Mobile Satellite Users Association February 3, 2020
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3...Register for Luncheon

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MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 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

    Judging criteria can be found here and submissions to be sent to by February 21, 2020. 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. 

MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

Announcing Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Mark Matossian
Special Projects, Google

After starting his career working on satellite constellations, Dr. Mark Matossian thought he left aerospace for Silicon Valley startups and Google, only to discover it led him back to working on the same foundational principles being used in the next generation of satellite constellations!  Hear Dr. Matossian share his insider perspective on Silicon Valley, the digital transformation era and lessons learned for the satellite mobility industry.

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)

Individual tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference and tables can be purchased by emailing

Event sponsored by:



Solstad Offshore renews fleet communications contract with Marlink
Seatrade Maritime News, Marcus Hand; January 29, 2020
Meeting shipowners’ needs for data visibility and smarter operations
Riviera Maritime Media, Rebecca Moore; January 29, 2020 
Inmarsat and ITC Global announce strategic collaboration
Marine Log; January 28, 2020
KVH 2020 goals: Convert Inmarsat customers with financial incentives, break into maritime IoT
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 31, 2020
Global SATCOM Contract for $48 Million Awarded by DISA to Intelligent Waves
January 26, 2020 - SatNews Daily
Forrester Reports: OneWeb Signs Agreement with Astana International
Satnews Daily; January 28, 2020
Iridium CloudConnect Goes Live, Extending IoT on Amazon Web Services Globally
Talk Satellite; January 28, 2020
Speedcast Wins Cellular Backhaul Contract with Leading Mexican Mobile Operator
PRNewswire; January 28, 2020
C-Band Alliance pegs satellite spectrum clearing costs at $3.3 billion
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; January 29, 2020

C-COM and Isotropic Complete iDirect iQ 200 Integration
Satnews Daily; January 30, 2020
UK’s OneWeb Forging Relationship With Republic Of Georgia
Spacewatch Global; January 30, 2020
OneWeb readies internet satellites for launch
Venture Beat, Paul Sawers; January 30, 2020 
OneWeb and SpaceX LEO Ultrafast Broadband Satellites
ISPreview; January 31, 2020

SatixFy CEO Details ‘Groundbreaking’ Digital Payload Project with OneWeb
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; January 30, 2020

OneWeb, Senator, urge FCC to act on 2018 request for 1,260 more satellites
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; January 27, 2020 
ZOLEO Inc. debuts the world’s first truly seamless global messaging solution for smartphones
GlobeNewswire; January 28, 2020
Forrester Reports: Game Over for the CBA Plan?????
SatNews Daily; January 30, 2020
Cobham SATCOM welcomes new tighter safety regulations for the use of fire fighter radios which protect life and assets at sea
Satellite Evolution Group; January 31, 2020
Cobham Goes To the X-Stream for Helo Connectivity
AINonline, Curt Epstein, January 29, 2020
Speedcast Government to Tackle Electoral Fraud in Niger
SatNews Daily; January 30, 2020

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February 4-6, 2020.  To register or for more information visit:  MSUA member discount available.


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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Procurement of inflight connectivity likely to draw notice amid 737 MAX grounding
Connectivity Business; January 27, 2020
Honeywell Brings Focus On Connectivity To Heli-Expo
AIN online, Jerry Siebenmark; January 28, 2020
Air-Traffic Control Is in the Midst of a Major Change
Wall Street Journal, Jo Craven McGinty; January 24, 2020 
Changes atop Panasonic Avionics
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller ; January 23, 2020
Gogo to boost Ku-band capacity with Hispasat
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; January 29, 2020
Magyar Telekom offers free onboard WiFi on 250 flights for own postpaid customers
Telecompaper; January 31, 2020
5G and the Rural Broadband Problem
Precision Farming Dealer; January 28, 2020
Outlook 2020: The Future of the Global Crop Protection Industry
AgriBusiness Global, Daniel Jacobs; January 28, 2020
Spain's Sateliot inks 5G IoT satellite MoU with European Space Agency
Telecompaper;  January 30, 2020
Smart city IoT sector likely to prosper amid new European and other projects
Connectivity Business; January 29, 2020
5G and satellite evolution in the wings to extend NB-IoT’s reach
WirelessWatch; January 30, 2020
JourneyApps Debuts No-Connectivity Data Transfer
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; January 27, 2020 
Ambra Solutions deploys 5G-ready LTE network at Canadian mine
Global Mining Review, Elizabeth Cope; January 30, 2020
New performance mission computing systems improve processing capabilities in rugged, space-constrained applications
Satellite Evolution Group; January 28, 2020
From Antarctica to space: Telemedicine at the limit
European Space Agency; January 31, 2020
Customizing the digitalization process is key to success, says IEC Telecom COO
The Digital Ship; January 29, 2020
Amazon bets on maritime IoT cloud and connectivity
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; January 29, 2020
Rules of the Road: Trackers play crucial role in emergencies
The Triton, Jake DesVergers;  January 30, 2020 
Customizing the digitalization process is key to success, says IEC Telecom COO
The Digital Ship; January 29, 2020
Teltronic puts into operation the world's first TETRA + LTE convergent radio communication system
The Critical Communications Review, Gert Jan Wolf; January 30, 2020
Kleos Space to ship satellites to India for space launch
Indo-Asian News Service; January 31, 2020
More berths for network and data strategies in maritime connectivity
Connectivity Business; January 31, 2020
Solstad commits to VSAT for 65 vessels
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; January 29, 2020
Seafarers happier with onboard connectivity but less satisfied overall, finds latest report
The Digital Ship; January 30, 2020
Long-range USV is ideal for data delivery
Riviera Maritime Media, David Foxwell; January 28, 2020
‘Maritime telemedicine’: Radiologists capitalize on cruise industry’s exploding popularity
Radiology Business, Marty Stempniak; January 30, 2020

A Stunner from Eutelsat to the FCC + Forrester Reports on the CBA
SatNews Daily; January 27, 2020
Satellite connectivity drives Comtech acquisition of Gilat
Electronics Weekly, Alun Williams; January 31, 2020
Comtech’s Gilat Acquisition Creates “Dominant” Cellular Backhaul Entity
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; January 29, 2020
Fixed VSAT: when will price elasticity be activated?
Satellite Evolution Group, Vivek Suresh Prasad (NSR); January 28, 2020 
Kepler manufacturing large scale satellite constellation in downtown Toronto
TechCrunch, Darrell Etherington; January 28, 2020 
SpaceX successfully launches its fourth batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites
The Verge, Loren Grush; January 29, 2020 
SA space agency’s new strategic plan incorporates continental initiatives
Engineering News, Rebecca Campbell; January 31, 2020 
Calian SED announces new director, satellite ground antenna systems
Satellite Evolution; January 29, 2020
Global Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Market Size, 2020
Expedition 99; January 31, 2020
NIC4 to Provide National Guard Bureau with SATCOM Services
SatNews Daily ; January 30, 2020
Leidos-Thales Team to Modernize FAA Beacon System Under Potential $450M Contract
GovCon Wire, Matthew Nelson; January 30, 2020
FCC to move forward on C-Band auction, may back incentives to shift spectrum: source
Reuters, David Shepardson; January 29, 2020 
From Turret-Mounted Weaponry & Drone Killers To In-Orbit Data Relay: EOS Has 4 Years To Launch A Satellite
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 28, 2020 
FCC speeds up LTE and 5G by opening the 3.5GHz band for commercial purposes
Digital Trends,  Mark Jansen; January 28, 2020 
Adjacent Industry & Other

China on Its Way to Becoming a Formidable Satellite Internet Service Competitor
CirlceID; January 29, 2020
How three wireless technologies will soon ignite the edge computing revolution
Silicon Angle, Paul Gillin; January 26, 2020
Will 5G Reinvent Working From Home?
Wall Street Journal, Steven Melendez;  January 24, 2020
Britain Defies Trump Plea to Ban Huawei From 5G Network
The New York Times, Adam Satariano; January 28, 2020 
How Race to 5G in U.S. Hit Speed Bump Called C-Band
Bloomberg BusinessWeek,Todd Sheils; January 24, 2020
15 Things Every Business Must Know About 5G, Bernard Marr; January 27, 2020
France's Orange chooses Nokia and Ericsson to deploy its 5G network at home
Reuters; January 31, 2020
Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
Light Reading, Martha DeGrasse; January 30, 2020
Quantum Deploys DAS & Private LTE Network using CBRS in Faena Hotel, Miami Ahead of Super Bowl
The Fast Mode, Ray Sharma; January 30, 2020
Ericsson Ready To Embrace The 5g Era And Beyond
Land Mobile; January 28, 2020
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance celebrates as CBRS commercialization becomes a reality
RealWire; January 28,2020
FCC names Google and Sony gatekeepers for upcoming OnGo network
Android Central, Philip Berne; January 29, 2020
powerBridge Computer provides 5G MicroTCA Solutions
Satellite Evolution Group; January 29, 2020
5G, WiFi 6 Set to Battle for Control of Enterprise Private Networks
sdx Central, Matt Kapko; January 29, 2020 
Shipping giant UPS to test private wireless network in Montana
Urgent Communications, Mike Dano, January 26, 2020
CBRS Goes Live, as NTIA Considers Adjacent Spectrum for Commercial Use
Light Reading, Dan Jones; January 29, 2020
How to Set Up a Private LTE Network
The Fast Mode, Dan Klaeren; January 24, 2020
CommScope's wide CBRS portfolio is open for business
Financial; January 31, 2020
ETL Systems receives major investment from CBPE Capital
Talk satellite; January 28, 2020
Potential satellite collision shows need for active debris removal
SpaceNews; January 29, 2020
Four Trends Driving Retail Technology Today, Sophia Matveeva; January 31, 2020
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