Mobile Satellite Users Association October 30,  2017
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Upcoming Event:  VSAT Congress -- Join the Discussion!
Catherine A. Melquist 
MSUA partner organization, the Global VSAT Forum, is hosting together with Comsys, a two-day VSAT Congress on November 14 and 15 in Washington, DC at the offices of Jones Day, 300 New Jersey Avenue., N.W., Washington, DC 20001.

Industry leaders will be gathering for a series of CEO keynotes, presentations, and open-forum panel sessions, to examine and discuss issues related to the successful roll-out of next-generation broadband technologies and applications. As mobility will be a key topic throughout the program, MSUA members and members of the satellite mobility community, are encouraged to take part. Additionally, the following MSUA members will be among the many speakers making up this program:  
  • Pradman Kaul, President, Hughes
  • Mark Dankberg, CEO, ViaSat
  • Kevin Steen, CEO, iDirect
  • Steve Good, Senior VP, Satellite Operators & Mobility, Comtech EF Data
  • Andy Lucas, Senior VP, Premium Enterprise, Comtech EF Data
  • Mark Brady, Founder, Clarke Belt 2.0
  • Richard Hadsall, VP Global Network Operations, Kymeta
  • Sampath Ramaswami, Senior Director, Strategy & Marketing, Hughes
  • PJ Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast
MSUA members are eligible for a $100 discount off general registration rates.  To register and learn more about the event program, visit  

Now on to Mobility News!
 Moving Forward.  Smarter Together.  

Globalsat Group has been authorized by the FCC to provide telecommunications services in the US; October 26, 2017
ViaSat, Intelsat, OneWeb cite access to spectrum as big concern
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; October 25, 2017 
OneWeb's Greg Wyler: our new high-performance satellite technologies put us on "cusp of bridging the digital divide"
PR Newswire; October 25, 2017
Satellite Technology Vital to Delivering Affordable Connectivity and Driving Future Innovation, Intelsat CEO Tells Senate Committee
Business Wire; October 25, 2017 
Headwinds still stiff for Intelsat with so-so results, slow Epic ramp and questions about C-band initiative
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; October 27, 2017 
Intelsat Helps Restore Comms to Disaster-Stricken Islands in the Caribbean
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; October 27, 2017
Security Flaws in Inmarsat Maritime Platform Revealed by IOActive
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; October 26, 2017 
Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom demonstrate European Aviation Network satellite and ground integration in flight
Get Connected; October 26, 2017
Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; October 23, 2017
ViaSat Threatens Lawsuit Over Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; October 27, 2017 |
U.S. Department of Navy 'Re-Ups' with Harris' Radios for Five Year $765 Million 
Satnews Daily; October 23, 2017
Satellite network providers say they’re acting in advance of Cyber security global standards
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; October 23, 2017
Globalstar Satellite Tech Helps Prevents Reindeer Train Strikes in Norway
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; October 24, 2017
Comtech Awarded $7.5 Million Order from U.S. Army to Provide Troposcatter Equipment
Business Wire; October 24, 2017 
Comtech receives $2.1 million order from state of Maryland for information technology support
Satellite Evolution Group; October 27, 2017
Will Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Internet Service Providers Succeed?
CircleID, Larry Press; October 24, 2017 
Iridium Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Results; Updates 2017 Outlook
Globe Newswire; October 26, 2017 
Cobham Wireless and AT&T's Cool School Coverage at Largest U.S. High School
Satnews Daily; October 25, 2017
Speedcast Launches Speedcast TV On Demand™ to Enhance Onboard Passenger and Crew Experience
Talk Satellite; October 25, 2017
e3 and Kymeta On the Importance of Staying Connected at Sea (video); October 25, 2017
Thales announces new security-as-a-service for centralized control of encryption keys used for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services
PRNewswire; October 26, 2017
Top read articles of last week's Mobility News - In case you missed them!

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Hyundai commits to Intellian VSAT
Digital Ship; October,26 2017 
UK Electronic Solutions Inks Deal with Dalby Offshore
MarineLink, Michelle Howard; October 24, 2017
Yahsat satellite delay punts Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa growth to 2019
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; October 26, 2017
Videotel adds cyber training programme
Digital Ship; October 26, 2017
Seafarers must get cyber security training
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; October 25, 2017 
Gogo to provide inflight connectivity to LATAM Brazil
GetConnected; October 24, 2017
As 2Ku take-up grows, Gogo also sees momentum in BizAv with 4G ATG
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; October 25, 2017
Qatar Airways Exec: Connectivity Providers Are Confusing Airlines
October 23, 2017 – Via Satellite, Mark Holmes 
ST Electronics Brings Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB to Singapore Using Remote Control Instead of a Tower
Satnews Daily; October 23, 2017
In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Industry to reach $8.5bn by 2024
Military Technologies, Chetan Chaane; October 23, 2017
Nav Canada's ambitious plan – a satellite network to track planes around the world
Skies Magazine, Lisa Gordon; October 24, 2017
Mini Modules: New Packaging is Coming for Avionics
Avionics, Woodrow Bellamy III; October 24, 2017
Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft Hardware Certified for Helicopters
October 25, 2017 – Via Satellite, Kendall Russell – 204 words 
Working Toward In-Flight Connectivity Standardization
APEX Insight, Seth Miller October, 25 2017 
Bombardier equips Global 6000 with Ka-band at Biggin Hill
Get Connected; October 26, 2017
C-COM's Flyaway and Driveaway iNetVu to be Featured at OilComm 2017
Satnews Daily; October 23, 2017
The Connected Car and Where Satellite Fits In
October 23, 2017 – Via Satellite, Roger Lanctot – 1656 words
Newtec Boosts Banking and Backhaul in Mozambique
Talk Satellite; October 24, 2017 
How Satellite Connectivity Can Close the Income Disparity Gap
Tech Financials (South Africa), Farhad Khan, Yahsat; October 23, 2017 
Telenor Myanmar takes 4G coverage to 29 cities
Mobile World Live; October 23, 2017 
5G Americas President on Mobile Carriers in a 5G Ecosystem
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; October 23, 2017 
The Road to 5G: Historical Milestones
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill; October 23, 2017
Space-Based And Upper-Atmosphere Communications Key To Sustainable Development
Spacewatch Middle East; October 23, 2017 
ACMA announces 5G spectrum plan
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; October 26, 2017
ArianeGroup futurist sees smallsat standardization as key for timely launch
SpaceNews, Tereza Pultarova; October 25, 2017
Euroconsult Publishes Their Expert Analysis of L-Band, IoT and M2M Markets
Satnews Daily; October 23, 2017
Internet of Things to play a leading role helping mining industry improve environmental monitoring
Satellite Evolution Group; October 26, 2017
Highs and lows: FCC would hurt rural areas by redefining broadband internet
Watertown Daily Times; October 26, 2017 
FCC Action May Delay Deployment of 5G and Industrial IoT Applications and Services Under Innovative New Spectrum Sharing Regime in 3.5 GHz Band
Lexology, K.C. Halm, Tajma Rahimic; October 24 2017

Google using O3b satellites to connect Project Loon over Puerto Rico
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; October 23, 2017 
European Commission selects HPS-led consortium for large deployable antenna development
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding October 24, 2017 
Cyber Expert Laura Galante on Where Politics and Cybersecurity Collide
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; October 24, 2017 
How close are high-altitude platforms to competing with satellites?
SpaceNews, Tereza Pultarova October 26, 2017 
Saudi Arabia is investing $1 billion in Virgin Galactic and its spinoff companies
The Verge, Loren Grush; October 26, 2017

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