Mobile Satellite Users Association February 12,  2018
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MSUA Member News
OneWeb plans early 2020 Australian entry to capitalize on 5G rollouts
Talk Satellite, Geoff Long, Commsday; February 9, 2018 
MVDDS 5G Coalition accuses OneWeb of stifling 5G terrestrial uses of the 12 GHz band
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; February 7, 2018
SES allies with Intelsat, Intel on revised US C-band proposal
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 9, 2018
Iridium Announces First Land-Mobile Service Providers for Iridium Certus(SM)Iridium Certus to Redefine Mobile-Broadband Connectivity for Mission-Critical Applications
GlobeNewswire; February 7, 2018 
ViaSat: Rural WiFi, aero connectivity, defense to take increased share of our bandwidth
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 9, 2018
Viasat Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results
Cision PR Newswire; February 8, 2018;
Viasat's IFEC System Heading Into United Airlines Aircraft
Satnews Daily; February 8, 2018
Panasonic, Singapore Airlines Team on New IFEC Offering
AIN online, James Wynbrandt; February 7, 2018 
Panasonic hones XTS satellite plan to preserve capital for LEOs
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 6, 2018
SoftBank interested in more satellite, OneWeb-related investments
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 6, 2018 
SoftBank in talks to buy up to a third of Swiss Re, Liz Hoffman; February 8, 2018
Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom complete European Aviation Network
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 5, 2018 
2018 in Space - Progress and Promise
Space Daily, Skot Butler - President, Intelsat General Corp; ‘February 6, 2018 
SAS, Globalsat launch Latin American M2M and IoT trials
Business News (Western Australia), Matt Birney; February 6, 2018
Marlink provides managed tracking service to protect Morocco Desert Challenge racers
Satellite Evolution Group; February 6, 2018
Carisbrooke Shipping and Marlink Group extend partnership to include service and maintenance
Maritime Executive; February 8, 2018
New NY Broadband Funding Winners Include Frontier, Windstream, TDS, Hughes, Others
Telecompetitor,Joan Engebretson; February 5, 2018
Mobile Satellite Phone Market World Development Strategy, High Demand, Outlook Future Growth & Insights
Industry Today (UK); February 3, 2018

ViaSat-2 Satellite Deemed ‘Ready for Service’
February 9, 2018 – Multichannel News, Jeff Baumgartner – 614 words
As Satellites Launch, Aireon’s System Nears Debut
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Bill Carey – February 12, 2018 

Global Satellite-Enabled IoT Market 2018: Competitive Analysis of Top Key Players Like Eutelsat, Inmarsat, MDA, Orbital ATK, SES, Other Prominent Vendors, Lockheed Martin
Quebec Daily Examiner, Sidney Martin; February 2, 2018 
Last Week's Top Read News

MSUA Member Interview | Todd Hill, Senior Director - Global Satellite Capacity Planning at Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Mobility News, February 5 2018

Panasonic Upgrades Network to Improve Position in IFC Market; Kendall Russell; February 2, 2018
Legal action over European Aviation Network deployment proceeds; Runway Girl Network; Mary Kirby; February 1, 2018


Is 2018 the ‘Max-Q’ year for the smallsat industry? Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 7, 2018

Harris girds for return to M&A arena with eye on smallsat and ground segment deals Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; February 5, 2018

Largest cubesat operators say 25-year deorbit guideline a priority SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 9, 2018 

Maxar Technologies Presents Innovative Solutions at the SmallSat Symposium
Satnews Daily; February 8, 2018

International ground stations tricky for smallsat operators to license
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 7, 2018
MSUA Member Blobs

MSUA's 2018 Satellite Mobility Awards Contest

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!

MSUA’s 2018 Satellite Mobility  Innovation Awards Luncheon

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 
  • Keynote Speaker: David Howgill, Founder and President of Huckworthy LLC - a consulting firm specializing in market development for company's with emerging technologies
  • Topic: Satellite Mobility and the 5G Opportunity
  • 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 MSUA4SAT18 for 20% off the cost of your conference fees.  

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

LIMITED TIME OFFER - MSUA is offering complimentary tickets to the 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon to companies that join MSUA from now until 28 February 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!


Who wants to run the Maritime Connectivity Platform?
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 6,2018 
Hamburg Trials 5G Communications
Maritime Executive; February 8, 2018
Elcome International Completes Satcom Switchover for LNG Tanker Fleet
Talk Satellite; February 7, 2018 
Global Ship Manager E.R. Schiffahrt Chooses KVH HTS Systems and AgilePlans for Vessel Connectivity Antenna systems using high throughput satellite (HTS) technology
GlobeNewswire; February 8, 2018
Fugro's rig positioning services reduce mobilisation time for Statoil
Satellite Evolution Group; February 5, 2018
Unique Danish Nano-Satellite in Orbit Around the Arctic
Maritime Executive; February 7, 2018
GT Maritime in malware protection partnership
The Digital Ship; February 8, 2018 
Navarino to add new Ku-band VSAT package
The Digital Ship; February 6, 2018

Could United unleash full inflight Internet beast on its 737s?
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 9, 2018
Check-In With AWN Exec, One Year Later
Via Satellite, Woodrow Bellamy III; February 6, 2018 
Expect huge improvements to fast airline WiFi -- slowly
Travel Weekly, Robert Silk; February 05, 2018
SITA to keep Air Mauritius’ A350 fleet connected on the ground
Get Connected; February 8, 2018
Gogo AVANCE L3 IFC system receives FAA certification
Get Connected; February 7, 2018
ST Engineering sets up JV with SatixFy for inflight connectivity
Get Connected; February 7, 2018
Airports, Mobility Targets for Mitsubishi’s New Satellite Antenna
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 9, 2018
The obstacles to autonomous vehicles: Liability, societal acceptance, and disaster stories
ZDNet, Conner Forrest; February 1, 2018
Telefonica, Huawei complete groundwork for V2X trials
Mobile World Live, Chris Donkin; February 6, 2018
LG and Honeywell Demo Automotive Cybersecurity Solution
Talk Satellite; January 31, 2018
Orange Business Services and Cisco Bring SD-WAN Network Function Virtualization to Life
Talk Satellite; February 6, 2018
Does Ford's Self-Driving Police Car Patent Mean RoboCop Is Coming to a Highway Near You?
The Drive, Eric Adams; February 7, 2018
New Advances in Broadband Technology for Rural Areas
Hoosier Ag Today; February 9, 2018

Lawmaker pitches Netflix tax to fund rural broadband
Tifton Gazette (GA), Jill Nolin; February 11, 2018
Hispasat, Eurona launch Spain broadband service for underserved localities
Telecompaper; February 8, 2018 
Internet for All" plan advances in Brazil
ZDNet, Angelica Mari; February 8, 2018 
Satellite internet might be necessary for 5G in rural communities
Mobile Syrup, Sameer Chhabra; February 7, 2018 
The least connected people in America
Politico, Margaret Harding McGill; February 7, 2018 
Al Yah 3 industry update
Satellite Evolution Group; February 5, 2018
Why the 5G Nationalization Proposal Flopped
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 7, 2018 
Proprietary IoT / AI Pet Tracking Device in Development by Gopher Protocol
Satnews Daily; February 5, 2018
Future Outlook of M2M Satellite Communication Market 2022
MilTech, Sambit Kumar; February 9, 2018
Military innovation demands state-of-the-art satellite connectivity for maritime applications
Space Daily; February 7, 2018
How the Government Controls Sensitive Satellite Data
Wired, Sarah Scoles; February 8, 2018 
Mexico [spectrum] auction will be open to all operators
Mobile World Live, Saleha Riaz; February 9, 2018

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announces 9-1-1 Industry Professional Award Winner Roger Marshall
Satellite Evolution Group; February 7, 2018

Telecom Regulatory Authority, signs cooperation agreement with MBRSC
Emirates News Agency; February 11, 2018
UTC Praises FCC’s Rural Broadband Auction Planned to Begin July 24
Radio Resource International, January 31, 2018 
International ground stations tricky for smallsat operators to license
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 7, 2018 
SpaceChain Launches and Tests World's First Blockchain Satellite
Digital Journal; February 8, 2018

NASA, ESA on orbital debris: Good news from GEO, but LEO satellites aren’t playing by the rules
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 5, 2018 
New CEO Appointed for UK Satellite Broadband ISP Avanti
ISPreview, Mark Jackson; February 5, 2018 
Roscosmos may order 2 Angara-1.2 rockets in 2019-2020 to launch 6 Gonets-M satellites
Interfax; February 6, 2018 

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