Mobile Satellite Users Association December 9, 2019
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MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

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

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

Tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference or by emailing

2020 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award Contest


Top Mobility User Experience Innovation

Top Connected Mobile Platform Innovation

Top Government Mobility Innovation

Top Cybersecurity Innovation for Mobile Users

Top 5G Hybrid/Wireless Mobility Innovation

Company to Watch

New! Best Mobility Marketing Campaign

Submissions to be sent to by February 21, 2010. Winners to be announced at MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.  Contest open to all MSUA members. 
Isotropic Systems Appoints Satellite Executive Scott Sprague Chief Commercial Officer
PRNewswire; December 5, 2019
Inmarsat takeover to clear final hurdle as hedge funds drop challenge
Reuters, Paul Shandle; December 3, 2019
Inmarsat delists from stock exchange after buyout
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; December 5, 2019
Inmarsat Launches Fleet LTE Service in the North Sea
The Maritime Executive; December 4, 2019
GX5 satellite launch to boost inflight wi-fi capacity
Aircraft Interiors International, Adam Gavine; December 6, 2019
Smallsat builder AAC Clyde Space: Revenue down year on year, but backlog way up on Orbcomm, Eutelsat orders
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; November 29, 2019
Intellian welcomes Cheng-Yu Tang as Vice President, and Head of APAC
Satellite Evolution Group; December 2, 2019
Intellian showcases all new Inmarsat L band terminals, Fleet One and FB250
Hellenic Shipping News; December 4, 2019
Intellian Unveils 1.5m Global Xpress Terminal
MarineLink,  Michelle Howard; December 4, 2019
JRC and Intellian Announce Strategic Maritime Satcom Partnership
The Maritime Executive; December 5, 2019
Globalstar Launches Spot X Satellite Messenger With Bluetooth
LandMobile, Sam Fenwick; December 5,2019
Globalstar refinancing ends liquidity crisis
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; December 3, 2019
Hughes JUPITER System Selected by Speedcast to Power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots across the Philippines
Talk Satellite; December 3, 2019
Hughes Jupiter to Power SES-17 Satellite Ground Network
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; December 4, 2019
Yahsat, Hughes launch satellite JV in Brazil
Advanced Television; December 6, 2019
SES Networks Sergy Mummert Live at the Canadian Space Summit
SpaceQ (podcast);  December 3, 2019
SES & Luxembourg sign concession deal with 3-year waiver for C-band clearing costs, and a new space fund
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; December 4, 2019
Nilesat Selects Thales Alenia Space as Prime Contractor for New Satellite
Via Satellite Jeffrey Hill; December 4, 2019
Thales study: U.S. financial institutions have highest rate of data breaches despite strict compliance mandates
PRNewswire; December 5, 2019
Diamond Offshore Drilling Selects ITC Global for Multi-Year Rig Communications Contract
PRNewswire; December 4, 2019
OneWeb says SpaceX’s Starlink has cavalier attitude toward good-conduct standards
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; December 5, 2019
Panasonic Avionics Delivers IFC via Eutelsat 10B Satellite
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 5, 2019
Marlink upgrades XChange to increase operational efficiencies
The Digital Ship; December 3, 2019
Gilat Hires Former Newtec Americas Region Executive
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill; December 3, 2019
Massive growth of Antenna Technologies For IoT Applications Market 2024 with key players such as Kymeta Corporation, Pivotal Commware, Notch Technologies, ALCAN Systems, Arralis, Adant Technologies
Ample Market Research; December 4, 2019


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Market Development Studies

Prospects for Maritime Satellite Communications

Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity
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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
Cathay Pacific bringing free inflight WiFi to first class
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; December 4, 2019
SmartSky launch schedule creeps to the right due to radio head
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; December 4, 2019
Consolidation Key for IFC Market Profitability
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady ; December 2, 2019
Astronics reverses course on AeroSat, consolidating ops into CSC
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; December 1, 2019
Air France gets third WiFi provider with Inmarsat’s GX for A350s
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; November 29, 2019
5 Ways To Save On Inflight Wifi
One Mile at a Time; December 6, 2019
Satellite monitoring of farms is a step too far, says Delta Farmers’ Institute president,
Delta Optimist; December 2, 2019
These 7 industrial farm operations are draining Arizona's aquifers, and no one knows exactly how much they're taking
Arizona Republic, Rob O'Dell and Ian James; December 5, 2019
Orbit Logic Awarded FLAPPER by NASA
Satnews Daily; December 3, 2019
Taoglas evolving beyond RF and antennas in an increasingly complex IoT market
RCR Wireless News; December 5, 2019
Internet of Things fastest-growing business; data center and cloud largest: Airtel Business CEO
ET Telecom, Danish Khan; December 6, 2019
NASA develops second-generation search and rescue beacon technology,  Danny Baird, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; December 3, 2019
NSR: Satellite ground segment reaching the “clouds”, generating $145 billion in 10-year cumulative revenues
Satellite Evolution Group; December 4, 2019
Space Strategies Consulting Limited Successfully Completes Phase I Beyond-Line-of-Sight Project Leveraging Astrapi Corporation's Innovative Spiral Modulation Technology
PRNewswire-PRWeb; December 4, 2019
BAE Systems Achieves Amazon Web Services Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency
BUSINESS WIRE; December 4, 2019
Trains timetable will now be directly monitored from ISRO satellite
TechGenyz; December 6, 2019
How to ensure VSAT modems cannot be hacked
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; December 5, 2019
Combining VSAT with 4G for offshore vessel connectivity
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; December 5, 2019
5 Lab and SoftBank Corp. to Begin Jointly Studying Marine Broadband Services that Use Next-generation Communication Satellites
Talk Satellite; November 28, 2019
Ship-to-Shore Teleradiology Feasible
MedPage Today, Ed Susman; December 1, 2019
Mind the (tanker AIS) gap
Riviera Maritime Media, Craig Jallal; December 5, 2019
ADB funds satellite internet to expand access in Asia Pacific
GMA News, Jon Viktor Cabuenas; December 2, 2019
Kacific's First Satellite Obtains Tata Connectivity Support
Satnews Daily; December 1, 2019
NSR Analysis: Betting on SATCOM Fleets in a 3.0 Era
SatNews Daily, Gagan Agrawal, NSR; December 2, 2019
Forsway expands business development team – positions to develop its footprint with mobile operators
Satellite Evolution Group; December 3, 2019
Omnispace Receives Authorization for Mobile Operations in Mexico
Business Wire; December 3, 2019
York Space Systems opens Washington-area office
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; December 5, 2019
The Consequences of WRC-19: Initial Observations
Via Satellite Jeffrey Hill; December 5, 2019
Why Cloud Constellation turned down $100 million
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; November 29, 2019
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project Looking to Standardize Non-Terrestrial Networks Technology
Korea IT News; December 2, 2019
Comtech: $40M (maybe $50M) purchase of satellite router designer UHP of Canada anticipates 5G & HTS
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; December 6, 2019
Space as a service takes root at RBC Signals
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; November 29, 2019
Helical Communications Technology's Quadrifilar Helical Antennas Employed by Hiber Smallsats
Satnews Daily; December 4, 2019
QuadSAT successfully demonstrates antenna testing solution to SES and Eutelsat
SatellitePro ME; December 5, 2019
Wiley Rein reports FCC initiates rulemaking to update unbundling and resale requirements
Satellite Evolution Group; December 3, 2019
SoftBank Corp. and HAPSMobile-led Proposal for Expanded Use of HAPS Spectrum Bands Adopted as Agenda Item for World Radiocommunication Conference 2023
Talk Satellite; December 5, 2019
Envistacom Secures $47.8 Million Contract Supporting the Army's Deployable Ku-Band Earth Terminal Program
Signal; December 4, 2019
Hey SDA, AFRL Boosts Space-Based Internet Tests
Breaking Defense; December 2, 2019

Adjacent Industry & Other
Gilat sets a new benchmark with +1GB LEO test results
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; December 3, 2019
How Ovzon is seizing the smallsat GEO broadband opportunity
Connectivity Business, December 2, 2019
FirstNet hits connection milestones
GCN December 4, 2019
The network enhancement plans driving next-gen connectivity services
Connectivity Business; December 5, 2019
FCC to ditch flawed Mobility Fund II over unreliable 4G LTE coverage maps
FierceWireless, Bevin Fletcher; December 5, 2019
5G from Space Won't Solve All Slow Internet Problems, Analysts Warn,  Elizabeth Howell; December 5, 2019
Netherlands to raise at least 900 million euros in first 5G auction
Reuters; December 5, 2019
CBRS Finally Expected to Launch Commercially by Year's End
Light Reading, Dan Jones; December 5, 2019
Abside Networks Introduces New Private LTE User Device Powered by Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced Chip Platform
Business Wire; December 5, 2019
Nokia teams up with Hitachi Kokusai Electric
Future IoT, Gigi Onag; December 5, 2019
Private LTE & 5G Network Ecosystem: 2020 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts
Space Market Research; December 5, 2019
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project Looking to Standardize Non-Terrestrial Networks Technology
Korea IT News, Park, Jisung; December 2, 2019
Protecting GPS Means Maintaining the “1 Decibel” Standard
Via Satellite,  J. David Grossman; December 6, 2019

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