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Mobile Satellite Users Association August 21,  2017
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CONNECTED CAR ARTICLE REVIEW EDITION
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Catherine A. Melquist

Interest in the Connected Car is at an all time high and news is coming fast!  At the recommendation of MSUA's IOT task force, a review of Connected Car articles, generated by reporters inside and out of the satellite industry, has been included in this week's Mobility News. In addition to forecasts, players, opportunities and challenges, these articles expand the conversation to include mature driver safety, parking, profitability, collision-avoidance technologies, the connected car ecosystem and more. MSUA's IOT task force is spearheaded by Mark Sykes of Applied Satellite Technologies (AST). Additional MSUA sponsored IOT programming and member interviews to be featured throughout the remainder of the year.  

Now on to Mobility News!

Moving Forward. Smarter Together. 
                                                                                                                      

 
MOBILITY AND MSUA MEMBER NEWS
 
This week's featured MSUA member and article:

The August 21 total solar eclipse will wreak havoc for LTE networks across the country — so what does a city do when expecting its population to surge from 68,000 to an expected half a million people and cellular juggernauts don’t plan to provide portable tower support?  Click link below.  

Kymeta - Greenville, South Carolina, Solar Eclipse Viewer Surge to Receive Comms Support
Satnews Daily; August 18th, 2017

Marlink's Maritime President Discusses the Future of Communication
MarineLink,  Greg Trauthwein; August 16, 2017

US satellite telecoms firm OneWeb to open London office
The Evening Standard (UK), Joanna Bourke; August 18, 2017 
  
Marlink's Maritime President Discusses the Future of Communication
MarineLink,  Greg Trauthwein; August 16, 2017
 
New wideband satellite ‘blueprint’ requires industry collaboration
Inmarsat Press Release; July 19, 2017
 
Industry-government partnership: affordable SATCOM capabilities for mission support
Inmarsat Press Release; July 19, 2017
 
VIP aircraft world test flight demonstrates seamless connectivity of Global Xpress
Inmarsat Press Release; August 2, 2017
 
U.S. Government policies bring new era of ‘Space Superiority’
Inmarsat Press Release; July 18, 2017
 
Rupert Pierce on the Connected Car
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes (video interview); August 16, 2017 
 
Cobham's Improved Kenwood NX-5000 Radios Can Auto-Test No Human Interaction Necessary
Satnews Daily; August 15, 2017 
 
Ultralife Wins $4.7M Contract with Thales Defense & Security
Benzinga, Paul Quintaro; August 14, 2017 
 
Orbcomm Launches New Cold Chain Monitoring Solution
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 14, 2017 
 
Intelsat provides satellite services to Brazil’s Mareste to deliver communications for smaller maritime vessels in South America
Satellite Evolution Group; August 15, 2017 
 
ViaSat has great IFC expectations as 737 MAX with wifi readies for EIS
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; August 16, 2017 
 
Tele2 Estonia teams up with Viasat for TV and internet service
Digital TV Europe; August 18, 2017
 
Kymeta - Greenville, South Carolina, Solar Eclipse Viewer Surge to Receive Comms Support
Satnews Daily; August 18th, 2017
 
 
Last week's top read news - in case you missed it...

 
SPECIAL ARTICLE REVIEW
The Connected Car 
 
 
Rupert Pierce on the Connected Car
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes (video interview); August 16, 2017 
 
Rise of the robocar: are connected cars safer, or a target for hackers?
It’s predicted that 200m connected cars will be on the roads by 2020, but there’s a risk that more technology will lead to more hacking
The Guardian, (UK), Benjamin Preston, August 13, 2017
 
Connected cars: your questions answered
The Telegraph (Uk), Tim Gibson; June 8, 2017 • 10:00am
 
Bouncie Connected Car Smart-Device Keeps Families and Caregivers Connected with Aging Drivers
PRNewswire; August 15, 2017
 
Intel (INTC) Consortium to Build Autonomous Car Ecosystem
Zacks Equity Research; August 15, 2017
 
Real Time Cheap Connected Car Parking for For Honda, VW, Ford & More for iPhone & Android
Auto Connected Car News, Bryan Jonston; August 14, 2017 
 
Nissan Launches NissanConnect Connected Car Tech
Outlook India, August 14, 2017
 
Connected Car Market Accelerates, with Satellite Behind the Wheel
IoT Evolution, Greg Ewart, Inmarsat; April 26, 2017 
 
Telefonica, GM sign Mexican connected car agreement
Telecompaper; March 3, 2017 
 
Bill Gates-backed Kymeta reaches milestone for connected car satellite antenna internet technology
GeekWire, Taylor Soper; February 22, 2017 
 
Connected Cars are Coming. Quickly
JD Supra Business Advisor, Fitzgerald, Tom Peters, Wesley Platt; January 20, 2017
 
The Connected Car Proves Profitable
January 12, 2017 – Via Satellite, Juliet Van Wagenen 
 
Advanced RF Filters For V2V And Other Automotive Applications
ECN Magazine; Robert Aigner, Director of R&D, Qorvo; Connie MacKenzie, Automotive Marketing Manager, Qorvo; and Alex Zajac, Design Engineer Director, Qorvo;
August 11, 2017
 
Analyzing the International Smart Car Industry
Driving Sales.com, Jennifer Livingston August 10, 2017 
 
The Connected Car Ecosystem by Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts to 2030
SatPRNews; August 3, 2017
 
An Internet of Things World: Where does Satellite fit in?
We live in the era where organizations and people want 24/7 always-on connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT) will aim to make this a reality, and readily transform companies along with the way they do business. It is the next generation of internet connectivity, and it could have far reaching consequences for just about everything.
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; Otober/November 2016
 
5G Wireless Technology: Paving the Road to the Internet of Things (IoT)
Rogers Corp. Blog, Advanced Connectivity Solutions;  August 14, 2017
 
Evolution: Satellite Firms Adapt to Serve Drones, Connected Cars
Inside Unmanned Systems, Dee Ann Divis
 
Connected car report 2016: Opportunities, risk, and turmoil on the road to autonomous vehicles
by Richard Viereckl, Dietmar Ahlemann, Alex Koster, Evan Hirsh, Felix Kuhnert, Joachim Mohs, Marco Fischer, Walter Gerling, Kaushik Gnanasekaran, Julia Kusber, Juliane Stephan, David Crusius, Henning Kerstan, Trent Warnke, Manuel Schulte, Jonas Seyfferth, Edward H. Baker
Strategy&, September 28, 2016
 
5 major barriers facing the connected cars of the future
Venture Beat, Nitesh Bansal, Infosys;     June 17, 2017 
 
FPAs: The Key To The Connected Car?
Northern Sky Research,Prateep Basu;April 21, 2016
 
How to turn any car into a connected car
Quratz, Leo Mirani; October 7, 2014
 
Flat Panel Antennas Market to Reach $9.1 Billion by 2026
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 8, 2017 

Redmond-based Kymeta’s vision of the internet-connected world is flat   Seattle times, Rachel Lerman; March 7, 2017
 
Kymeta expects to ship its first flat-panel antennas in May
SpaceNews , Caleb Henry; March 20, 2017
 
Holographic beam-forming antenna startup Pivotal Commware raises $17M from Bill Gates and others
GeekWire,  Alan Boyle; June 16, 2017 
 
Cheap satellite terminals key to bridging digital divide, execs say
SpaceNews,Debra Werner ; March 10, 2017
 
Ford, Amazon, and Starbucks Make Sense of the Connected Car Using Amazon's Alexa, drivers of new Ford vehicles will be able to order Starbucks in advance while driving up to the coffee shop. 
The Drive, Liane Yvkoff; February 2, 2017
 
Lynk & Co is a new car brand that was 'born digital'
Sweden and China unite for the ultimate connected SUV, and it's headed to the US
The V erge, Vlad Savov; October 19, 2016
 
Toyota marks break from past with fund for tech investments
Typically conservative carmaker turns focus on fostering start-ups as rivals encroach
Financial Times, Kana Inagaki; January 15, 2017 
 
New connected car hardware from Continental, Corning Glass, HARMAN, Hella, Bosch, Mistsubishi, NVIDIA, PNI, SMK, VocalXoom & VOXX
Auto Connected Car News, Lynn Walford ;January 22, 2017 
 


 
MSUA MEMBER BLOGS - click for the latest thought leadership:
 
                   

    
LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
  
MARITIME
 
Globally available test area for autonomous vessels opened in Finland
Digital Ship; August 17, 2017
 
Globecomm - Comms for a Supercarrier
Satnews Daily; August 16, 2017
 
Pivotel Acquires Global Marine Networks
PR Web; August 16, 2017  
 
Fred. Olsen to roll out integrated VSAT and GSM system
Maritime Satellite Communications; August 16, 2017
 
exactEarth’s small vessel tracking service is now supported by the VMS Track-Pro from Weatherdock AG
Satellite Evolution Group; August 16, 2017
 
Maritime Satellite Communication Market Key Players, Growth, Analysis, 2017 – 2027
LANNEWS.org; August 10, 2017 
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
10 Avionics Technologies, Concepts Being Researched Right Now
Avionics Today, Woodrow Bellamy III; August 14, 2017
 
AWN to Test First Aircraft Broadband Clusters This Year
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 18, 2017
  
LAND
 
Ford appoints its first European Smart Mobility Director
Smart Highways; August 16, 2017
 
A Deep Flaw In Your Car Lets Hackers Shut Down Safety Features
Wired, Andy Greenberg; August 16, 2017
 
3 Ways the IoT Revolutionizes Farming
Electronic Design, Maria Guerra; August 14, 2017
 
‘Machine Sync’: Letting the combine driver ‘control’ the tractor and trailer
Agriland (Ireland), Jim Breen; August 18, 2017
 
The Problem With Electric Cars? Not Enough Chargers
The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims; August 6, 2017
  
BROADBAND
 
SpaceX Satellite Internet Project Status Update
CircleID, Larry Press; August 15, 2017 

IOT/M2M
 
5G Wireless Technology: Paving the Road to the Internet of Things (IoT)
Rogers Corp. Blog, Advanced Connectivity Solutions; August 14, 2017
 
DigitalGlobe Announces Results for SpaceNet Challenge Round 2
August 14, 2017 - Via Satellite, Kendall Russell – 335 words
 
IoT Safety Hackathon
Satellite Evolution Group; August 15, 2017
 

 
IOT/M2M
 
5G Wireless Technology: Paving the Road to the Internet of Things (IoT)
Rogers Corp. Blog, Advanced Connectivity Solutions; August 14, 2017
 
DigitalGlobe Announces Results for SpaceNet Challenge Round 2
August 14, 2017 - Via Satellite, Kendall Russell – 335 words
 
IoT Safety Hackathon
Satellite Evolution Group; August 15, 2017
 

GOVERNMENT

Should the Government Subsidize Nationwide Connectivity?
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 16, 2017 
 
U.S. Army prepares to launch Kestrel Eye satellite
SpaceNews, Michael Fabey; August 14, 2017
 
 
REGULATORY
 
FCC Proposed 10 Mbps wireless download speed is Nigeria’s download speed
Next Big Future, Brian Wang; August 14, 2017 |  
 
Australia's Space Laws: What Are They Good For?
Gizmodo, Rae Johnston; August 14, 2017
 
AT&T’s attempt to stall Google Fiber construction thrown out by judge
Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin; August 17, 2017
 
 
OTHER
 
PCTEL Offers New Multi-Band Antenna with Sub-Inch Profile
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 14, 2017
 
Inovor Nanosatellites Will Track Space Junk from LEO
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 15, 2017 
 
How Technology is Shaping the Future of IP Law Firms
Inside Counsel, Amanda Ciccatelli; August 17, 2017
 
Securing, Managing & Transforming The Mobile Enterprise
Enterprise Mobility Exchange, Jason Koestenblatt; August 18, 2017

 
UPCOMING EVENTS


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

Mobile Satellite Connectivity | October 3 at 8:00am

At few points in history have the tea leaves of mobile connectivity been more difficult to read. HTS & traditional satellite internet providers potentially face significant competition from new constellations offering wider coverage and comparable connectivity. What role could “mothership” type satellites play in terms of constellation management? Ground equipment is facing similar disruption with the seemingly near term introduction of flat panel antennas. What does the future of mobile connectivity hold? How will satellite be an integral component of the 5G and terrestrial wireless world of the future? What does the broadband connection of tomorrow look like?

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

Conference Date:  October 2 - 3, 2017
Location: Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. 
Registration:  Use code MSUA2017 for a 15% registration discount.  

For more information click here.  
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IoT: Tapping into the World’s Most Profound Communication Tools – Easy as Delivering a Pizza 

The world is changing before our eyes. Unleashing broadcast, and the new generation of multicast tools, is vital to tapping into the exponential growth in the connected car and IoT markets. The way content is consumed and shared has already changed dramatically. To deliver content how, when and where people want to consume it, reinvention of your delivery methods is essential to keep pace with increasing expectations and demands. Learn how flat panel satellite antennas are making the most profound communications tools as easy to use as delivering a pizza.  Get an eye-opening view of the world of communications, including insights into LEO satellite constellations, where the connected car and IoT markets are really headed, and how delivering piping hot content will get easier and faster.
 
Moderator:  Catherine A. Melquist, President Mobile Satellite Services & SVP Sage Communications
Keynote Speaker:  Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Kymeta

Event:  Wednesday, October 18,  1:20 - 1:50pm.
Conference Dates:  October 18 - 19, 2017
Location:  Javitz Convention Center, NYC
Registration:  Register for the event and use code EP11.  
  
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