Mobile Satellite Users Association January 11, 2021
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Globalstar Announces Nokia Deployment Over Licensed Band 53 at Port of Seattle
Business Wire; January 7, 2021
SES wants court to force Telesat testimony in SES’s $1.8-billion claim against Intelsat
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 7, 2021
Intellian’s large VSAT products gain approval from ANATEL
Talk Satellite; January 5, 2021
Yxney Maritime And Inmarsat Collaboration To Drive Fuel Efficiency, Reduce Emissions
Bunkerspot, Rhys Berry; January 7, 2021
Inmarsat announces 7-satellite investment
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; January 5, 2021
Digitalization: The Digital Oilfield is Arriving Sooner than We Think
Offshore Engineer, Tore Morten Olsen, Marlink;  December 31, 2020
ST Engineering iDirect, Integrasys Help MSTelecom Deploy Network in Angola
Via Satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady;  December 18, 2020
Year in Review 2020: Part II: Paradigm • SatADSL • Spaceflight • ST Engineering iDirect • Wavestream •
Milsat Magazine; December 2020
Year in Review 2020: Part IAvL Technologies • Cobham SATCOM • EM Solutions • ND SatCom
Milsat Magazine; December 2020
Iridium Technology Acquires Innovative Timekeeping Provider Smart Time Apps
EINPresswire; January 6, 2021
Now Commercially Available — Iridium Edge Solar
Satnews; January 5, 2021
Iridium Debuts New Remote Asset Tracking and Management Device
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 6, 2021
Iridium Communications partners with Intellisense to launch weather observation system
CAPA; December 22, 2020
Antennas for Iridium STL PNT Signal and for GNSS-Based Timing
Inside GNSS; December 28, 2020
Holding the line: Intelsat sees minimal near-term change with Gogo Commercial Aviation acquisition
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; December 18, 2020
2020's top stories in Maritime Optimisation & Communications
Riviera Maritime Media; December 22, 2020
Lloyd's List Intelligence extends partnership with ORBCOMM for satellite AIS data
The Digital Ship; December 21, 2020
Six More Years Of Emergency Satellite Comms
Delano; December 21, 2020
Kymeta Receives $30M Investment from Hanwha Systems
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 28, 2020
SES’s O3b mPOWER high-performance networks set to bridge the digital divide in 2022; December 14, 2020

Thales Alenia Space in 2020 – From Earth to Deep Space
WEBWIRE; January 5, 2021


MSUA's Secretary, Frank August leads an informative session on Next Gen Public Safety with our panelist David Blankinship, Public Safety Network

Get an insider's look at what the future holds for Public Safety and role the mobile satellite industry will play in keeping our most critical resources connected when they need it the most.

Thank you to our session sponsor Blue Sky Network!

Join us Thursday, January 14 at 11am East.

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  • Announcing MSUA Board of Directors 2021
  • Member Directory & Partnership Guide
  • Member Benefits 2021
  • The Pulse
  • MSUA Website Updates
  • Executive Spotlights
  • Mobile Satellite Innovation Awards 2021

Euroconsult shared an update on the mobile satellite industry and where it is headed post-COVID. They also announced a new member-only discount for Euroconsult research reports.
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MSUA offers terrific member benefits
  • MSUA’s Annual Mobile Satellite Innovation Awards
  • Featured Member Company News
  • Executive Interview Livecasts
  • Members-only Discounts on Industry Research Reports
  • Discounted Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Executive Interviews Highlighting Your Leadership
  • Mobility Conference Panels
  • Mobility Programming and Committees
  • MSUA Mobile Satellite News
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • MSUA Members-only Event Registration Discounts
Podcast: Fueling Up in Space With Orbit Fab’s Dan Faber
December 21, 2020 – Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady – 121 words  (27.29 podcast)
Better Satellite World Podcast: The Big Stories of 2020 with Peter B. de Selding
In this podcast, SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla speaks with Peter B. de Selding, co-founder and Chief Editor of
Via Satellite’s Technology Webcast Series
Advanced Network Strategies, The Satellite Gold Rush, and Growth of Mobile (4G, 5G), Presented by Kymeta
February 9 at 11:00 AM ET
In this webinar, Kymeta will share the upcoming disruptions happening within the next 10 years than have occurred in the last 30-40 years. Click Here to Register
Opportunities and Challenges for New LEO Constellations
Watch the Webinar | Speakers and information
The new low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations are creating big interest from potential users. High data rate combined with low latency, the ability to cover areas with no communication infrastructure, Earth Observation and Imaging capabilities, as well as the promise of single hop to anywhere secure links are major advantages.
Join Advantech Wireless Technologies, Kepler Communications, UHP Networks and the SSPI to learn more about the Challenges and Opportunities for the new LEO Constellations, the impact on traditional GEO teleports architecture, and how will the LEO teleports be different.
FierceWireless Webinar: The Pursuit of a Sustainable 5G - The Experts Take
Thursday, January 28
11am ET / 8am PT
This webinar will feature expert perspectives from across the wireless ecosystem to identify the emerging challenges, and surprising new solutions, on the path to a more sustainable 5G and wireless future.
Register for Free
Farming from Space: Digital Innovation for Agriculture
To highlight the potential of satellite technologies for agriculture, e-GEOS will be hosting a webinar on future agriculture scenarios, promising technologies and methodologies and geoinformation data and services value for the development of sustainable agriculture. It will shed light on satellite technologies for agriculture management as well as the challenges of scaling up innovative digital solutions and approaches that could support both smallholder farmers and institutions and decision-making actors in the complex global food and agriculture chain. January 28, 2021 at 1600 hrs (CET)
Register Now for the Webinar

AIxSPACE - The 1st event dedicated to AI applied to space
Artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining the frontiers of the space industry and radically transforming the sector. Several applications are emerging such as autonomous decision-making, astronaut medical assistance, anomaly detection, and predictive analytics. January 18-19, 2021
MSUA is a proud sponsor of SmallSat Symposium 2021


What is the Autonomous Edge? What does it mean to the future of mobile satellite? Join our expert panel to learn what you need to know.


Thank you to our session sponsor Isotropic Networks!


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Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Delta Air Lines, Reducing Gogo Exposure, To Outfit 300+ Narrow-Body Aircraft With Viasat In-Flight Connectivity
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 5, 2021
Delta’s laying the groundwork for free inflight internet with latest Wi-Fi move
The Points Guy, Zach Honig; January 5, 2021
ThinKom supplies antennas to GDC Technics for Inmarsat GX Aviation services
Business Jet Interiors,  Izzy Kington; December 22,  2020
Free Internet is a Must: El Al’s Tal Kalderon Talks IFC as Airlines Look to Rebound
Via Satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady; January 2021
Kontron readies for airlines to roam between multiple networks
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; December 23, 2020
Turkish Airlines completes first Global Eagle IFC installation
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; December 23, 2020
SkyFive looks to bring air-to-ground connectivity to New Zealand
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; December 17, 2020
Gogo Announces Board Leadership Transition
December 30, 2020; PRNewswire
NASA Helps Bring Airport Communications into the Digital Age
SpaceDaily; December 31, 2020
Tata’s aviation web grows as AirAsia’s shrinks
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; December 28, 2020


Ku-Band: The Other Side Of IOT
Talk Satellite . Alan Crisp | NSR; January 7, 2021
Satelliot Involved With 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) + Establishment Of New Timetable + SATCOM Specs
Satnews; January 4, 2021
IoT Stars Aligning for Soldier SATCOM on the Ground
Signal Magazine,  George I. Seffers; January 1, 2021
The Vital Role of Satellite
Pipeline Magazine; January 7, 2021
Airgain® Acquires NimbeLink™, a Leader in Edge-based Cellular Connectivity Solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things
StreetInsider; January 7, 2021


Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems in $8 Billion Deal
MarineLink; January 5, 2021
Intellisense Systems Provides Key Environmental Data for Trans- Atlantic Research Vessel Commemorating 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage
GlobeNewswire; January 5, 2021
5 technologies to revolutionise post-Covid maritime
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; December 28, 2020
What's In Store for 2021? More Remote, More Data, More Autonomy
Marine Technology News, Elaine Maslin; December 15, 2020
Cosmic Rays, the 'Unseen Menace' for Maritime
MarineLink, Dennis Bryant; December 30, 2020
KVH and ioCurrents partner for remote monitoring service connectivity
Riviera Maritime Media,  January 4, 2021
Applying big data analytics to enhance passenger ship safety
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; December 24, 2020
Your Next Car May Let You Drive Hands-Free. Is That a Good Thing?
Wall Street Journal, Mike Colias; December 26, 2020
How Ugandan Nasa scientist Catherine Nakalembe uses satellites to boost farming
BBC Science; December 27, 2020

Global MSS Market Analysis + Report Forecast To Reach $8.2 Billion By 2027
Satnews; January 5, 2021
OneWeb Return to Flight Adds 36 Satellites to Constellation
Via Satellite,  Rachel Jewett;  December 18, 2020
OneWeb moves closer to fulfilling mission; forges new pact with Hughes
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; December 28, 2020
Viasat announces agreement to acquire RigNet
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; December 21, 2020
Viasat asks FCC to perform environmental review of Starlink
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; December 28, 2020
Hispasat Awards Gilat a Multi-Million Dollar Order for Cellular Backhaul over Satellite to Extend Altan La Red Compartida Service to Rural Mexico
Talk Satellite; December 21, 2020
EU Starts Planning for Satellite Connectivity System for Europe
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 28, 2020
It will be a growth decade for satellites, though video markets decline
Capacity Media, Alan Burkitt-Gray; December  23, 2020 |
Non-Geo Satcom- From Transition To Affirmation
Talk Satellite , Vivek Suresh Prasad |NSR; January 4, 2021

Keeping it mechanical: QEST announces new Ka-band antenna
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; January 4, 2021
Antenna Systems + SDRs Contract Received By GomSpace
Satnews; December 30, 2020
Accreditation By CNES For ANYWAVES Satellite Constellation Antennas
Satnews; January 6, 2021
Smaller antennas developed for tug communications
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; December 31, 2020
FCC C-band auction continues to break records
Advanced Television,  Chris Forrester; January 5, 2021
Omnibus spending bill funds Commerce Department space traffic management work,
SpaceNews; December
Command Center Interview: Frank Backes, Senior Vice President, Kratos Space Federal
Milsat Magazine; December 2020
House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill, setting up first such rebuke during his presidency
The Washington Post, Karoun Demirjian; December 28, 2020
Meet the U.S Navy’s Unmanned Ships of the Future
The National Interest, J. William Middendorf; December 30, 2020

FSS Operators: Looking at Ways to Renew with Growth in a Transitioning Period

Dimitri Buchs, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult

Continued downward trend for FSS operators’ revenues in 2020

In recent years, the FSS industry has been going through a transitioning period. It is now more competitive than ever, with this new landscape forcing players to adapt to...

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WeLink raises $185M to deliver high-bandwidth wireless internet to the home using 5G
TechCrunch, Danny Crichton; January 7, 2021
Smart partners with Cignal to power remote areas with VSAT technology
Back End News; December 22, 2020
Broadband Funding, Policies May Change in a Biden White House
Government Technology, Jed Pressgrove;  December 21, 2020
Forsway boosts business development team – positions to create unique footprint in the US
Satellite Evolution Group; December 22, 2020
German regulator allocates frequencies to SpaceX for Starlink satellite system
Telecompaper; December 21, 2020
Pandemic-hit connectivity providers turbocharging diversification strategies
Connectivity Business; December 28, 2020
ConnectMe Satellite Broadband service has been deployed at 1,000 sites in rural Malaysia
Soyacincau, Alexander Wong; December 30, 2020

Starlink Satellites Would Soon Service Australian 5G Spectrum—Wider Reach for Global Internet Provider!
Tech Times, Isaiah Alonzo; December  20, 2020
55 rounds in, C Band auction clears $78 billion in bids
RCR Wireless, Kelly Hill; January 6, 2021
AWS announces general availability of AWS Wavelength in South Korea
Geospatial World ,  Satyaki Sarkar; December 24, 2020
2020 opened the curtains on mid-band with CBRS, C-band auctions
FierceWireless, Bevin Fletcher;  December 28, 2020
Exium launches Secure 5G NaaS powered by a zero-trust Intelligent Cybersecurity Mesh
HelpNet Security; January 6, 2021

Bringing LTE to the Moon: Nokia Exec Talks NASA Tipping Point Contract
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; January 4, 2021
European space and digital players to study build of EU’s satellite-based connectivity system
Satellite Evolution Group; December 23, 2020 -
Astroscale Shipped First Spacecraft Meant to Remove Debris from the Orbit, Gearing Up for 2021 Launch
TechTimes, Sieeka Khan; December 22, 2020



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