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Mobile Satellite Users Association November 20,  2017
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MOBILITY AND MSUA MEMBER NEWS

MEMBER NEWS
 
Unlocking New SATCOM Markets + Capabilities with Next Generation Ground Segment — An iDirect and NSR Webinar
SatNews Daily; November 20, 2017

VSAT operators angry with satellite operators poaching their customers
SpaceNews,  Caleb Henry; November 19, 2017

Hughes Selected for Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) Contract Vehicle from GSA
PRNewswire; November 15, 2017 
 
ViaSat sets February ViaSat-2 satellite debut, details flat-panel R&D work in Europe
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 13, 2017 
 
ViaSat to Help Pilot Connected Ambulance Service in Scotland
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; November 13, 2017
 
Botswana Grants Globalstar’s First International Terrestrial Spectrum Approval
GlobeNewswire; November 16, 2017
 
Speedcast to Provide Services to 40 Sites Throughout Multiple Countries in South America
Business Wire; November 13, 2017 
 
Inmarsat says it will limit, but not cease, cash burn to build in-flight-connectivity business
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 16, 2017 
 
Emirates signs Inmarsat for 50Mbps Wi-Fi
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; November 16, 2017
 
Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Achieve SF-S Milestone on United Airlines 767
AirTraffic.net; November 16, 2017 
 
Saudi Arabian Airlines partners with Panasonic for 43 aircraft inflight entertainment deal
Satellite Evolution Group; November 15, 2017
 
Panasonic Avionics delivers a series of inflight entertainment industry firsts to Emirates
Satellite Evolution Group; November 13, 2017
 
Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Network Systems
ExecutiveBiz, Andy Reed; November 14, 2017
 
The Connected World Is Now Flat
NauticExpo e-magazine; November 15, 2017
 
SES willing to partially accept Intelsat and Intel’s C-band plan
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry November 16, 2017 
 
Intelsat makes case for C-band plan as FCC deadline looms
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; November 15, 2017 
 
Q&A: Intelsat responds to SES filing to FCC on C-band satellite spectrum sharing
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November17, 2017
 
Intelsat, General Atomics Demo UAS Beam Switching Capabilities
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; November 17, 2017
 
Kymeta Launches KĀLO™ Trek Across America
Talk Satellite; November 15, 2017
 
Ariane 6 Rocket to Get Comms Transmitter from Thales Alenia Space
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; November 16, 2017
 
Iridium CEO Matt Desch Named to NVTC Board of Directors
GovCon Wire, Anna Forrester; November 15, 2017
 
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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
  
MARITIME
 
SafetyNET moves to the web
Digital Ship; November 16, 2017
 
Connectivity opens distance-learning opportunity for LNG crews, says GTT Training
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Karen Thomas; November 17, 2017
 
Maritime VSAT Market Growth; Market Analysis by Size, Share, Trends, Key Players and Drivers
Miltech, Amit Pawar; November 13,2017
 
Ocean Signal's Rapid Response Saved Lives 25 Minutes from 'In the Drink' to Sipping a Warm Drink
Satnews Daily; November 15, 2017
 
A complicated race to the best cruise Wi-Fi
The Journal Times (Racine, WI); Jason Leppert; November 13, 2017
 
NSSLGlobal acquires SatLink assets in major network R&D investment
Satellite Evolution Group; November 16, 2017
 
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
Different Philosophies Drive JetBlue, American IFE Approaches
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Kerry Reals November 9, 2017 
 
SitaOnAir, Emirates Extend IFC Partnership for 4 Years
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; November 14, 2017
 
China launches Fengyun-3D weather satellite and private maritime microsatellite
GB Times (China), Andrew Jones;- November 14, 2017
 
Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon to Get Satellite IFC Next Year
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; November 16,
 
With Cathay Pacific in the bag, Gogo’s double-down on Ku clear
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; November 16, 2017
 
Smiths Interconnect eyes strategic investment in connectivity sector
Runway Girl Network,Mary Kirby; November 13, 2017
 
 
LAND
 
Space-Tech to Help Railways Alert People at Unmanned Crossings
Indo-Asian News Service; November 13, 2017
 
Tesla’s latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single charge
Washington Post; Peter Holley; November 17, 2017
 
Intel Steps Up To Showcase Leadership In Autonomous Vehicles And The Internet Of Things
Forbes, Chris Wilder; November 17, 2017
 
Volkswagen to spend over $40 billion on electric and self-driving cars
Reuters; November 17, 2017 
 
IoT Solutions to the Agriculture Sector Around the World
Environmental Technology; November 16 2017
 
 
 


BROADBAND
 
Our Telekom to Roll Out First 4G/LTE Network and High-Speed Broadband in Solomon Islands with SES Networks
Business Wire; November 16, 2017 
 
Navigating Indiana’s Spotty Rural Broadband
Hoosier Ag Today, Andy Eubank; November 17, 2017
 
T-Mobile: We’ll have nationwide 5G by 2020
FierceWireless,Colin Gibbs; Nov 16, 2017 
 
Alaska Communications gains in broadband as FCC funds slip
Alaska Journal of Commerce, Naomi Klouda; November 15, 2017
 
IOT/M2M
 
Satellite Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communications Market Research 2017
Otaku Reports; November 13, 2017 
 
In 2018, IoT will move beyond experimentation
ZDNet, Chris Voce; November 16, 2017
 
Telefonica Deutschland wins M2M contract at Volkel Mikroelektronik
Telecompaper; November 13, 2017
 
Satellite-enabled IoT Market: Trends and Growth, Segmentation and Key Companies
Miltech; November 14, 2017
 
NGMN is leading the way to a healthy 5G ecosystem - 5G Trial and Testing Initiative
Satellite Evolution Group; November 14, 2017
 
GOVERNMENT
 
Ohio National Guard unit forges communication links in Puerto Rico hurricane relief
The Plain Dealer, Brian Albrecht; November 12, 2017 
 
REGULATORY
 
FCC Opens Up More Spectrum Frontier
Will make more high-band spectrum available
B&C, John Eggerton; November 16, 2017
 
Auction timing clouds FCC action on spectrum
Mobile World Live, Diana Goovaerts; November 17, 2017
 
OTHER
 
This New Startup Wants To Create Carpools For Satellites
FastComany, Eillie Anzilotti; November 13, 2017
 
Where will the Space Coast's new wave of engineers come from?
Florida Today, Wayne T. Price; November 15, 2017



 
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