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Mobile Satellite Users Association March 5,  2018
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MSUA Member News

Globalstar plays up spectrum strategy as debt deadline looms
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; March 2, 2018
 
Seamless Air Alliance focuses on connectivity
Air & Cosmos International; March 1, 2018
 
Ka-band constellations are a future for maritime satcoms
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine; Martyn Wingrove; February 28, 2018
 
Speedcast: there’s no better place for us than SA
Brand South Australia News, Melissa Keogh; March 1, 2018
 
Harris’ ABI to launch on March 1
Satellite Pro Middle East, Clayton Vallabhan; February 26, 2018 
 
With exactEarth and Aireon, Harris confronts difficulties of commercial hosted payloads
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 27, 2018 
 
Speedcast signs contract to provide satellite backhaul to Alpha Telecom Mali
Telecompaper; February 26, 2018 
 
Intelsat’s stock soars after FCC chair Pai says he wants to monetise C-band in US
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March 1, 2018 
 
Intelsat Selected by Gilat for Recent 4G Network Expansion in the United States
Business Wire; February 26, 2018 
 
Intelsat Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results
Talk Satellite; February 26, 2018
 
Telebras, Viasat Enter into Strategic Agreement to Connect the Unconnected in Brazil
PRNewswire; February 26, 2018 
 
Iridium's Next Update of NEXT Launch
Satnews Daily; March 1, 2018
 
Iridium raising new debt to cover late Aireon payments
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 26, 2018 
 
French regulators approve Inmarsat air-to-ground network, rejecting Eutelsat, ViaSat protests
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 27, 2018 
 
Viasat CEO Talks New Satellite Internet Service and SpaceX
Forbes, Jonathan Vanian; February 27, 2018
 
The ViaSat-2 Satellite Wins an Aviation Week Network Laureate Award
PRNewswire; March 2, 2018
 
Armstrong Transportation Selects ORBCOMM’s Logistics Tracking and Monitoring Solution for Trailer Fleet
Talk Satellite; February 28, 2018
 
Globecomm unveils expanded Nimbus portfolio to meet diverse maritime communications needs
Satellite Evolution Group; March 1, 2018
 
Focus: GLOBECOMM Delivering the Big Data Revolution to O&G
SatMagazine; March 2018
 
Thales Highlights Integrated Aviation Cybersecurity
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Angus Batey; February 5, 2018
 
VT iDirect and Software Radio Systems Partner to Transform Media Streaming Over Hybrid Satellite-Cellular 5G Network
Telecompaper; March 1, 2018
 
 

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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS

MARITIME

Emergency communications needs upgrading
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove ; February 28. 2018
 
Flexible Broadband Solution Targets Yacht Market
The Maritime Standard; March 1, 2018
 
Orbit introduces world's first 2.2 metre multiband maritime satellite communications terminal 
Your Industry News; March 1, 2018
 
Sky Perfect Jsat investing $4.5 million in maritime satcom company KVH
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 28, 2018 
 
VSAT assists in hunt for lost Malaysian aircraft
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 27, 2018
 
Thaicom launches Nava™ maritime service platform
Satellite Evolution Group; February 26, 2018 
 
Carnival and SES Set New Bandwidth Capacity Record at Sea
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 26, 2018 
 
Telenor delivers Ka-band maritime connectivity
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 28, 2018
 
Rapid changes are coming to maritime communications
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; February 27, 2018
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
Gogo: Passenger take-rate up, costs are, too; AA hit in 2018; free cash flow in late 2019
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding, March 3, 2018
 
Crystal Cabin Awards shortlist narrows down to 24 finalists
Get Connected; March 2, 2018
 
IFEC revolution set to take untapped markets by storm
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 28, 2018
 
Airbus, Delta, Sprint Team For Seamless In-Flight Internet
Geek.com, Stephanie Mlot; February 27, 2018
 
Airtel to soon provide uninterrupted in-flight connectivity
CIO (India), Prajeet Nair; February 27, 2018
 
SES on inflight connectivity partners: “We love all our children equally”
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 26, 2018
 
NexPlayer Vies for Slice of IFE Pie
APEX Media, Maryann Simson; February 26, 2018 
 
LAND
 
Big data drives more finance to African agribusiness
BizCommunity; March 2, 2018
 
Why ‘Farming as a Service’ is attracting big bucks
Your Story, Shruti Kedia; February 28, 2018
 
U.S. regulators seek public views on self-driving trucks and trains
Reuters, David Shepardson; March 1, 2018
 
RigNet eyeing possible expansion into new satcoms markets as oil prices recover | Q&A
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; March 1, 2018
 
Self-driving cars are coming to Miami. Can they survive our bad drivers?
Miami.com February 27, 2018
 
REGULATORY
 
FCC must act to avoid a grave threat to GPS
The Hill,  Bradford W. Parkinson, James Geringer and Thad Allen; February 27, 2018
 
FCC Chief Calls for 5G Auctions to Kickstart Development
Wall Street Journal, John D. McKinnon; February 26, 2018
 
BROADBAND

Telecom regulator wants to open India’s satellite broadband sector. Will ISRO step aside?
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding, March 4, 2018
 
Andreessen Horowitz Makes Its First Space Investment With Satellite Startup Astranis
FORBES, Alex Knapp; March 1, 2018
 
Telesat’s New HTS to Triple Bandwidth Speeds in Northern Canada
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; February 28, 2018 
 
Musk Dream of Space-Based Internet Sent Others Crashing to Earth
Bloomberg News, Todd Shields, Dana Hull, Olga Kharif; February 28, 2018
 
Amdocs to Open Network Spectrum for Fixed Wireless Broadband, 4G and 5G with Shared Spectrum Service
Globe Newswire; February 26, 2018 
 
The low-cost mini satellites bringing mobile to the world
BBC News, Tim Bowler; February 23. 2018
 
Aerospace firm plans a giant leap for Chinese satellite coverage with global network
South China Morning Post, Liu Zhen; February 27, 2018 
 
Hispasat will be the satellite operator for a project that will make Barcelona a hub for 5G testing in Europe
Satellite Evolution Group; February 28, 2018
 
Canada budgets a boost for LEO broadband constellations
SpaceNews, David Pugliese; February 28, 2018 

IOT/M2M
 
AT&T Unveils ‘Single Pane of Glass’ to Manage IoT Devices Globally
IoT Business News; February 26, 2018
 
Telenor Group and Cisco sign Strategic Agreement to collaborate on IoT, Smart Cities, security and data analytics
Satellite Evolution Group; February 27, 2018 
 
IoT enabling modern mining operations
SatMagazine, Vince Jager, V P, Asia-Pacific, KORE Wireless; March 2018
 
GOVERNMENT
 
U.S. Congress to vote on allowing spectrum auction for 5G networks
Reuters, David Shepardson; March 2,2018
 
FCC's Ajit Pai Wants to Speed Up 5G—But Congress Must Act First
Fortune, David Meyer; February 27, 2018
 
OTHER
 
NSR Projects Flat Panel Satellite Antennas Rarin' for a Takeoff of $7.9 Billion by 2027
Satnews Daily; March 1, 2018
 
Is SB-SAT Poised to Revolutionize the Use of LEO Satellites and Drones?
Satnews Daily; February 27, 2018
 
Tsunami Of Smallsats Creating Opportunities And Problems
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Irene Klotz; February 28, 2018 
 
Startup Bringing Plasma Propulsion Technology To Smallsat Crowd
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Irene Klotz; March 1, 2018 
   
Comtech Xicom Technology Announces Breakthrough 250-Watt V-Band SATCOM HTS Gateway Uplink Power Amplifier
Business Wire; March 1, 2018 
 
Comtech Xicom Technology introduces new compact, highly efficient GaN Solid-State Ku-Band SATCOM SSPAs and BUCs
Satellite Evolution Group; March 1, 2018



 



 
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