Mobile Satellite Users Association April 8,  2019
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Final 3 Days to Submit 2019 Satellite Mobility Award Applications!

MSUA is honored to welcome the following company to our membership class of 2019:                              

Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.

Again, welcome Newtec!  We are glad you have joined our community and we look forward to having you join us at the 2019 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award Luncheon and other activities ahead.  

Very Best,
Catherine A. Melquist
Mobile Satellite Users Association

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Dejero and Intelsat Launch IronRoute Content Distribution Solution
Via Satellite Annamarie Nyirady; April 5, 2019
SES launches last of its latest MEO satellites
Freight Waves, Nick Savvides; April 04, 2019 
Viasat, Expedition Communications Expand Satellite Internet Across Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; April 4, 2019
Viasat Unveils Hybrid In-Flight Connectivity Antenna System
Zacks Equity Research; April 02, 2019
Gogo, Phasor Enter Productization Phase in Development Partnership
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; April 2, 2019
Isotropic seeks to completely change satellite IFC economics
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 1, 2019 
The Brexit factor in Inmarsat’s private equity-led takeover bid | Viewpoint
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; April 4, 2019 
Inmarsat eyes up satellites for polar coverage
Get Connected; April 3, 2019 
Honeywell readies to support Inmarsat GX service for airlines
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; April 3, 2019 
Honeywell works with Inmarsat to make black box in the cloud a reality
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; March 31, 2019 
Eclipse and EAD Aerospace Deploy Inmarsat GX on Another Head of State Aircraft
Satnews Daily; April 4, 2019  
IEC Telecom and Thuraya Open Supply of VSAT+ to Turkish Offshore and Maritime Market
Satnews Daily; March 31, 2018 
Satellite C-Band Alliance seems to have won over FCC’s O’Rielly. But how close is he to the agency’s consensus?
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 1, 2019
C-Band Alliance Outlines Compensation for Repack
MultiChannel News, John Eggerton; April 3, 2019
New Iridium COO Suzi McBride: NEXT Re-Energizes Creativity
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady ; April 2, 2019 
Hughes Named Top Performer in 2019 SD-WAN Customer Success Report
PRNewswire; April 2, 2019
Maritime VSAT Market- Increasing Demand with Industry Professionals: Harris CapRock, Hughes Satellite, Inmarsat, KVH Industries, Satcom Direct, RigNet
Digital Journal; April 2, 2019
U.S. Army Selects Hughes for Cooperative R&D Effort to Recommend Network Upgrades for Next-Generation, Friendly Forces Monitoring System
PRNewswire; April 3, 2019
Sport 24 Extra launches live inflight Esports
Satellite Evolution Group; April 2, 2019
SES grows reach to 355m homes
Broadband TV News, Julian Clover; April 2, 2019 
Panasonic road map points to 250 Mbps throughput
Get Connected; April 3, 2019
Demand for connectivity doubles on Marlink serviced expedition ships
The Digital Ship;  April 4, 2019
Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies Stockholders Approve Merger
Satnews Daily; April 4, 2019 
Thales wraps up acquisition of Dutch technology firm Gemalto
Airport Technology; April 4, 2019
VT iDirect deploys iDirect iQ 200 remote for Castor Marine maritime network
Telecompaper; April 4, 2019
ORBCOMM Announces Dean Milcos as Chief Financial Officer
Globe Newswire; April 5, 2019

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3 Days Left to Submit Award Applications! 


PLAN NOW...The 2019 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award categories include:
Top Mobility User Experience Solution

Top Connected Platform Solution

Top Infrastructure Solution

Top Public Safety Solution

Top Cybersecurity Solution

Top 5G Hybrid Connectivity Solution

Company to Watch

Submissions will be accepted through April 10th and can be emailed to
Include a 1 - 2 page description of your innovation along with evidence substantiating its market success.  Contest limited to MSUA Members.  Good Luck!  


Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Azul adopts Aireon space-based ADS-B
Airline Economics; March 26, 2019
Seeking to completely change satellite IFC economics
Aviation Week (Premium), Mary Kirby; March 25, 2019 

Aireon activates service, begins flight-tracking trials
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 2, 2019 
Airlines Race Toward Next Digital Transformation
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; April 1, 2019 
Gulf Air Launches New Era of Flight Operations with Collins Aerospace GlobalConnectSM for A320neo Aircraft
Aviation Pros; April 1, 2019
IFC market projected to reach $36 billion in cumulative revenue by 2028
Satellite Evolution Group; April 2, 2019
BSNL gets licence for WiFi on flights
The Hindu; April 03, 2019 
Trimble Launches Farmer Core SaaS
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; April 3, 2019
Smart harvest tech becoming more cost efficient
Future Farming, April 4, 2019

NeBurner Launches IoT System-on-Module
Via Satellite; Annamarie Nyirady; April 5, 2019
Bringing together Blockchain, IoT and AI: Turning Skynet into reality
Open Access Government; March 28, 2019
TIM Brasil selects Gilat’s satellite backhaul to enable 4G services for the agriculture IoT business
Satellite Evolution Group, April 1, 2019
Eutelsat strategy: Protect video where possible, and plot satellite IoT growth with Sigfox, satellite broadband with telcos
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 2, 2019 
IoT Applications, Markets and Opportunities
Satellite Markets & Research, Hub Urlings; April 1, 2019
Panelists at Nunavut Mining Symposium want link to Canada’s road system
Governments of NWT and Nunavut and Inuit orgs united in call for North-South road connection
Nunatsquiat News, Jane George: April 2, 2019
Re-Shaping the Future of Rail Connectivity
Railway News; April 2, 2019 
How Digitalization Could Extend the Hydrocarbon Economy Lifespan
Energy Bangla, Dmitry Lukovkin; March 27, 2019 
Self-driving cars will now learn from experiences to tackle unknown circumstances!
Financial Express; March 28, 2019
Ford, GM and Toyota to Steer Standards on Self-Driving Car Development
The initiative is notable because it involves large car makers but doesn’t include any tech firms
Wall Street Journal, Patrick Thomas; April 3, 2019 
Connected Cars: Too Important to be Left to Cellular Service
Satellite Markets & Research; April 1, 2019
ZTE, China Mobile dive into marine communications
Mobile World Live, Chris Donkin; April 4, 2019 
Kleos, ImageSat Collaborate on Maritime Geospatial Intelligence Analytics
Via Satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady; April 2, 2019 
Hawkeye 360 unveils first RF signal mapping product
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; April 4, 2019 
How VSAT saves shipowners money
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2019
Reduce operating expenditure through IoT
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2019
Seaspan rolls out KVH VSAT across fleet
The Digital Ship; April 2, 2019
How maritime can make the most of Industry 4.0
Nazery Khalid, Association of Marine Industries Malaysia; March 27, 2019 

ThinKom Completes IFC Trials of Phased-Array Ka-Band Antenna
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; April 1, 2019 
Calian Group Acquires European Satellite Company SatService
Investing News, Dorothy Neufeld; April 1, 2019
Successfully Tracking Kepler LEO Satellites is C-COM's iNetVu® FLY-981 Ku-Band Antenna
Satnews Daily; April 2, 2019 
FCC’s CBRS Auction Not Happening Until “At Least” 2020
April 5, 2019 – Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill 

Adjacent Industry & Other
Satellite connectivity can further enable Nigeria’s broadband penetration goals – Opeke 
Vanguard (Nigeria); March 29, 2019
Amazon to offer broadband access from orbit with 3,236-satellite ‘Project Kuiper’ constellation
GeekWire, Alan Boyle; April 4, 2019 

How The Collapsed Facebook Deal Saved Eutelsat’s African Satellite-Broadband Strategy
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 4, 2019
Satellite connectivity key to Nigeria's broadband ambitions
IT Web Africa, Chris Tredger; April 3, 2019 
Canada's Plan For Universal High-Speed Internet Leans On Inefficient Program
The government’s plan to lean on Low Earth Orbit satellites for help has some problems.
Huffpost Canada, Zi-Ann Lum; March 31, 2019 
Project Loon Provides Internet Access in Underserved Areas
Borgen Magazine, Josh Henreckson; April 2, 2019 
USDA Harvests Input on Rural Broadband Spectrum Priorities
WISPA backs 'rural first' approach; GPS alliance seeks protections
B&C, John Eggerton; April 2, 2019 
Satcom Direct Unveils Connectivity By-the-Hour Plan
AIN Online, Curt Epsteinl; April 3, 2019
CommScope Set to Shape Communications Connectivity and Networks of the Future with Completion of ARRIS Acquisition
Market Watch; April 4, 2019 
Telcos one step closer to mmWave 5G services
Omputerworld (Australia), Rohan Pearce; April 2, 2019
Dept of Space, ISRO refuse to free up 28 GHz band for 5G rollout
Economic Times(India), Muntazir Abbas; April 4, 2019
Verizon, South Korea Launch Smartphone 5G
Wall Street Journal, Timothy W. Martin, Sarah Krouse and Na-Young Kim; April 3, 2019
Bidding picks up again in Germany's 5G mobile spectrum auction
Reuters, Douglas Busvine; April 4, 2019
The convergence of 5G and AI: A venture capitalist’s view
Venture Beat; Ben Yu; March 31, 2019 
IoT opportunities created by 5G
Knowledge Centre, Tom Rebbeck;  January 29, 2019 
Nokia sees private networks as an LTE-to-5G transition
RCR Wireless, Sean Kinney, April 4, 2019 
Koning & Hartman installs Druid Private 4G, LTE technology in hospitals
Telecompaper; April 2, 2019 
Druid and Geoverse join forces to enable full functionality of LTE networks for the Enterprise
Globe Newswire; April 3, 2019 
French Government-Backed Space Venture Fund Struggles To Reach Planned Funding Level
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 4, 2019 | 
Commercial satellite relay startup Audacy charts the way forward after likely loss of inaugural prototype
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 1, 2019
Inside the wireless battle dividing Trump world
Politico,  Cristiano Lima (With Nancy Scola, Alexandra S. Levine and John Hendel – March 29, 2019 
The Unintended Consequences of Smallsats
Talk Satellite, Shagun Sachdeva | NSR; April 3, 2019 
Are Inter-Satellite Laser Links a Bug or a Feature of ISP Constellations?
CircleID, Larry Press; April 03, 2019 

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