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Mobile Satellite Users Association May 1,  2017
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President's Message
Catherine A. Melquist
 
On behalf of MSUA, we are looking forward to participating in the following upcoming events: 
 


The GVF High Throughput Satellite Roundtable:                 
 
“GEOs, MEOs, LEOs and the New Risk-Reward Gambit”                                 

This event will take place on May 16, 2017 and will be hosted by Jones Day at their headquarters located at 51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, 20001. Registration begins at 7:00am and the program will run from 8:30am - 5:00pm. MSUA will host a panel titled, " Hardware Everywhere – HTS Satcom Equipment Gets Moving" and will include executive leaders from MSUA member companies Phasor and COMTECH EF Data among the panelists. For more information about the event, including registration, click here.  

 





In partnership with Hogan Lovells and SatNews Publishing, MSUA will be participating in the Satellite Innovation Symposium taking place October 2 - 3, 2017 at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. The symposium will explore innovations and changes that are expected to cause major disruption to the established satellite marketplace.  MSUA will host a panel titled, Mobile Satellite Connectivity and a 15% registration discount is offered to MSUA members.  For more information click here.  

MSUA will be announcing additional news event partnerships in the coming weeks. In keeping with the mission of MSUA, the goal will be to promote mobility market development and mobility innovation from the perspective of our members and end-users audiences.  

Moving Forward. Smarter Together.

 
Now on to Mobility News!
MEMBER NEWS
 
 
Iridium Remains Confident in Its Long-Term Prospects
AP, Dan Caplinger; April 27, 2017
 
Speedcast becomes first Tampnet partner for 4G/LTE service in the Gulf of Mexico
Oilfield Technology, David Bizley; April 27, 2017-– 461 words
 
Shenzhen Airlines Takes Off Safely ... Using Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband-Safety, and Cobham's 300D Hardware
Satnews Daily; April 26, 2017
 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.8 Million Contract Extension for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals
Business Wire; April 25, 2017
 
Indonesia’s PT Telkom and Intelsat change collaboration plans
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 26, 2017 
 
Marlink Sees the Needs for Those at Sea ... Expanded Sealink Business VSAT Plan
Satnews Daily; April 25, 2017
 
Thuraya Takes Off with Inflight Connectivity
PRNewswire; April 26, 2017 
 
Meet The World’s Most Advanced Telecom Satellite
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Joe Anselmo and Lee Ann Shay; April 26, 2017 
 
ViaSat (VSAT) Announces Satellite is Scheduled to Launch on June 1 StreetInsider.com; April 26, 2017 
 
ViaSat Leaps In Satellite Capability
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Graham Warwick; April 26, 2017
 
OneWeb, Boeing settle constellation orbit issue; SpaceX questions OneWeb ownership
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 25, 2017 
 
Inmarsat Launches BGAN Standard+ Pricing for BGAN Satellite Communications Service
SpaceRef; April 25, 2017 
 
Inmarsat’s Mark Dickinson Elected New Chairman of Space Data Association
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 24, 2017 
 
Panasonic Avionics ZeroTouch allows faster media updates
Get Connected; April 24, 2017 
 
Intelsat mum on debt exchange, says Epic business affirmed by mobility customers by mobility customers
SpaceNews,Caleb Henry; April 28, 2017 
 
Intelsat to Provide Intelsat EpicNG Services for Moroccos INWI
Business Wire; April 25, 2017 
 
Nothing Cryptic About US Air Force's Confidence in Harris' Information Assurance Products
Satnews Daily; April 25, 2017
 
Harris packs performance in small, lightweight maritime payloads for adaptive, cognitive EW
Military & Aerospace Electronics; April 25, 2017
 
Pocketbook bulging, SmartSky reveals next steps
Runway Girl Network, Seth Miller; April 28, 2017

Harris Completes Sale of Government IT Services for $690M
Military Technologies, Maciej Heyman; April 29,2017

Iridium Announces First-Quarter 2017 Results; Company Affirms 2017 and Long-Range Outlook
April 27, 2017 -GlobeNewswire - 999 words

Speedcast to provide 4G/LTE service in Gulf of Mexico
Offshore Technology; April 28, 2017
 
Last week's top reads -- In case you missed them
MSUA MEMBER BLOGS - click for the latest thought leadership:
 
                   

    
LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
 
MARITIME
 
Port-IT launches Orilla Mail e-mail system
DigitalShip; April 27, 2017
 
Lars Thrane launches Iridium satcom terminal
Digital Ship; April 24, 2017
 
Thenamaris chooses Inmarsat Fleet Xpress for its global fleet
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 25, 2017 
  
AERONAUTICAL
 
Three Aireon payloads get 2,462 FAA test aircraft ADS-B messages
Financial News(UK), Gulli Arnason; April 26, 2017
 
Air France to accelerate connectivity installs, issue RFP for A320s
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby – April 25, 2017
 
Panasonic Avionics ZeroTouch allows faster media updates
Get Connected; April 24, 2017 
 
Pivotal wants to transform ATG with beam forming tech
Runway Girl Network, Chris Kjelgaard; April 23, 2017 
 
Gogo names Barry Rowan EVP and CFO | Executive Moves
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; April 22, 2017
 
SES, Gogo Bolster Inflight Connectivity Capacity Over North America, the Pacific
April 24, 2017 – Via Satellite, Kendall Russell – 143 words 
 
Join the queue
Aircraft Cabin Management, Ian Harbison; April 2017 
 
Connected Aircraft are Closer Than You Think
NewsWatch TV, Megan Ray Nichols; April 27, 2017
 
Streaming Now: The New Era of In-Flight Connectivity
Aviaton Today, Anne Wainscott-Sargent; April/May 2017
 
LAND
 
What Facebook and Google are doing to improve connectivity in Africa
IDGNet,  Matinde; April 28 201

Atos Uses Big Data to Drive Next-Generation Farming
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 25, 2017
 
Connected Car Market Accelerates, with Satellite Behind the Wheel
IoT Evolution, Greg Ewart, Inmarsat; April 26, 2017 
 

 
BROADBAND
 
Why Is T-Mobile Being Less Aggressive with 5G?
Market Realist, Andrew Smith; April 24, 2017
 
Rural broadband market insights shared in detailed report
WhaTech Channel; April 25, 2017
 
Optus outlines $10M mobile infrastructure upgrade plan in Western QLD
ARN, Hafizah Osman; April 26, 2017
 
AT&T Kicks Off 5G Network, Prepares to Fight Off Competing Bid for Straight Path
24/7 Wall Street, Paul Ausick; April 25, 2017 
 
Verizon ups the ante on AT&T’s Straight Path offer by 12.5% as spectrum war heats up
Satellite Finance, Dennis Ferreira; April 26, 2017
 
ITU's latest specs show that 5G is not just a wireless network
The Register (UK) – April 27, 2017
          
Harmonized Spectrum Availability Important for Robust 5G Ecosystem
Marketwired; April 27, 2017
 
 IOT/M2M
 
Global M2M Satellite Communication Market Foraying into Emerging Economies
Persistence Market Research; April 27, 2017
 
Mitsui USA partners with Rajant to advance Industrial IoT and autonomous applications
Satellite Evolution Group; April 25, 2017
 
GOVERNMENT
 
Harris closes deal to sell IT services biz to Veritas Capital
Washington Technology, Ross Wilkers; April 28, 2017
  
OTHER
 
Global and Chinese Satellite Antenna Industry Report 2017: Analysis, Applications, Technology & Competitive Landscape 2011-2022 - Research and Markets
Business Wire; April 25, 2017 
 
Global Eagle says “fraud or misconduct” not to blame for recent exec departures
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 26, 2017 
 
Arianespace sets launch dates for delayed Ariane 5 and Soyuz missions by Caleb Space News, Caleb Henry; April 26, 2017 
 
Study suggests 10% of satellites suffer debris impacts
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 27, 2017 
 
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