Mobile Satellite Users Association April 17, 2017
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President's Message
Catherine Melquist

MSUA is pleased to announce we will be sponsoring Mobility Innovation Panels at the following industry events.  


GVF HTS DC Roundable
May 16, 2017
Panel: HTS Satcom Equipment Get's Moving

MSUA members interested in participating should contact


Satellite Innovation Symposium
October 2nd and 3rd, 2017
Panel:  Mobile Satellite Connectivity

Moving Forward. Smarter Together.
Now on to Mobility News!
Planet and FarmShots Offer Trial to John Deere Operations Center
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 13, 2017
Sprayer updates from John Deere
Grainews, Scott Garvey; April 13, 2017
CMA 2017: Inmarsat's Eric Griffin
The Maritime Executive, Tony Munoz; April 13, 2017
Cobham introduces advanced Electric Propulsion Latch Valve
Advance; April 13, 2017
Bosch, Inmarsat Back Startup That Links Canals to the Internet
Bloomberg News, Marie Mawad; April 12, 2017
Globalstar's SPOT to be Used in Oceanic Hydrocarbon Research
Satnews Daily; April 12, 2017
Thuraya teams with Swiss/US Astrocast IoT/M2M startup
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 12, 2017
Pivotel launches Thuraya Big Bundle to connect more people in remote Australia
Bush ‘n Beach Fishing; April 12, 2017
Speedcast Secures Two Systems Integration Contracts with Leading Fabricator for Offshore E&P Assets
Business Wire; April 11, 2017 
Airgain acquires Antenna Plus; Kymeta has investment round
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; April 10, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart Discusses Air Traffic Management, Defense at Harris Corporation
Business Wire; April 11, 2017
Maritime tracker exactEarth cuts costs, awaits Iridium fleet deployment
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 11, 2017 
Hughes Launches Fully Managed SD-WAN Solution for Distributed Organizations
Hospitality Technology;  April 09, 2017
The Appearance of a New Electric Propulsion Latch Valve from Cobham
Satnews Daily; April 10, 2017
Inmarsat's JetConneX Is Long on Talent... Shortlisted for Sapphire Pegasus Award
Satnews Daily; April 12, 2017
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives an Additional Order for Shipboard Troposcatter System
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell  - April 12, 2017
Global Eagle nabs Harris CapRock CFO
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 10, 2017 
Initial tests of ViaSat Ka connectivity on Qantas 737 are heartening
Runway Girl Network, John Walton; April 10, 2017 
Intelsat files larger-than-expected insurance claim after finding new Intelsat 33e propulsion issue
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; April 13, 2017 
A Tad Over $73 Million Enriches KYMETA's Coffers in their Latest Investment Round...
Satnews Daily; April 12, 2017
Last week's top reads -- In case you missed them:  
MSUA MEMBER BLOGS - click for the latest thought leadership:

Now is the time for digital disruption in shipping
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; April 12, 2017
IoT protects fishing fleets and global fisheries with RPMA technology
Network World, Deepak Puri; April 12, 2017
Tracking Fishing Vessels Around the Globe
The Pew Charitable Trusts; April 12, 2017
KVH unveils fixed fee VSAT for ship fleets
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; April 12, 2017 
NSSLGlobal Launches CrewVision Maritime Entertainment System
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 10, 2017
Maritime VSAT Industry Investors Key Strategies to Tap Global Market
Orbis Research; April 10 2017
US data comm faces security threat probe
Air Traffic Management; April 14, 2017
Virgin Australia testing WiFi ahead of expected launch next week
Australian Business Traveller, David Flynn; April 12, 2017
Q&A: Dave Davis, former Global Eagle CEO, on why he left and the future of in-flight connectivity
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; April 11, 2017 
Astronics AeroSat Debuts FliteStream for Aircraft Connectivity
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 7, 2017
Chinese Satcom Will Empower ARINCDirect
Aviation Week & Space Technology; April 11, 2017
Delta’s ‘Midas touch’ continues for Gogo
Runway Girl Network, Seth Miller; April 10, 2017
United States Will Not Allow Mobile Phone Talk on Flights
NewsFactor Network, Shirley Siluk; April 12, 2017
SD enables simultaneous live TV and Internet with single bizav antenna
Runway Girl Network, Paul E. Eden; April 14, 2017
Singapore set to launch driverless public buses by 2020
 Xinhua; April 10, 2017
Honeywell Introduces Satellite Personal Tracker for Remote Locations
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; April 7, 2017
ST Engineering drives development of autonomous vehicles for urban mobility
Satellite Evolution Group; April 10, 2017
Live from Everest: Vital Signs, Geolocation, and Video Conferencing;  April 13, 2017
AT&T looks to 5G with $1.6B spectrum licensee buy
Mobile World Live; April 10, 2017
Straight Path Deal May Trigger More Spectrum Buyouts
U.S. News and World Report, Wayne Duggan; April 12, 2017
Vodafone and NBN clash over 5G spectrum use
Australian Financial Review; April 10, 2017
Why T-Mobile Believes 5G Will Move across All Spectrum Bands 
MVNO Blog, Andrew Smith; April 7, 2017
5G Exposed! – Electronic Design
MVNO Blog; April 12, 2017
US$19.8bn FCC spectrum auction yields some surprises as 5G slides into frame
Satellite Finance,  Steven Levine; April 14, 2017
IoT startup Actility raises US$75m in funding to expand in rapidly growing market
Satellite Finance, Veronica Ni; April 13, 2017
Market Report, "Global M2M Services Market 2017-2021", published; April 14, 2017
The government just wrapped a major auction that’ll shape the future of the Internet
The Washington Post, Brian Fung; April 13, 2017 
Wireless First: A Winning Strategy for Rural Broadband
High Tech Forum, commentary by Richard Bennett; April 11, 2017
NCTA: V2V Proposal Is Straying Into FCC's Lane
B&C; April 12, 2017
Sky and Space Global nears 1st launch of narrowband fleet
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; April 10, 2017 
C-COM and NSERC Will Work Together on a Modular, Low-Cost, Intelligent Antenna
Satnews Daily; April 13, 2017


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