Mobile Satellite Users Association January 14,  2019
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Catherine A. Melquist

Dear MSUA Members,
Today, I am pleased to announce CopaSat is our newest association member.  
On behalf of MSUA, a big welcome to CopaSat!  Thank you for joining our organization and we look forward to collaborating with you to promote satellite mobility services in the year ahead.   

Thinking about joining MSUA?  Now is the time as our Board of Directors has decided to run a one-time 50% trial discount on the 2019 annual membership fee.  This offer is good from now until March 31st.  For more information, see the promotion and link below.  

Chief among the benefits is eligibility to participate in our Annual Mobility Awards Contest and Luncheon which will take place during SATELLITE 2019 on May 7. As promised in last week's Mobility News, we're excited to reveal this year's awards categories.  All MSUA members with outstanding mobility innovations are encouraged to participate in this years awards contest.


This year's 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

Applications will be accepted through April 10th and can be emailed to Applications to include a 1 - 2 page description of your innovation along with evidence substantiating its market success.  You must be an MSUA member to apply.  Good Luck!  
Now on to Mobility News!

Moving Forward. Smarter Together.
SpaceX completes Iridium Next constellation
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; January 11, 2019
Spectrum monetization plans steer Globalstar to look at comparable deals
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; January 9, 2019 
U.S. broadband survey finds Hughes outperforms competitors in beating promised performance
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 7, 2019 
Hughes to Supply BGAN Satellite Terminals for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
PRNewsswire; January 7, 2019
Hughes Achieves Verifone Managed Network Service Provider Certification
PRNewsswire; January 8, 2019
Marlink Expands VSAT Services to Transpetrol Tanker Fleet
Maritime Executive; January 7, 2019
Forced by Brexit, Inmarsat moves satellite/ground airline connectivity business to Luxembourg
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 10, 2019
Inmarsat selects MHI’s H3 vehicle to launch new satellite
Aerospace Technology; January 8, 2019
Intelsat Joins GSMA to Spur Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial Solutions, Create Hybrid Networks, and Advance 5G Development
Business Wire; January 8, 2019 
BFBS Brings More British Programming to U.K. Troops in Remote Regions via SES
Business Wire; January 9, 2019
OneWeb close to launch
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; January 10, 2019
Russian space chief says security people too twitchy about OneWeb global internet project
RT News (Russia); January 10, 2019 
Orbcomm Investigating Cause of Satellite Breakup
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Irene Klotz; January 11, 2019
Mobile Satellite Phone Market Latest Designs, Trends and Top brands 2019 to 2025
Market News,Tanmay Halaye; January 7, 2019
Brazilian new govt prioritises resolution of Viasat contract with Telebras
Telecompaper; January 11, 2019
FMC GlobalSat Announces $1 Million Funding in Oversubscribed Interim Round To Expand Disruptive Global Connectivity Offerings
FinancialBuzz; January 11, 2019
CFIUS Filing Clearance: Speedcast International Limited and Globecomm Systems
National Law Review January 9, 2019
Thales Alenia Space to Lead ESA’s FLEX Mission
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 10, 2019

February 4 - 7, 2019
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Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
Aviation Industry Prediction: Is 2019 The Year Connected Aviation Takes Off?
Connected Aviation Today, Shany Seawright; January 10, 2019 |
Norwegian rolls out free GX connectivity on 787; MAX to follow
Runway Girl Network Jason Rabinowitz; January 8, 2019
Air Tahiti Nui’s New Dreamliner Planes Are the Perfect Excuse to Finally Book That Trip to Paradise
Travel and Leisure, Eric Rosen January 9, 2019
Gallium nitride (GaN) amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST
Military and Aerospace Electronics; January 11, 2019
Global Eagle expects IFC on Air France A320s to set European standard
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; January 4, 2019
Gogo announces positive North American 2Ku de-icing results
Get Connected; January 10, 2019
Farmers battle poor broadband access by investing in private networks
Farming UK; January 3,2019 
Working Together, We Can Keep Country People Off The Internet (Just Kidding; Jumpstart 5G This Way)
January 9, 2019 – Forbes, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. – 2019 words
Is There Enough IOT Business to Go Around?
Via Satellite, Robert Bell; January 8, 2019
Astrocast announces three partners to pilot its IoT nanosatellite network
Verdict (UK), Robert Scammell; January 7, 2019
Swarm Technologies and Autonomic Team Up to Create Industry’s First Low-Cost Ubiquitous Vehicle Connectivity Platform
Talk Satellite, Sara Spangelo; January 9, 2019
Swarm, after FCC blunder, hires satellite regulatory veteran Kalpak Gude
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; January 8, 2019 
Internet of Things Inc.'s 2018 Year in Review ... Milestones and Growth Initiatives Accomplished
Satnews Daily; January 9, 2019
Visa, SiriusXM Reveal Plans for In-Vehicle Payment Solution
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 8, 2019 
TDK announces Coursa Drive, a high-precision inertial-aided positioning software for autonomous vehicles
Talk Satellite; January 08, 2019
Imagry Debuts Autonomous Vehicle Mapless Platform
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 7, 2019
Lear Signs Hyundai for Exo Technology Partnership Program
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 9, 2019
VSAT packages revealed for passenger ships and OSVs
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 10, 2019
Sensor and AI System for Plymouth Sound
MarineLink, Michelle Howard; January 10, 2019
ShipNet partners with iMarine Software
The Digital Ship; January 10, 2019
Your Personal Avatar Can Now Board A Cruise Ship With You
Wired, John Gaudiosi; January 3, 2019 
GTMaritime appoints McNally Sales & Marketing Director with growth in mind
Satellite Evolution Group; January 7, 2019 
Comtech Telecommunications announces telematics and navigation contract renewal worth $1.4 million
Satellite Evolution Group; January 7, 2019 
Successful launch of formation-flying microsatellite constellation built by Space Flight Laboratory
Satellite Evolution Group; January 8, 2019 
Worth the Cost
Maritime Executive, Charlie Bartlett; January 4, 2019
Owner-vendor partnerships generate focused digitalization technology
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 8, 2019
Oil and Gas Digital Investment Set to Surge
MarineLink, Shailaja A. Lakshmi; January 10, 2019
IMO prepares for autonomous ship regulation amendments
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 8, 2019
maruFreight digital platform launched
The Digital Ship; January 10, 2019
Why Adaptability is Key for a Changing Satellite Industry
Via Satellite, Warren Ferster; January 7, 2019 
The On Orbit Hawkeye360 Pathfinder Smallsats Activated Successfully by Space Flight Laboratory
Satnews Daily, January 7, 2019
Firefly investor Noosphere Ventures eyes satellite manufacturing sector
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; January 8, 2019 
Satcom in 2019: Leasing vs. Services & the Year Ahead
Talk Satellite, Gagan Agrawal | NSR; January 9, 2019 
Arianespace says geostationary-orbit satellite market hit bottom in 2018, will rebound in 2019
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 10, 2019 
Fixing broken satellites in space could save companies big money
The Verge, Loren Grush; January 10, 2019
Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite
BBC Science, Jonathan Amos; January 10, 2019 
Cape towns consider paying for study of shark solutions
Cape Cod Times, Doug Fraser; January 9, 2019
Global Analog Phase Shifter market set to grow according to forecasts
WhaTech Channel, Industrial Market Research; January 8, 2019
Antenova responds to demand for wireless lighting with a 1.6mm high REFLECTOR antenna for metal surfaces
Satellite Evolution Group; January 8, 2019
High-power antennas open VSAT to new markets
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 7, 2019
Global Marine Military Antenna Market 2018 Industry Growth
Buffalo Morning Star, Steve Petellis; January 10, 2019 

Adjacent Industry & Other
SpaceX Confident About Its Starlink Constellation for Satellite Internet; Others, Not So Much
IEEE Spectrum, Michael Koziol; January 6, 2018 
NSR Report: Satellite Broadband & Enterprise VSAT to generate $159 billion in next decade
Satellite Evolution Group; January 7, 2019 
Scottish Sea Farms Help Rural Drimnin Get 50Mbps Wireless Broadband
ISPreview; January 8, 2019 
Newtec awarded contract to boost affordable broadband services across Asia-Pacific on Kacific's high throughput satellite
RealWire; January 9, 2019  
IWayAfrica Exec Warns of Satellite Equipment Costs in Africa
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; January 9, 2019 
Beware the 5G Hype: Wireless Rivals Fuel Confusion
Wall Street Journal, Drew Fitzgerald; January 9, 2019
Sprint to debut 5G smartphones with Samsung in U.S. in summer
Reuters; January 7, 2019
Verizon Wireless says current spectrum holdings are sufficient for 5G buildout
FierceWireless, Matt Kapko; January 9, 2019 
US operators urged to avoid 5G digital divide
Mobile World Live, Diana Goovaerts; January 10, 2019
The Promise and Peril of 5G
Threat Post, Tara Seals; January 9, 2019
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom successfully achieve millimetre wave link with data transmission rate of 40Gbps
Telecoms; January 11, 2019
Farmers battle poor broadband access by investing in private networks
FarmingUK; January 3, 21019
Cradlepoint Delivers New Gigabit-Class LTE Edge Router Solutions
IoT Evolution, Ken Briodagh; January 09, 2019
ADRF Joins CBRS Alliance
IoT Evolution, Ken Briodagh; January 10, 2019
Private LTE & 5G Network Ecosystem: Analysis and Forecast By Top Leading Players - 450 MHz Alliance, 450connect, 4K Solutions and A1 Telekom Austria Group
openPR; January 10, 2019
More Than 50,000 Square Miles of LTE Coverage Added Nationwide to Support AT&T and FirstNet Users
Business Wire; January 9, 2019
Telrad Networks gets CBRS OnGo certification
Financial News (UK), Gulli Arnason; January 8, 2019
Growing space-based cybersecurity need poses opportunities and risks for satellite investors
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; January 10, 2019 
The high cost of space missions
Space Daily; January 8, 2019 
GetSat, Honeywell to Provide Comms-on-the-Move to US Government
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 8, 2019
Comtech to acquire Canadian provider of 911 services for $33 million
Newsday, Ken Schachter; January 8, 2019
The “global commons” of outer space is turning into a battlefield
A new space race imperils the cooperation needed to address challenges like dangerous space debris.
Fast Company, Scott Shackelford; January 10, 2019 


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