Mobile Satellite Users Association March 25,  2019
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I am pleased to announce that MSUA member, Speedcast will be sponsoring MSUA's 2019 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon.  This year's theme will be Satellite in the 5G Era of Mobility and we will soon be announcing our keynote speaker. All SATELLITE 2019 conference registrants are invited to attend.  Tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2019 conference and exhibition and tables can be purchased by emailing MSUA via the link below. On behalf of the MSUA membership, we are looking forward to this event and to announcing this year's MSUA Mobility Award winners.  Please join us!  

Catherine A. Melquist
Mobile Satellite Users Association

2019 Satellite Mobility Awards Contest
and Luncheon

Satellite in the 5G Era of Mobility 

Tuesday, May 7th
12 Noon - 1:30pm;  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Tickets: $75 members; $85 non-members; purchase tickets online with SATELLITE 2019 conference registration.
VIP Tables: $650 Full (10 seats) $325 Half (5 seats). To reserve email: 

Inmarsat receives another acquisition offer — this time from a consortium of public and private investors
March 19, 2019 - SpaceNews, Caleb Henry – 133 words
Orbit Communication Systems, Inmarsat Government Offer New Terminal
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 20, 2019 
LEO and flat panels will change VSAT forever
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; March 19, 2019 
OneWeb starts to mass-produce satellites in Florida
United Press International, Paul Brinkmann; March 21, 2019
Onweb Raises Additional $1.25 Billion From Softbank, Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm And Rwanda
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 18, 2019 
How OneWeb plans to make sure its first satellites aren’t its last
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; March 18, 2019 
What Airbus learned from building satellites with OneWeb
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; March 19, 2019 
Is SoftBank’s US$1.25bn stake in OneWeb a caution flag or green light to investors?
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March 19, 2019 
Space Debris: How do we Stop it?
Via Satellite, Mark Dickinson, Inmarsat; March 18, 2019 
Canada Chooses Viasat STT for ASCCM Project
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 18, 2019
Customized VSAT Solutions to be Provided by Marlink to Fairfield Geotechnologies for Their O&G Clients
Satnews Daily; March 18, 2019
Diversification and agility lifts Thales Alenia Space beyond GEO market downturn | Q&A
Thales Alenia Space CEO Jean-Loïc Galle
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; March 21, 2019 
How satellites can bridge the digital divide
Chairman and CEO of Thales, Patrice Caine, explains how existing satellite technology can provide universal Internet access
Gulf Business, Patrice Caine; March 19, 2019 
Thales on facilitating safe drone traffic, fighting drones at airports
Runway Girl Network; March 19, 2019
FMC Globalsat Employs Kymeta's Flat Panel VSAT Aboard "Bad Daddy"
SatNews Daily; March 19, 2019
Viasat Announces Upsizing and Pricing of $600 Million of Senior Secured Notes
PRNewswire; March 20, 2019 
Hughes Communications India to support Ku IFC, then likely hybrids
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; March 20, 2019 
Hughes, PSN Deploy Another Wi-Fi Hotspot in Indonesia
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 21, 2019
British-Based Cobham Plans Facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Area Development; March 18, 2019
Venezuelans Turning to Satellite Communications During Power Outages and Sanctions
PRNewswire; March 21, 2019 
Lidl UK Selects Orbcomm’s Cold Chain Monitoring Solution To Maximize Protection Of Refrigerated Cargo
Perishable; March 21, 2019
KVH Expands Maritime Network via Intelsat’s Horizons 3e
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 22, 2019

Speedcast Brings Their Fully Managed Comms to Mozambique
SatNews Daily; March 21, 2019
Globalstar's SPOT Gen3 Becomes a Safety Asset for the MARATHON DES SABLES 2019 Desert Running Race
Satnews Daily; March 21, 2019

The Amazing Ways Carnival Cruises Is Using IoT and AI To Create Smart Cities At Sea
Forbes, Bernard Marr; March 22, 2019

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite lawyers refute latest “flawed” OneWeb critique
Teslarati, Eric Ralph; March 22, 2019


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16 Days Left to Submit Award Applications! 


PLAN NOW...The 2019 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award categories include:
Top Mobility User Experience Solution

Top Connected Platform Solution

Top Infrastructure Solution

Top Public Safety Solution

Top Cybersecurity Solution

Top 5G Hybrid Connectivity Solution

Company to Watch

Submissions will be accepted through April 10th and can be emailed to
Include a 1 - 2 page description of your innovation along with evidence substantiating its market success.  Contest limited to MSUA Members.  Good Luck!  


Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
 AMAC Aerospace to fit Ka-band inflight connectivity to a B737
Get Connected; March 18, 2019
 Senators request info on entertainment system cameras
Travel Weekly, Robert Silk; March 20, 2019
AirMedia Announces the Strategic Cooperation with Honeywell for IFC in China
Talk Satellite; March 19, 2019

Mobile application helps farmers practice farming in a modern way
The Daily Star (Bangladesh); March 22, 2019
Keeping an eye on honey in real time
Rural News Group; March 22, 2019
Week In Review: IoT, Security, Auto
Semiconductor Engineering, Jeff Dorsch; March 22, 2019
Orbital Insight Launches New Monitoring Product
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 21, 2019 
Spacebel, Wuudis Solution Strengthen Forestry Service Offering
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 20, 2019
OBS deploys satellite links for gold mining company GV Gold
Telecompaper; March 22, 2019
Global mining giants pick autonomous trucks to cut costs
ConstructionWeek Online, Dennis Daniel; March 17, 2019

Now Covering the Pacific Ocean is KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) Network
SatNews Daily; March 21, 2019 
Cloud service tailored for shipping IoT
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; March 21, 2019
Sea IT opens new office in Gothenburg
The Digital Ship; March 20, 2019

Hispasat, GetSat Offer Satellite on the Move Services
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 21, 2019        
NSR Analyst Answers Key LEO Questions
Via Satellite,  Mark Holmes; March 19, 2019 
Mystery Satellite Constellation Customer Plot Thickens At Lasercom Terminal Builder Mynaric New Investment
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 18, 2019 
Britain’s Avanti, Saudi Arabia’s Arabsat Head Toward In-Orbit Satellite Interference Over Ka-Band Rights
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 18, 2019 
YahClick CEO on satellite tech's role in transforming society
CommsMEA; March 17, 2019
Satellite mobile communication to be used for rural areas of Borneo
Borneo Post, Jude Toyat; March 20, 2019
A decade on, smartphone-like software finally heads to space
Phys.Org ; March 20, 2019 

ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS                     
Boeing Achieves First With 3D-Printed Satellite Antenna
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Guy Norris;  March 18, 2019
Tucson Tech: UA inflatable satellite antenna set for future NASA launch
Arizona Daily Star;  March 21, 2019 
FCC’s O’Rielly To Cable Broadcasters: Don’t Get Greedy On C-Band; Ties Issue To Unlicensed Wi-Fi Spectrumh
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 21, 2019 
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes Federal Communications Commission’s TV White Spaces orders
Satellite Evolution Group; March 21, 2019 
Florida bills seeking to slash mobile, satellite communications taxes advance; March 20, 2019
WGS Forever
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill; March 21, 2019 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.3 Million Contract Award for RF Microwave Control Components to Support the U.S. Military
Business Wire; March 21, 2019 
Adjacent Industry & Other
Tarana Wireless Secures $60 Million of Follow-on Financing
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 21, 2019 
Will the Broadband Divide by Consigned to History in the US?
Via Satellite, Shaun Waterman; March 21, 2019 
Yahsat expands satellite broadband service to 819 Brazilian cities
Telecompaper; March 18, 2019 
YahClick CEO on satellite tech's role in transforming society
CommsMEA; March 17, 2019 
Hispasat, Bansat Expand Colombian Connectivity
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 19, 2019 
Canadian Government Cites LEO Constellations As Part Of 13-Year, $1.25-Billion Broadband Proposal
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 20, 2019 
Govt to spend $220m on mobile, co-fund NBN area switches
itNews Australia, Ry Crozie; March 20, 2019 
A Room With a 5G View
Via Satellite, Maury Mechanick; March 21, 2019 
Government Offers £1m to Help UK Businesses Harness 5G Mobile
ISPreview;  March 18, 2019 
Newtec CEO: 5G and the Future of Satellite Service Providers
Via Satellite, Thomas Van den Driessche;  March 15, 2019
Did The Industry Deliver On 5G At MWC 2019?
Forbes, Anshel Sag, Moor Insights & Strategy; March 19, 2019
5G will impact these 10 industries the most
TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco Rayome; March 20, 2019
The 5G evolution and impending revolution
IT ProPortal, Warren Chaisatien; March 18, 2019
Private LTE and 5G are going small to go big
FierceWireless, Kyung Mun; March 18, 2019 
CBRS Alliance Begins Work on 5G CBRS Standard
Telecompetitor, Joan Engebretson; March 20, 2019
CBRS ramps toward commercialization
RCR Wireless, Kelly Hill; March 19, 2019
Will Challenges Stop Utilities from Getting the Private Wireless Networks They Need?
T&D World, David Hulinsky; March 19, 2019
Op-ed | Commercializing Space: Before a commercial LEO market can flourish, the ISS must be retired
SpaceNews, George Sowers; March 19, 2019 
Amazon Hits the Ground Running
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; March 21, 2019 
Rocket Lab ready for first commercial launch of 2019, an innovative DARPA spacecraft
Teslarati, Eric Ralph; March 20, 2019

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