Mobile Satellite Users Association February 17,  2020
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till award submission -- Friday, February 21!  

Order your luncheon tix and tables TODAY! Details below.

MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Award Contest

  • Top Mobility User Experience Innovation
  • Top Connected Mobile Platform Innovation
  • Top Government Mobility Innovation
  • Top Cybersecurity Innovation for Mobile Users
  • Top 5G Hybrid/Wireless Mobility Innovation
  • Company to Watch
  • New! Best Mobility Marketing Campaign

    Judging criteria can be found here and submissions to be sent to by February 21, 2020. Winners to be announced at MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.  Contest open to all MSUA members. 

MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

Announcing Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Mark Matossian
Special Projects, Google

After starting his career working on satellite constellations, Dr. Mark Matossian thought he left aerospace for Silicon Valley startups and Google, only to discover it led him back to working on the same foundational principles being used in the next generation of satellite constellations!  Hear Dr. Matossian share his insider perspective on Silicon Valley, the digital transformation era and lessons learned for the satellite mobility industry.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. 

•$75 per MSUA member
•$85 per non-MSUA member
•$700 per table (10)
•$350 per ½ table (5)

Individual tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference and tables can be purchased by emailing

Thank you to our event sponsors:


SSC and Geo-Insights to expand business together in the Asian-Pacific region
Satellite Evolution Group; February 10, 2020 
SES’s and Gilat Telecom’s Resilient Network Restores Connectivity in Africa; February 10, 2020
SES Names Sandeep Jalan as New Chief Financial Officer
Business Wire; February 11, 2020
Satellite Service Provider Earnings Preview Released by Morgan Stanley Research
SatNews Daily, February 9, 2020
Potential lifeline for Intelsat as FCC issues proposal for C-band auction
Connectivity Business; February 11, 2020
Intelsat Responds to Remarks of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in C-Band Proceeding   
Talk Satellite; February 06, 2020
C-Band Alliance responds to remarks of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in C-Band proceeding
Satellite Evolution Group; February 10, 2020
Star One sole regional operator included in FCC C-band clearing plan
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 10, 2020 
February 21 is D-Day for the FCC's C-Band Decisions
SatNews Daily; February 13, 2020 
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Driving Revenue, Tech Advancement
ExecutiveBiz, William McCormick; February 11, 2020
OneWeb CTO on future constellation design options, production ramp and ground segment status
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 12, 2020
Sidetrade and Inmarsat win business award
Street Insider; February 12, 2020
Intellian’s GX100NX Fleet Xpress terminal gains Inmarsat product approval
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; February 13, 2020
Hughes Network Systems Continues to Receive FCC Support to Connect Rural America
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 13, 2020
Iceye establishes U.S. arm, considers U.S. manufacturing,
SpaceNews; February 13, 2020
Facebook could launch the first of a 'constellation' of satellites into space as early as next month in a bid to bring broadband to the world - competing with SpaceX's Starlink and OneWeb
Daily Mail,  Ryan Morrison; February 13, 2020 

  Coming Soon!


To register or for more information visit:  MSUA members are eligible for a 20% discount. Use code MSUA4SAT20 when registering.


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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

IoT of the cabin uses real-time connectivity sparingly: Airbus
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 14, 2020
ST Engineering’s aerospace arm secures 5-year nacelle maintenance contract from Qantas
Satellite Evolution Group; February 11, 2020
Satcoms support for Colombian airports
Vaughan O'Grady; February 11, 2020
Satellite technology can track all flying objects
Spatial Source, Charles Pauka; February 11, 2020
What we learned about Breeze in this week’s DOT filing
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; February 11, 2020
Mitsubishi reveals electronically steerable antenna (ESA) less than 3cm tall
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; February 11, 2020
BridgeComm makes the case for one-to-many tech in IFC
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 9, 2020
Satellite data brings farming advice to remote areas of Zimbabwe
Reuters, Marko Phiri; February 10, 2020 
Harvest Hub: Food Security from Space
Via Satellite, Podcast, Rachel Jewett; February 10, 2020
New mobile app helping Latin American farmers increase crop yields by 12%
RealWire; February 11, 2020
A Growing Presence on the Farm: Robots
New York Times,  Knvul Sheikh; February 13, 2020
Building intelligence into your logistics business with location
Geospatial World, Nikhil Kumar;February 11, 2020
Astrocast awards new contract to Spaceflight for IoT nanosatellite launch
Telecompaper;   February 11, 2020
Telit, Sternum Partner on Real-time Embedded Cyber Visibility
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 11, 2020
Sierra Wireless Launches Ready-to-Connect RC Series of Modules to Simplify and Accelerate IoT Deployment
Street Insider; February 12, 2020
Oilfield Satellite Intelligence Service Drills Into the Market
SatNews Daily; February 10, 2020 
Next-generation Ka Band satellite transceivers
New Electronics; February 10, 2020
Satellite services help African shepherds through Sahel
Geospatial World ,Remco Takken; February 14, 2020 

RigNet Signs Long-Term Agreement with Northern Offshore
Talk Satellite; February 10, 2020
Northern Offshore invests in VSAT for drilling rigs
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; February 12, 2020
Carnival boosts guest experience with MEO-driven VSAT
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; February 10, 2020
Tighter control of ship communications reduces costs
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; February 12, 2020
Partnership for Laser Comms Improvement Between BridgeComm and Cailabs
SatNews Daily; February 10, 2020 
NSR report: in-orbit satellite services pave the way to manage space assets
Satellite Evolution Group; February 11, 2020 
In A Move That Will Add To Redmond’s Space-Technology Sector, Amazon Will Headquarter Key Satellite Internet Operations In The City
425 Business; February 12, 2020
After years in the cold, satellite is hot again
Light Reading, Robert Clark; February 10, 2020

Alba Orbital Introduces Turn-Key Ground Station System
SatNews Daily; February 10, 2020 
Antenna Technologies For IoT Applications Market: Competitive Dynamics & Global Outlook
Open PR; February 11, 2020
Comms On-the-Move: Industry Improves Satellite Communication Technologies
National Defense, Connie Lee; February 7, 2020 
Trump directs U.S. government agencies to protect critical infrastructure that relies on GPS
SatNews Daily, Sandra Erwin; February 12, 2020
Navy picks General Dynamics for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), upgrades to SATCOM and sensor payloads
Military & Aerospace Electronics, John Keller; February 10, 2020 
Adjacent Industry & Other

Electric cooperatives could be the key to solving the rural digital divide
C|Net, Marguerite Reardon; February 9, 2020
New Zoleo device can keep you connected anywhere and in any conditions via satellite, Stephen Fenech; February 10, 2020
Viasat Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Results
PR Newswire; February 6, 2020
Fixed broadband connections in the US continue to grow, but the urban/rural divide widens
TelecomTV, Martyn Warwick; February 10, 2020
FCC Disagreements About Satellite Providers, Upload Speeds, Pepper Panelists Picking Apart Rural Broadband Fund
Broadband Breakfast, Adrienne Patton; February 11, 2020
Free global WiFi to revolutionise internet access in Africa
ITWeb Africa,  Sibahle Malinga; February 13, 2020
Silicon Valley satellite startup installs ground station in Antarctica
Quartz; February 11, 2020
Dish gets its day in the sun, becomes No. 4 US wireless carrier
FierceWireless, Linda Hardesty; February 11, 2020
Satellite and cellular operators say how they will work together to deliver 5G
Capacity Media, Alan Burkitt-Gray; February 07, 2020 
5G network strategy emerges in high altitude platform connectivity project
Connectivity Business; February 13, 2020
Inseego working on CommScope partnership for private LTE networks
Light Reading, Mike Dano; February 11, 2020
Airtel and Nokia join hands to offer private LTE to enterprises
Economic Times(India); February 13, 2020
VuWall expands VuStream series encoders and multiview decoders to deliver high-quality video streams across corporate networks
rAVe, Sara Abrons: February 11, 2020
Celona boasts of first commercial deployments of private CBRS LTE
Light Reading; February 11, 2020 
Private LTE Market to Be Stimulated By Expansion of 4G Networks Globally
ABNewswire; February 7, 2020
Mavenir Lands Private 5G Network Deals in Japan, Germany
sdxCentral, Matt Kapko; February 12, 2020 
Ericsson pushes private wireless networking product toward AT&T
Light Reading, Light Reading; February 10, 2020
Fiserv Forum’s wireless networks ready for the Democratic Convention
Mobile Sports Report, Paul Kapustka; February 12, 2020 
Loon poses modest impact on terrestrial LTE: study
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; February 13, 2020
CommScope Achieves DOD Approved Products List Certification for Wireless Access Points
Business Wire; February 13, 2020
Aussie Space Incubator Seeks Global Startups
SatNews Daily, By Jim Plouffe for The Lead; February 10, 2020 
Who’s telling the truth?
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; February 11, 2020 
Mobile World Congress’s cancellation is a setback for tech but devastating for Barcelona
FastCompany, Michael Grothaus; February 13, 2020
The biggest threat to space commerce is the sun
Bloomberg News, Justin Bachman; February 9, 2020
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