Mobile Satellite Users Association November 23,  2020
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November 23, 2020 | By Lisa Dreher, President, MSUA
With your 2021 membership renewal, you will receive a complimentary GOLD sponsorship of MSUA's NEW WEBCAST, The Pulse. Renew your membership by December 10, and you will automatically receive your GOLD The Pulse sponsorship that won't expire until the end of 2021.

2021 New MSUA Members 
New members receive a complimentary SILVER sponsorship of MSUA's The Pulse. Become a new MSUA member by December 10 and you will automatically receive your SILVER The Pulse sponsorship that won't expire until the end of 2021. Submit your application for membership today.
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SATCOM: Intellian Antennas get type approval from Telenor
MarineLink;  November 18, 2020

Speedcast reaches agreement with Inmarsat to sell primary maritime customer contracts
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett  November 16, 2020

StratumFive joins Inmarsat as Fleet Data application provider
The Digital Ship; November 19, 2020

Inmarsat sees momentum in China for SwiftBroadband-Safety
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; November 18, 2020

High-density NAND flash data storage for radiation-tolerant space applications introduced by Cobham
Military & Aerospace Electronics; November 17, 2020

Viasat Phased Array Antenna Enters Final Testing Phase for SES's O3b mPOWER System
PRNewswire; November 17, 2020

SES confident Gogo will honor Ku commitments after Intelsat buy
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; November 16, 2020

What Passengers Have To Gain From The Gogo – Intelsat Deal
Simple Flying, Joanna Bailey; November 19, 2020

Ponce utilizes ORBCOMM’s satellite IoT technology to enable efficient agricultural irrigation
GlobeNewswire; November 19, 2020

ORBCOMM SatIoT Assisting Argentinian Farmers With Agricultural Efficiency
Satnews; November 19, 2020
LoRa container monitoring and tracking technology deployed
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; November 18, 2020

Intelsat cellular backhaul managed service coming to Europe helping MNOs expand coverage
Satellite Evolution Group; November 18, 2020
The Foundation of Arctic Connectivity
Milsatcom, Scott Scheimreif, EVP, Iridium; November 18, 2020

ST Engineering Splits Portfolio Into Commercial, Defense
Aviation Week,  Chen Chuanren;  November 18, 2020

Omnispace Selects Exolaunch to Deliver Two Next-Generation Satellites
Space Daily; November 18, 2020

Altice, Globalstar and Viasat forsake C-band auction
Light Reading, Mike Dano; November 19, 2020
December MSUA Member Update Meeting
Thursday, December 10 – 11am East

Special research discounts and solutions available January 2021 for MSUA members!

Register to attend now! 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will also cover:
  • 2021 Mobility Innovation Awards
  • How do Join an MSUA Advisory Group
  • Updated Opportunities for The Pulse webcast series
  • Renewal benefits and special incentives
  • More!
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Make sure your voice is heard and get even more from your MSUA membership in 2021

2021 will give members to opportunity to get involved and help provide input for the future of the MSUA. Here are the key initiatives we are working on:
  • Member benefits
  • User engagement program
  • Website refresh
If you would like to get involved, please email your interest to
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Podcasts and Webinars

Got a podcast or webinar to share or recommend?  Email link to 
Don't worry if you missed The Pulse Autonomous Edge Jam Session last week it is now available on demand.

Watch the Session On Demand Now!

Our expert panelists included:
  • Caroline Chan, VP and GM, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platform Group, Intel
  • Tom Bradicich, PhD, VP, HP Fellow, Global Head of Edge and IoT Software Lab at HPE
  • Rick Ward, CTO & Founder at Orbits Edge
  • Leonard Lee, Managing Director & Founder at neXt Curve
Thank you to our session sponsor Isotropic Networks!


5G Network Slicing and Ensuring Network Security through Testing
December 8, 2020
2:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT
With major 3GPP enhancements on the horizon, such as Stand Alone (SA) 5G and Network Slicing, now is the time to understand the technology, use cases and benefits, potential pitfalls, and how to test.
Register here!
Applied Satellite Technology Webinar
a deep dive talk on how Applied Satellite Technology Ltd's intelligent communications and IoT solutions deliver resilient, secure, high-performance remote asset monitoring  that enables utility companies to maximise uptime, stay connected with lone workers, reduce carbon footprint and save costs
Date: 24 November 2020
Time: 16:20 GMT
Register for FREE here
The session will be hosted by AST's Solution Sales Manager Staisha Fitzgerald who will be joined by AST's Global Technical Support Manager Sean Gillings for a live Q&A straight after the session!
Intelsat Webinar
Connecting the U.S.: How MNOs Can Cover More Places with Satellite Backhaul
In this webinar Intelsat and Comtech:
  • Delve into an alternative, non-terrestrial cellular backhaul approach that enables any mobile operator to expand their coverage beyond the economic and geographic limits of terrestrial backhaul.
  • Discuss the advancements in non-terrestrial backhaul solutions that ensure a fiber-like experience for users everywhere they live, work and play, even in existing coverage areas where service disruptions occur due to terrestrial backhaul outages.
GVF Webinar
Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response: The Evolving Role of Satellites in Disaster Response
The role of satellite communications in HADR and the challenges and opportunities impacting the use of satellite communications with panellists  including  Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Thuraya.
Webinar The World At Home: The Nokia Deepfield Network Intelligence Report 2020
Date: Nov 17, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. EST
Duration: 80 minutes
A deep dive into traffic patterns and volumes, and examination of the network impact of video streaming, gaming, video conferencing and DDoS.
Learn how big data-driven network analytics can transform your network and service capabilities — and give you the confidence to keep innovating and delivering flawless service and loyalty-building customer experiences.
Military & Aerospace Electronics Webinars:
Meeting Increased Computing Demands in Space Applications
December 1, 2020
2:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT
This webinar will review specific priorities that should be addressed at the start of the design cycle — such as COTS in space, proven reliability, and technical understanding of design challenges — to help mitigate risks and ensure dependable system operation. 
Register here!
Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Bay-Sat/PolarSat Team to Supply StreamView® Open Network Management System to Sudan Air Traffic Control Network
Satnews; November 16, 2020
93% of airline passengers in Asia-Pacific say their travel routines have changed forever
Japan Today; November 15, 2020 
Gogo Returns to Business Aviation Roots
AIN Online; November 2020
FAA Investigates Uses For Aireon Space-Based ADS-B
AVweb, Russ Niles; November 15, 20204
Nokia expands aviation presence
Air Traffic; November 16, 2020
What Do The Acquisitions of Agrian, TKXS and Others Mean For Ag Retail?
Agroprofessional, Margy Eckelkamp; November 16, 2020 10:51 AM
John Deere Boosts Its Wireless Networks With The Purchase Of 5G Licenses
Successful Farming, Laurie Bedord; November 18, 2020
Lindsay Announces ‘The Smart Pivot’
Brownfield Ag News, Ken Anderson; November 13, 2020
Orbital Sidekick Helps iPIPE Consortium With Pipeline Monitoring Project
Via satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady; November 19, 2020
Why IoT System Integrators are Important for Mobile Network Operators
IoT for All; November 16, 2020
Global Ocean Data in the Palm of Your Hand: UMITRON Launches the Pulse Mobile Application for Marine Farmers
PRNewswire; November 19, 2020
Rocket Lab launches 30 satellites, recovers booster in reusability milestone, Mike Wall; November 19, 2020
BT trials quantum 5G and connected cars
Advanced Television; November 17, 2020
SkyBitz Launches New Satellite Solution for Remote Tank Monitoring
Satnews; November 17, 2020
Santa Clara County acquires new tech for wildfire response
Bay City News; November 15, 2020
G-Core Labs and Wagner Group join forces to deliver a next-gen telemedicine platform in Luxembourg
Satellite Evolution Group; November 18, 2020
Leaf Space Signs On With ESA For satHealth Telemedicine Program for COVD-19 Patients
Satnews; November 19, 2020
Course-plotting skills supreme in maritime connectivity amid mixed forecast
Connectivity Business; November 16, 2020
Pole Star Announces Single Sign-on for PurpleTRAC and MDA Users
Sea News, Baibhav Mishra; November 16, 2020
Covid drives tenfold rise in demand for maritime cloud applications
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; November 17, 2020
Furuno offers KVH AgilePlans Maritime VSAT in Japan
The Digital Ship; November 19, 2020

Satellite Technology Leaders Discuss What 2021 Will Look Like
Via Satellite; November 16,  2020
ITU Board Rejects Indonesia Deadline Extension Request For $1.44-Billion Satria Broadband Satellite
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 16, 2020
Case Study: How Satellite Helped Create a State-of-the Art Emergency Services Network in the UK
NVia Satellite, Mark Holmes; November 16, 2020
News Analysis | SpaceX has a lot riding on Starlink’s $499 “UFO on a stick”
SpaceNews, Doug Mahoney; November 19, 2020
Orbsat Corp Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
IT News Online; November 16, 2020
2020: A Year of Dramatic Change in the Satellite Industry, Via Satellite
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; November 16, 2020
Satellite Technology Leaders Discuss What 2021 Will Look Like
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; November 16,  2020
“New Space” Leads a Path on the Ground as well as in Space: How EO + GSaaS are Driving the Dynamic Ground Segment Transformation
SatMagazine, Greg Quiggle, VP Kratos; November 10, 2020
Viasat Enters Market Channel Partnership with Japan’s Infostellar
Via Satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady; November 16, 2020
Viasat Phased Array Antenna Enters Final Testing Phase for SES's O3b mPOWER System
PRNewswire; November 17, 2020
Antenna Company connects Wi-Fi 6 to enterprise and industrial IoT
Bits & Chips, Collin Arocho; November 17, 2020
Dish, SpaceX trade shots in 12 GHz fight
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; November 13, 2020
FCC Votes to Streamline Satellite Licensing Regulations
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; November 18, 2020
Telecom Italia commits to capacity on EUTELSAT KONNECT and KONNECT VHTS to expand high-speed broadband delivery
Satellite Evolution Group; November 16, 2020
Viasat Picks Up All Of Euro Broadband Services From Eutelsat… Including KA-SAT
Satnews;  November 19, 2020
Cambridge Broadband Networks launches A2/A3 VectaStar Flex to support spectrum use in North America
Satellite Evolution Group; November 16, 2020
Elon Musk's Starlink Can Bring High-Speed Internet to India by 2021. Here's What's Stopping Them
News 18; November 18, 2020
OneWeb ready to emerge from Chapter 11
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; November 19, 2020
The U.S. Senate Promotes Private Sector Development of Next-Generation Satellite-Based Technology to Deliver Broadband Connectivity to the Unconnected
PRNewswire; November 19, 2020

Policymakers oblige 5G satellite aspirants
Light Reading, Mike Dano; November 19, 2020
Is Fixed Wireless Access over 5G a threat to fibre?
TelecomTV, Ian Scales; November 13, 2020
5G: Touching Every Corner Of SATCOM — An NSR Analysis
Satnews; November 16, 2020
Giant space antenna designed to beam 5G to Earth
Network World, Patrick Nelson; November 18, 2020
Study: 5G economic opportunity proves resilient
Advanced Television; November 18, 2020
Microsoft’s 5G telecoms comeback
Financial Times, Chris Nuttall; November 16, 2020
Xilinx Collaborates With Texas Instruments to Develop Energy Efficient 5G Radio Solutions
Business Wire; November 18, 2020
Siemens Presents First Industrial 5G router; November 17, 2020
MFA Launches MulteFire 1.0 Certification Program to Support Interoperable Device Ecosystem for Private Wireless Networks
Business Wire; November 19, 2020
Anterix Officials: No Private LTE Contracts Yet, but Some Expected Soon
Radio Resource Media, Danny Ramey;  November 18, 2020
Celona Unveils Integrated Solution for CBRS-based Private LTE/5G Wireless with Microslicing Technology
The Fast Mode,  Ray Sharma; November 17, 2020
Companies to Provide Private 4G/5G and Core Solutions to Address the Automation & Orchestration of Next-Generation Networks
GlobeNewswire; November 17, 2020
HPE’s Aruba to sell CBRS private network solution
FierceWireless. Martha DeGrasse; November 17, 2020
Will Private 5G Networks Transform Enterprise Wireless?
The Fast Mode, David Callisch; November 16, 2020
Expert partnership to provide private LTE wireless services to Vale Industry 4.0 project
Engineer Live; November 16, 2020
What Will the Future Hold for Building and Campus Networks?
The Fast Mode, Ben Cardwell; November 18, 2020
Quortus announces 5G partnership with; appoints VP of Sales
Telecompaper;   November 20, 2020

Big Tech is leading the new space race. Here's why that's a problem
Salon, commentary by Peter Bloom & Steve Song; November 14, 2020
Mesh Networks Can Connect Us During Disasters (Commentary)
Government Technology, Daniela Perdomo; November 12, 2020
Staying connected when phones don't make the cut
ZDNet, Ross Rubin; November 11, 2020
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