Mobile Satellite Users Association February 20,  2018
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MSUA Welcomes New Corporate Member Isotropic Systems
President's Message
Catherine A. Melquist

MSUA is pleased to welcome new corporate member Isotropic Systems. A start up, Isotropic Systems aims to disrupt the consumer and enterprise market with a next generation high throughput terminal that is higher in functionality and 75-90 percent lower in cost than conventional phased-array and flat-panel antennas. Using transformational technology, terminals will use the selective bending of light and come in highly adaptable, low-profile form factors. Click to learn more. 

Welcome again Isotropic Systems!  Given the importance of ground system innovations to future mobility market development, MSUA looks forward to learning more about your company and new transformational technology. 

In other news, the submission period for MSUA's 2018 Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards Contest closed last Friday at midnight. Thank you to all who participated and I'm pleased to report we've had a record high turn-out of applications making this year's contest the strongest to date. It appears we've received depth, diversity and a high quality lot of submissions leaving a challenging evaluation for our contest judges.  

Don't forget to purchase tickets to the 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon at the same time you register online for SATELLITE 2018. Companies that join the association between now and 28 February 2018, will receive two free tickets ($150 value) courtesy of MSUA. Click for new membership information!

Now on to Mobility News!  

                                                                                                                 Moving Forward. Smarter Together.  

MSUA Member News
Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) Expands Relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

ABN Newswire; February 14, 2018
Cobham integrates vRAN capabilities with flagship idDAS
Total Telecom; February 15, 2018
For OneWeb, technology challenge may pale next to regulatory hurdles
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 15, 2018 
Viasat says ViaSat-2 business plan intact despite antenna glitch
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 15, 2018 
Eutelsat, Intelsat covet 133 degrees West for future Ku- and Ka-band. Only one can win
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 12, 2018 
Intelsat, SES to FCC: C-band offer includes full-CONUS coverage to terrestrial 5G
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 12, 2018 
Iridium Unveils 6 Initial Iridium Certus Ground Mobile Service Providers
Executive Biz, Jane Edwardson; February 12, 2018

Comtech Telecommunications announces contract renewal worth $1.4 million with leading automotive services provider
Satellite Evolution Group; February 12, 2018
Panasonic Avionics Explains How Network Upgrade Unleashes HTS
AviationToday, Kendall Russell; February 9, 2018
IoT brightens smart lighting applications with satellite technology
Electrical Business Magazine (with files from Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.); February 13, 2018
Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) to Witness Burgeoning Use in Government and Military Sector
Tech You n Me, Pragati Pathrotkar; February 13, 2018 
Could United unleash full inflight Internet beast on its 737s?
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 9, 2018
France's Thales sees more cybersecurity sales after strong 2017
Reuters,Mathieu Rosemain; February 12, 2018 
Inmarsat contracts new ship satcoms hardware
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 14, 2018
GLOBECOMM's New CFO ... He Brings Broad Financial Experience to Support Continued Growth
Satnews Daily; February 14, 2018 
SpaceX is rekindling memories of Iridium and the multi-billion dollar LEO race to oblivion
Telecom TV, Guy Daniels; February 16, 2018
Last Week's Top Read News

MSUA Member Blobs

MSUA’s 2018 Satellite Mobility  Innovation Awards Luncheon
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 
  • Keynote Speaker: David Howgill, Founder and President of Huckworthy LLC - a consulting firm specializing in market development for company's with emerging technologies
  • Topic: Satellite Mobility and the 5G Opportunity
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Cost:  $75 Members | $85 Non-Members
  • Tables and Half-Tables can be purchased by emailing
  • Register for the luncheon at the same time you register for SATELLITE 2018 conference and use code MSUA4SAT18 for 20% off the cost of your conference fees.  



EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Maritime Satellite Communications Market Market forecast 2020 with Key Companies Profile, Supply, Trends, Cost Structure, and SWOT Analysis
The Financial; February 17, 2018

Stena Exec Talks Future Possibilities for Satellite
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; February 12, 2018 
China to Build Autonomous Ship Test-Bed
Maritime Executive; February 12, 2018
LNG fleet satcoms upgraded with VSAT
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 12, 2018
World’s most powerful satellite will boost Asian maritime broadband
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 15, 2018
160 Teekay vessels to implement new e-mail platform
The Digital Shipl; February 12, 2018 
UnicomAirNet to Enhance IFC Using Eutelsat Capacity
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 16, 2018
 UnicomAirNet chooses Eutelsat for IFC services in Asia Pacific
Get Connected; February16, 2018
As Satellites Launch, Aireon’s System Nears Debut
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Bill Carey; February 12, 2018 
Thales to boost Guangzhou airspace efficiency
Air Traffic; February 13, 2018
Kota Kinabalu FIR modernises with Thales
Air Traffic; February 13, 2018
SaudiGulf Airlines obtains approval for inflight Wi-Fi
Get Connected; February 14, 2018

EAN to provide airline passengers with broadband internet
The Engineer (UK) Helen Knight;1 February 12, 2018 
Inflight connectivity providers see compelling prospects in India
Runway Girl Network, Neelam Mathews; February 13, 2018
Lufthansa Captain’s log shows near 8-year connected EFB effort
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 12, 2018
What’s next for inflight connectivity avionics for bizjets?
Get Connected; February 13, 2018
Gogo's 2Ku Equipped Aircraft First to Utilize SES-15 HTS Capacity
Cision PR Newswire; February 14, 2018
Efficiency, connectivity, thermal management drive aircraft development
Intelligent Aerospace, James Sherman, SAE International; February 14. 2018
Aeromexico to install 2Ku on additional Boeing 737-800s
Get Connected;  February 16, 2018
Tesla Might Use SpaceX’s Satellite Constellation for Car Internet Connectivity
Brinkwire; February 14, 2018
Space technologies to target illegal gold mining and help protect communities and the environment
Satellite Evolution Group; February 9, 2018
HAPS Antenna Support from Communications and Power Industries (CPI)
Satnews Daily; February 12, 2018 
U.S. transportation agency calls March 1 'summit' on autonomous cars
Reuters, David Shepardson; February 9, 2018 
SatADSL leverages the cloud to enable new innovative business models for MNOs in Africa
Satellite Evolution Group; February 13, 2018

SpaceX's bold satellite internet venture set for California launch
Florida Today, Emre Kelly; February 18, 2018

FCC chairman urges approval for SpaceX’s satellite internet constellation
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 14, 2018 
Mobile internet could be a solution to the UK’s broadband coverage conundrum
Verdict, Allie Nawrat; February 14, 2018
On a Quad-Band FDD/TDD Carrier, Singtel and Ericsson Achieve 1 Gbps Speeds
Satnews Daily; February 12, 2018
NBN looks to buy 5G spectrum, hesitates on 100Mbps fixed-wireless
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; February 12, 2018
FCC helping connect rural homes, businesses to broadband
CBS19 NEWS; February 15, 2018 
Next big thing – 5G and narrowband Internet of Things
ILO from Shay & Partners; February 14 2018 
LEO/MEO Satellites Poised to Make a Mark in Military Sector
Via Satellite, Anne Wainscott-Sargent; February 12, 2018 
Advice for smallsat startups: Avoid government as inaugural customer
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 13, 2018 
Broadpeak® leads technology innovation for content delivery over 5G Networks
Satellite Evolution Group; February 13, 2018
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urges the FCC to re-evaluate changes to the CBRS band rules
Satellte Evolution group; February 12, 2018

ISS as a Catalyst for New Space Industries
Via Satellite, commentary by Andrew Rush; February 16, 2018
Satellite-Based Automatic Identification Systems (S-AIS) Market: Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis 2022
MilTech, Abhishek K; February 18, 2018  

Infostellar Unveils LEOP Support Service for Amateur Operators
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 15, 2018
SES Announces Appointment of Steve Collar as New President & CEO and Andrew Browne as New CFO
Business Wire; February 12, 2018 
Airbus preparing to transport SES-12 satellite to Florida
Get Connected; February 13, 2018
IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures
Via Satellite, Kendall; Russell February 15, 2018 
“Rocket Science Is No Easy Feat”: Fleet’s Ceo On Paving The Way For Space Startups In Australia
Profile: Flavia Tata Nardini, 
Dynamic Business (Australia)James Harkness; February 16, 2018
White House replaces top telecom adviser
Mobile World Live; February 16, 2018
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