Mobile Satellite Users Association November 30,  2020
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With your 2021 membership renewal, you will receive a complimentary GOLD sponsorship of MSUA's NEW WEBCAST, The Pulse

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. Submit your application for membership today.


Be a Panelist on MSUA's The Pulse

We encourage you to get involved in The Pulse. Do you have a topic or panelist you would like to suggest? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? 

Learn how to become a panelist or suggest a topic for an upcoming episode.

Learn how to sponsor an upcoming episode of The Pulse.



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!
For more information, email
The Foundation Of Arctic Connectivity
Milsat Magazine, Scott Scheimreif, EVP, Iridium; November 14, 2020
IEC Telecom joins Thuraya for affordable digitalisation for all vessel types via new joint solution
Satellite Evolution Group; November 24, 2020
Intelsat and AMN recognized for accomplishments in closing the digital divide
Satellite Evolution Group; November 24, 2020
Remote Connectivity—Striking the Correct Business Case
SatMagazine, Semir Hassanaly, ST Engineering, iDirect; November 2020
SES’ Satellites’ Agility Achieved With ARC and Kythera Space Solutions
Satnews; November 24, 2020
Eutelsat and SES: a tale of contrasting fortunes
DigitalTV Europe, Stuart Thomson; November 25, 2020

ViaLite provides SES with cross-border solution
Satellite Evolution Group; November 27, 2020
Telemar scores vessel service contract for NSC-Group’s fleet
Seatrade Maritime News, Lee Hong Liang; November 26, 2020
Low-cost Connectivity Sees Boost in Activity
AIN Online, Matt Thurber;  November 23, 2020
IEC Telecom links with Thuraya to offer affordable digitalisation
The Digital Ship; November 26, 2020


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

New!  Mobility News Section
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!



Contact to speak or sponsor.

Podcast: 50 years of technology innovation
In this episode of the Ericsson News Podcast, we are speaking with Anders Fagerholt, an engineer at Ericsson who has worked at the company since 1973 and has seen, firsthand, nearly every generation of technology innovation of the past fifty years. Listen here
Riviera Maritime Media, Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week 
A series of daily webinars, each meticulously researched and organised in response to a Vessel Optimisation challenge, headache or opportunity. The webinars are designed to strike the right balance between transmission of key information and interaction with the expert panel assembled. Those who register will also receive copies of webinar materials post event.
Connectivity for remote management and support
Date: Monday 7 December - Time: 14:00-14:45 GMT
COVID-19 has accelerated the maritime industry’s uptake of remote management to keep vessels, crew, supply chains and cargo moving. New possibilities for these technologies are being found as well as challenges.
Onboard revolution: using predictive analytics to optimise asset maintenance
Date: Tuesday 8 December - Time: 13:00-13:45 GMT
Data-driven analytics is driving a revolution in onboard maintenance and performance optimisation. Powerful new ways are being applied to the monitoring of historical data, modelling, simulation, and failure probabilities to predict the useful life of onboard equipment. Our webinar brings together vessel operators, OEMs and system suppliers in the vanguard of this new revolution.
How The Cloud is delivering fleetwide benefits
Date: Wednesday 9 December - Time: 14:00-14:45 GMT
Higher bandwidths and improved global coverage mean the maritime industry is taking greater advantage of the business and operational advantages of The Cloud. Our webinar takes a case study-based approach that assesses current fleetwide cloud-based applications and critically assesses cost and connectivity issues.
Vessel optimisation in the age of low carbon shipping
Date: Thursday 10 December - Time: 14:00-14:45 GMT
This webinar will explore what it takes to optimise vessel performance and profitability in the age of low carbon shipping. Our panellists will critically assess technologies and tactics for energy efficient and compliant operations that also boost the bottom line.
Implementing an optimised ship culture
Date: Friday 11 December - Time: 13:00-13:45 GMT
Shipowners can only do so much to improve efficiency, but the workforce − both ashore and offshore − needs to act accordingly and use all tools on board for vessel optimisation and planning. This panel discussion focuses on the human element of digital transformation.
Military & Aerospace Electronics Webinars:
Examining the SOSA™ Power Envelope - Solving Power and Environmental Challenges in a System
Rounding our series of webinars explaining the various facets of the emerging SOSA™ open architecture standard, this session will focus on the evolution of the power envelope and requirements needed to build a mission platform.
Adopting and adding to the power standards defined in the VITA standards organization, SOSA makes the most of those definitions found in VITA 62 pluggable modules and cooling envelopes defined by VITA 47 and 48.x  (liquid, conduction, air).
This webinar will be held on December 15, 2020
2:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT
Register here!
Register today for FierceWireless 5G Blitz Week Fall,
a free virtual event taking place November 30-December 3rd.
Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

SKYTRAC Partners With Scandinavian Avionics
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady;  November 20, 2020
L2 Aviation Receives FAA STC Approval for Honeywell JetWave Ka-Band System Installations on Boeing 767 Aircraft
Aviation Pros; November 24, 2020
Airbus and OneWeb satellite production JV reactivated in Florida
Runway Girl Network,  Mary Kirby; November 21, 2020
New line-fit IFC option confirmed for A320 family
PAXEX.AERO,Seth Miller ; November 24, 2020
Boeing enters the wireless IFE market with Digital Direct
PAXEX.AERO,Seth Miller ; November 23, 2020
Dutch agritech startup uses satellite data to tackle deforestation & help companies achieve a more sustainable supply chain; raises €1.9M
Silicon Canals; November 25, 2020
Soil Sampling in the Big Data Era
No-Till Farmer, November 24, 2020
Innovative FinTech Startup Powers Mobile Engagement for Emerging Markets with 8x8
Business Wire; November 24, 2020
Overcoming the Digital Gap and Food Insecurity: a Complementary Target
Inter Press Service, Mario Lubetkin; November 27, 2020
IoT platforms and scale focus of connectivity as logistics sector ramps to meet demand
Connectivity Business; November 24, 2020
Swarm a step closer to IoT satellite net after NZ launch
Capacity Media, | Alan Burkitt-Gray; November 23, 2020
Miners’ adoption of new tech heaps up security threats
Financial Times, Sid Venkataramakrishnan; November 24, 2020
Satellite imagery used for electricity consumption forecasting in Africa for the first time in new service
PRNewswire; November 24, 2020
Rail Antennas Updated for Multi-Constellation GNSS
Inside GNSS; November 26, 2020
Shanghai's first unmanned farm
CGTN, Zong Shukang; November 27, 2020
Telenor's acquisition boosts ship connectivity
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; November 24, 2020
Successful orbit of BRO-2 and BRO-3, Unseenlabs' new maritime geolocation nano-satellites
Satellite Evolution Group; November 20, 2020
OneOcean releases the next generation of Docmap
The Digital Ship; November 23,  2020
Spliethoff seeks communications mix for IoT fleet rollout
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; November 27, 2020
F/V Phone home: Satphones, apps, text-only and emergency options expand for fishermen in an increasingly connected world
National Fisherman, Paul Molyneaux November 24, 2020

Wallem Shipmanagement appoints Navigate Response to deliver crisis communications support
The Digital Ship; November 25,  2020

U.K. Picks Ex-Reuters COO to Lead OneWeb as it Exits Bankruptcy
Bloomberg , Thomas Seal and Alex Morales; November 20, 2020
Integrasys awarded with a 1,5M€ ESA project for interference cancellation and removal technology
Satellite Evolution Group; November 25, 2020
Staying connected when the world falls apart: How carriers keep phones working
Union Journal, William Derringer; November 23, 2020
Israel's next satellite: A smartphone in space
Israel Hayom, Yaakov Lappin; November 26, 2020

To the Maximum: NXTCOMM’s New AeroMax Antenna Will Have Reduced Interference
APEX Magazine, Howard Slutsken; November 23, 2020 
Literally Tearing Apart A SpaceX Starlink Antenna
Hacakaday, Tom Nardi; November 25, 2020
GMV to Develop Galileo Second Generation Ground Segment,
Via Satellite Annamarie Nyirady;  November 24, 2020
MDA Receives CSA Funding to Advance Critical Space Technologies
PRNewswire; November 24, 2020

To boost its military space business, Lockheed Martin turns to commercial players
SpaceNews, Sandra Erwin; November 23, 2020
SMCs SpEC—Partnerships to Innovate at the Speed of Relevance
Increasing collaboration between the U.S. government and industry partners
MilSat Magazine; November 6, 2020
Thales Appoints Chris Pogue as New Managing Director of Canadian Defence & Security Business
Globe Newswire; November 23, 2020
United States Government Awards Gilat Additional Multi-Million-Dollar Contract for Military Communications Program
Talk Satellite ; November 24, 2020
UK Broadband industry surprised by government spending review
Satellite Evolution Group ; November 26, 2020
Billions in private funding for UK broadband drive put at risk
Samford Crimson; November 27, 2020

Eutelsat Kicks Off The Retail Distribution Of konnect Satellite Broadband
Satnews; November 23, 2929
After false starts with OneWeb & Telesat LEO, EU Commission asks industry for broadband constellation proposal
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 24, 2020
Spacecom, Paratus provide broadband in Africa via AMOS-17
Advanced Television; November 25, 2020
No more jungle treks for internet as Sarawak community gets satellite broadband
Malay Mail; November 25, 2020
Rocket Lab to launch satellite for Japanese company Synspective
SatellitePro Middle East; November 24, 2020
Not possible to fulfil broadband goals without satellite internet: DoT official
Medianama (India); November 24, 2020
US looks to open up 17GHz, 27GHz spectrum for satellite broadband
EeNews Europe; Nick Flaherty; November 23, 2020
Broadband Forum Launches 3 New Specs for 5G, FCC Rural Auction Winds Down, Connected Nation Goes K-12
Broadband Breakfast, Liana Sowa; November 23, 2020
Three costly common misunderstandings about 5G
Cambridge Network; November 25, 2020
Just The Facts: T-Mobile Weighs In On 5G, Will Townsend and Anshel Sag; November 20, 2020
France: Orange launching 5G network next week
Advanced Television; November 26, 2020
Singtel launches Liquid-X integrated software-defined platform to simplify cloud network management
Satellite Evolution Group; November 25, 2020
Beeline tests private LTE network at nuclear power company TVEL
Telecompaper; November 24, 2020
MTS and Polymetal to launch Russia’s first commercial 5G-ready dedicated network with Ericsson; November 23, 2020
Nokia and A1 to Provide Private Wireless Network for Siemens Renewable Energy Microgrid
Energy Industry Review; November 25, 2020
John Deere to use CBRS for private 5G networks in its factories
Light Reading, Sue Marek; November 20, 2020
Ericsson teams up with Chunghwa Telecom to connect Ørsted offshore wind farms
Zacks Equity Research; November 26, 2020
Quortus announces 5G partnership with; appoints VP of Sales
Telecompaper; November 20, 2020
Startup Xcom looks to test advanced MIMO using open RAN
Light Reading, Mike Dano; November 24, 2020
Private networks to witness kick as digital thread and twin technologies materialise
Connectivity Business; November 26, 2020

SWIR Imaging in Space
SatMagazine, Mark Donaghy, VP, Raptor Photonics, November 14, 2020
Zed Factor Fellowship for Underrepresented Aerospace Professionals Launches
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; November 24, 2020
ESA and ClearSpace SA sign contract for world’s first debris removal mission
Satellite Evolution Group; November 25, 2020
Irish projects using space technology now deployed to respond to COVID-19; November 23, 2020
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