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Mobile Satellite Users Association August 28,  2017
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MOBILITY AND MSUA MEMBER NEWS
 
From Boeing to SpaceX: 11 companies looking to shake up the satellite space
FierceWireless Monica Alleven; August 21, 2017 
 
As NEXT rolls out, Iridium vows it will never compete with partners
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; August 24, 2017 
 
Dejero Exec on Intelsat Partnership to Better Serve Broadcasters
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 25, 2017
 
Intelsat’s Spengler joins UN broadband initiative
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; August 24, 2017 
 
Panasonic Avionics appoints David Bartlett as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Satellite Evolution Group; August 23, 2017
 
Hughes to launch 25Mbps satellite broadband in Colombia
Telecompaper; August 25, 2017 
 
Hughes targets growth in Americas with powerful new satellite
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; August 17, 2017 
 
Preparations advance for Intelsat and BSat launch
Broadband TV News, Robert Briel; August 21, 2017 
 
Harris' $50 Billion Multi-Award to Provide Network Services for General Services Administration
Satnews Daily; August 22, 2017
 
SpeedCast International Ltd high capacity and distribution services provided to Iquitos
Satellite Evolution Group; August 24, 2017
 
OneWeb Satellite Internet Project Status Update
CircleID, Larry Press;  August 24, 2017 
 
Wyler: OneWeb ready to solve the ultimate connectivity problem
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes;  September-October 2017;  
 
Poor mobile reception and wi-fi security fears on UK trains stopping commuters shopping and working
Internet Retailing, Paul Skeldon; August 21, 2017
 
ViaSat Successfully Live Streamed Solar Data for NASA During the August 21 Solar Eclipse
PR Newswire; August 24, 2017,
 
Technology Boost Coming For Air Traffic Controllers
Aviation Week & Space Technology, John Croft; August 25, 2017 
 
The Space Revolution is Being Led by More than Musk and Bezos
Futurism, Karla Lant; August 22, 2017
 
John Deere Introduces New Automated Combines
Stackyard; August 21, 2017

Marlink's Maritime President Discusses the Future of Communication
Marinelink.com, Greg Trauthwein; August 16, 2017 
 
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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
  
MARITIME
 

Emerging Marine Electronics Market Is Witnessing Substantial Growth in All Major Regions
Digital Journal; August 22, 2017 
 
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
New Gulfstream Service Enhances In-Flight Connectivity
Aviation Today, Amy Kluber; August 22, 2017
           
Race is on as inflight connectivity providers take it to the MAX
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; August 20, 2017
 
Alaska Airlines It's a Go for Gogo's Inflight Wi-Fi Service for Boeing and Airbus Fleet
Satnews Daily; August 23, 2017
 
Qantas to accelerate in-flight Wi-Fi rollout
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; August 25, 2017
 
 
LAND

Southwire Tracking System Improves Materials Management for Utilities
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 23, 2017
 
NSR report projects satellite ground segment reaching $158 billion in next decade
Satellite Evolution Group; August 21, 2017 
 
UAVs and crop scouting. Are they worth it?
CountryGuide, Claire Stanfield; August 23, 2017
 
Intel just admitted that people don’t trust self-driving cars
Fast Company; August 24, 2017
 
 
BROADBAND
 
Operators gear up to test 5G technology
Phnom Penh Post, Cam McGrath; August 22, 2017
 
Simplicity, mobile data key to Vodafone’s NBN offerings
Computerworld (Australia), Rohan Pearce; August 22, 2017  
 
SIA Conference to Focus on Role of Satellites in Deployment of 5G Connectivity and Broadband
Globe Newswire; August 24, 2017
 
The 5G MoNArch project will test-drive real-world 5G applications, network slicing
FierceWireless,Tara Seals; August 24, 2017 
 
 
 
IOT/M2M
 
Internet of Things startup Helios Wire raises $4 million for satellites
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; August 22, 2017
 
Canada’s Helios Wire orders Russian Soyuz rocket for 30-satellite IoT constellation
Satellite Finance ,Craig Barner; August 23, 2017– 636 words
 
Telenor and Huawei conduct successful ‘Lean BCCH’ trials
India Asia News Service; August 24 2017
 
Report shows that AI is more important to IoT than big data insights
ZDNet, Eileen Brown; August 24, 2017
 
M2M Satellite Communication Market Share, Growth by Top Company, Geographical Region, Application, Driver, Trends & Forecast from 2017-2022
Daily News KS; August 24, 2017
 
 
GOVERNMENT
 
US Air Force seeks smallsat owner, launch provider help to avoid orbital chaos
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; August 25, 2017
 
 
REGULATORY
 
In-orbit testing of Sky and Space Global's three nano-satellites has concluded, with messages transmitted for 2000km within the constellation, ahead of commercial trials.
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; August 21, 2017 
 
5G Americas announces new report on Regulatory Policies and Spectrum
Telecom Reseller; August 23, 2017
 

OTHER
 
Communications Satellite Market Emerging Trends and New Technologies Research 2017 to 2022
Apex News; August 25, 2017 
 
HEICO Corporation Signs Agreement to Buy AeroAntenna Technology, Inc.
Talk Satellite; August 18, 2017
 
ICEYE Clearly Sees $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Mircosatellite Constellation
Satnews Daily; August 23, 2017
 
Sky and Space Global secures big contract with Sat-Space Africa
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; August 24, 2017
 
Descartes Labs raises $30 million for data refinery
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; August 24, 2017 
 
Breakthrough could make quantum data transmission a reality
FierceWireless,Tara Seals ;August 24, 2017 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS


The symposium will explore innovations and changes that are expected to cause major disruption to the established satellite marketplace.  
 

Mobile Satellite Connectivity | October 3 at 8:00am

At few points in history have the tea leaves of mobile connectivity been more difficult to read. HTS & traditional satellite internet providers potentially face significant competition from new constellations offering wider coverage and comparable connectivity. What role could “mothership” type satellites play in terms of constellation management? Ground equipment is facing similar disruption with the seemingly near term introduction of flat panel antennas. What does the future of mobile connectivity hold? How will satellite be an integral component of the 5G and terrestrial wireless world of the future? What does the broadband connection of tomorrow look like?

ModeratorCatherine Melquist, President Mobile Satellite Users Association
SpeakerDr. Kambiz Aghili, CEO, Blue Sky Network
SpeakerPierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast
SpeakerDavid Bruner, Vice President, VP, World Wide Sales & Marketing, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
SpeakerJoshua Marks, EVP Connectivity, Global Eagle
SpeakerJoel Thompson, Vice President and General Manager – Terrestrial Business Unit, Iridium

Conference Date:  October 2 - 3, 2017
Location: Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. 
Registration:  Use code MSUA2017 for a 15% registration discount.  

For more information click here.  
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IoT: Tapping into the World’s Most Profound Communication Tools – Easy as Delivering a Pizza 

The world is changing before our eyes. Unleashing broadcast, and the new generation of multicast tools, is vital to tapping into the exponential growth in the connected car and IoT markets. The way content is consumed and shared has already changed dramatically. To deliver content how, when and where people want to consume it, reinvention of your delivery methods is essential to keep pace with increasing expectations and demands. Learn how flat panel satellite antennas are making the most profound communications tools as easy to use as delivering a pizza.  Get an eye-opening view of the world of communications, including insights into LEO satellite constellations, where the connected car and IoT markets are really headed, and how delivering piping hot content will get easier and faster.
 
Moderator:  Catherine A. Melquist, President Mobile Satellite Services & SVP Sage Communications
Keynote Speaker:  Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Kymeta

Event:  Wednesday, October 18,  1:20 - 1:50pm.
Conference Dates:  October 18 - 19, 2017
Location:  Javitz Convention Center, NYC
Registration:  Register for the event and use code EP11.  
  
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