Mobile Satellite Users Association November 13,  2017
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MSUA Welcomes Globecomm  -- Our Newest Corporate Member
Catherine A. Melquist
On behalf of MSUA, I want to welcome Globecomm as our newest corporate member to the association. Globecomm supports mission-critical communications and IoT capabilities for Government, Maritime, Broadcast, Enterprise, Oil & Gas and Telecom customers in over 100 countries.  
Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Globecomm has locations in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. We look forward to collaborating with Globecomm to promote satellite mobility innovations and mobility market development.  

In other news, today is the final day for MSUA members to submit their nominations for MSUA's 2018 Board of Directors.  Already there's a robust slate of candidates as both existing board members and new board candidates have added their names to the ballot. Voting will take place later this week and MSUA's 2018 Board of Directors will be announced in early December. 

Last, don't forget to attend the VSAT Congress, sponsored by Comsys and GVF, an MSUA industry alliance.  MSUA members are eligible for $100 registration discount.  See you there!   

 Now on to Mobility News!
                                             Moving Forward.  Smarter Together.  

Globalstar Introduces Sat-Browse - An Advanced Compression Technology for Faster Satellite Web Access
PR Newswire; November 8, 2017
SPOT Satellite Messenger Celebrates 10 Years Keeping Canadians Safer When Travelling or Working Beyond Cellular
(Globalstar) Canada News Wire; November 06, 2017
Hughes stakes position as high throughput ground network provider with US$190m OneWeb contract
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; November, 7, 2017
Iridium’s time sequencing solution may be a player in 5G to augment GPS
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; November 8, 2017 

OneWeb receives initial regulatory approvals for Australian operations
Talk Satellite; November 9, 2017
Echostar, now building OneWeb ground network, says company not a competitor
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; November 9, 2017
EchoStar Hughes Unit Adds 53K Satellite Broadband Subs in Q3
Multichannel News, Jeff Baumgartner; November 8, 2017 
ViaSat advances on European chessboard with ESA satellite broadband project
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 6, 2017

FCC grants Telesat LEO market access despite ViaSat protests
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; November 6, 2017 
ViaSat posts quarterly loss, expects to offer faster Internet from new satellite in February
San Diego Union Tribune; November 8, 2017
Harris Corp Finalizes Digital Payload for GPS 3 Satellites
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; November 10, 2017
Harris Payload on NOAA’s JPSS 1 to Improve Forecasting Accuracy
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell November 6, 2017 
Inmarsat takes wing on aviation business, amid conjecture about possible M&A
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; November 10. 2017 
Inmarsat says new facility ‘revolutionises’ connectivity solutions
iTWire, Peter Dinham; November 8, 2017
Inmarsat launches 3rd party SwiftBroadband-Safety programme
Get Connected; November 9, 2017
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Order for Infrastructure Equipment to Support Mobile Backhaul Network Expansion in Saudi Arabia
Business Wire; November 8, 2017 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $7.7 Million Military Airborne TWTA Contract
Business Wire; November 6, 2017
Intelsat and Coca-Cola Partner to Promote Digital Access in Africa
Business Wire; November 07, 2017
The Acquisition of UltiSat by Speedcast is Completed
Satnews Daily; November 6, 2017
Es’hailSat to deliver Inmarsat L-band services in Qatar
Satellite Evolution Group; November 7, 2017
Speedcast launches crew GSM service
Digital Ship; November 10, 2017

Speedcast Forms Strategic Alliance with SRH Marine to Deliver Complete End-to-End Solution for Maritime Segment
Talk Satellite; November 08, 2017
Speedcast Launches SIGMA Gateway Xtreme to Deliver Extreme Reliability and Redundancy
Business Wire; November 6, 2017
Speedcast and SES Networks Partner in Latin America to Provide Fibre-like Connectivity
Business Insider; November 8, 2017
Thuraya launches VoIP App and service
Satellite Evolution Group; November 9, 2017
Thales adopts lego mentality for FlytLINK critical comms solution
Runway Girl Network. Mary Kirby; November 6, 2017
Thales and Thailand’s DTI to jointly develop military technologies
IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, Jon Grevatt; November 6. 2017
Liberty Global Teams to Provide Free WiFi in Puerto Rico (Kymeta) MultichannelNews, Jeff Baumgartner; November 6, 2017
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OneWeb (multiple positions open) | Careers Page

Thales Defense & Security | Channel Manager 

Director of RF Engineering | Satellite and Microwave Telecommunications

Job Summary: GCI-Liberty is an Alaska-based company providing wireless voice and data, wireline voice, video, Internet, and private line and private network data communication services to residential, commercial, and government customers. In this role, reporting to the VP RF and Switch Engineering, you will lead a professional engineering group in the strategic planning, development, engineering, and implementation of the company’s extensive satellite communications and terrestrial microwave radio networks. For more information, email  

Naval Dome cyber security system to be tested by LR
Digital Ship; November 9, 2017
KVH asks investor patience during transition to satellite connectivity-as-a-service model
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 6, 2017
A Complicated Race to the Best Cruise Wi-Fi
Travel Pulse, Jason Leppert; November 06, 2017 
Elbit Systems’ Seagull won the Maritime Award: “KNVTS Ship of the Year 2017”
Satellite Evolution Group, November 9, 2017
Welcome to the smart shipping revolution
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; November 8, 2017 
Bullish CEO Michael Small buys Gogo stock amid shifting dynamics in inflight connectivity
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; November 9, 2017
Cellular and Satellite Networks Will Enable ‘MultiLink’ Future of ACARS
Avionics, Woodrow Bellamy III; November 7, 2017
Virgin Australia to launch inflight WiFi on US flights next month
Australian Business Traveller; November 7, 2017
Gogo conducts first test flight on next-generation air-to-ground network
Intelligent Aerospace, Courtney E. Howard; November 7, 2017
Lufthansa rethinking IFEC experience with an eye on future-proofing
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; November 8, 2017



Toyota Exec: Connectivity to Bring Big Changes to the Automotive Industry
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; November 6, 2017 

Partnership will deliver IoT for ship maintenance
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; November 8, 2017 
Penteon and hiSky Join Up to Provide Rail and Transport Operators Private Network Services on Penteon's Low Power Wide Area Network and hiSky's Smartellite™ Satellite Terminal for M2M and IoT
PR Newswire; November 6, 2017
Dish: We already have RAN vendors for our NB-IoT network
FierceWireless, Colin Gibbs; November 10, 2017 - 
NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility, Calls for Market Study
Space Daily; November 9, 2017
FCC Grants Access to the U.S. Market for Telesat’s Satellite Constellation with Conditions
SpaceQ; November 7, 2017
U.S. Patent Office Delivers Good News to Helical Communications Technology
Satnews Daily; November 6, 2017 


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