Mobile Satellite Users Association July 25, 2016
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President's Message
Catherine A. Melquist
President, MSUA

Cyber Security.  Today marks the final entry in MSUA's adjacent market series focusing on cyber security.  The goal is to capture cyber security news and information that may have an impact on mobility satellite solutions.  

Special thanks to interview participants -- Gary Gagnon of Inmarsat, Martin Jerrold of GVF and Robert Mayer of the USTelecom Association and CISRIC -- for sharing your knowledge and perspectives on the criticality and relative importance of cyber security to mobility satellite. The time and effort you contributed to this discussion are deeply appreciated.  

Discussions are underway now to determine a formal role MSUA can play in a national level telecommunications industry group focused on cyber security policy and public-private partnerships between government and industry.  More information to follow.  

Adjacent Market Series.  MSUA's Adjacent Market Series began as a trial program focused on capturing news in other markets that could have development implications for the satellite mobility community.  We focused first on agriculture then cyber security with a plan to next move through the critical infrastructure sectors (ie. water, transportation, chemicals, electricity, etc.). Despite high readership, it's been determined that the incremental cost increase of the additional article research is beyond MSUA's current budget and therefore not sustainable at this time.  As of now, continuation of the series will be dependent on sponsorship support. Hopefully, we'll resume continuation of the series at a later date.  

Satellite 2017.  Great news!   Due to strong turn-out at Satellite 2016, Access Intelligence has decided to make the Mobility conference track at Satellite 2017 more robust than ever. As sponsor of the Mobility Track, MSUA is prepping to begin planning discussion topics, content and panel selection.  MSUA favors the ecosystem model comprised of various players in the value chain including satellite mobility users.  We also encourage established and new players alike. 

For those interested in participating in Satellite 2017 but who are not MSUA members, now is s good time to join. Click here for more details.  

NAB - New York.  Special thanks to MSUA member ViaSat for stepping forward and helping to arrange a mobility user from the commercial aeronautical community to participate in MSUA's User Interview at NAB New York on November, 10.  Specific event details will be announced shortly.  

OILCOMM.  MSUA is still looking for an MSUA member organization to collaborate on MSUA's User Interview at Oilcomm in Houston on Thursday, October 13.  Ideally we'd like to interview satellite mobility users operating in the up and mid-stream segments of the energy market.  The goal is to learn their perspectives on operational requirements and innovations needed to meet their technology roadmaps. MSUA members interested in collaborating, please click here.  

Thank you and now on to Mobility News!  

Moving futures. Smarter together.



Learning by listening to the whales of New York
National Geographic; Erica Cirino; July 15, 2016
Boeing Names Lepton Global as GX Authorized Service Provider
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 15, 2016
Internet of ships increases bandwidth needs
Marine Electronics and Communications; July 18, 2016 (mentions Iridium and Inmarsat)
China Clears Inmarsat’s IsatPhone 2 for Sales in Country
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 18, 2016
ViaSat says it will continue working with FCC, mobile stakeholders on 28 GHz
FierceWireless; Monica Alleven; July 18, 2016
Cobham Books Large ASICS Order For Use in Mining & Tunneling Systems
Satellite PR News; July 18, 2016
Lufthansa Joins Runway Safety System
The Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; July 18, 2016
Garmin Announces MMC-based Cockpit Wireless System, Cheaper Nav Data
AV Web; Larry Anglisano; July 19, 2016
Flightcell DZMx delivers Iridium PTT capability
Vertical Magazine Online; July 19, 2016
Myanmar in Talks with Aireon for Space-Based ADS-B
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 19, 2016
Additional coverage: SpaceRef; Mizzima News; Myanmar Times; SatNews; Avionics Magazine
Anatel extends licence for Inmarsat satellites
Telecompaper; July 19, 2016
US$2 billion investment in satellites
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; July 19, 2016
Additional coverage: Military-Technologies
These 'Sleeves' From Optus Turn Your Smartphone Into A Satellite PhoneGizmodo Australia; Rae Johnston; July 20, 2016
Billions spent on high power satellites
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; July 20, 2016


Click on the BLOG links below for the latest in mobility thought leadership from the following MSUA members:  

Globalsat Group
Intelsat General: Satcom Frontier


Thales Alenia, Orbital ATK Complete 1st Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments
GovConWire; Dominique Stump; July 20, 2016
Flightcell releases Iridium PTT for DZMx
Shephard Media; July 20, 2016
Orbcomm Selected for Gulick Trucking Telematics Solution
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 20, 2016
Thales completes tests of Inmarsat's EAN
Telecompaper; July 21, 2016
DataPath® QCT90 Man-Pack Satellite Terminal Receives Inmarsat Global Xpress Type Approval
Yahoo! Finance; July 21, 2016
LAPD selects Cobham’s RT-7000 tactical radio
Vertical; July 21, 2016
Cobham Wins $8M Satellite Motion Control Order From Northrop Grumman
Military Technology; July 21, 2016
Technology in the sky
SKIES Magazine; Steve Nunn; July 21, 2016
Iridium NEXT Nearing Launch After Delays
Forecast International; B.Ostrove; July 21, 2016
VSAT gains momentum
Passenger Ship Technology; July 21, 2016 (mentions Inmarsat and Marlink)
Thales Alenia Space Finishes Europasat Construction for Inmarsat IFC Network
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 21, 2016
Additional coverage: SpaceRef
First Chinese Certification Awarded to Cobham SATCOM System
AviationPros; July 21, 2016
Additional coverage: SatNews
Northrop Taps Cobham to Develop Motion Control Tech for Joint Polar Satellite Microwave Sounder
ExecutiveBiz; Jay Clemens; July 21, 2016
Thales selects AceAxis radio to power in-flight broadband
Evertiq; July 22, 2016




GPS Directorate Seeks Public Comment On Interface Specification Changes for Signals in Space
Inside GNSS; July/August Edition
Honeywell and IAI to develop sense-and-avoid capability for unmanned aerial systems
Aerospace-technology; July 15, 2016
Ocean Signal and AMI Marine announce new partnership
Hellenic Shipping News; July 15, 2016
RigNet to Restructure, Expand Beyond Oil and Gas Market
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 15, 2016
Planspotter Spots Planes, Tracks Destinations
Hackaday; Richard Baguley; July 17, 2016
Accuracy of satellite constellations concerns US military
Stuff; Roger Hanson; July 18, 2016
FAA approves Garmin GTX 335 and GTX 345 transponders for Robinson helicopters
Vertical Magazine; July 18, 2016
How Satellites Will Enable Canada to Surveil the Arctic With Drones
Motherboard; Elizabeth Howell; July 18, 2016
Nav Canada to cut airline fees by almost 8% on average starting in September
CBC News; July 18, 2016
Raymond: DoD is in a space “renaissance”
SpaceNews; Mike Gruss and Patrick T. Ingraham; July 18, 2016
SpeedCast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) Deploys Critical Communications to Support Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) Operations in Mali, West Africa
ABNewswire; July 19, 2016
Technology Update - Antennas: The Shift to Small
Via Satellite; Helen Jameson; July 19, 2016
Navy awards deal to support airborne radios
Defense Systems; July 19, 2016
L-3 ready to sell Spydr II surveillance aircraft
Flightglobal; Craig Hoyle; July 20, 2016
Garmin® Team X introduces the GTX 45R and GTX 35R ADS-B transponders for experimental aircraft
Business Wire; July 20, 2016
DARPA Funding Laser Technology With Commercial Potential
Aviation Week; Frank Morring, Jr.; July 20, 2016

Honeywell Is Sweet on Joining the Industrial Internet of Things Party
The Motley Fool; Scott Levine; July 20, 2016
SSTL Creating New LEO platform for Honeywell and UK Space Agency
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 20, 2016
Spirent’s Positioning Technology Unit Receives RIN’s Navigation Award for Technical Achievement
Inside GNSS; July 20, 2016
U.S. Air Force expands space warfare training
SpaceNews; Mike Gruss; July 20, 2016
New Program Will Give Dismounted Marines Secure, Smart Devices
SEAPOWER Magazine; July 20, 2016

Brazilian ISP Ruralweb Deploys Rural Broadband VSAT Network from Gilat
Developing Telecoms; July 21, 2016

SpeedCast Awarded Satellite Provider of the Year
RealWire; July 21, 2016
Caterpillar Awakens to New Global Peer in Komatsu-Joy Tie-Up
Bloomberg; Sonja Elmquist; July 21, 2016
Honeywell Analytics Connected Gas Detection Solutions Help Improve Plant and Personal Safety
ARS; Inderpreet Shoker; July 21, 2016
Commercial beyond-line-of-sight UAS operations achieve milestone
UAS Magazine; Patrick C. Miller; July 21, 2016
OriginGPS' Miniature GPS Module Improves Fish Tracking With Award-Winning Deeper Smart Sonar
GEO Community; July 21, 2016
Facebook's Aquila drone completes first test flight
USA Today; Jessica Guynn; July 21, 2016
Small fishing boats need more flexibility in data-logging, says Isles MP
Island News and Advertiser; July 21, 2016
USG Agency Man Portable Terminals Relief
SatNews; July 21, 2016
ITU Regional Director Speaks on How Africa is Changing
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 21, 2016
Global Commercial Vehicle Telematic Industry
PR Newswire; July 22, 2016


This new section highlights mobility news from an adjacent market for the purpose of market development. 

Best Practices To Avoid Data Breaches
Backup Technology; July 18, 2016

The security implications of China's quantum communications satellite
SC Magazine UK; Dwayne Melancon; July 19, 2016

What’s the Frequency, Tom: The FCC Releases Spectrum Frontiers Order
The National Law Review; July 19, 2016
BlackBerry Says Mobile Security Solutions Approved by U.S. DoD; July 19, 2016
Additional Coverage: ChannelLife NZ; Wireless Week 
Mobile Security Research Uncovers Gap Between Perception and Reality of Vulnerabilities
SYS-CON Media; July 19, 2016
DHS asks industry about cyber threats to mobility; Mark Rockwell; July 19, 2016
Additional Coverage:
Cybersecurity is an Afterthought to Digital Transformation Activity, Study Shows
Signal Magazine; Sandra Jontz; July 19, 2016
The Cybersecurity Journey
Healthcare IT News; July 19, 2016


Williams takes the lead in Formula One with Thales cyber security solutions
PR Newswire; July 20, 2016

Securing the NextGen aviation network
Federal Times; Aaron Boyd; July 20, 2016

Cyber security basics: 4 best practices for stopping the insider threat
Computer Business Review; July 20, 2016

The overlooked security risk threatening supply chains
The Strategic Sourceror; July 20, 2016

ARM: Connected Devices Need E-Commerce Standard Security Say Cyber Security Experts
Business Wire; July 20, 2016

Warning: Cybersecurity history set to repeat itself
ITProPortal; Mike Murray; July 21, 2016

Shipping Sets Watch for Cyber Threats
Engineering360; July 21, 2016

Giuliani speech you didn’t hear: Not just your IT security, it’s your connections
Fleet Owner; Aaron Marsh; July 21, 2016


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