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Mobile Satellite Users Association May 21,  2018
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MSUA MEMBER NEWS
 
First from the ground, now from the air: Inmarsat European in-flight WiFi contends with Ukraine’s air-defense radars
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 14, 2018
 
iDirect Government Beefs Up its 9050 OM Router to Meet Harsh Military Standards
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; May 7, 2018
 
Iridium to complete next-generation satellite deployment by this fall
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; May 14, 2018 
 
As SAS sports high-speed wifi in the sky, management praises Viasat
Runway Girl Network, Marisa Garcia; May 15, 2018
 
Viasat Agreement with Honeywell for Increased IFE for More Business Aircraft
Satnews Daily; May 17, 2018
 
ViaSat Gains Mod to Low Volume Terminal Contract from SPAWAR
Satnews Daily; May 14, 2018
 
Cobham SATCOM's EXPLORER 8100 Drive-Away Antenna System Installed on Timeline TV's New, 4K-Uplink, Broadcast Truck
Satnews Daily; May 17, 2018
 
Internet for the masses not a focus for Kymeta, Phasor
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; May 17, 2018
 
Kymeta Appoints CopaSAT as Kymeta Government Solutions Authorized Partner for U.S. Department of Defense
Business Wire; May 15, 2018
 
Microsoft and Kymeta build ‘always-connected’ tactical SUVs
IoT News, Ryan Daws; May 18, 2018
 
VAT IT and Globalstar launch VAT recovery service
BBT, Molly Dyson; May 18, 2018
 
How strategic is the Globalstar and FiberLight tie-up? | Viewpoint
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; May 15, 2018
 
Mudrick sues Globalstar to look at books in merger
Bloomberg News, Josh Saul; May 17, 2018
 
LEO, GEO, MEO: Deciphering Satellite-Based Inflight Connectivity Options
May 16, 2018 – MRO Network, Kerry Reals- 1277 words
 
Thales Alenia Space Launches the Spacebus Neo Product Line and Four Have Already Been Ordered
Satnews Daily; May 16, 2018 
 
Intelsat on U.S. government demand, why fiber & Ku can’t replace C-band, & satellite refueling
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 17, 2018 
 
Thuraya's WE Offers Constant Contact, First Dual Mode Satellite and LTE Hotspot
Satnews Daily; May 17, 2018
 
The Deep Blue Sea – By Satellite
SpaceNews, Robert Bell; May 15, 2018
 
 

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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
 
MARITIME
 
Major OSV owner takes another digitalisation stride
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; May 18, 2018
 
Riding Shipping's Digital Wave
MarineLink, Martin Wallg; May 18, 2018
 
Greater access and lower costs for crew communications
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; May 17, 2018
 
TCarta's Satellite Bathymetry Data is Proven Faster and Cost Less for Total SA's Hydrocarbon Exploration Project
Satnews Daily; May 17, 2018 
 
Rolls-Royce and Finferries to continue autonomous ship research
The Digital Ship; May 17, 2018
 
Optimising ship connectivity and management
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; May 17, 2018
 
Hughes to prototype Multi-Modem Adaptor for Wideband SATCOM use
Space Daily; May 14, 2018
 
Hughes extends satellite broadband services in Brazil
Telecompaper; May 17, 2018 
 
The race for faster WiFi on board cruise ships
Ship Technology, Eva Grey; May 15, 2018
 
Global Eagle: Satellite per-MB cost down 60% since 2016; promises 25% EBITDA growth in 2018
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 17, 2018
 
Maritime Satellite Communication Market Detailed Analysis, Growth and Forecast Up to 2024, focusing on top key vendors
The Mobile Herald; May 17, 2018 
 
Partners Look to Tackle Risks of Autonomous Shipping
MarineLink; May 14, 2018
 
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
Orbit To Showcase Its 12-inch Multi-Purpose Airborne Satcom Terminal
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; May 18, 2018

Earth’s magnetic field could provide drone navigation alternative to satellite GPS
Air Traffic Management.net; May 16, 2018
 
Global Eagle, Telesat to Collaborate on LEO Program For Aviation, Maritime
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; May 15, 2018
 
Aireon partner invests $69 million in space-based aircraft tracking system
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; May 16, 2018
 
Qatar ‘Super Wi-Fi’ Ends The Inflight Internet Crawl
Airline Ratings, Steve Creedy; May 15, 2018
 
Satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi soon to come on Spirit Airlines
Even discount airlines add WiFi as big rivals bare their fangs
Bloomberg; May 14, 2018
 
SITAONAIR eager to work with rivals to remove pain points for airlines
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; May 14, 2018
 
Airline Connectivity Will Double by End of 2019
EFBs and passenger connections among the highest investment priorities for airlines.
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Henry Canaday; May 14, 2018
 
 LAND
 
Dejero and Frontline deliver unique connectivity choices in news production SUV for WLEX-TV
Satellite Evolution Group; May 15, 2018
 
Mobile Satellite Services Market, Transportation, and Automotive – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 – 2025
Expert Consulting News; May 17, 2018
 

BROADBAND
 
Optus doubles NBN customers as mobile subs hit 10 million
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; May 17, 2018
 
SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar's Partnership Provides Affordable African Satellite Broadband Connectivity
Satnews Daily; May 14, 2018 
 
UN Broadband Commission Advances Action toward Broadband Digital Connectivity For All
BW CIOWorld (India); May 18, 2018 
 
Telefonica buddies up with Amazon Web Services to help customers with their cloud push
Telecoms, James Bourne; May 17, 2018
 
CAF Auction Bidders Could Include Verizon, Cox, Windstream, Frontier, Viasat, Many More
Telecompetitor, Joan Engebretson; May 16, 2018
 
5G gets closer: ACMA consults on 5G spectrum auction arrangements
IT Wire, Alex Zaharov-Reutt; May 18, 2018
 
5G Must Make Use of Different Technologies, Including WiFi
Data Knowledge Center; May 14, 2018
 
 
IOT/M2M
 
Satellite Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications - Global Strategic Business Report 2018-2024
OA Online; May 18, 2018
 
Gilat: Constellations will force satellite focus on 5G; pitching dual Ku/Ka terminals in China
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 18, 2018
 
As IoT Competition Intensifies, T-Mobile US and Sprint seek 5G Leadership
BW CIOWorld; May 18, 2018
 
 
GOVERNMENT
 
Satellite services fear mobile push as 5G nears
ITWire, Sam Varghese; May 21, 2018 
 
 
Action urged to improve rural internet service
The Western Producer, Barbara Duckworth; May 17, 2018
 
Hughes Proceeds to Phase 2 of DoD Satcom Interoperability Study; Rick Lober Comments
GovCon Wire, Anna Forrester; May 15, 2018
 
 
REGULATORY
 
5G spectrum changes could impact weather radars
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; May 14, 2018
 
FCC details moves to ease 5G path
Mobile World Live; May 18, 2018
 
 
OTHER
 
Satellite insurers in rates dilemma as payouts loom while income falls
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; May 14, 2018
 
Matt Desch: Private-Public Coordination Needed to Fix Current Space Debris Problem
Executive Biz, Monica Jackson; May 14, 2018
 
The Challenges Ahead for Satellite Communications in LatAm
Via Satellite, Pablo Hoyos; May 16, 2018
 
Startup Space Spotlight: OSS Takes Inspiration from Origami
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill; May 17, 2018
 
Calculating the Economics of Reusable Launch Vehicles
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; May 18, 2018
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
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