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Mobile Satellite Users Association September 4,  2017
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MOBILITY AND MSUA MEMBER NEWS
 
 
Kymeta wins a big OK from FCC and U.K. for satellite connectivity in a pizza box
GeekWire, Alan Boyle; August 31, 2017 
 
Iridium CEO Matt Desch on why diversifying from commodity broadband is key to success | Q&A
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; August 30, 2017 
 
Intelsat IS-33 satellite suffers second on-board problem that threatens service life
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding - August 30, 2017 
 
Boeing warns aviation safety program could interfere with Globalstar satellites
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; August 29, 2017 
 
Speedcast, Danaos Partner on Maritime Digitalization
Maritime Professional, Eric Haun; August 28, 2017 
 
Thuraya conducts intensive training at Pacific Endeavor 2017
Satellite Evolution Group; August 30, 2017
 
ViaSat Opens New Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Melbourne
Cellular News; August 28, 2017
 
ViaSat Awarded New Cybersecurity Software Contract to Protect Mobile Devices at the Battlefield's Tactical Edge
PRNewswire; August 28, 2017 
 
USAID and Inmarsat partner for legal, traceable and sustainable fishing
Satellite Evolution Group; August 29, 2017 
 
Comtech awarded $8.6 million contract modification from U.S. Army
Satellite Evolution Group; August 29, 2017 
 
Intelsat Global Government Workshop Brings Industry Up to Date on Latest Satellite Technologies
MilTech, Maciej Heyman; August 29, 2017
 
University of Mississippi and Globalstar Announce Strategic Partnership
Globe Newswire; August 30, 2017 
 
Intelsat: Here’s the status of the IS-33e satellite
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; September 1, 2017 
 
Inmarsat aims to drive out costs in going direct with Qatar, others
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; September 1, 2017
 
 
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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS
  
MARITIME
 
Wärtsilä demonstrates remote control of vessel's dynamic positioning system
Marine Electronics & Communications, David Foxwell; September 1, 2017 
 
KT Sat targets global maritime VSAT market, lines up big Japanese partner
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; August 31, 2017 
 
VSAT installed for Global Seatrade newbuild
The Digital Ship; August 31, 2017
  
EM Solutions' Cobra Tri-Band Maritime Terminals Launched Aboard Australian Navy Vessels
SatNews Daily - August 28, 2017
 
Feds head to western Nunavut to announce $175-million marine safety plan
Nunatsiaq Online, Jane George; August 28, 2017 
 
Vessel monitoring technology partnership makes tracking more accurate
Maritime Journal; August 25, 2017
 
Spire Launches Two New Maritime Analytics Products
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 30, 2017 
 
Satellite systems to support sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia
The Digital Ship; August 31, 2017
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
How Kontron is benefitting from wave of new connectivity installs
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; August 28, 2017
 
Commercial Aircraft NextGen Avionics Market 2016-2026
PRNewswire; August 30, 2017
 
In-flight broadband on Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 soon
The Peninsula Qatar; August 30, 2017

Blockchain system deployed has ‘far reaching consequences’ for box shipping
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Rebecca Moore ; August 31, 2017

Airlines Still Considering the Value of In-Flight Wi-Fi
Via Satellite, Woodrow Bellamy III; September 1, 2017
 
 
LAND
 
Vitti Logistics Selects FourKites for Real-time Freight Tracking
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; August 31, 2017 
 
Your Robot Car Should Ignore You
Some research suggests that cars would be safer with no involvement from humans at all.
Nautilus, Hod Lipson & Melba Kurman;  May 11, 2017 
 
SPOT 6/7 Farming Just Got Better with Improved Satshot Mapping Imagery and Airbus
SatNews Daily - August 28, 2017
 
Toyota to Focus on Connectivity with New Division
Via Satellite, Kendall Russell; September 1, 2017



 
 

IOT/M2M
 
Inmarsat and the IoT
IoT Evolution, Chrissie Cluney; August 30, 2017
 
Global skills shortage puts IoT development at risk, says Inmarsat
Satellite Evolution Group; August 31, 2017
 
GOVERNMENT
 
FEMA mobile comms units roll in for Harvey
FCW, Mark Rockwell; August 29, 2017 
 
Ruling gives Dish affiliates chance to invalidate penalties and regain eligibility for wireless spectrum
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner;  August 29, 2017 
 
REGULATORY
 
Japan’s MIC Publishes Radio Regulations to Support Globalstar Mobile Satellite Services
Globe Newswire; August 29, 2017
 
Google, BAC Coalition eye mid-band spectrum at 3.7-4.2 GHz
FierceWiireless, Tara Seals; August 25, 2017 
 
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes final regulation on TV White Space from Colombia’s Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE)
Satellite Evolution Group; August 29, 2017
 
SpaceX stresses importance of 28 GHz earth station siting rules
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; August 31, 2017 
 
Brazil consults on use of S band for satellite mobile services
Telecompaper; September 1, 2017
 
BROADBAND
 
The Race Toward 5G Is Afoot — But Are We Ready?
Via Satellite, Robin Kent; August 29, 2017 
 
AT&T Adds 3 New 5G Test Cities
Light Reading, Dan Jones; August 31, 2017
  
OTHER

Nine satellites in exactEarth's real-time constellation now in service
Satellite Evolution Group; August 29, 2017
  
XTAR announces Terminal Certification Program
Satellite Evolution Group; August 29, 2017 
 
Explore mobile satellite services industry trends 2017-2025
WhaTech Channel: Telecommunications Market Research; September 1, 2017
 
Billionaires punt on space exploration ventures
The Sydney Morning Herald, Tom Metcalf; August 30 2017

New satellite will enable enhanced mobile connectivity for Europe
Financial News (UK); September 1, 2017
 
 
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 MSUA2017 for a 15% registration discount.  

For more information click here.  
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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.
 
Moderator:  Catherine A. Melquist, President Mobile Satellite Services & SVP Sage Communications
Keynote Speaker:  Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Kymeta

Event:  Wednesday, October 18,  1:20 - 1:50pm.
Conference Dates:  October 18 - 19, 2017
Location:  Javitz Convention Center, NYC
Registration:  Register for the event and use code EP11.  
  
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