Mobile Satellite Users Association December 11,  2017
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Catherine A. Melquist

Dear MSUA members and members of the satellite mobility community,  

MSUA is poised to, once again celebrate, cutting-edge innovations contributing to the development of the satellite mobility market. MSUA's 2018 Satellite Mobility Awards Contest and Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 during SATELLITE 2018 in Washington, DC. Awards will be given to the top technical or service delivery innovations introduced to the market in 2017.  Categories include:
  • Top Aeronautical Satellite Mobility Innovation
  • Top Maritime Satellite Mobility Innovation
  • Top Government Satellite Mobility Innovation
  • Top Land Satellite Mobility Innovation
  • Top M2M/IOT Satellite Mobility Innovation
  • Company to Watch

To enter, send a one-page description of your innovation together with data and customer testimonials evidencing the impact it’s made on the mobility market to no later than February 16, 2018. You must be an MSUA member to apply!

For more information about the Mobile Satellite Users Association and how to join, please visit

Now on to Mobility News!  


                                 Moving Forward. Smarter Together.​​

Awards will be presented at MSUA’s 2018 Satellite Mobility  Innovation Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Cost:  $75 Members | $85 Non-Members
  • Register for the luncheon at the same time you register for SATELLITE 2018 conference and use code MSUASAT18 for 20% off the cost of your conference fees.  



Boeing wants to give one of its V-band satellite broadband FCC filings to Greg Wyler
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; December 8, 2017
Thuraya wins Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award
SAT PR News, Karol Rutkowski; December 7, 2017 
Globecomm to Explore Expansion of Worldwide Network with LeoSat; Business Wire; December 6, 2017 
Panasonic, Kymeta part on good terms as industry giant studies new tech; Runway Girl Network, Mary KirbyDecember 4, 2017 
Alternative Energy Facilities Targeted by Kymeta for Distribution Network Expansion
Satnews Daily; December 5, 2017
Latest Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Set for Dec. 22; Matt Desch Comments
GovCon Wire, Anna Forrester; December 4, 2017
Satellite Solutions Worldwide lands European broadband deal with Viasat-Eutelsat venture
Proactive Investors; December 5, 2017
Thales Alenia Space's MEOLUT Next Solution Receives 2017 Better Satellite World Award 
Satnews Daily; December 4, 2017
SES partners with VT iDirect to deploy iDirect Velocity platform for GEO High Throughput Satellites
PRWeb; December 5, 2017
KVH turns to Intelsat EpicNG to speed up maritime broadband service
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; December 5, 2017
Iridium satellites help utilities keep tabs on high-voltage power lines
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; December 5, 2017
ViaSat 2 Successfully Transmits First Data from Space
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; December 5, 2017
Marlink Absorbs Radio Holland’s Connectivity Business
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; December 5, 2017
Harris to Provide U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades with
Satnews Daily; December 6, 2017
10 New Mobile Apps for Precision Agriculture
CropLife, Matt Hopkins; December 5, 2017

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LIMITED TIME OFFER - MSUA is offering complimentary tickets to the 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon to companies that join MSUA from now until 30 January 2018. Two tickets ($150 value) will be given to each new corporate member and one ($75 value) for each new small business member.  Click join for new membership information!
Mini satellites will enable unmanned ships
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; December 6, 2017 
Forward Thinking: Mini satellites will drive remote ship monitoring
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; December 4, 2017 
Hege Skryseth,is Smart Ship Awards’ Digital Changemaker of the Year After Pushing the Maritime Digital Agenda
Satnews Daily; December 4, 2017
Dream Cruises’ World Dream to Experience Ultra-fast Connectivity with SES Networks
Yahoo Finance; December 7, 2017
China's 'Smart' Ship Debuts in Shanghai
Marine Technology News, Aiswarya Lakshmi; December 6, 2017
Autonomous ship navigation study begins in UK
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; December 6, 2017 
Autonomous Shipping Test Site Opens in Norway
Marine Link, Eric Haun; December 7, 2017
Yahsat is forecasting strong demand for its in-flight Wi-Fi service from low-cost carriers seeking to maximise revenues
December 5, 2017 - The National, Dania Saadi – 322 words
Telenor Norway wins comprehensive contract from Avinor
Telecompaper; December 5, 2017 
Gogo appoints Alexis Girin as VP of Asia Pacific sales | Leadership
Satellite Finance; December 8, 2017 
The Climate Corporation offers satellite and aerial imagery to help farmers manage crops
SpaceNews,  Debra Werner; December 5, 2017
The precision agriculture market to reach € 4.2 billion worldwide in 2021
Satellite Evolution Group; December 5, 2017
Nissan’s Robo-Taxis Will Hit the Road in March
Wall Street Journal, Sean McLain; December 5, 2017
L-Band Driving The Connected Car
Talk Satellite, Alan Crisp, NSR; December 7, 2017
Broadband Forum and NTT launch key 5G project
Telecom Lead; December 6, 2017
Satellite-based Euro-broadband to roll out
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; December 5, 2017 
China Pursues 5G, Secure Quantum Communications Network
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; December 4, 2017
SES Networks Enterprise+ Broadband Platform for Latin American Service Providers and Telcos
Satnews Daily; December 4, 2017
Thai company mu Space can now operate satellites
Engadget, Swapna Krishna; December 7, 2017
Industrial and consumer IoT are developing in multiple guises.
Semiconductor Engineering, Jeff Dorsch; December 7, 2017
Fleet details 100 nanosat constellation for Internet of Things connectivity
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; December 6, 2017 
Berg Insight says 16.5 million Europeans will use connected care solutions in 2022
Satellite Evolution Group; December 4, 2017
Giving machines a voice: what’s next for unified communications?, Alex Scroxton; December 4, 2017
Telemedicine Could Trump Economic Development for Driving Community Broadband
Government Technology Magazine, Craig Settles; December 5, 2017
Passage of Senate Tax Bill Puts R&D Tax Credit in Doubt
Wall Street Journal, Richard Rubin; December 4, 2017
Marines to test technology that allows fully autonomous flight for helicopters
Satellite Evolution Group; December 7, 2017
Regulation and compliance for nontraditional space missions
Space Daily; December 5, 2017
FAA offers National Space Council ideas for launch licensing reforms
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; December 6, 2017

Registering C-band dishes a costly, cumbersome task for customers, SES says
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; December 8, 2017 

 Investor interest in space companies remains strong despite no big deals
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; December 5, 2017
Satcom Direct launches Cybersafe course for business aviation
Get Connected; December 5, 2017
Connected medication compliance monitoring solutions in Europe to reach 2.2 million by 2022
Satellite Evolution Group; December 7, 2017
KDDI Selects Gilat's Satellite Based LTE Cellular Backhaul Solution for Nationwide LTE Network in Japan
PRNewswire; December 6, 2017
Isotropic Systems Tests Cutting-Edge Antenna Material Enabling Low-Cost Satellite Broadband for Consumer and Enterprise Mass Markets
Business Wire; December 4, 2017 
These Technologies Will Shape The Future, According To One Of Silicon Valley’s Top VC Firms
Fast Company, Daniel Terdiman; December 5, 2017

Veteran satellite executive Matthew O’Connell named partner of Seraphim Capital Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; December 8, 2017



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