Mobile Satellite Users Association November 16,  2020
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November 16, 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 7, and you will automatically receive your GOLD The Pulse sponsorship that won't expire until the end of 2021.

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New members receive a complimentary SILVER sponsorship of MSUA's The Pulse. Become a new MSUA member by December 7 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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SpaceX, Telesat, SES and Iridium Talk Constellation Markets and Competition
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett ; November 10, 2020
Intelsat inherits ~$600 million in binding contract obligations to SES, Hispasat, others when Gogo purchase closes
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 12, 2020
Intelsat Government Segment Sees 13% Growth in Q3
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett;  November 6, 2020
Intelsat: 66% of our $15.1 billion in debt is subject to ‘compromise’ in ongoing Chapter 11 process
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 9, 2020
Inland cellular brings critical 4G broadband to rural areas using Intelsat cellular backhaul
Business Wire; November 13, 2020
Yahsat announces PMO for Thuraya 4-NGS satellite programme
Satellite Evolution Group; November 9, 2020
SES and Gilat expand partnership with multi-million-dollar follow-on order for high-speed modems
Satellite Evolution Group; November 9, 2020
SES and Intelsat CEOs Clash on Approaches to Serving IFC Market
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; November 9, 2020
ORBCOMM Launches Next-Generation, Dual-Mode ST 9100 Terminal for Diverse IoT Applications
GlobeNewswire; November 10, 2020
Kobelco Partners with Iridium to Enable Truly Global Remote Asset Tracking for Fleet Management Systems
Talk Satellite; November 11, 2020
Marlink to supply connectivity for Arctic climate project
The Digital Ship; November  11, 2020

Program Management Office Opened By Thuraya For The Firm’s Thuraya-4 NGS Sat
Satnews; November 11, 2020
Kobelco Uses Iridium Connectivity for Global Remote Asset Tracking
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 11, 2020
Crew welfare innovation challenge won by Canary Sentinel and workrest fatigue management solution
SeaNesws; November 12, 2020
Beam gets a boost on Kogan tie-up for outback comms device
Stockhead, Sam Jacobs; November 12, 2020
November MSUA Member Update Meeting
Thursday, November 19 – 11am East
Get the latest in MSUA Member news and opportunities

Hear about the latest member benefits and opportunities to participate in MSUA advisory groups and more!

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

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Don't worry if you missed The Pulse Autonomous Edge Jam Session last week it is now available on demand.
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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!
Podcast: Interview With Space Development Agency Director
Jen DiMascio Steve Trimble Lee Hudson November 10, 2020
Space Development Agency (SDA) director Derek Tournear joins Aviation Week editors on Check 6 to discuss how its system of space tracking and transport satellites will revolutionize the U.S. military and the challenges it will face along the way. (35:34)
Don't miss a single episode. Subscribe to Aviation Week's Check 6 podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Play. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review.
FierceWireless Webinars
Harvesting True Breakthroughs in Rural Broadband Tech
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 12pm ET / 9am PT | Presented by: Tarana
In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn how collaboration between Wisper Internet, Tarana, and Google validated true breakthroughs in fixed wireless that surpass 5G and enable whole new classes of rural service, changing the stakes for CAF-II and RDOF deployments. Register Now!
How to build a CBRS network and transform industry
Recorded on Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 2pm ET / 11am PT | Presented by: Cambridge Consulting & Geoverse
CBRS will see many new organizations become their own connectivity providers, enabling new solutions and business models that create huge value. But where do you start?   
This webinar provides a practical guide for CBRS spectrum holders, vendors and end-users looking to deploy private cellular networks for business transformation. Register now. 
Keysight Talks Standards
Presented by: Keysight Technologies
Launching tomorrow’s next great product means staying on top of evolving technology standards. Tune in to Keysight Talks Standards for 30-minute discussions with experts providing the latest and greatest information on cellular, automotive, and data center infrastructure standards.

EMSTA and SIG host joint seminar on space debris
The Engineering, Maths, Science and Technology Association (EMSTA CIC) and the Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) will be hosting a joint seminar on space debris. The seminar, taking place virtually on 18th November 2020, is open to anyone, especially industry professionals, students and young people interested in STEM subjects.
Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
American Airlines goes direct with monthly Wi-Fi plans
Runway Girl Network, Jason Rabinowitz; November 12, 2020
After testing, Hughes is ready to produce HeloSat communications system
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; November 9, 2020
New SESAR Project to Test Nokia 4G/5G Connectivity for Controller to Pilot Data Communications
Aviation Today, Woodrow Bellamy III; November 9, 2020
Getting connected: how will airports benefit from 5G?
Airport Technology, Frances Marcellin; November 12, 2020
5G networks could affect plane radars and cause crashes, experts warn
The Sun (UK), Kara Godfrey; November 11, 2020
Panasonic Avionics names Hernan Abbes as Vice President, Global Sales
Satellite Evolution Group; November 11, 2020
Measuring The Importance Of Inflight WiFi Post-COVID
Simple Flying, Joanna Bailey; November 12, 2020
Aviation leaders debate solutions to rebuild confidence in industry's largest live broadcast event
Satellite Evolution Group; November 11, 2020
Airline passenger survey reveals changing post-Covid travel preferences 0
Aircraft Interiors International,  Adam Gavine;  November 11, 2020
Global Eagle open to collaborating on GX+ North America solution
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; November 10, 2020
Aireon Announces Strategic Partnership with The Federal Aviation Administration
Air Traffic; November 13, 2020

Nanoracks StarLab space farming center: Greening Earth’s deserts to do the same with the red planet
Satellite Evolution Group; November 10, 2020
Govt readies database to ease farm economy
Hindustan Times, Zia Haq; November 12, 2020

HiSky Uses AMOS-17 Satellite Capacity to Launch IoT Services
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 10, 2020
IoT standardisation efforts recognised as oneM2M awards industry contributors
Satellite Evolution Group; November 9, 2020
Right recipe for smart: add a pinch of AI to the IoT
E&T Magazinw,  Caroline Hayes; November 11, 2020
Lantronix Launches Connectivity Services to Simplify Connecting IoT Fleets and Remote Environments to Global and North American Carrier Cellular Networks
GlobeNewswire; November 11, 2020
Lacuna Space continues to grow IoT constellation with an equatorial satellite
Space Daily; November 10, 2020
IoT goes: 5G, whiz
DC Velocity, Ben Ames; November 11, 2020
oneM2M advances global common standards cause with EU-funded InDiCo project partnership
Satellite Evolution Group; November 13, 2020
Spacecom wins contract to supply communications to Senegal's La Poste
Telecompaper;  November 11, 2020
When the Rules Get Ahead of the Data, There Is Nowhere To Hide
Journal of Petroleum Technology, Jim Crompton, Colorado School of Mines; November 10, 2020

"Maritime digital transformation takes stable connectivity,” says KebNi ahead of CABSAT 2020
Satellite Evolution Group; November 6, 2020
Navigating digital transformation relies on stable connectivity, says KebNi COO
The Digital Ship; November 9, 2020
Seamlessly integrate your ships into the corporate network with Maritime Connect
Riviera Maritime Media,  November 10, 2020
MSC rolls out 8x8 cloud communications platform
The Digital Ship; November 10, 2020
GPS Unreliability
MarineLink, commentary by Bryant, Dennis; November 10, 2020

China puts “6G” test satellite into orbit
Mobile World Live ; November 9, 2020
DSA Global Summit 2020 unites industry leaders to accelerate spectrum sharing
Satellite Evolution Group; November 6, 2020
Omnispace Selects Exolaunch to Deliver Two Next-Generation Satellites
InsideNOVA;  November 10, 2020
Saturn partners with Ananth Technologies to launch Nationsat satellites for the Indian market
Satellite Evolution Group; November 10, 2020
Omnispace selects Exolaunch to deliver two next satellites
Space Daily, November 11, 2020
Raytheon to acquire small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies
SpaceNews, Sandra Erwin; November 10, 2020
Space-Based Innovation: What Now And What Next?,; November 9,  2020

First Antenna In-Orbit for Oxford Space Systems
Tlk Satellite; November 11, 2020
NXTCOMM Defense Division Formed to Support Military Communications Imperative
Talk Satellite; November 11, 2020

BAE Systems Secures $94M Contract to Deliver Advanced Tech to Navy
SeaPower Magazine ; November 10, 2020
NXTCOMM Defense Division Formed to Support Military Communications Imperative
Talk Satellite; November 11, 2020
Spectra Group In AWE… 2020, That Is…
Satnews; November 11, 2020
L3Harris to Supply Handheld Tactical Radios to Air Force Under Navy Delivery Order
CovCon Wire, Jane Edwards November 10, 2020
Four Failures of the FCC’s Broadband Policy, According to University of Virginia Professor
Broadband Breakfast, Jericho Casper; November 12, 2020
Should the U.S. Change How It Doles Out Airwaves for 5G?
Wall Street Journal, Ryan Tracy; November 10, 2020
Ovzon introduces Ovzon GO, a new offering for mobility broadband
Talk Satellite; November 11, 2020
Utilizing Spectrum To Its Maximum Potential Relies On the Hard Work of Spectrum Engineers
Broadband Breakfast, Jericho Casper; November 8, 2020
Trudeau promises to connect 98% of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026
CBC News; November 09, 2020
Canadian Government Pays Telesat $462 Million for Rural LEO Constellation Services
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; November 9, 2020
Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa
TechCrunch, Darrell Etherington; November 10, 2020
Alphabet's Internet-providing balloons flew a record 312 days
The Hindu, Abhishek Chatterjee; November 6, 2020
Paratus Selects Star Solutions for Virtualized LTE Core Network
EIN Presswire; November 12, 2020

Report: 5G’s ‘staggering energy demands’
Advanced Television; November 11, 2020
Nokia delivers private 5G network to MYNXG for secure IoT solutions development
GlobeNewswire; November 10, 2020
Even with the 5G era still nascent, 6G wars have already begun (UK); November 11, 2020
Dish on Track to Sell 5G Wireless Service Starting Next Quarter
Bloomberg News, Scott Moritz, November 6, 2020
10 ways 5G will revolutionize broadcasting
5Gradar,  Steve McCaskill; November 9, 2020
IBM is building a telco cloud 5G ecosystem focused on enterprise enablement
RCR Wireless , Sean Kinney; November 10, 2020
5G (continued)
Qualcomm Ventures invests in four tech startups to build 5G ecosystem
FierceWireless, Bevin Fletcher; November 10, 2020
Private 5G Takes a Wild Turn with DoD
NoJitter, Michael Finneran; November 09, 2020

Private 5G Networks Are Bringing Bandwidth Where Carriers Aren’t
Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims; November 7, 2020
T-Mobile Expands $50 4G LTE Home Internet To 130 Additional Cities, 5G Coming In 2021
Hot Hardware, Brandon Hill; November 09, 2020
Paratus selects Star Solutions for virtualized LTE core network
Telecompaper;   November 12, 2020
Private wireless network enhances security at Port of Long Beach
FierceWireless, Martha DeGrasse; November 9, 2020
Cellwize Closes $32M Series B Round To Bring in the Age of 5G
Dallas Innovates, Alex Edwards; November 9, 2020
Nokia Spurs 5G Campus Network Deployments With A1 Tie-Up
Zacks Equity Research; November 10, 2020
Private wireless designed to offer the ‘best of both worlds’
TelecomTV, Ian Scales; November 10, 2020
Eutelsat Hires Thales Exec Pascal Homsy as CTO
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett; November 10, 2020
China's Testing 6G Tech After Sending 'World's 1st 6G' Satellite Into Orbit
IndiaTimes, Sarthak Dogra; November 11, 2020
Space insurers hoping to break even after recent losses
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; November 10, 2020
What will a Biden presidency mean for the tech industry? (UK), Ellen Daniel; November 12, 2020
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