Mobile Satellite Users Association September 21,  2020
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October Mobility Marketing Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 15 – 11am East 
Enhancing the Customer Experience – How to create stickier customer relationships with customer advisory boards

In this session, Nickie Peters, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logicalis will share everything you need to know to develop a focus on the customer experience, how to obtain customer feedback you can use, the different types of customer advisory boards, how to set goals and make sure both you and your customers get value from the exchanges. She will also give expert advice on knowing who to invite and the where, when, how of building and hosting high-value customer advisory councils.
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ST Engineering Webinar
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea How Maritime Stakeholders Thrive in the Blue Economy
To be held virtually on Wednesday, September 30 at 9:30 am UTC / 11:30 am CET.

Shipping and maritime has traditionally viewed itself as a self-contained industry made unique by the particular challenges of operating in the harsh marine environment. But today there is a pressing need to embrace technology and digitalization, despite the attendant challenges. The interdependence of the maritime industry ecosystem has never been so exposed. Maritime stakeholders are in an unprecedented position to reap the rewards of ‘ecosystem thinking’ to fundamentally transform for the future of worldwide trade and travel.
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October 6-8, 2020
  • One-on-one video chat with conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers
  • Connect with experts through mutual, common interest meetings
  • Find industry experts in sessions, exhibitions and through interest group search
  • 20% off registration for MSUA members 


PODCAST: Valour’s Daniel Welch Talks Global Airline In-flight Connectivity Updates
With Avionics, Woodrow Bellamy III | September 18, 2020
Global Connected Aircraft Podcast
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AVIA hosts the Satellite Industry Forum focusing on Video in the Satellite World
The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) will be hosting this year’s Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) as a virtual conference, taking place over two days, from 24 – 25 September, 930am – 1130am (SGT).
The Satellite Industry Forum aims to deliver as close an experience as possible to a physical event. All delegates will be able to enjoy a full event platform which will include access to the live conference sessions, virtual networking opportunities as well as meeting rooms to connect and engage with industry peers during the conference. All sessions will also be available for catch-up viewing on demand after the live event. For full event details and registration, visit
Cabin Chats 2020: Agenda, Speakers Announced for Sept. 22-24 Web Series
While the Global Connected Aircraft Summit has been postponed until June 2021, the event's organizers are hosting the second installment of a unique platform for airlines, business jet operators, satellite players, as well as solutions providers to network and talk about the connected aircraft of the future, "Cabin Chats."
Registration is open and free here. All sessions will be archived on-demand, check out the full Cabin Chats agenda here.
Vertical Markets 

Inside Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom Platform
Simple Flying, Joanna Bailey; September 17, 2020
Aerkomm working with ThinKom and Kontron on K++ Ka band IFC solution
CAPA News Briefs; September 11, 2020
Aviation Wrap: Singapore Airlines To Cut Thousands Of Jobs, Rex Authorised For Qantas/Virgin Collab + More
Travel Weekly; September 15, 2020
IFC: Now Is The Time To Look Beyond Passenger Sessions
Via Satellite, Daniel Welch; September 18, 2020
SmartSky triumphs over Gogo in patent challenge
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; September 17, 2020
Vistara Now Offers Inflight WiFi On Its Boeing 787s
Simple Flying, Pranjal Pande; September 18, 2020
A major A321neo IFEC milestone in Hamburg
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; September 18, 2020

Smart Agriculture & Deep Learning
AgriFood.Tech,  David Govi; September 12, 2020

ADTRAN Joins the LoRa Alliance® to Help Advance IoT Connectivity
Business Wire; September 16, 2020
Taking a system level approach to IoT design
New Electronics, September 14, 2020
Mission Critical: How an Irving-Based IoT Company Tracks Medical Equipment With a New 20-Mile Beacon
Dallas Innovates, Sophia Gonzalez; September 15, 2020
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $20.0 Million Contract with Tier-One Mobile Network Operator
BUSINESS WIRE; September 14, 2020
Talented transport tech start-ups to receive funding boost of over £1 million
Mirage News; September 15, 2020
5G expert Phil Cottom on the link between connectivity and driverless tech
2025 AD, Phil Brown; September 14, 2020
In-Car Satellite Internet Connectivity Brings Us Closer To Full Autonomy
MotorTrend, Frank Markus; September 8, 2020 

AI is Key to Future of Maritime Connectivity, But Tech is Still in ‘Infancy,’ Exces Say
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; September 18, 2020
Finders keepers: New trawl technology helps fleets fish smarter and managers track biomass, despite covid disruptions
National Fisherman, Paul Molyneaux; September 14, 2020
Costa Rica Boosts Plan to Track Vessels, Combat Illegal Fishing
InSight Crime,  Lara Loaiza; September 15, 2020

Get SAT And SeaLandAire Delivering BLOS Capable ADARO Unmanned Surface Service Vessel To US Navy
PRNewswire; September 15, 2020
Vox Space Simulates Responsive Launch For Us Air Force Abms Exercise
Talk Satellite; September 15, 2020
Ligado Exemplifies Broken US Spectrum Management: Industry Experts
Breaking Defense, Theresa Hitchens; September 11, 2020
Supply Chain

Business Secretary blasted for 'gross interference' over OneWeb inquiry
The Telegraph(UK), Matthew Field; September 12, 2020
OneWeb to compensate Virgin Orbit for canceled contract
PRNewsPortal; September 17, 2020
After downsizing, Avanti focusing on fleet fill rate, mulls small GEO satellites
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; September 15, 2020 
ASECNA, in conjunction with NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space, provides the first African early SBAS open service
Talk Satellite; September 11, 2020
SatADSL, Andesat partnership provides new opportunities for Spanish speaking South American markets
Bnamericas; September 17, 2020
New 4G/LTE offshore solution unveiled
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; September 15, 2020

Round 3 of UK Parliament quest to understand government OneWeb purchase ends with no answers
Space Intel Report, Peter Selding; September 17, 2020

AVX Releases New Patch Antennas For Wireless Applications
Satnews Daily; September 14, 2020
C-COM Satellite Systems Joins Int’l Consortium For Phased Array Antenna Development
Satnews Daily; September 15, 2020
HEFPA project to exploit full potential of 5G network with energy efficient antenna solution
Satellite Evolution Group; September 17, 2020

Adjacent Industry & Other
Bill Gates Has Not Forgotten Teledesic
CircleID,  Larry Press; September 17, 2020
SpaceX Wants to Conquer the Internet
Air&Space Magazine, Jon Kelvey; September 18, 2020
Is Consolidation the Path to Growth for Satcom Operators
Via Satellite, Dimitri Buchs; September 18, 2020
KVH Industries CFO Don Reilly to Retire, Brent Bruun Named Interim CFO, COO
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; September 18, 2020
Ongoing and initial costs top list of barriers to 5G implementation
HelpNet Security; September 18, 2020
Ericsson to buy networking specialist Cradlepoint in $1.1 billion 5G deal
Reuters,  Helena Soderpalm, Supantha Mukherjee; September 18, 2020
5G Open Innovation Lab, backed by corporate giants, reveals 16 startups in second cohort
GeekWire, Taylor Soper; September 16, 2020
Megaconstellation startup Mangata Networks joins T-Mobile-backed 5G incubator
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; September 17, 2020
The future 5G spectrum shortage: Is 6 GHz the answer?
Total Telecom, Harry Baldock; September 14, 2020
Dish Network Taps Nokia For 5G Network Software
WebPro News, Matt Milano; September 14, 2020
5G in rural areas bridges a gap that 4G doesn’t, especially low- and mid-band
Ars Technica, Jim Salter; September 14, 2020
Verizon to deploy indoor 5G mmWave sites with Corning, Samsung
FierceWireless, Bevin Fletcher; September 16, 2020 
Panasonic and Octasic Extend sXGP Collaboration to 5G/Beyond 5G
Business Wire; September 16, 2020
Europe Is Falling Behind on 5G Rollout, Top Companies Warn
Wall Street Journal, Daniel Michaels; September 18, 2020 
Maxar lands satellite work worth hundreds of millions tied to 5G spectrum clearing
Denver Business Journal, Greg Avery; September 18, 2020

Private LTE networks grow as 5G comes into view
TechTarget, Dan Jones; September 17, 2020
MultiTech Expands University IoT Program to Include CBRS Private LTE Devices for OnGo Networks
PRWeb, September 17, 2020 RSS  
Samsung and Verizon Begin Trials of New Indoor Cell Sites to Extend 5G Coverage
News; September 17, 2020
Nokia to Expand LTE Network in Nigeria
IT News Africa, Jenna Delport; September 16, 202092
Private LTE keeps Rotterdam terminal afloat
FierceWireless,  Martha DeGrasse; September 11, 2020 
How to build a private 5G network architecture
TechTarget, Lee Badman; September 18, 2020
Hughes WAN Solution That Uses AI Now Commercially Available
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; September 15, 2020
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