Mobile Satellite Users Association April 1,  2019
View this email in your browser

9 Days Left to Submit 2019 Satellite Mobility Award Applications!

MSUA is very pleased to welcome the following two companies to our membership class of 2019: 

Intellian is the world's leading provider of satellite communications and smart systems for the maritime, industrial, and military sectors. Founded in 2004, Intellian is leading the way in driving innovation in the satellite communications market. Governments and global players choose Intellian's stabilized satellite antenna systems to deliver connectivity when it matters most. 


Knight Sky, LLC is a leading provider of end-to-end managed satellite network products and services for the DOD, Federal government agencies, and commercial enterprises. Founded in 2003, Knight Sky is dedicated to supporting United States government agencies with secure, reliable, and scalable satellite and wireless communications services from our headquarters in Frederick, Maryland. Knight Sky operates SkyMAX a global managed satellite network services with a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center and Help Desk.

Again, welcome Intellian and KnightSky!  We look forward to collaborating with you and all other new and existing members of MSUA on Satellite 2019, the 2019 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award Contest and Luncheon and other activities ahead.  

Very Best,
Catherine A. Melquist
Mobile Satellite Users Association

Now on to Mobility News!

Moving Forward. Smarter Together. 
Sponsored by...

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 Agrees to $3.4 Billion Takeover
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady March 25, 2019
Inmarsat comes full circle with Apax approach
Financial Times, Nic Fields; March 28, 2019 
Phasor Partners With STI for ESA Production
Via Satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady; March 27, 2019
Q&A with Lesley Rahman of Intelsat General
SpaceNews; March 27, 2019

OneWeb and Musk spat gets legal
Advanced Television, March 26, 2019
Intelsat completes HTS constellation with final satellite launch
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; March 28, 2019
SES Networks Provides Connectivity for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 27, 2019
Speedcast Media Network's™ Expansion is a Result of Globecomm's Satellite, Fiber and Cell Nets
Satnews Daily; March 27, 2019
Canada Extends Their AIS Contract with ORBCOMM
Satnews Daily; March 27, 2019
Marlink's Terralink Hub and Uplink Station Installed for Mahd Satellite in Muscat
March 27, 2019; Satnews Daily
Hughes Leads the Industry in Promoting Adoption of DVB-S2X Standards for Satellite Transmission
PRNewswire; March 27, 2019
BSNL opts Hughes India to enable satellite connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep
Technuter; March 27, 2019  
C-band Alliance appoints Peter Pitsch to lead Advocacy and Government Affairs
Satellite Evolution Group; March 27, 2019 
Iridium installs new ground station in Punta Arenas, Chile
Get Connected; March 28, 2019
Panasonic announces new European CEO
BusinessCloud (UK), Alistair Hardaker; March 29, 2019

Logos available to all MSUA members for use in print and digital marketing material. Contact

In partnership with Satellite Finance, MSUA is pleased to offer a 25% discount on SF subscriptions.  To take advantage of this offer, Click and use coupon code "MSUA_Member" for a 25% discount on new subscriptions.  

In partnership with Space Intel Report, MSUA is pleased to offer a 50% discount on SIR subscriptions.  To take advantage of this offer and get unlimited access to SIR articles on, Click here and use coupon code 495rate.   






9 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
Gore cable assemblies powering SmartSky Networks
Get Connected; March 29, 2019
Thinkom reaches installation milestone
HMG Aerospace, Alexander Preston; March 29, 2019
Bluebox Wow to be deployed on Air Transat mixed fleet
Get Connected; March 29, 2019
Globe to gut: inside Big Food
Nature, Felicity Lawrence; March 26, 2019

Astranis Space Technologies Selects Wind River OS for Satellite
IoT Evolution,  Ken Briodagh; March 27, 2019 
Swarm CEO talks past mistakes, future goals
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; March 26, 2019 
UbiquitiLink promises global connectivity from any cellphone
IoT Australia, Stuart Corner; March 28, 2019 
IoT and cloud computing: AWS and Volkswagen have a grand plan to connect up factories
ZDNet, Steve Ranger; March 27, 2019
Fleets of Autonomous Satellites to Coordinate Tasks Among Themselves
ECN Magazine, Rex Merrifield; March 28, 2019 
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Space Daily; March 26, 2019 
New platform will treble vessel VSAT throughput
Maritime Digitalization and Communications, Martyn Wingrove; March 25, 2019
Shipmanagers highlight the importance of VSAT to crew welfare, connectivity and efficient vessel operations
Maritime Digitalization and Communications, Martyn Wingrove; March 27, 2019
KVH launches super-fast 1 metre Ku/C-band VSAT antenna
The Digital Ship; March 28, 2019
Norsk Hydro cyber-attack a ‘wake-up call’ for maritime
The Digital Ship; March, 27,  2019
Avanti Communications announces its first maritime contract with Woodsons of Aberdeen Ltd
Satellite Evolution Group; March 28, 2019 
Satellite on Track for Launch
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 25, 2019 
Four Big Challenges for Emerging Space, An NSR Report
Satnews Daily, Shivaprakash Muruganandham, NSR; March 25, 2019 
Sunrise and Phase Four partner for Next-gen electric propulsion
Space Daily; March 26, 2019 
ITU, Facing Intractable Issues Between France And Greece, Britain And Saudia Arabia, Delays Satellite Interference Decisions
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 26, 2019
House Armed Services Committee challenges Shanahan on DoD space priorities
SpaceNews, Sandra Irwin ; March 26, 20119 


Adjacent Industry & Other
UK ISP Big Blu Broadband Plan 300Mbps Unlimited Satellite Package
ISPreview; March 26, 2019 
Commerce Dept. sends White House 13 space-focused spectrum recommendations
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry: March 26, 2019 
Rural Groups Push FCC C-Band Auction
Multichannel News, John Eggerton; March 26, 2019
Astranis Space Technologies Selects Wind River Real-Time Operating System for Next Generation Satellite
Talk Satellite; March 27, 2019
Hispasat, Wibo Provide Satellite Services in Mexico
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 26, 2019 
St Engineering, Channeling Softbank, Sees Satellite Broadband Coming Everywhere, For Everything
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; March 28, 2019
Report: Verizon’s Fixed 5G Broadband Service Economically Flawed, Unsustainable
Extreme Tech, Joel Hruska;  March 25, 2019
Furuno to launch single-band GNSS receivers for 5G
GPS World; March 25, 2019  
Technology and market strategy lift 5G FWA startup Tarana Wireless amid funding boost
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March  26, 2019
DOCOMO to further expand 5G trials with overseas partners
Satellite Evolution Group; March 27, 2019
IEC Telecom and Thuraya deal facilitates supply of VSAT+ to Turkish market
The Digital Ship; March 27, 2019 
Pentagon eyeing 5G solutions with Huawei rivals Ericsson and Nokia: official
Reuters, Mike Stone; March 26, 2019
5G in shared and unlicensed spectrum
RCR Wireless, Sean Kinney; March 25, 2019
Motorola taps freed-up wireless spectrum for enterprise LTE networks
Network World, Patrick Nelson, March 28, 2019
Where is public safety LTE being explored around the world?
RCR Wireless, Kelly Hill; March 28, 2019
Ericsson Aims to Ease Private LTE, 5G Deployments in Industrial Environments, Bevin Fletcher;  March 26, 2019
Neutral Connect Networks Acquires Connectivity Wireless Solutions Extending its Leadership in the Growing Neutral-Host Infrastructure and Services Business
GlobeNewswire; March 25, 2019 
SatCube’s Ku-band Mobile Satellite Terminal Wins Design Award
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; March 25, 2019
More efficient satellite launch platform on the horizon
Space Daily ; March 26, 2019 
India’s Anti-Satellite Test Wasn’t Really About Satellites
WIRED, Daniel Oberhaus; March 27, 2019 

Follow Us!

MSUA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the users of mobile satellite services worldwide. You are receiving this email because you previously either opted to receive our headline news or attended one of our annual conferences. However, you can unsubscribe at any time by simply clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.
Contact MSUA:
Copyright © *2016* *Mobile Satellite Users Association*, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list