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Mobile Satellite Users Association April 10, 2017
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MSUA MEMBER NEWS
 
Intelsat-OneWeb Merger: Enhanced Connections for Government Users
Space Daily; April 06, 2017
 
SeaTrade 2017: An Interview With Marlink's Tommy Dybvad
The Marine Executive, Tony Munoz; April 4, 2017
 
Panasonic defines NEXT platform-ecosystem IFEC model
Runway Girl Network, John Walton; April 4, 2017 
 
Here Is What’s NEXT
IF Express; April 4, 2017
 
Globalstar to Launch New Satellite Software Services Using Yippy’s Compression Technology
Globe Newswire; April 07, 2017
 
NavCom’s StarFire Network achieves centimeter-level accuracy without a base station
GPS World; April 3, 2017 
 
Star Wars at SoftBank
Bloomberg Opinion, Leila Abboud; April 7, 2017
 
Panasonic Avionics Announces Exclusive Partnership With M-Biz Global to Deliver Customizable Games Inflight; PRNewswire; April 4, 2017
 
Newtec's new tech speeds Panasonic in-flight connectivity; Arabian Aerospace OnLine; April 3, 2017 
 
ViaSat Unveils Second Generation Mobility Equipment to Deliver Fastest Speeds from a Satellite to an Aircraft
PR Newswire; April 4, 2017
 
ViaSat's satellite launch delayed due to civil unrest in French Guiana
San Diego Union Tribune; April 3, 2017 
 
ViaSat Sees Satellite In-Service By Year-End Despite Kourou Unrest
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Helen Massy-Beresford; April 6, 2017
 
Singapore Airlines Selects ViaSat's Document Management Software for Improved In-flight Safety and Compliance
Talk Satellite; April 4, 2017
 
Bridging the Digital Divide with a High Quality, Low-Cost, Timely Solution
Via Satellite, Jennifer A. Manner; April 3, 2017 
 
Honeywell and Iridium Keep Remote Workers Safe with Satellite Connectivity
IoT Evolution, Ken Briodagh; April 4, 2017
 
ORBCOMM To Support SATCOM Tracking for  Federal Bureau of Prisons
Satnews Daily; April 6, 2017
 
ORBCOMM launches US$250m bond for M&A and debt refinancing
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March 31, 2017 
 
eProcess to Leverage Intelsat Epic C-band Spot Beam Capabilities to Expand Banking Services Across Africa
Talk Satellite; March 30, 2017
 
SES Eyes New Way of Selling Its Satellite Services
Space.com Irene Klotz; March 30, 2017 
 
Inmarsat joins maritime digital disruption venture
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2017
 
Inmarsat steps closer to upgrading safety communications
Passenger Ship Technology, Martyn Wingrove; April 5, 2017
 
Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet
Sleek Money, John Miller; April 5, 2017
 
1,200 Long-Distance Runners in the 2017 MARATHON DES SABLES to use SPOT Gen3 for Safety and Tracking
StreetInsider; April 6, 2017
 
Bill Gates-backed satellite antenna company Kymeta raises $73.5M, total funding approaches $200M
GeekWire, Taylor Soper; April 6, 2017

SES and Thales Unveil Next-Generation Capabilities Onboard SES-17
Business Wire; April 4, 2017

 
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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
 
MARITIME
 
E-Nav Guideline Ready for Industry Feedback
The Maritime Executive; April 6, 2017
 
Europe starts search and rescue satellites
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 7, 2017
 
Dobroflot Fishing Fleet Stays Connected at Sea with Managed Satellite Services from Orange Business Services
Talk Satellite; April 5, 2017 
 
Shipping needs the modernisation of safety communications
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2017
 
Ecdis will be the brain of e-navigation
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 4, 2017 
 
Rock Seven launches world's smallest two-way satellite communications platform with integrated antenna
Satellite Evolution Group; April 4, 2017
 
Interview: KVH Industries' End-to-End Success Story
The Maritime Executive; April 6, 2017
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
SES Signs Additional Capacity Deal with Gogo for IFC over US and Canada
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; April 5, 2017 
 
Honeywell Introduces New Lightweight Satellite Communications System for Cockpit Safety
PR Newswire; April 4, 2017
 
Gilat talks strategy for developing China’s IFC market
Runway Girl Network, Chris Kjelgaard; April 4, 2017 
 
SES Shapes the Inflight Connectivity Market
Business Wire; April 4, 2017
 
Optus to Provide Satellite Capacity for Virgin Inflight Wi-Fi
APSCC; April 4, 2017
 
British Airways to launch inflight Internet this month
Australian Business Traveller, David Flynn | April 6, 2017
 
Qantas to start free inflight Internet trials on Friday April 7
Australian Business Traveller, David Flynn; April 5, 2017
 
Qantas and Virgin Australia's inflight internet WiFi battle
Executive Style, David Flynn; April 5, 2017
 
Airbus Selects Gogo to Supply High Bandwidth Connectivity Program
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 6, 2017
 
LAND

Ford to invest $1.2 billion in Canada, create Ottawa R&D centre
Canadian Plastics; April 1, 2017 
 
SES is Enabling Disaster Response and Connecting Affected Communities
SpaceWatch Middle East; April 4, 2017
 
C-COM Integrates NovelSat Modem With iNetVu(R) Mobile Antennas
Marketwired; April 4, 2017
 
Rugged Tablet, Meet Satellite Radio 
SatMagazine, Bob Ashenbreener (Durable Mobility Technologies); April 5, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 BROADBAND
 
New Products, Old Regulations: The Example of HTS
CircleID, Anna Guégan; April 6, 2017
 
NSR Finds Satellite Backhaul Increases Footprint in Telecom Ecosystem
Talk Satellite; March 27, 2017
   
Mobile LTE Co., Ltd. has submitted a 2300MHz spectrum beauty contest proposal to TOT.
Talk Satellite; April 3, 2017 
 
UAE’s XSAT Enters Long-Term Partnership With Yahsat At CABSAT 2017
Spacewatch Middle East; April 1, 2017 
 
Super Wi-Fi Could Finally Light Up Rural Areas With Broadband Internet
HotHardware, Rob Williams; April 03, 2017
 
Africa – centre of new space race era
BizCommunity (South Africa); April 3, 2017 
 
Moving to 5G: Spectrum as a shared resource
RCR Wireless News, Monica Paolini; APRIL 4, 2017
  
IOT/M2M
 
Why the internet of things needs eyes in the skies
TechRadar.pro, Jamie Carter; April 4, 2017
 
IoT DeviSe shipments Projected to Reach 530.1 million Units in 2022 According to Berg Insight
Satnews Daily; April 5, 2017
 
Telefonica seeks strong, open IoT ecosystem
Mobile World Live; April 3, 2017 
 
GOVERNMENT
 
Should broadband be included in the Trump infrastructure plan?
Washington Post, Blair Levin and Larry Downes; April 5, 2017 
 
Advantech Wireless receives follow-on order for X-band line of SATCOM GaN-based SSPAs and BUCs
Semiconductor Today; April 6, 2017
 
OTHER

Satellites are destined to become space junk. But in the future, we may be able to retool them.
KERA News, Julia Franz, Katie Hiler; April 1, 2017 
 
Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) Market Report – Differentiation to Keep Competition High through Forecast Period
Transparency Market Research; April 4, 2017
 
SES and Thales unveil next-gen connectivity plan
Space Daily; April 5, 2017
 
Satellite Backhaul “Crossing the Chasm”
Talk Satellite, Lluc Palerm-Serra, NSR; April 5, 2017 
 
 
 

 
 
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