shipping forward in 2019, says Maersk South Asia MD
The Digital Ship;  December 23, 2019 
Now Entering Orbit: Tiny Lego-like Modular Satellites
Wired,  Scoles; December 29, 2019
China's quantum satellite links with world's first mobile ground station
Xinhua News; January 2, 2020 
GSM Antenna Market Sky-High Projection On Robust Sales
Bulletin Line; January 1, 2020
Airgain Releases New 5G Antenna Platform
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett; January 2, 2020
Is It Terminal? Mess Threatens DoD SATCOM & Multi-Domain
Breaking Defense, Theresa Hitchens; December 30, 2019 
FCC Reaches $100,000 Settlement With Harris For Small Satellite Uplink Transmissions On Wrong Frequency
Talk Satellite; December 20, 2019
Canadian Military Polar Satcom Program Moving Forward, But Slowly; Space Norway Tie-In Still An Option
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 2, 2019

Adjacent Industry & Other
Norway’s Military Expects To Make Half Its Arctic Broadband X-Band Capacity Available To Allies
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; December 31, 2019
Rural Communities Taking Action to Accelerate Broadband
The Denver Post, Judith Kohler; January 2, 2020
Could 5G Widen the Digital Divide in Rural Colorado?
The Denver Post, Aldo Svaldi; January 2, 2020
NATO begins 15-year, $1.12-billion satcom capacity deal with 4 nations, promises a 2nd procurement for others
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 3, 2020

2020: Watch out for the convergence of Cloud, AI and 5G
CIO East Africa, John Walubengo; January 5, 2020
2020 Preview: Operators will deploy DSS as they move to 5G SA
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; December 23, 2019
A fiber optic breakthrough could beat 5G for rural internet access
Inverse, Mike Brown; January 2, 2020
Telecommunications regulator will reveal UAE's 5G strategy for the next five years
News Dio; December 31, 2019
5G Underwhelms in Its First Big Test
Wall Street Journal, Eun-Young Jeong; December 31, 2019

Could streetlights make sense for small cell deployments?
FierceWireless, Linda Hardesty; January 2, 2020 
What are the likely profitable trends for the telecom industry in 2020?
Telecom TV, Ian Scales; January 2, 2020
CBRS Alliance Announces Inaugural OnGo™ Awards to Recognize Outstanding Deployments in the 3.5 GHz Band
Dodson Digest; January 2, 2020
How LTE Devices Market is Trending in Key Regions to Reach at Next Level in Coming Years?
Testifyandrecap; December 28, 2019
Private LTE in Mining Industry Market: Key Players, Growth, Analysis, 2018 – 2026
Downey Magazine; December 30, 2019
Fifth Gen Media announces Connected Real Estate Summit
Connected Real Estate Magazine, Joe Dyton; January 2, 2020
Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2020
Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern and Wilson Rothman; December 27, 2019 
Connectivity to be fast and furious
Khallej Times, Alvin R. Cabral/Dubai; December 29, 2019 
The power of data in smart city developments
Independent Australia, Paul Budde; January 4, 2020 


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