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Mobile Satellite Users Association November 25,  2019
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MSUA Industry Partner Interview | Jason Rainbow, Group Editor-in-Chief, Connectivity Business
 



 
 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Catherine A. Melquist

Given the larger industry convergence of IT and Telecom and the fact that the next generation of satellite innovations aim to cultivate new user groups from enterprise and consumer markets, it makes sense to talk about satellite in conjunction with other wireless technologies versus a stand-alone option. It seems Jason Rainbow, Group Editor-in-Chief of Connectivity Business -- formerly SatelliteFinance -- sees it this way too. I invite you to read the below interview to learn more and to see what this respected publication has done to align with this new marketplace reality.  
   
Catherine:  So you have big news -- SatelliteFinance is now Connectivity Business.  What is this change all about? Will the publication’s content mission be changing too?  
 
Jason: For more than 25 years, about the time the MSUA has been in existence, our offering included two very distinct financial information services: Commercial space-focused SatelliteFinance and terrestrial connectivity-focused Connectivity Business.
 
It’s been fascinating watching their universes come together over the years. Data is now at the heart of the satellite growth story. On the terrestrial side, satellite is increasingly part of the conversation as the world marches towards truly ubiquitous connectivity.
 
We had already been adding more coverage of the terrestrial connectivity market to SatelliteFinance in line with this trend to offer an expanded view of these shifting dynamics. Bringing SatelliteFinance closer to Connectivity Business was the natural next step. While the extensive satellite market coverage we have been providing for decades is not changing, this new look reflects just how core connectivity has become to its future success.
 
Catherine:  Through Mobility News, interviews and our annual conference keynote speakers, MSUA has spent the last couple of years focusing on topics related to “satellite in the 5G era of mobility”.   How relevant is this focus from your perspective? 
 
Jason: Incredibly relevant. It’s very much all to play for right now amid the significant potential for unprecedented market expansion as satellite carves out its place in the next-generation connectivity ecosystem, fueled by demand elasticity in consumer broadband and other notoriously price-sensitive verticals.
 
But it’s an opportunity that is fraught with obstacles to overcome. Communication and cooperation will be critical for clearing these hurdles, and it’s great to see the important work MSUA has been doing to bring the sector together and shine a light on the challenges that lie ahead.

Click for full interview. 


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Now on to Mobility News!
 
Moving Forward. Smarter Together.



 
MEMBER NEWS
 
Blue Sky Network Receives FAA Certification for Distress Tracking Solution
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 20, 2019
 
GEO vs. Non-GEO: Who Wins the $90+ Billion Consumer Broadband Opportunity?
Talk Satellite, Vivek Suresh Prasad (NSR); November 21, 2019
 
Inmarsat, IT Partners Bring IP-based Broadband to Fisheries Market
MarineLink, Michelle Howard; November 21, 2019
 
Hughes' S-Band Terminal Debuts from EchoStar Mobile
SatNews Daily; November 18, 2019
 
VA250: Arianespace will orbit TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5 with Ariane 5
November 18, 2019 - Satellite Evolution Group
 
Last week in telecoms: shock announcements for BT, Intelsat and Iliad
November 18, 2019 – Telecompaper – 660 words
 
Intelsat and SES Will Get Paid for Airwaves, FCC Member Says
Bloomberg News, Todd Shields; November 21, 2019
 
Gilat, SES Develop and Deploy VSAT Platform
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 18, 2019
 
SES Delivers Connectivity to Verizon and Nokia’s Operation Convergent Response Event for First Responders
 
SES: Brady Spenrath highlights features of company’s MEO satellite that delivers higher speeds, lower latency
Urgent Communications, Donny Jackson; November 21, 2019
 
ST Engineering sets up entity in Israel
Satellite Evolution Group; November 21, 2019
 
ST Engineering iDirect's New Executives Come from Newtec
SatNews Daily; November 18, 2019
 
ST Engineering iDirect's Event Product Focus is on First Responders
SatNews Daily; November 19, 2019
 
Intellian launches world's first 1.25 meter KU-KA convertible VSAT system
The Digital Ship; November 19, 2019
 
Successful testing done with Intellian antennas on Telesat satellites in both GEO and LEO Orbits
Satellite Evolution Group; November 19, 2019
 
Marlink Keeps OFW's Ship in a Bottle Business on the Seas
Satnews Daily; November 19, 2019
 
Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute Digitizes Armed Forces Capabilities with Thales
Webwire; November 19, 2019
 
December ‘HTS Roundtable’ to feature Isotropic Systems & GVF keynotes; March 2020 ‘Satellite & the Cloud’ details announced
Satellite Evolution Group; November 20, 2019
 
C-Band Alliance of satellite operators warns of legal challenge following FCC chief’s call for public auction
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 19, 2019
 
ORBCOMM CFO to Present at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Technology Conference
GLOBE NEWSWIRE – November 20, 2019
  
Trials of LEO VSAT connectivity in Arctic a success
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; November 18, 2019
 
Panasonic Avionics eyes disruption in content service provider space
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; November 21, 2019
 
 
 

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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
 
AERONAUTICAL
  
Everything you need to know about Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment
The Points Guy; November 20, 2019
 
Is Your Aircraft “Mission Ready”?
AINonline; November 21, 2019
 
Gilat bag $5m order from Global Eagle for its Wavestream HPT
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; November 20, 2019
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
British Columbia government looking at satellite technology to monitor farms for breaking ALR rules
Global News, Kristen Robinson; November 17, 2019
 
B.C. puts satellite surveillance of farms on hold after outcry
Vancouver Sun, Randy Shore; November 18, 2019
 
Satellites Show Promise as Tool for Monitoring Crop Development
SatNews Daily; November 19, 2019
 
Connectivity the name of the game as ag equipment evolves
Real Agriculture; November 20, 2019
 
 
IOT/M2M
 
Nearly 90 Percent Of Companies Have Sights Set On Artificial Intelligence Investment, IFS Study Reveals
Field Technologies Online; November 14, 2019 
 
Smart cities, IoT and 5G equal city as a platform
Future IoT,  Allan Tan;  November 18, 2019
 
New ITU rules for IoT nanosatellite frequencies
IoT Australia, Stuart Corner; November 22, 2019
 
 
LAND
 
$75.3 Billion of Middle East Oil & Gas Contracts Awarded to China
November 17, 2019 – Al Bawaba  (Jordan)– 474 words
 
NBN Co rolls out ‘Network on Wheels’ to mitigate bushfire damage
Computerworld Australia, Rohan Pearce; November 20, 2019  
 
Four Keys To Future Mobility: Shared, Hybrid, Integrated And Electric
Forbes, Raphaël Gindrat; November 22, 2019
 
High Speed ​​Internet Comes to Trains in Russia
Rayhaber News,  Levent Elmastaş; November 22, 2019
 
 
MARITIME
 
Senior crewmembers will 'move jobs' to get better Internet access
Marine Professional; November 21, 2019
 
Portugal mulls Atlantic-focused constellation
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; November 19, 2019
 
NOAA Plans to Stop Producing Traditional Paper Charts
The Maritime Executive; November 15, 2019
 
Ekinops and IEC Telecom Group Deliver Next-generation Maritime Satellite Communication Solution
Talk Satellite; November 20, 2019
 
 
SATELLITES

ITU sets milestones for megaconstellations
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry;  November 21, 2019

Gilat Achieves Fastest Modem Speeds Over Telesat LEO Satellite
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 21, 2019
 
China Satcom files insurance claim over ChinaSat-18 loss
SpaceNews, Andrew Jones; November 19, 2019
 
Market survey on satellite operators reveals shifting strategies and new market entrants
Satellite Evolution Group; November 20, 2019
 
SpaceX cheap rideshare flights change propulsion equation
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; November 20, 2019
 
Successful Satellite Tests to Allow ‘Hongyun Speed’ by 2020
AFP; November 21, 2019
 
Why You Need To Include Satellite Communications In Your Emergency Plan
Forbes, Wayne Rash; Nov 20, 2019
 
Satellite companies suffer setback in C-band plan
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; November 19, 2019


GOVERNMENT
 
Astroscale Welcomes the Appointments of Gene Fujii as Chief Engineer and Mike Lindsay as CTO
Talk Satellite; November 20, 2019

A ViSION™ Debut from Lepton Global Solutions
SatNews Daily; November 18, 2019
 
Gilat Achieves Fastest Modem Speeds Over Telesat LEO Satellite
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 21, 2019
 
China Satcom files insurance claim over ChinaSat-18 loss
SpaceNews, Andrew Jones; November 19, 2019
 
Market survey on satellite operators reveals shifting strategies and new market entrants
Satellite Evolution Group; November 20, 2019
 
SpaceX cheap rideshare flights change propulsion equation
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; November 20, 2019
 
Successful Satellite Tests to Allow ‘Hongyun Speed’ by 2020
AFP; November 21, 2019
 
Why You Need To Include Satellite Communications In Your Emergency Plan
Forbes, Wayne Rash; Nov 20, 2019
 
Satellite companies suffer setback in C-band plan
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; November 19, 2019
 
 
ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS
 
HUBER+SUHNER extends railway portfolio with Kathrein antennas
Satellite Evolution Group; November 15, 2019
 
Airbus, ESA, Eutelsat Reveal ELSA+ Antenna Payload
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 21, 2019
 
EPAK launches new generation of automatic tracking satellite antennas
The Digital Ship; November 19, 2019
 
 
GOVERNMENT

FCC announcement unlikely to be the final decision about C-band spectrum
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; November 22, 2019
 
Gravity of domiciliation of National Broadcasting Commission in ministry
Daily Trust (Nigeria), Kayode Ahmadu; November 18, 2019
 
How 5G Was Lost: The FCC becomes less ‘independent’ at the wrong time for the wireless revolution.
Wall Street Journal, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.; November 19, 2019
 
Pentagon Opposes Ligado’s Wireless Network Proposal
Inside GNSS, Dee Ann Divis; November 21, 2019
 
NIC4 And Get SAT Providing VSAT Comms-On-The-Move Network And Equipment Services To Special Ops Forces In Europe
Talk Satellite; November 20, 2019


Adjacent Industry & Other
 
BROADBAND
 
Connectivity key to the fourth industrial revolution
DefenceWeb Africa, Guy Martin; November 21, 2019
 
NSR Bottom Line - HAPs: stratospheric vision, humble pitfalls and challenges
Satellite Evolution Group; November 20, 2019
 
Choice for New Zealand: IPSTAR launches broadband service with VSAT technology from UHP Networks
Satellite Evolution Group; November 20, 2019
 
International regulators adopt deployment-milestone regulations for satellite constellations
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 21, 2019
 
Ipstar launches VSAT broadband service in New Zealand
Telecompaper; November 21, 2019
 
Alphabet's Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon
TechCrunch, Darrell Etherington; November 21, 2019
 
 
5G
 
AT&T extends 5G to the masses
Mobile World Live, Diana Goovaerts; November 22, 2019
 
Wary of China, Congress sets stage for 5G development without Huawei and ZTE
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 20, 2019
 
ZTE partners with China Mobile to provision the 5G end-to-end network slicing + MEC services
Satellite Evolution Group; November 21, 2019
 
Deputy PM Somkid urges 5G roll-out by mid-2020
Bangkok Post; November 21, 2019
 
 
PRIVATE NETWORKS
 
Leveraging Private Cellular Networks For Enterprise Connectivity
Forbes, Natasha Tamaskar; November 22, 2019
 
Sigfox Starts IoT Private Network Push
Light Reading, Dan Jones; November 22, 2019
 
Nokia touts more than 120 private LTE network deployments
FierceWireless, Bevin Fletcher; November 19, 2019
 
Nokia and Hitachi Kokusai Electric bring local 5G and private LTE networks to Japanese enterprises
Globe Newswire; November 18, 2019
 
Nokia's Test of Wireless Connected Drones for Tsunami Evacuation Alerts Is a World's First
Interesting Engineering; November 15, 2019
 
Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation
SmartCities World; November 19, 2019
 
Vale moves to private LTE network in Brazil
Mining Magazine; November 20, 2019
 
Cowden says Charter is looking at more Wi-Fi for wireless offload
FierceWireless, Linda Hardesty; November 21, 2019
 
 
OTHER
 
FCC Chairman Proposes Turning Vehicle-To-Vehicle Band To Unlicensed WiFi-Style Use
Forbes, Brad Templeton; November 21, 2019
 
T-Mobile CEO John Legere Steps Down
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 18, 2019
 
How the Seattle area became a hotspot for satellite builders — and what comes next
GeekWire,  Alan Boyle; November 19, 2019
 
ANALYSIS: UAE's bold vision for space
FlightGlobal; November 16, 2019
 
 
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