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Mobile Satellite Users Association March 12,  2018
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Welcome Satellite Week 2018!
President's Message
Catherine A. Melquist
 
Wishing everyone a productive week of Satellite 2018!  On behalf of MSUA, we're looking forward to another great Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards luncheon and eight informative mobile connectivity conference panels. And, be sure to visit the following booths fo see and learn about  the latest innovations in satellite mobile connectivity.
 
Cobham Satcom 1301 Kymeta 1317
Comsat, Inc     234 Panasonic (transfer   717
Globecomm   519 Phasor 1737
Hughes Network Systems   501 SpeedCast 2200
iDirect      801 Thales Defense & Security Inc    631
Iridium Satellite LLC 1801 Thuraya Telecommunications     209
Isotropic Systems 2018 ViaSat, Inc 1125
KenCast 1233    

Now on to Mobility News!
Moving Forward. Smarter Together.
MSUA Member News
 
KenCast Integrates new Marketplace and NGOS Support with its Traditional Fazzt Platform for Global Delivery
KenCast, Inc. Press Release; March 10, 2018
 
Globecomm Roam delivers a smart source of maritime connectivity
Satellite Evolution Group; March 9, 2018
 
Isotropic Systems Partners with QinetiQ to Develop Optical Apertures for Next-Generation Terminals in Multiple Satellite Frequencies
Business Wire; March 09, 2018
 
Isotropic’s Finney on Unlocking HTS’ Growth Potential
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 6, 2018 
 
Isotropic, VT iDirect partner on satellite broadband
RapidTV News, Michelle Clancy; March 9, 2018
 
SES Networks signs deals with ALCAN, Isotropic and Viasat
Telecom Lead; March 8, 2018
 
Merger means bigger global presence for Marion oceanography company
South Coast Today, Daniel Schemer; March 3, 2018 [Woods Hole Group]
 
Marshfield prepares to finalize hazard mitigation plan
Wicked Local, James Kukstis; March 8, 2018 [Woods Hole Group]
 
Mobile Satellite Users Association Welcomes a New Member — KenCast
Satnews Daily; February 26, 2018
 
Aeromexico confirms Viasat for MAX connectivity
Runway Girl Network, Jason Rabinowitz; March 5, 2018
 
ITC Global wins communication contract with Plan International in Africa
Telecompaper; March 9, 2018
 
Globalsat Group has signed an agreement with Iridium Communications to become a Certus Launch Partner
Talk Satellite; March 8, 2018
 
OneWeb Readies for Global Constellation Launch and Now Three New Senior Executives
Satnews Daily; March, 2018
 
Cobham Works With China Mobile To Develop 5G Massive MIMO
RF Globalnet; March 8, 2018
 
Cobham SATCOM's PTT Technology Incorporated into Australia's Largest Fire Service
Satnews Daily; March 7, 2018
 
How connectivity became truly mobile [Kymeta]
YachtAway; March 7, 2018
 
Marlink and Seagull Maritime Partner on Training Distribution
Maritime Executive; March 6, 2018
 
Apax-backed Marlink and OmniAccess complete successfully their transaction
Satellite Evolution Group; March 5, 2018
 
Speedcast gains from acquisitions
Tanker Operator; March 2 2018
 
A Safety Boost for Orsa Besparingsskog by Globalstar Europe Satellite Services
Satnews Daily; March 5, 2018

Woodland Managers in Sweden choose Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 to enhance safety for Forest Rangers and hydro-electricity staff
Satellite Evolution Group; March 5, 2018
 
European carriers agree to large-scale flight evaluations of Iris [Inmarsat]
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; March 7, 2018
 
Inmarsat plc reports preliminary full year results 2017
Satellite Evolution Group; March 9, 2018
 
Airservices Australia to Improve Aviation Safety with Inmarsat
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 7, 2018
 
Satellite Industry Veteran Will Explain the Need for High Throughput Terminals at SATELLITE 2018 Conference Keynote [Isotropic Systems]
Daily Telescope, Maria Burns; March 6, 2018 
 
Phasor Opens New London-Based Development Center and Adds to Senior Leadership Team
Satnews Daily; March 6, 2018
 
Satellite links to optimise European airspace [Inmarsat]
BBC, Jonathan Amos; March 6, 2018 
 
AST & Science Announces Majority Investment in NanoAvionics
Talk Satellite; March 7, 2018
 
Panasonic Avionics and APSATCOM bring XTS Ku-band to Asia
March 8, 2018 – Get Connected - 718 words
 
Kymeta breaks ranks with satellite, pushes for combination of satellite, terrestrial in 5G
FierceWireless,Monica Alleven; March 5, 2018 
 
Kymeta Announces Appointment of David Harrower as Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Digital Journal; March 8, 2018
 
Starting a farm data journey [John Deere]
FarmFutures, Willie Vogt; March 5, 2018
 
GSA, Thales launch the EDG²E project on further optimisation of aviation navigation with Galileo
Air Traffic Management.net; March 9, 2018
 
Frequentis inks Thales OneSKY subcontracts
Air Traffic Management.net; March 8, 2018
 
 
 

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MSUA’s 2018 Satellite Mobility  Innovation Awards Luncheon
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 
  • Keynote Speaker: David Howgill, Founder and President of Huckworthy LLC - a consulting firm specializing in market development for company's with emerging technologies
  • Topic: Satellite Mobility and the 5G Opportunity
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. |  Room 206
       Sponsored by

        
 
       



 

LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS

MARITIME
 
Tanker owners gain from VSAT benefits
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; March 7, 2018
 
Bandwidth Demand Poised For Significant Increase, Driven By Smart Ship Applications And Passenger Needs
Talk Satellite; March 8, 2018
 
Intellian to introduce GX Mediator, a dual antenna solution
Satellite Evolution Group; March 8, 2018
 
New Satellite Technology Transforms Cruise Ship WiFi
The Maritime Executive, Simon Maher; March 5, 2018
 
Maritime and Ice Monitoring Data Agreement Signed by ICEY
Satnews Daily; March 7, 2018
 
Is it time to talk about regulating autonomous ships?
Ship Technology, Patrick Kingsland; March 5, 2018
 
IT and communications trends to impact shipping
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; March 9, 2018 
 
Decade of 5 per cent annual growth for maritime satcom predicted
Digital Ship; March 8, 2018
 
Intellian launches dual FX antenna system
Digital Ship; March 8, 2018
 
 AERONAUTICAL

 Gogo: Passenger take-rate up, costs are, too; AA hit in 2018; free cash flow in late 2019
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding, March 3, 2018
 
Jamaica’s new Thales ATM system goes live
Air Traffic Management.net; March 8, 2018
 
Global Eagle gets $150 million from Searchlight Capital, changes CEO
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 9, 2018 
 
Stakes are high as in-flight WiFi battle heats up 
Satellite groups target revenue upsurge by filling Europe’s ‘black holes’ of connectivity
Financial Times, Nic Fildes March 7, 2018 
 
Air Nostrum partners with Immfly to launch inflight entertainment platform
Future Travel Experience, March 2018
 
Gogo names main shareholder Oakleigh Thorne CEO amid stock, debt and other challenges
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March 7, 2018
 
Gogo: Passenger take-rate up, costs are, too; AA hit in 2018; free cash flow in late 2019
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; Mach 3, 2018
 
 LAND
 
Confidence/connectivity constraints hold back farm IT adoption
Grain Central, Neil Lyon; March 8,2018
 
Walton introduces the first Portable Radome
Satellite Evolution Group; March 6, 2018
 
STMicroelectronics Launches GNSS Receiver for Autonomous Cars
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 6, 2018
 
Toyota Announces New Company Devoted to Self-Driving Cars
Wall Street Journal, Sean McLain; March 2, 2018
 
Waymo's self-driving trucks to haul cargo for Google in Atlanta
Reuters; March 9, 2018
 
IOT/M2M
 
Eutelsat commissions ELO, its first low earth orbit satellite designed for the Internet of Things
Satellite Evolution Group; March 8, 2018 
 
Juniper Networks to Build 5G Testbed for Mobile, IOT in the UK
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 8, 2018
 
 
BROADBAND
 
Arianespace Launches a Set of O3b MEO Satellites for SES
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 9, 2018 
 
Australian wireless broadband providers shifted to make room for 5G
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield announces auction process for 3.6GHz band.
ZDNet, Chris Duckett; March 9, 2018
 
The performance and cost balances of hybrid satellite orbits
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March, 7,2018 
 
Eutelsat Introduces Improved Tooway Business Services for MENA
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 7, 2018
 
5G Cell Service Is Coming. Who Decides Where It Goes?
Wall Street Journal, Allan Holmes; March 2, 2018
 
Inwi offers broadband access over satellite for business customers
Telecompaper; March 6, 2018
 
IEC Telecom Group and Yahsat showcase satellite solutions for NGOs
Satellite Pro Middle; March 6, 2018 –East
 
NSLComm to Launch Nanosatellite with Antenna that Deploys Like a Parachute
CTech, Hagar Ravet; March 8, 2018
  
GOVERNMENT
 
Comtech Telecom (CMTL) Secures 3-Yr $123.6M Contract from U.S. Army
Talk Satellite; March 5, 2018 
 
Could F-16s In Battle Talk Via Commercial Space Internet?
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Lara Seligman; March 6, 2018 - 
 
ViaLite to Address the Need for More Dynamic Range Generated by HTS
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; March 6, 2018
 
 REGULATORY
 
Panasonic urges FCC to protect 5.9 GHz for V2X
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; March 9, 2018 
 
Commerce Department pressing ahead with commercial space regulatory reform
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; March 5, 2018 
 
OTHER
 
Brazil emerges as partner for US satellite industry
Reuters, Anthony Boadle; March 8, 2018 
 
Nexus (NXS) – Taking the Blockchain to the Next Level
CryptoNews, Yanni Konugres - March 5, 2018088
 
Insurers expect sizeable Al Yah 3 claim as even larger payouts loom
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; March, 7, 2018 
 
Scientists Successfully Test an Air-Breathing Satellite Thruster
Motherboard, Becky Ferreira; March 7 2018
 
LEO momentum builds with Eutelsat smallsat purchase, Optus-Telesat partnership
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; March 8, 2018 
 
Why billionaires keep pouring money into the space industry
Washington Post, Christian Davenport; March 8, 2018
 
Europe’s Galileo, Egnos satnav systems to be liable for accidents caused by signal defects
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 9, 2018

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