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Mobile Satellite Users Association April 27,  2020
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SPECIAL COVID-19 NEWS SECTION
        
MEMBER NEWS
 
An Interview with Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, U.S. Government Business Unit, Inmarsat
Milsat Magazine, Catherine Melquist, President, MSUA; April 23, 2020
 
Marlink Offers New Airtime Packages and App Solutions in Response to COVID-19 Challenges
SatNews Daily; April 19, 2929
 
Maritime satcoms responds to coronavirus crisis
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; April 23, 2020
 
Inmarsat and APEX join forces to connect aviation industry during global crisis with online broadcast event
Satellite Evolution Group; April 20, 2020
 
Inmarsat Report Highlights Critical Role of Partnership in Japan
The Maritime Executive; April 22, 2020
 
Smiths Interconnect Ka-Band Antenna Approved for Inmarsat Network
Via Satellite,  Rachel Jewett; April 21, 2020
 
ST Engineering Wins $1.1B in New Contracts in Q1
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett;  April 20, 2020
 
Telefónica Business Solutions Expands ST Engineering iDirect DVB-S2X Service in Latin and Central America
Talk Satellite; April 21, 2020
 
SES Networks Infuses OptimERA with NSS-9 C-Band Capacity
Satnews Daily; April 21, 2020
 
Thursday Morning Conversation with SES CEO Steve Collar
Via Satellite videocast with Mark Holmes; April 23, 2020
 
Orbcomm's Live Webinar — Satellite/Cellular IoT: The Next Generation
Satnews Daily; April 24, 2020
 
Constellations enhance tracking and ship communications
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; April 20, 2020
 
Pivotel to resell Beam products
itWire, Stephen Withers; April 23, 2020

Speedcast files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, receives $90M DIP loan; top unsecured creditors include Intelsat, Inmarsat, SES
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 23, 2020
 
 







 



 
SPECIAL COVID-19 NEWS SECTION  

Marlink Offers New Airtime Packages and App Solutions in Response to COVID-19 Challenges
SatNews Daily; April 19, 2929

COVID crushing inflight connectivity: Part 2
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; April 24, 2020 

Op-Ed: Flattening the curve, opening the skies and the road ahead
Runway Girl Network, Tamara Bullock and Jim Faulkner, Altitude Strategies; April 19, 2020

Inmarsat and APEX join forces to connect aviation industry during global crisis with online broadcast event
Satellite Evolution Group; April 20, 2020

The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry offering a helping hand during the Coronavirus pandemic
Satellite Evolution Group; April 22, 2020

Maritime satcoms responds to coronavirus crisis
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; April 23, 2020

OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!
 
Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
 
AERONAUTICAL

Airbus works to support Florida JV to sustain OneWeb vision
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 24, 2020

 
Gogo: $216 million in cash; co’s commercial air traffic dropping 95% in April; laying off 60% of staff
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 22, 2020
  
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Animal Welfare Improvement is the Goal of eSAT Global and Transport Genie
Satnews Daily; April 23, 2020
 
 
IOT/M2M
 
New industrial IoT capabilities in 5G pave the way for Industry 4.0
RCR Wireless; April 20, 2020
 
Qualcomm intros ultra-low-power modem chip for IoT devices
SilliconAngle, Maria Deutscher; April 17, 2020
 
 
LAND
 
BMW and Harman want to bring 5G to your car. It’s harder than you’d think
Digital Trends, Ronan Glon; April 21, 2020
 
GPS Tracking from CompassCom Assists Police Department
SatNews Daily; April 1, 2020
 
Cruise commits to using ‘100 percent renewable energy’ to power its self-driving TechZimo; April 22, 2020
 
“Fake Cities” Help Automakers Refine Driverless Car Technology
Direct Industry e-mag, Daniel Allen; April 20, 2020
 
 
MARITIME
 
For the Navy’s hospital ships, networking is yet another challenge
C4ISRNET, Andrew Eversden ; April 21, 2020 
 
Spire Maritime announces year-over-year organic revenue growth and expansion into Asia
Talk Satellite  April 15, 2020
 
European Space Agency Enlists CYSEC SA to Protect Ship Tracking Comms from Cyber Threats, SatNews Daily, April 22, 2020
 
Russia details plans for satellite monitoring of the NSR
Dredging and Port Construction, Vladislav Vorotnikov; April 23, 2020 
 
First successful study to detect marine plastic pollution using satellites
Geospatial World, April 24, 2020
 
BMT Unveils Hull-form for Autonomous Operations
MarineLink; April 20, 2020
 
 
SATELLITES
 
Satellite connectivity supports Pacific disaster relief
Talk Satellite; April 16, 2020
 
Germany-based, Liechtenstein-registered, Chinese-financed Kleo Connect nears ITU milestone for 300-satellite constellation
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 20, 2020
 
Musk says SpaceX is 'fixing' brightness from satellites
BBC.com;  April 23, 2020 
 
Elon Musk Says The Starlink Network Will Go Live In Six Months
Futurism, Dan Robitzski; April 23, 2020 
 
Telefónica positioned for sixth consecutive time as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services
Satellite Evolution Group; April 20, 2020
 
Viasat gets FCC approval for MEO constellation
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 24, 2020
 
 

ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS
 
For potential OneWeb bidders, the devil is in the ITU details
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 21, 2020
 
Norsat international launches new Ka-band terminal in its Wayfarer™ series of high performance, durable satellite antennas for commercial applications
Satellite Evolution Group; April 20, 2020
 
Isotropic Systems CEO Shares Roadmap to ‘Holy Grail’ of Antenna Connectivity
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; April 22, 2020
 
 
GOVERNMENT
 
EM Solutions to Deliver $14 Million of Cobra Maritime Satellite Terminals to Four Allied Navy End-Users
SatNews Daily; April 22, 2020
 
L3Harris Technologies' $27 Million U.S. Army SATCOM Terminal Modernization Contract
SatNews Daily; April 21, 2020
 
NSSLGlobal Wins major contract with German Armed Forces
Talk Satellite; April 16, 2020 
 
For the Navy’s hospital ships, networking is yet another challenge
C4ISRNet, Andrew Eversden;Apri 20, 2020
 
BAE Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Machine Learning Analytics
Seapower Magazine; April 21, 2020
 
Could government funding rescue small satellite market from its financing predicament?
Connectivity Business; April 23, 2020
 
NASA adjusting its strategy for LEO commercialization
SpaceNews; April 21, 2020
 
FCC moves to expand L-band to 5G after GPS interference controversy
Venture Beat, Jeremy Horwitz;  April 16, 2020
 
 

 
Adjacent Industry & Other
 
BROADBAND
 
The Best Satellite Internet Providers in 2020
U.S. News and World Report, Anne Nagro; April 21, 2020,
 
Can remote working rejuvenate rural Ireland?
Irish Examiner; April 20, 2020
 
NBN Co creates new basic Sky Muster Plus tier for low-income internet offer
ITNews, : April 20, 2020
  
Parallel Wireless helps to deliver on Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) connectivity vision across Ghana
Satellite Evolution Group; April 23, 2020
 
SatADSL and YahClick Connect to Provide Connectivity to Sub-Saharan Africa 
SatNews Daily ; April 22, 2020
 
Alphabet’s Loon prepares for commercial launch in Kenya with internet balloon tests
Brinkwire; April 23, 2020
 
SpaceX Launches Seventh Batch of Starlink Satellites
Via Satellite; April 22, 2020           
 
Editorial: The Canadian government should prioritize LEO satellite broadband
SpaceQ; April 21, 2020
 
Oman implementing rural connectivity strategy
Developing Telecom, James Barton; April 23, 2020
 
 
5G
 
Dish Announces Deal With Software Maker Mavenir for Its 5G Network
Reuters; April 23, 2020
 
5G for Blockchain Technology: Will Fifth Generation Internet Boost Distributed Ledgers?
BitCoin Exchange Guide, Andrew Tuts; April 19, 2020
 
The US Restricts Huawei In 5G, But Wi-Fi Is Up For Grabs
Forbes.com, Roslyn Layton; April 23, 2020
 
 
PRIVATE NETWORKS
 
FCC plans vote on Anterix proposal for 900 MHz private LTE for utilities, enterprises
Urgent Communications, Donny Jackson; April 22, 2020
 
Ameren plans move to private LTE network to bolster reliability, resiliency
Daily Energy Insider, Kim Riley; April 20, 2020 
 
John Deere uses experimental CBRS licenses to test private networks
Light Reading, Sue Marek; April 21, 2020
 
Finnish factory trials Nokia's private network technology
Light Reading, Martha Degrasse; April 20, 2020
 
Federated Wireless snags an added $13.7M to accelerate private wireless networks
FierceWireless, Linda Hardesty; April 21, 2020
 
 
OTHER
 
When The Future Grows Up Overnight
Forbes Technology, Marc Price; April 21, 2020
 
Small satellite industry seeks stimulus as pandemic hits commercial investment
SpaceNews, Sandra Erwin; April 22, 2020 
 
Viasat: Here’s why we disagree with most other fleet operators on the proposed FCC orbital debris ruling
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 22, 2020
 
You choose: FCC debris ruling shows wise restraint, or a lack of courage
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 24, 2020
 
 
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