Mobile Satellite Users Association December 23, 2019
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MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. 

•$75 per MSUA member
•$85 per non-MSUA member
•$700 per table (10)
•$350 per ½ table (5)

Tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference or by emailing

2020 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award Contest


Top Mobility User Experience Innovation

Top Connected Mobile Platform Innovation

Top Government Mobility Innovation

Top Cybersecurity Innovation for Mobile Users

Top 5G Hybrid/Wireless Mobility Innovation

Company to Watch

New! Best Mobility Marketing Campaign

Submissions to be sent to by February 21, 2010. Winners to be announced at MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.  Contest open to all MSUA members. 
The Top 12 Satellite Events of 2019
Via Satellite,  Mark Holmes; December 20, 2019
OneWeb Satellites Plant Heralds Industry Transition To Mass Production
Aviation Week & Space Technology; December 19, 2019
Amazon is trying to get a waiver to FCC rules that companies like SpaceX and OneWeb had to follow
VICE, Todd Feathers ; December 19 2019 
Thales Alenia Space Ready to Launch COSMO-SkyMed Second Gen's First Radar Satellite
Satnews Daily; December 15, 2019
FCC funds 25Mbps, data-capped satellite in rural areas
Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin; December 17, 2019
Hughes, VeloCloud Partner to Deliver SD-WAN Platform
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 18, 2019
Elbit Systems Receives $33M in Settlement With Hughes
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 19, 2019
WORK Microwave, Intellian and Telesat Together Transform Maritime SatCom
Satnews Daily; December 19, 2019
Four New Executives Named by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company
Satnews Daily; December 18, 2019
Inmarsat explains connectivity’s role in driving down CO2 emissions
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; December 17, 2019
Inmarsat Government Orders Airborne Satcom Terminals From Orbit
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 19, 2019
Inmarsat bets the Pentagon needs more bandwidth in the Middle East
C4ISRNet, Nathan Strout; December 19, 2019 
Marlink's New XChange FX Portal for Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Revealed
Satnews Daily; December 17, 2019
Ascenz Signs Up as Inmarsat Certified Fleet Data Application Provider
The Maritime Executive; December 19, 2019
Intelsat Spectrum Payout Stalls in Congress, Pushing It to FCC
Bloomberg News, Todd Shields and Rebecca Kern; December 18, 2019
AST joins Iridium as GMDSS service provider
The Digital Ship; December 16, 2019
How O3b mPOWER Challenges the Conventional Wisdom of Satellite Networks
Via Satellite; December 17, 2019
Viasat Exec, Retired Maj. Gen. Darryl W. Burke Joins CACI
 Washington Exec; December 15, 2019
ViaSat Secures Potential $93M Air Force Handheld Radio Delivery IDIQ
GovCon Wire, Brenda Marie Rivers; December 17, 2019 
Navarino first worldwide to meet Fleet Xpress commitment of 1,250 activations
The Digital Ship; December 16, 2019 


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Market Development Studies

Prospects for Maritime Satellite Communications

Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity
Special 10% discount for members of MSUA using the discount code MSUA10 on our webshop 
OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
The realities of Wi-Fi on airplanes
CBS19,  Zach Griff; December 20, 2019
Collins Aerospace excitement over LuxStream buoyed by 737 flight tests
Runway Girl Network,  Paul E. Eden; December 19, 2019
Scandinavian Airlines Exec Highlights Connectivity Plans for 2020
Via satellite,  Mark Holmes; December 19, 2019
Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?
CNN, Matt Villano; December 18, 2019 
More bandwidth coming for Ka-band inflight connectivity, Seth Miller; December 16, 2019 
Satellite-based Wi-Fi now available fleetwide on Air Canada Rouge
Travelweek Group; December 17, 2019
The move to IP-based communications in aviation
Aerospace Testing International, Paige Smith; December 19, 2019
Global flight tracking progresses as IATA proposes distress repository
Runway Girl Network Marisa Garcia ; December 19, 2019
Growers Edge, CropX Incentivize Farmers to Adopt Technology
Via Satellite,  Rachel Jewett; December 18, 2019
EOS Crop Monitoring: How to boost farm efficiency with satellite data
AGWeek; December 17, 2019
AgTech to combat rising climate challenge
The Lead; December 19, 2019
The biggest Internet of Things, smart home hacks of 2019
ZDNet, Charlie Osborne; December 20, 2019
Harnessing IoT for Bird Tracking, Conservation
CXO Today, Sohini Bagchi; December 15, 2019
Telit Completes Interoperability Testing for IoT Modules
Via Satellite,  Rachel Jewett; December 16, 2019
The Internet of Things by satellite will become increasingly accessible
EurekAlert; December 19, 2019
Mobile satellite terminals to improve railways punctuality
IANS; December 17, 2019
Septentrio and analog devices collaborate to create top-performance GNSS/INS Solutions
Satellite Evolution Group; December 16, 2019
Cubic’s Radio Gateway Receives FirstNet Band 14 Certification
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 17, 2019
Maritime VSAT vessel count up 25% in 2018, but future growth may be more difficult
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; December 20, 2019
Virtual Maritime Services launches GSM On Board connectivity solution
The Digital Ship; December 19, 2019
The Future of Maritime Navigation
MarineLink, Nick Hollaway, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine December 19, 2019
exactEarth Announces Agreement to Provide Indian Navy with Satellite AIS
Talk Satellite; December 17, 2019
Risk & Reward of The Internet of (Maritime) Things
MarineLink, Bryant, Dennis; December 18, 2019
Digital Developments Continue Apace in the Workboat Space
MarineLink, Vigleik Takle; December 13, 2019
Ship engine and auxiliary networks will be cyber secure
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; December 20, 2019
Maritime Option to the Airline Pilot Shortage
The Maritime Executive, Harry Valentine; December 15, 2019
National Marine Electronics Association names new board of directors
Trade Only  Today; December 19, 2019
SpaceX gets OK to re-space Starlink orbits
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; December 19, 2019
NSR Bottom Line: retail or wholesale – what is the right VSAT strategy?
Satellite Evolution Group; December 16, 2019 
Why in the next decade companies will launch thousands more satellites than in all of history
CNBC, Michael Sheetz & Magdalena Petrova; December 15, 2019 
Amazon’s satellite communications venture to grow in Redmond
Seattle Times, Benjamin Romano; December 18, 2019  
Laser-Linked Satellites Could Deliver ‘Internet From Space’
Futurity, Florian Meyer for ETH Zurich; December 18, 2019
Gilat's In-Air ESA Enjoys a Successful Demo on a Commercial Aircraft
Satnews Daily; December 17, 2019
Antenna woes derail Spirit’s WiFi installation efforts, Seth Miller; December 17, 2019 
Army to get new multi-band antennas for these terminals
C4ISRNet, Nathan Strout    6 days ago
FCC formally adopts proposals to remove amateur 3-GHz band, invites comments
SouthGate; December 19, 2019


Adjacent Industry & Other
Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites to Beam Data to Devices
Bloomberg Technology, Mark Gurman; December 20, 2019
Startup launches broadband satellite on SpaceX rocket to connect Pacific islands
Spaceflight Now, Stephen Clark; December 17, 2019 
Black Friday and Cyber Week sales highlight the need for faster broadband speeds
FierceWireless, Mike Robuck; December 19, 2019 10:08am
Work on the Next Big 5G Tech Spec Update Now Underway
Light Reading, Mike Dano; December 16, 2019 
What's New in 5G - December 2019
The National Law Review;  December 19, 2019
Dish aims to deploy 10K 5G sites by end of 2022
FierceWireless, Bevin Fletcher; December 18, 2019
Japan to award licenses for local 5G network soon: Report
RCR Wireless, Juan Pedro Tomás; December 19, 2019
Private 5G networks poised for early take-off in 2020
FierceWireless, Geoff Blaber; December 16, 2019 
Where are we today with CBRS and what’s next?
RCR Wireless, Sean Kinney; December 16, 2019
How Wireless Carriers Might Bring Private CBRS Networks Into the Fold
Light Reading, Mike Dano; December 13, 2019
Securing private LTE networks
Mining Magazine; December 17, 2019   
The Future Of Television, Movies & Mobile Video, Peter Csathy; December 19, 2019
Overcoming The Latest Cyber Threats
Land Mobile, Kate O’Flaherty; December 17, 2019 
Giant Surveillance Balloons Are Lurking at the Edge of Space
Wired, Daniel Oberhaus, December 19, 2019


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