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Mobile Satellite Users Association August 14,  2017
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Catherine A. Melquist

IoT: Tapping into the World’s Most Profound Communication Tools – Easy as Delivering a Pizza

The world is changing before our eyes. Unleashing broadcast, and the new generation of multicast tools, is vital to tapping into the exponential growth in the connected car and IoT markets. The way content is consumed and shared has already changed dramatically. To deliver content how, when and where people want to consume it, reinvention of your delivery methods is essential to keep pace with increasing expectations and demands. Learn how flat panel satellite antennas are making the most profound communications tools as easy to use as delivering a pizza.  Get an eye-opening view of the world of communications, including insights into LEO satellite constellations, where the connected car and IoT markets are really headed, and how delivering piping hot content will get easier and faster.
 
This is the title and description of an upcoming keynote conversation featuring MSUA member, Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Kymeta Corporation, to be held at the National Association of Broadcaster's 2017 SATCON conference in New York.  The keynote is being produced in partnership with MSUA and will take place on Wednesday, October 18 from 1:20 - 1:50pm. All MSUA members and mobility community followers are encouraged to attend.  Register for the event using code EP11.  
 
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MOBILITY AND MSUA MEMBER NEWS
 
 
SSL to provide transformational ultra high density satellite for Hughes Network Systems
Satellite Evolution Group; August 9, 2017 
 
EchoStar/Hughes defends ViaSat, dismisses 5G threat to satellite consumer business
Space Intel Report’ Peter B. de Selding; August 9, 2017
 
Arlington satellite maker's $85M facility goes vertical on Florida's Space Coast
Washington Business Journal, Matthew Richardson; August 7, 2017 
 
New Space: Innovations in satellite technology
Federal News Radio, Rick Lober Interview; August 7, 2017
 
Can a New Generation of Satellites Bring Broadband to All of Alaska?
August 7, 2017- Alaska Dispatch News Jeannette Lee Falsey
 
Harris pivots from hosted payloads to small satellite
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; August 9, 2017 
 
Interview: Harris CEO Bill Brown on narrowing the corporate focus
C4ISRNET, Jill Aitoro; August 7, 2017 -
 
Harris - Manpacking Comms for the U.S. Army
Satnews Daily; August, 2017
 
Cobham SATCOM: EXPLORER terminals delivered for Land Rover Tour of Peru
Satellite Evolution Group; August 7, 2017
 
Comtech Lowers Backhaul Expenses for Supernet MNO Customers
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 7, 2017
 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. receives $3.7 million order from mobile network operator for advanced location platform
Satellite Evolution Group; August 7, 2017
 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announces Pakistan partner, Supernet Limited, achieved 11bits/Hz for mobile network operator's 2G backhaul traffic
Satellite Evolution Group; August 7, 2017
 
Inmarsat says business largely immune to current capacity oversupply
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; August 8, 2017 
 
Addvalue and Inmarsat Sign Agreement to Launch Inter-satellite Data Relay Service, a World's First Commercial On-demand Communications Service to Support LEO Satellite Operations
PR Newswire; August 11, 2017
 
ViaSat shows momentum in government systems, residential broadband and commercial aircraft
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; August 8, 2017
 
ViaSat consumer broadband subscribers down 10% year on year; waiting for ViaSat-2
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; August 9, 2017
 
Globalstar receives terrestrial licences from FCC, expected to monitise asset
 Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; August, 10 2017
 
Globalsat Group was recently honored with the Evolution category of the Elektro Supplier Award in Brazil
Ein Presswire; August 10, 2017
 
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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
  
MARITIME
 
EM Solutions - Cobra SOTM Solutions For Australian Navy
Satnews Daily; August , 2017
 
Ships turn to Fleet Xpress VSAT
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; August 8, 2017
 
NSR - Cruising Down The Value Chain
Satnews Daily; August 10, 2017
 
Maritime VSAT Market is Expected to Grow 17.5 % CAGR till 2022
Tallahassee Scene; Cherly Reyes -August 10, 2017 
 
AERONAUTICAL
  
Virgin Australia switching on Wi-Fi for domestic and international flights
ZDNet, Tas Bindi; August 10, 2017
 
Gogo defends heavy spending on 2Ku airline installations
SpaceNews,  Caleb Henry August 7, 2017
           
iPass changing the model for passenger connectivity
Runway Girl Network, Seth Miller’ August 8, 2017
 
uVue successfully performs drone flights using prototype pre-5G ‘network slice’ for communications
Satellite Evolution Group; August 8, 2017
 
Space communications for multiple satellites
Military & Aerospace Electronics, John Keller; August 9, 
 
LAND
 
Intel's Mobileye is building a fleet of fully autonomous cars
ZDNet, Natalie Gagliordi; August 9, 2017
 
Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada
Reuters, Marc Vartabedian; August 9, 2017
 
Ursa Space Systems plans to track oil supplies around the world
SpaceNews, Debra Werner;  August 10, 201
 
Automotive Antenna Module Market Projected to be Supported by Significant Investment Forecast 2017 – 2025
Miltech, Maciej Heyman; August 10, 2017
 
IOT/M2M
 
Why IoT is a critical part of digital transformation
ZDNet, Leah Brown; August 9, 2017
 
How SMBs can maximize the benefits of IoT initiatives
TechPro Research, Mary Shacklett; August 4, 2017 

ELSE raises $3 million for Internet of Things nanosatellite constellation
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; August 10, 2017

 
GOVERNMENT
 
SES Government Solutions gets DoD task order for additional O3b beam
 SpaceNews, Michael Fabey and Caleb Henry; August 4, 2017 
  
What Would a Civil Space Traffic Management System Look Like?
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 11, 2017

BROADBAND
 
America's 'Cable Cowboy' Lays the Groundwork for Internet Dominance Beyond the U.S.
Dow Jones Newswires, Stu Woo August 13, 2017
 
Next spectrum auction may feed 5G demand
FierceWireless, Colin Gibbs; August 4, 2017
 
European Startups Challenging the Status Quo
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 7, 2017 
 
4G sees growth in Brazil
ZDNet, Angelica Mari; August 9, 2017
 
ND SatCom: Successful interoperability tests of SKYWAN 5G with LTE Systems from General Dynamics Mission Systems
 Satellite Evolution Group; August 11, 2017
 
REGULATORY

Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests
By saying mobile is good enough, FCC could find that deployment problem is solved.
Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin; August 9, 2017 

FCC packs broadband advisory group with big telecom firms, trade groups
Local government officials, largely frozen out, fear they’re about to get rolled
Center for Public Integrity, Blake Dodge; August 11, 2017

OTHER
 
Investor Group Led By HPS Investment Partners, LLC and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC to Acquire Globecomm Systems Inc.
Talk Satellite; August 9, 2017
 
Aerostat startup Altaeros gets $7.5M from SoftBank to bring broadband wireless to rural areas
TechCrunch, Catherine Shu; August 8, 2017
 
Blue Sky Network reaffirms commitment to Brazilian market
Vertical Magazine; August 7, 2017
 
Optus doubles its NBN customers.
ZDNet, Corinne Reichert; August 11, 2017
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UPCOMING EVENTS


The symposium will explore innovations and changes that are expected to cause major disruption to the established satellite marketplace.  
 

Mobile Satellite Connectivity | October 3 at 8:00am

At few points in history have the tea leaves of mobile connectivity been more difficult to read. HTS & traditional satellite internet providers potentially face significant competition from new constellations offering wider coverage and comparable connectivity. What role could “mothership” type satellites play in terms of constellation management? Ground equipment is facing similar disruption with the seemingly near term introduction of flat panel antennas. What does the future of mobile connectivity hold? How will satellite be an integral component of the 5G and terrestrial wireless world of the future? What does the broadband connection of tomorrow look like?

ModeratorCatherine Melquist, President Mobile Satellite Users Association
SpeakerDr. Kambiz Aghili, CEO, Blue Sky Network
SpeakerPierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast
SpeakerDavid Bruner, Vice President, VP, World Wide Sales & Marketing, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
SpeakerJoshua Marks, EVP Connectivity, Global Eagle
SpeakerJoel Thompson, Vice President and General Manager – Terrestrial Business Unit, Iridium

Conference Date:  October 2 - 3, 2017
Location: Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. 
Registration:  Use code MSUA for a 15% registration discount.  

For more information click here.  
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