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Mobile Satellite Users Association October 5,  2020
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MEMBER NEWS
 
Intellian announces new brand identity
The Digital Ship; September 29, 2020
 
STEP Electronics chosen as select partner with Kymeta in beta trial program for revolutionary mobile
Satellite Evolution Group; September 25, 2020
 
Intelsat to Delta: We can support free inflight Internet model
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; September 27, 2020
 
Isotropic Systems-SES Team to Demo Satellite Antenna Tech for Air Force, Army
ExecutiveBiz, Nichols Martin; September 28, 2020 
 
Paradigm’s SWARMGX VSAT Now Operates On The Inmarsat GX Network in Japan
SatNews Daily; September 29, 2020
 
IoT skills shortages block mining innovation, Inmarsat research discovers
Talk Satellite ; September 29, 2020
 
Kymeta u8 Terminal Receives Commercial Authorization from FCC for Q4 2020 Launch
Business Wire; September 29, 2020 
 
STEP Electronics chosen as Select Partner with Kymeta in Beta Trial Program for Revolutionary Mobile Connectivity Solution
Talk Satellite ; September 30, 2020
 
Nokia teams up with Speedcast to improve connectivity in remote locations
International Mining, Daniel Gleeson; September 29, 2020
 
Managing end-to-end data flow is the key to IoT success, says Speedcast
Satellite Evolution Group; September 30, 2020
 
Iridium launches asset management device, Iridium Edge
The Digital Ship; September 30, 2020
 
Globalstar : Satellite IoT Device Deployments for Relief Agencies Double in 12 months for Specialist Reseller Traksat
M2 PressWIRE; September 29, 2020
 
Envistacom, XipLink Work on Transport Virtualization Initiative
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; September 29, 2020 
 
Marlink and Quadrille extend their partnership to offer a news channel for seafarers
International Shipping News; October 1, 2020
 
Marlink remains largest retail VSAT service provider in 2019
The Digital Ship; September 29, 2020
 
SES Networks Expected To Show Growth + SpaceX Starlink Service Prospects
SatNews Daily;  September 30, 2020
 
How SatCom Stocks Could Jump onto the Radar
Journal Transcript,  Kyle Landeck; September 24, 2020 
 

 
 
 
FOR MSUA MEMBERS ONLY
 
October Mobility Marketing Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 15 – 11am East 
 
Enhancing the Customer Experience – How to create stickier customer relationships with customer advisory boards

In this session, Nickie Peters, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logicalis will share everything you need to know to develop a focus on the customer experience, how to obtain customer feedback you can use, the different types of customer advisory boards, how to set goals and make sure both you and your customers get value from the exchanges. She will also give expert advice on knowing who to invite and the where, when, how of building and hosting high-value customer advisory councils.
New!  Mobility News Section
Podcasts and Webinars


Got a podcast or webinar to share or recommend?  Email link to marketing@MSUA.org. 

 
FEATURED VIRTUAL EVENT -- STARTS TODAY!







October 6-8, 2020
  • One-on-one video chat with conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers
  • Connect with experts through mutual, common interest meetings
  • Find industry experts in sessions, exhibitions and through interest group search
  • 20% off registration for MSUA members - Use DISCOUNT CODE :  MSUA20 
  • MSUA to host a virtual booth - meet MSUA's upcoming new leadership team and learn about new MSUA offering
 
PODCASTS, WEBINARS & ONLINE EVENTS
 
Making Leaders: Rob Lyon, Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Flight Assurance, Maxar Technologies
SSPI Podcast (24:38 min)
Since joining Maxar, Rob has been a highly sought-after mentor in the company’s formal mentoring program for high potential employees. His mentees consistently develop improved business acumen and technical and leadership skills, leading to quicker promotions and greater employee retention.
 
2020 Satellite MarketCast Videos
Listen to audio podcasts with key satellite industry executives including:  
 
·      David Gelerman, CEO, Spacebridge; 
·      Lou Dubin, SVP-Product Marketing, Comtech EF Data; 
·      Bob Hansen, VP-Sales and Marketing, Terrasat; 
·      Steve Richeson, VP-Sales, Mission Microwave 
·      Semir Hassanaly, Head of Cellular Backhaul and Trunking, ST Engineering iDirect. 
 
Click here to listen to the podcasts.
 
Interviews with Key Executives at Satellite 2020 in Washington, D.C.
 
At Satellite 2020 in Washington, D.C. Satellite Markets and Research Editor-in-Chief Virgil Labrador interviewed key executives including 
 
Alexander Müller-Gastell, CEO-ND SatCom; 
Wilfried Megger, General Manager-SatService GmbH; 
Brian Billman, VP-Product Management, Isotropic Systems
Frane Milos, Head, Luxembourg office-Amphinicy Technologies and a Demo of  Amphinicy's Blink Software Solution
 
To view the videos, click on the aformentioned executive's name. 
 
For video interviews from previous shows,click here.
 
Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk
 “33 minutes with Juan de Dalmau” 
Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Juan de Dalmau, President of the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France . Juan de Dalmau will discuss education programs and network opportunities to be prepared for a career in the global space industry.
October  13, 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST.
 
Annapolis Micro Systems Inc
October 1st Webinar: SOSA, CMOSS, and More: The current and future state of U.S. efforts to standardize military embedded equipment in the RF and DSP domains This webcast will be held on October 1, 2020
2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT
Register here!
 
 
OTHER MOBILITY NEWS
MARKET INTELLIGENCE
 
Vertical Markets 
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
This airline will test you for COVID-19 so you can visit Hawaii without quarantining
Lonely Planet, Andrea Smith; September 30, 2020
 
COVID-19 Quarantines And Border Closures Continued Longer Than Anticipated
Aviation Week & Space Technology, October 01, 2020
 
Satcom Direct Opens Revamped Network Operations Center
Simple Flying, Joanna Bailey; October 1, 2020
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Agritech trends: Use of data science in agriculture
Your Story, Pankaj Rain; |September 29, 2020
 
Scaling digital agriculture innovations through start-ups
IOL. Com (South Africa), Faheem Khota; October 1, 2020
 
Brazil's Amazon sees nearly two-thirds more fires than last September
The Japan Times; October 2, 2020
 
Can global brands balance profits with the planet?
Reuters; September 28, 2020
 
 
IOT/M2M
 
Swarm Technologies reveals plan to connect devices for $5 per device per month
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; September 29, 2020
 
Kepler launches first internally produced satellites
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; September 29, 2020 
 
Intelligence Brief: Do manufacturers really need 5G, IoT?
Mobile World Live ; September 30, 2020
 
NanoAvionics launches second satellite for Lacuna Space’s growing IoT satellite constellation
Satellite Evolution Group; September 29, 2020
 
 
LAND
 
New Satellite-Powered Vegetation Management System from AiDash
GeoData Point; September 28, 2020 
 
UK’s first driverless car lab launches in Oxfordshire
UK News; September 30, 2020
 
Rohde & Schwarz to supply antenna test systems to CATARC 0
Automotive Testing Technology,  Lawrence Butcher; October 1, 2020
 
  
MARITIME
 
Satellite builders and launchers contracted for new C-band constellations
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; September 30, 2020
 
OceanSignal Extends EPIRBs Range To Meet Australian Standards
SatNews Daily; September 29, 2020
 
Phishing Penetration Test Measures Crew Vigilance
SatMagazine,  Mike McNally, GTMaritime;  October 1, 2020
 
Boat Telematics: Siren Marine provides an integrated solution.
Boating Magazine,  Jim Hendricks; October 1, 2020
 
Global Maritime Regulator Hit by Cyberattack
The Wall Street Journal, Costas Paris; October 1, 2020
 
Covid drives down passenger and offshore satcoms demand
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; October 1, 2020
 

GOVERNMENT
 
U.S. Military Space Agency Awards Space Laser Communications Contract
Forbes, Elizabeth Howell; October 2, 2020
 
For Global Operations, the ADF Needs An Adaptable Satellite Communications Network
Defence Connect (Australia); September 30, 2020
 
Interview: RDML Gallaudet Steers NOAA’s Path Toward Uncrewed Maritime Systems
Marine Technology News, Greg Trauthwein, Editor; September 18, 2020
 
GOVERNMENT
 
USDA Finances Intellisense’s Forest Fire-Fighting Satellite Sensing Tech Development
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill; October 2, 2020 
 
  
Suppliers
 
SATELLITES
  
KT Sat designing Ka-band HTS satellite for SE Asia, pins growth on backhaul & aero, maritime connectivity
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; Otober 1, 2020
 
Satcom to foster resilient digital systems
Phys.org, European Space Agency release; September 29, 2020
 
After O3b and OneWeb, Brian Holz starts Mangata Networks. Prime market: MNOs. Capex: Pay as you go
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; September 25, 2020
 
Swarm Announces Products and Pricing for World's Lowest-Cost Satellite Communications Network
Talk Satellite; September 29, 2020
 
Nelco partners Telesat to offer LEO satellite connectivity in India
ETTelecom ; September 30, 2020

Bankruptcy court approves OneWeb sale
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust ; October 2, 2020 

KT SAT Rolls Out First Public Demonstration of Satellite-5G Hybrid Router
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill; October 2, 2020 

 

 
ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS
 
Focus Telecom Introduces GPS Resilient Antenna Kit Built on infiniDome Technology
Business Wire; September 30, 2020
 
5G Antennas – Once A Booming Market Getting Back to Growth
The Daily Chronicle; October 1, 2020
 
ANYWAVES To Deliver Payload User Antennas To Thales Alenia Space For Omnispace Smallsats
SatNews Daily; September 27, 2020

ThinKom Touts Benefits of Interoperable Hybrid Antenna Solutions
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; September 29, 2020 
 
 

Adjacent Industry & Other
 
BROADBAND
  
Asian Development Bank went outside its usual box with investment in startup Kacific Broadband Satellite
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; September 28, 2020
 
NETGEAR launches Orbi tri-band WiFi 6 mesh system with built-in DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem
HelpNet Security; September 30, 2020
 
Norway leads Nordic-Baltic region for private fibre broadband subscription penetration in 2019
Telecompaper;   September 30, 2020
 
Satellite C-band/5G coexistence in SE Asia: Regulatory uncertainty still a problem even as deployment starts
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding’ September 30, 2020
 
Eutelsat wraps BigBlu purchase
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; October 1, 2020 

 
5G

Selecting The Correct 5G Spectrum
SatMagazine, HU Hai, AsiaSat; October 1, 2020
 
Microsoft unveils 5G/telco playbook with ‘Azure for operators’
CRN (Australia); September 29, 2020
 
3 Licensed Providers Launch Israel’s 5G Network Today
Jewish Press,  David Israel; September 29, 2020
 
BridgeComm Partners With Nokia to Develop Ultra-High-Speed Throughput Solutions
Business Wire; September 28, 2020
 
5G Wireless Network Design Relies on 3D Aerial Data
GIM International; September 25, 2020
 
Nokia adds ‘extreme automation’ capabilities to 4G/5G network slicing
FierceWireless,  Bevin Fletcher;  October 1, 2020 
  

PRIVATE NETWORKS
 
Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs
Cambridge Wireless; October 1, 2020
 
Private LTE delivers for shipping giant
FierceWireless, Martha DeGrasse;  Oct 2, 2020 8:38am
 
Trilogy plants 4G seeds in North Dakota farm
Light Reading, Mike Dano; September 30, 2020
 
Speedcast Deploys Nokia Industrial Private LTE/4.9G Solutions Globally
RealWire; September 29, 2020
 
Speedcast: 76% of IoT projects either stall or fail
Future IoT, Gigi Onag; October 1, 2020
 
Mavenir acquires ip.access to add 2G/3G support for open RAN
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven;  September 28, 2020 
 
Using 5G To Build Tomorrow’s Smart Cities, Today
PYMNTS;  September 29, 2020
 
Wireless Connectivity Lights the Path to Bank Branch Innovation
Global Banking  & Finance Review, Graham Brooks; October 1, 2020
 
 
OTHER
 
Virtual Reality: Looking to the Future of Telehealth
Managed Healthcare Executive, Asher Marks, MD; October 1, 2020
 
Analysts beef up C-band auction forecast to $26B - $35.2B range
FierceWireless,  Monica Alleven; September 25, 2020 
 
Always a bigger fish: new issue of Offshore Technology Focus out now
will Covid-19 spark a new wave of mergers and acquisitions, delivering net-zero with geospatial monitoring, tackling the oil and gas industry’s methane problem, and more.
Offshore Technology; September 29, 2020
 
Low-loss materials will benefit from rapid 5G market, finds IDTechEx report
Satellite Evolution Group; September 30, 2020
 
Is laser going to be the next telecoms frontier?
Independent Australia, Paul Budde; September 30, 2020
 
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