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Mobile Satellite Users Association April 1,  2019
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9 Days Left to Submit 2019 Satellite Mobility Award Applications!
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

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

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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
President
Mobile Satellite Users Association

Now on to Mobility News!

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2019 Satellite Mobility Awards Contest
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Tuesday, May 7th
  • 12 Noon - 1:30pm;  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
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MEMBER NEWS

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
 
 
 
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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 marketing@msua.org.
Include a 1 - 2 page description of your innovation along with evidence substantiating its market success.  Contest limited to MSUA Members.  Good Luck!  
 

 
MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
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
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Globe to gut: inside Big Food
Nature, Felicity Lawrence; March 26, 2019
 

IOT/M2M
 
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 
 
 
LAND
  
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Space Daily; March 26, 2019 
  
MARITIME
 
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 
  
SATELLITES
 
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 
  
ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS
 
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
 
GOVERNMENT
 
House Armed Services Committee challenges Shanahan on DoD space priorities
SpaceNews, Sandra Irwin ; March 26, 20119 
 
 

 


Adjacent Industry & Other
 
BROADBAND
 
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
 
 
5G
 
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
 
 
PRIVATE NETWORKS
 
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
ECNmag.com, 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 
 
 
OTHER
 
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 
 
 
 
 
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