Mobile Satellite Users Association August 7,  2017
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Catherine A. Melquist

MSUA is pleased to be hosting a panel at the upcoming Satellite Innovation Symposium, October 2nd and 3rd in Silicon Valley.  Focus of the panel is Mobile Satellite Connectivity and panelists include:  
ModeratorCatherine Melquist, President Mobile Satellite Users Association
SpeakerDr. Kambiz Aghili, CEO, Blue Sky Network
SpeakerPierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast
SpeakerDavid Bruner, Vice President, VP, World Wide Sales & Marketing, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
SpeakerJoshua Marks, EVP Connectivity, Global Eagle
SpeakerJoel Thompson, Vice President and General Manager – Terrestrial Business Unit, Iridium

Learn more about the Satellite Innovation Symposium and discussions focusing on emerging technologies, and the business environment shaping their implementation. MSUA members are eligible for a 15% discount by using the code MSUA.  For more information click here.  

Additional new MSUA collaborative events will be accounced in next week's Mobility News.  Stay tuned!

Now on to Mobility News!

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Smarter Together. 

Phasor sets 2018 release for electronically steered antenna
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; August 4, 2017 
Ligado's proposed IoT network could cause 'significant harmful interference,' Iridium claims
FierceWireless, Colin Gibbs; August 4, 2017
Kymeta CEO launches satellite antenna firm's transformation (Photos)
Puget Sound Business Journal, Ashley Stewart, August 3, 2017 
Looking for Powerful Liftoff Challenges ahead as broadband satellite services try to expand beyond niche
Multichannel News, Jeff Baumgartner; July 31, 2017 
Cobham may sell wireless units in next stage of turnaround
Reuters, Paul Sandle; August 3, 2017
Three Orbcomm OG2 satellites malfunctioning, fate to be determined
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry August 3, 2017 
Satellite troubles stalk Orbcomm, but M2M specialist hails record revenues
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; August 4, 2017 
Fireside Chat with Panasonic Avionics: Talking Security for In-flight Infotainment
CSO online, John Maddison; August 2, 2017 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. awarded $7.5 million order for SSPAs for in-flight connectivity application
Satellite Evolution Group; August 2, 2017
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announces Heights Networking Platform selected by Intelsat and two international banks to expand services across Africa
Satellite Evolution Group; July 31, 2017
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announces $1.6 million of orders for City of Baltimore
Satellite Evolution Group; August 2, 2017
Inmarsat says its 5th GX satellite beats ViaSat-3 on bandwidth economics
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; August 3, 2017 
The satellite industry is skyrocketing thanks to IoT 
Global Telecoms Business, James Pearce; August 1, 2017
Inmarsat Demonstrates Seamless Global Xpress Connectivity
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 2, 2017 
IFC a Necessity for 60 Percent of Passengers, Inmarsat Survey Says
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 1, 2017 
Iridium’s newly amended credit facility stretches debt-payment runway, provides liquidity
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; August 1, 2017 
Harris Corp. to launch small satellite 'proof of concept' this year
Orlando Sentinel, Marco Santana; August 1, 2017 
Peraton - Former Harris Government Services Business Now Has An Official Name
Satnews Daily; July 31, 2017
U.S. Government Awards Option for ViaSat to Provide Global In-flight Connectivity Services on U.S. Government Senior Leader Aircraft
PR Newswire; July 31, 2017 
Flat Panel Antennas Will Accelerate Hts Adoption
MilTech,  Maciej Heyman, August 4, 2017 
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Seeking Alpha; August 03, 2017
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Satellite weather technology boosts aviation safety using real-time data, interactive communication in connected cockpits
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Captain “Axe” Rawlinson Readies for Treacherous Tasman Sea with GTMaritime in Final Leg of Journey
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Mobile Application for Sea Search Launched in India
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SmartSky Begins Deployment of 4G LTE Air-to-Ground Network
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 4, 2017
As Boeing forms avionics unit, where will broadband connectivity fit?
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; July 31, 2017
Gogo's Next Generation Inflight Modem takes Flight
Talk Satellite; July 31, 2017
EM Solutions secures orders on four continents for satcom-on-the-move terminals
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Gilat and Eutelsat Power New High-Speed Internet in Russia
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 2, 2017 
Dish 'confident' its IoT strategy can meet FCC's build-out requirements
FierceWireless, Colin Gibbs; August 4, 2017
Telefónica launches ‘out of the box’ mobile connectivity for consumer devices with Gemalto cloud service
IoT.Business.News; August 01, 2017
US lawmakers are trying to fix the security nightmare that is the 'internet of things'
Business Insider, Reuters and Rob Price; August 2, 2017
Trends in the Internet of Things Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Market 2017-2027
Find Market Research, Ankush Nikam; August 3, 2017 
SES Government Solutions lands additional MEO beam task order with U.S. Department of Defense
Satellite Evolution Group; August 1, 2017 
FCC Launching Inquiry to Examine Sharing C-Band Spectrum
Multichannel New, Gary Arlen; August 1, 2017 
Nationwide public safety broadband network project underway; biological resources in NMI likely to be disturbed
Northern Marianas Variety,  Mar-Vic Cagurangan ; August 7, 2017
Can Space Junk Be Recycled into High Efficiency Fuel?
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 1, 2017 
New York Takes the Lead on Cybersecurity Regulation
New York Law Journal, W. Todd Hicks, July 28, 2017    

The symposium will explore innovations and changes that are expected to cause major disruption to the established satellite marketplace.  

Date:  October 2 - 3, 2017
Location: Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. 
MSUA will host a panel titled, Mobile Satellite Connectivity.
Registration:  15% registration discount is offered to MSUA members.  

For more information click here.  


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