Mobile Satellite Users Association July 2,  2018
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MSUA Member InterviewErwan Emilian, Executive Vice President For Enterprise and Emerging Markets, Speedcast and MSUA Board Member

Catherine Melquist
President, MSUA

MSUA is delighted to present an interview with:

Erwan Emilian 
Executive Vice President For Enterprise and Emerging Markets, Speedcast and MSUA Board Member


This week's MSUA Member Interview is with Erwan Emilian Executive Vice President For Enterprise and Emerging Markets, Speedcast and MSUA Board Member.

Catherine:  Hi Erwan, I appreciate you taking time for a Mobility News interview and the timing is ideal given recent articles in Space Intel Report and Space News about Speedcast’s plan to refinance. 
Let’s talk about this refinance and the Harris CapRock and UltiSat acquisitions. What do these mean to you and your mission at Speedcast to develop the enterprise and other emerging markets?  

Erwan:  The Harris CapRock and UltiSat acquisitions really helped us diversify our strengths in multiple industries while improving our ability to invest in new technologies. We already have a presence in more than 40 countries and experience working in nearly every country in the world. These acquisitions will allow us to cement our role as the largest global provider for remote communications. Now, we can scale our efforts and use our global infrastructure to develop leading solutions for enterprise customers and emerging markets wherever they need us. Our recent refinancing also supports these developments because it increases our operational and financial flexibility, allowing us to focus on growth in these additional markets without disrupting our progress in our three other major verticals: Maritime, Energy and Government.

Catherine:  Have you prioritized segments to focus on within the enterprise and emerging markets? 

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Now on to Mobility News!
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Shortseller goes long, buys 6% of Intelsat, sees $60 billion for Intelsat and SES in C-band sale
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; June 29, 2018
Top Factors Driving the High-Speed Data Rate Satellite Modems Market with leading key Players ORBCOMM, ViaSat, Gilat Satellite Networks
The Newsman, Nidhi Bhawsar;  June 29, 2018
OneWeb and SpaceX are leading the way to global internet with smallsat constellations
Next Big Future, Brian Wang; June 28, 2018
“They Sold out The Industry” – New AsiaSat CEO Makes an Impact at CASBAA
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; June 25, 2018
Viasat Races with America’s Fastest Satellite Internet Service for Businesses, Even Those Out of Reach of Cable or Fiber
Satnews Daily; June 26, 2018
ViaSat purchases steerable beam on Avanti’s Hylas-4 in 2-year, $10 million contract
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; June 25, 2018
Thales, Microsoft partner to develop Defense Cloud app
Saudi Gazette; June 26, 2018
Thales Alenia Space Partners as Prime Contractor in a Copernicus Land Surface Temperature Monitoring
Satnews Daily; June 25, 2018
MEASAT Deploys First DVB-S2X Service in Asia Based on VT iDirect Technology
WEBWIRE – June 25, 2018
Bidding war looms over UK satellite group Inmarsat
Financial Times, Nic Fildes; June 25, 2018
Iridium Cements CertusSM Companies Into Place as Service Providers
Satnews Daily; June 25, 2018
Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) Partners with Kymeta to Deliver KyWay Flat-Panel Terminal to Mobility Markets
Talk Satellite, June 28, 2018
Speedcast Unveils Platform to Monitor People and Assets
Via Satellite,  Helen Jameson June 28, 2018 
Keith Johnson of Speedcast Named to SSPI's Board of Directors
SatNews Daily; June 26, 2018
iDirect Debuts Their New iQ200 Series Remote
SatNews Daily; June 26, 2018
Hughes joins Mutiara Smart at ConnecTechAsia
Satellite Pro Middle East; June 28, 2018
PSN selects Hughes JUPITER system to enable broadband services throughout Indonesia
Satellite Evolution Group; June 27, 2018
EchoStar’s Hughes eyes growth within aero sector
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; June 26, 2018
Satellite industry doing surprisingly well against cyber threats, experts say
Via Satellite,  Caleb Henry; June 28, 2018
Deere updates S-Series combines
The Weekly Times, Daron Jacks; June 27, 2018

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Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; June  28, 2018 
Extreme Sailors Bring Unexplored Ocean to Fans Through Drones, VR
Sport Techie, Jen Booton; June 29, 2018
MSI Ship Management completes VSAT implementation
The Digital Ship; June 26, 2018
Garmin selects KVH to provide marine satellite TV antenna systems
Boating Industry; June 27, 2018
ST Engineering Electronics Goes in Deep... Smart Satellite Connectivity in Maritime Markets and More
Satnews Daily; June 25, 2018
How RigNet navigates a diversification strategy’s opportunities and challenges | Conference session
Satellite Finance ; June, 28, 2018
Bill introduced to streamline aquaculture in US waters; supported by Cargill, High Liner, others
Undercurrent News, Jason Huffman; June 26, 2018
Maritime Vsat Market provides an in-depth insight of Sales, Growth and Trends Forecast to 2021
Daily Journal Now, Pauline Quiambao; June 28, 2018
Owners upgrade VSAT and tighten cyber security
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; June 27, 2018
Industry focuses on onboard connectivity, mentoring and training
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; June 26, 2018
Looking to the Future of Satellite-derived Bathymetry
Marine Technology News;  June 13, 2018
SC Group to roll-out Thaicom maritime broadband service
The Digital Ship;  June 26, 2018
Blue skies for inflight connectivity trajectory, but airlines and passengers get picky
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; June 27, 2018
The Connected Aircraft Market: Executive Roundtable
Satellite Executive Briefing, Bernardo Schneiderman; June 2018 (Page 13)
Satellites could show airplanes faster long-haul routes in mid-air
Quartz, Tim Fernholz; June 27, 2018
AeroMobile partners with Etisalat to lower mobile charges
Get Connected; June  26, 2018
‘Connected Car’ leader Laird opens Romanian Design Center as part of its global expansion
Business Review (Europe) Anca Alexe; June 25, 2018
Kacific, Gardamor to connect remote health clinics throughout Timor-Leste
Telecompaper; June 26, 2018
How Driverless Cars Are Going to Change CitiesH
Wall Street Journal, Tim Higgins; June 26, 2018
Why mobile satellite is flying high
After decades of stagnation, mobile satellite connectivity is suddenly made new by fresh innovation.
Computerwords, Mike Elgan; June 23, 2018
Satcom companies willing to partner with China to gain market access
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; June 29, 2018


Connectivity Constellation Companies Compete for Commercial Dominance
Avionics, Thom Fain; June 25, 2018
Bambu Wireless selects EUTELSAT 172B to provide connectivity services across the Philippines
Talk Satellite; June 26, 2018
Facebook drops drone-based broadband project
Bit-Tech, Gareth Halfacree; June 27, 2018
How Facebook's Connectivity Ambitions Are Evolving
Motley Fool, Evan Niu; June 27, 2018
East African Community to share satellite technology
New Vision (Uganda), Taddeo Bwambale; June 28, 2018
Developing Infrastructure Launches Your WorldWide Connection
Talk Satellite; June 28, 2018
The Private LTE & 5G Network Ecosystem Market Will Grow At A CAGR Of Approximately 30% Between 2018 And 2021, Accounting For More Than $5 Billion
OpenPR; June 28, 2018
New Opportunities to Fuel the Expansion of M2M Satellite Communication Market (2016-2024)
Financial Counselor, Abhishek Budholiya; June 29, 2018
Fleet Space teams up with Cog Systems on satellite-connected IoT security
IT Wire, Peter Dinham; June 26, 2018
TÜV Rheinland: Around 500 networked devices in every private household in five years
Satellite Evolution Group; June 27, 2018
Yahsat's new satellite to service mobility and Internet of Things, driving growth
The National (UAE), Jennifer Gnana; June 28, 2018
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. receives $31.0 million contract for transportable Troposcatter Systems
Satellite Evolution Group; June 25, 2018
The World Broadcasting Unions Position on C-Band
Satnews Daily; June 28, 2018
PCTEL discusses doing business in China as tariffs loom
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; June 28, 2018
Asia operators aim wrath at C-band repurposing for terrestrial use despite seeming inevitability
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner ; June 28, 2018
Nova Systems Selects DataMiner as the AgileSat Mobility Planning Toolset
SatNews Daily – June 26, 2018
KT fuses drones, robots, network for hi-tech rescue operations
The Korea Herald; June 25, 2018
SES tells new suppliers to scrap NRE charges in return for sharing upside
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; June 28, 2018
There Are Park Benches. And Then There Are Smart Park Benches.
Wall Street Journal, Mike Cherney; June 26, 2018

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