Mobile Satellite Users Association February 24,  2020
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Award submissions are in!  Good luck to this year's contestants and we look forward to celebrating the 2020 innovation on March 10th.
Join us!


MSUA'S SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Mark Matossian
Chief Executive Officer, ICEYE US subsidiary of ICEYE
and formerly of Special Projects at Google


After starting his career working on satellite constellations, Dr. Mark Matossian thought he left aerospace for Silicon Valley startups and Google, only to discover it led him back to working on the same foundational principles being used in the next generation of satellite constellations!  Hear Dr. Matossian share his insider perspective on Silicon Valley, the digital transformation era and lessons learned for the satellite mobility industry.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. 

•$75 per MSUA member
•$85 per non-MSUA member
•$700 per VIP table (10)
•$350 per ½ VIP table (5)

Individual tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference and VIP tables can be purchased by emailing

Thank you to our event sponsors:


Echostar Subsidiary Hughes Posts Double-Digit Revenue Growth in Q4
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 20, 2020
The Nominees for 2019 Satellite Executive of the Year
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes and Jeffrey Hill; March 2020 
In the Air, On the Ocean, On the Move
Via Satellite,  podcast on Hughes Connectivity solutions; February 14, 2020
ERT and Hughes to Expand and Upgrade National Weather Service
Satnews Daily; February 19, 2020
A Path to an Integrated DoD Satellite Architecture via Commercial Satcom-as-a-Service
February 13, 2020 – Via Satellite, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat – 976 words 
DirecTV’s defunct Spaceway-1 reaches high graveyard orbit in one piece
February 15, 2020 - SpaceNews, Caleb Henry - 416 words
Intelsat Introduces First-of-its-kind “FlexMove” Managed Service for Ubiquitous Land Mobile Connectivity
Business Wire; February 18, 2020
Intelsat revises IS-29e replacement plan, preps second-gen Epic order
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 17, 2020 
David Tepper joins throng of hedge fund managers urging Intelsat to fight US regulator’s 5G spectrum plan
Financial Times, Ortenca Aliaj; February 18, 2020   
Intelsat to FCC: C-Band Alliance is dead, we deserve more money
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 20, 2020
Intelsat Reports Q4 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates
Zacks Equity Research; February 20, 2020
Eutelsat: Draft FCC order proves we were right to leave C-Band Coalition of Intelsat, SES & Telesat
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 14, 2020
C-Band Alliance Fallout: Intelsat FCC Filing Draws Angry Response from SES
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill, Rachel Jewett;  February 20, 2020
Inmarsat Launches Services in Saudi Arabia
Maritime Professional; February 18, 2020
Isotropic demonstrates remarkable performance of Intellian’s NX-Series antennas
Satellite Evolution Group; February 18, 2020
SPOT Launches SPOT Mapping To Provide Advanced Navigation And Tracking Services
Backbone Media, Jordan Gover;  February 19, 2020
The trick to transform a 4G smartphone into a satellite smartphone
Breaking News; February 18, 2020
Steve Collar, Tory Bruno and Paul Gaske to be inducted into the 2020 Space & Satellite Hall of Fame
Satellite Evolution Group; February 20, 2020

  Coming Soon!


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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
Panasonic, Nelco satellite connectivity over Indian airspace
Advanced Television; February 19, 2020
Seamless Air Alliance Debuts In-Flight Connectivity Standard
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 18, 2020
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. receives $8.8 million contract for Ka-band in-flight connectivity solid-state amplifiers
Satellite Evolution Group; February 18, 2020
Gilat's First-to-Flight ESA Terminal Achieves Another Industry-First with In-Flight Connectivity over NGSO, Well-Positioning Gilat to Win the Vast Opportunities in the ESA Market
Globe Newswire; February 18, 2020
IFC industry evolving to meet changing passenger needs
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 16, 2020
10 Food And Agribusiness Trends And Technologies To Watch In This New Decade
Forbes. Aidan Connolly; February 21, 2020
Agricultural and environmental IoT sectors entice investment amid some barriers
Connectivity Business; February 20, 2020
Forecasts 5G IoT revenue to reach $8 billion by 2025, fuelled by valued-added platform services
Satellite Evolution Group; February 18, 2020
The Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiversity loss and climate change
Tech Republic, Charles McLellan; February 18, 2020 
Autonomous Vehicles Should Start Small, Go Slow
IEEE Spectrum, Shaoshan Liu and Jean-Luc Gaudiot; February 20, 2020
Vocus caters to remotely located WA firm using NBN Co satellite
ITWire, Sam Varghese; February 21, 2020
A Win for ACR Electronics' ResQLink™ GPS + GNSS Beacon Product
SatNews Daily; February 16, 2020
Automatic Ferry Enters Regular Service in Norway
MarineLink;  February 13, 2020
Leaping ahead in drilling rig cyber security and IoT
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; February 19,  2020
Station Satcom and FrontM announce connectivity partnership
The Digital Ship; February 19, 2020
Whitworth Joins Maritime IoT Firm Pentonet
Maritime Professional; February 19, 2020
Optical Filter Solutions for Satcom Systems
AZO Optics; February 20, 2020
As satellite TV tanks, Dish says merger with DirectTV is “inevitable”
Ars Technica,  Jon Brodkin; February 20, 2020
SpaceX launch grows Starlink constellation to more than 300 satellites
United Press International, Paul Brinkmann; February 18, 2020 
The Top 10 Hottest Satellite Companies in 2020
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; February 17, 2020 
The New, Holistic View of Space
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; February 17, 2020 
ABS, Eutelsat, Hispasat ask FCC to consider effect of proposed C-band payout on global satcom market
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 17,2020
Celestia UK to develop advanced antenna systems with Scottish Enterprise Support
Space Daily; February 21, 2020
Calian SED Wins $22M Ground Systems Contract
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 17, 2020
Global telcos join Alphabet, SoftBank's flying cellphone antenna lobbying effort
Reuters, Sam Nussey; February 21, 2020
Dish Antennas Market Giants Spending Is Going To Boom
Data Bridge Market Research; February 19, 2020
The Power of Government as an Anchor Customer
Via Satellite, Theresa Condor; February 19, 2020 
Blackjack Gets 2021 Budget Boost For Two Sats
Breaking Defense, Theresa Hitchens;  February 18, 2020 
Keeping service members connected: satellite transportable terminals
WBRE/WYOU; February 13, 2020 

Adjacent Industry & Other
Ericsson, Nokia join SoftBank, Loon and more in HAPS Alliance
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; February 21, 2020 
Wyler-backed Tarana Wireless Funds Pre-Commercial Efforts
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 20, 2020 
Facebook satellite ready for launch
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; February 18, 2020 
Arianespace orbits two satellites JCSAT-17 and GEOKOMPSAT- 2B – to support connectivity and environmental monitoring in Asia
Satellite Evolution Group; February 19, 2020
Funding pool for maturing newspace connectivity widens as investors shrug off failures
Connectivity Business; February 17, 2020
Intersputnik Delivers $300K to Upgrade the Isatcom VSAT Network
SatNews Daily; February 17, 2020
Mobile satellite broadband service provider Ovzon reports revenue, profit increase in 2019; awaiting Intelsat IS-39
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 19, 2020
LEO Broadband Will Create Millions of Jobs
CircleID, Larry Press; February 15, 2020
Dorset’s £4.3 million to boost rural mobile connectivity
Business Matters Magazine (UK);   February 20, 2020
New Better Satellite World video “The Digital River” shows how satellite brings connection to even the most remote of rural villages
Satellite Evolution Group; February 21, 2020
Hispasat, Claro Partner to Bring 3G and 4G to Argentina
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett ;February 21, 2020
Huawei Showcases New 5G Products
LandMobile, Charlotte Hathway; February 21, 2020
Cavli Wireless pioneers launch of the first 5G test network in India
Satellite Evolution Group; February 20, 2020
Industrial 5G Will Transform Industrial IoT And The Connected World
ARC Advisory Group, Naresh Kumar Surepelly; February 20, 2020
Nokia, Ericsson Vie For KDDI’s 5G Business
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; February 20, 2020
LAND INFO Announces 5G Wireless Mapping Team in Europe
Directions Magazine; February 20, 2020
Cradlepoint First to Offer Comprehensive Portfolio of 5G Wireless Edge Solutions for Business
Globe Newswire; February 19, 2020
Future Photonics: 5G—Optics will be indispensable for 5G networks
LaserFocus World, Jeff Hecht; February 18, 2020
How AT&T Is Transforming Itself for a Future of 5G and Streaming
Barron’s, Eric J. Savitz; February 21, 2020
Connectivity-as-a-Service without a mobile operator in sight
Telecom TV, Nick Wood; February 21, 2020
Establishing mission-critical networks on the move
IT Portal, Nicolas Hauswald; February 20, 2020
T-Mobile/Sprint merger moves dynamic U.S. telecom industry forward
FierceWireless, Kyung Mun; February 20, 2020 
Federated Wireless teams with AWS, Microsoft on cloud-based CBRS offerings
Urgent Communications, Donny Jackson; February 20, 2020
SS8 Delivers First End-to-End Amazon Web Services Lawful Intelligence Solution
Associated Press; February 20, 2020 
Managing in the Location-Tracking Era
MIT Sloan Management Review, Fabio Belloni; February 20, 2020  

Disrupting the space industry with blockchain and other technologies
Techgoondu; February 13, 2020 
Space Activity in LEO: What Does the Future Hold?
Via Satellite, Arun Kumar Sampathkumar ; February 20, 2020
RF-Design supplies RF-over-Fiber systems for new downlink operation at Nilesat Satellite Ground Station
Satellite Evolution Group; February 21, 2020
T-Mobile, Sprint amend merger terms, SoftBank takes a hit
Reuters; February 20, 2020

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