Mobile Satellite Users Association July 13, 2020
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Iridium Satellites and Blue Sky Network’s New Vehicle Management System
SatNews Daily ; July 7, 2020
Gilat Telecom Adds EVERYWHERE Communications’ Multi-Mode Satellite and Cellular Solutions to Its Worldwide Product Portfolio
Total Telecom; July 7, 2020
Inmarsat: “EAN not impacted by OneWeb/Galileo”
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; July 7, 2020
Inmarsat Unveils ‘Smart-Pipe’ Satcom System On 777X
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Bill Carey; July 6, 2020
Stolt Tankers upgrades connectivity with Marlink deal
The Digital Ship; July 9, 2020
SSPI’s New Leaders on Board of Directors, Thomas Van Den Driessche of ST Engineering iDirect and Nicole Robinson of SES
SatNews Daily; July 8, 2020
ST Engineering iDirect Expands VIVACOM’s Broadcast Offerings
SatNews Daily; July 8, 2020
SES still negotiating cuts
Advanced Television; July 10, 2020
IHS Markit® Stays on Track by Renewing ORBCOMM’s Ship Tracking Data Services
SatNews Daily; July 8, 2020
Globalstar Sat-Fi2 portable satellite Wi-Fi hotspot
ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes; July 9, 2020
The reason behind Tesla's meteoric rise
The Daily Sabah, Taha Meli Arvas; July 9, 2020

Speedcast, Intelsat agree on 15-month contract, pending their bankruptcy courts’ approval
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; July 10, 2020
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Podcasts and Webinars

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Maritime Communications Webinar Week
July 20-24; 09:00 - 14:45
Beginning Monday 20 July, a series of daily webinars, meticulously researched and organised to address maritime communications with the maritime professionals. The webinars are designed to strike the right balance between transmission of key information and interaction with the expert panel assembled. Online

Connected Energy Webcast Series
Future-Proofing Your Security Programs
Wed, Jul 15, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Jeffrey Hill, Conference Director, OilComm Conference & Exposition
Featured Speaker: Michael H. Firstenberg, Director of Industrial Security, GICSP

Thursday Morning Conversation with Tara Bamburg of Southwest Airlines
Via Satellite video interview with Mark Holmes 26:32

Serving Underserved Communities
Thursday,  August 27, 2020
3:00 pm UK time / 10:00 am US Eastern time
Space Café Podcast Episode 006 Featuring
Dr. Adriana Marais -- Proudly Human
Keeping Space Green and Clean With Luc Riesbeck
Via Satellite, PODCAST with Annamarie Nyirady;  July 6, 2020 – 31:12
SpaceNews Webinar
NOAA's Future Satellite Architecture 
Thursday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.
NOAA's Stephen Volz and Vanessa Griffin will join SpaceNews to discuss the latest on NOAA's work-in-progress plan for advancing the agency's satellite architecture beyond GOES-R and JPSS.   
Space News Podcast
Daily Space News, Astronomy, SpaceX, Technology, updates and analysis. The Space News Pod is listened to by space enthusiasts, space industry insiders and astronomers from around the world. Support this podcast: 

GVF Webinars
5G & Satellite: Driving Forward the ‘Network of Networks’
Thursday, July  16, 2020
3:00 pm UK time / 10:00 am US Eastern time
Ground Segment: Transformational Antennas I – End of the Parabolic Paradigm?
Thursday, July  30,  2020
3:00 pm UK time / 10:00 am US Eastern time

Ground Segment: Transformational Antennas II – Will terminals realise the promised LEO Connectivity Revolution?
Thursday, August 13, 2020
3:00 pm UK time / 10:00 am US Eastern time
Panel Discussion “CBRS/Private LTE-Networks that you can own”
Connected Virtual Tech Event. 1:00 PM EDT; July 22, 2020
Pandemic-related news highlighted below
Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
With business aviation uptick observed, Gogo and Viasat enhance IFC
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; July 9, 2020
Which direction for IFC free service?
Satellite Evolution Group, Vivek Suresh Prasad; July 9, 2020
Ka-Band Speed Limits for IFC Services Expunged by Viasat
SatNews Daily July 8, 2020 
Global Eagle evokes Chapter 11 risk without a turnaround in business or liquidity
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; July 6, 2020
Sully Adds Voice To Lobby Against Potentially GPS-Jamming Cell Network
AVweb, Russ Niles; July 5, 20201
FAA Selects Team to Create UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport
PRWeb; July 6, 2020
Gilat's Airborne Technology Enables Opening-up of the Chinese Ka-Band IFEC Market and Driving a Multi-Million Dollar Market Opportunity
Globe Newswire; July 7, 2020
Gogo brushes off new ZTE concerns
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller ; July 10, 2020
Gogo Connected Aircraft Will Soon Offer WiFi For 20 Minutes Longer
Simple Flying, Joanna Bailey; July 9, 2020
GPS isn't just for road trips anymore
Space Daily; July 03, 2020
Satellite data brings farming advice to remote areas of Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Mail; July 10, 2020 St
Telit: The crisis adding impetus to the IoT wave
Digitimes; July 7, 2020

Satellite Enabled IoT Software Market May See A Big Move
Owned Market Reports; July 6, 2020
Enlighted Launches Game Changing Building IoT Sensor for Corporate Real Estate
BusinessWire; July 9, 2020
Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'
BBC News; July 9, 2020
U.N. Rules Require Cybersecurity Guarantees for Connected Cars
Wall Street Journal, Catherine Stupp; July 9, 2020
Comau applies artificial intelligence to enhance electric vehicle manufacturing
Satellite Evolution Group; July 8, 2020
Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Holds Encrypted Message for Owners
AutoWeek, Jay Ramey; July 8, 2020
Boosting the Profitability of Mobile Assets in the Oil Industry – Onshore and Offshore
OILMAN Magazine,  Colin Beaney; July 6, 2020
NetHope Brings Critical Connectivity To Disaster Response In The Bahamas
ReleifWeb; July 10, 2020

Castor Marine supplies 4G connectivity to 30-vessel fleet
Riviera Maritime Media,  Martyn Wingrove; July 9, 2020
UP42 adds exactEarth ship tracking data to geospatial marketplace
Space Daily; July 9, 2020
exactEarth Announces $7.0 Million Expansion of Channel Partner Agreement
Canada News Wire; July 6, 2020 
IMSO signs agreement to assess BeiDou message service system ​
Satellite Evolution Group; July 9, 2020
Neptune Cyber launches virtual ship safety tool
The Digital Ship; July 6, 2020
Maritime partners unveil Autonomous Guard Vessel
Talk Satellite; July 9, 2020
AISSat-1 marks the first NewSpace decade for Norway
Satellite Evolution Group; July 10, 2020
How shipping mitigates GPS jamming and spoofing
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; July 9, 2020
ClassNK joins Maritime Transportation System to address cybersecurity risks
The Digital Ship; July 9, 2020

UK expected to have OneWeb ‘golden share’
Advanced Television,  Chris Forrester; July 10, 2020 
UK Space Influencers React to UK Government Investment in OneWeb
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; July 6, 2020 
UK Secretary of State: A future navigation service did not drive our OneWeb Global purchase
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; July 9, 2020

Why Low-Earth Orbit Satellites Are the New Space Race
Washington Post, Greg Ritchie and Thomas Seal for Bloomberg News; July 10, 2020 
China launches new commercial telecommunication satellite
Xinhua News;  July 9, 2020
Public Dispute Between Comtech, Gilat Puts Acquisition in Serious Trouble
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett; July 9, 2020
Op-ed | Is the future of space ops officeless?
SpaceNews, Simon Halpern; July 5, 2020
Rocket Lab Fails Mission, Loses Payloads for Canon, Planet
Via Satellite,  Rachel Jewett; July 5, 2020 
Petrobras reduces satellite costs with RigNet hiring
Bnamericas; July 7. 2020
Hypergiant Collaborates with US Air Force on Reconfigurable Constellation
Via Satellite, Frank Wolfe July 8, 2020 

Antenna Research Associates Completes Acquisition of AQYR Technologies
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; July 8, 2020
Cirtek US unit rolls out next-gen telco antennas,, Doris Dumlao-Abadilla;  July 8, 2020
ESA Selects Greek Team’s Deployable Small Satellite Antenna
SatNews Daily; July 6, 2020 
What Dish's Acquisition of Boost Mobile Means for Consumers
Consumer Reports, Bree Fowler; July 02, 2020
On National Security | The promise and perils of LEO constellations
SpaceNews, Sandra Erwin ; July 4, 2020
Three companies selected to develop military GPS handheld devices
SpaceNews, Sandra Erwin;  July 8, 2020
MCSC Launches Digital Platform For Marine Feedback,  Matt Gonzales; July 9, 2020
Dish presses FCC to reject SpaceX plan for 12 GHz band
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; July 10, 2020 Adjacent Industry & Other

Alphabet's Loon launches balloon internet service in Kenya
Reuters, Duncan Miriri; July 9, 2020
Satellite vs DSL vs Fibre vs LTE – Uncapped prices compared
My Broadband (South Africa), Hanno Labuschagne; July 4, 2020
Viasat Launches Residential Internet Service in Brazil
Via Satellite,  Annamarie Nyirady ; July 7, 2020 
NBN launches satellite backup for business customers
ZDNet, Chris ; Duckett; July 7, 2020
We need to plan now for the internet of today and tomorrow
Bangor Daily News; July 6, 2020
Chicago Hopes Broadband Plan Could Help Other Cities Address Digital Divide
Wall Street Journal, James Rundle; July 9, 2020 
Broadband Forum motivates 5G transport network architecture and requirements in new white paper
Satellite Evolution Group; July 7, 2020
Facebook seeks to improve connectivity in Latin America, 
Explica ; July 9, 2020 

5G Was Going to Unite the World—Instead It’s Tearing Us Apart
Wired, Will Knight; July 2, 2020
Opinion: GPS Has Big Problems; Ligado Is Not One Of Them
Aviation Week & Space Technology, commentary by  Daniel S. Goldin; July 9, 2020
Software-based wireless technology can overcome China's edge in 5G hardware, top U.S. officials hope. But the White House may need to nudge the chipmakers first.
Politico, John Hendel; July 7, 2020
UK Space Agency and ESA want companies to share ideas on how they can use 5G and satellites to improve logistics
July 9, 2020 – Mail Online (UK), Ryan Morrison – 720 words
Australia spots a Chinese Panda in Ericsson
Light Reading, Iain Morris; July 7, 2020
Meet Dish's 5G network team
Light Reading, Mike Dano; July 8, 2020
5G Remote Production: Need of the Hour or Call of the Future?
TV Technology, MN Vyas;  July 6, 2020
How Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact The Private LTE & 5G Network Ecosystem Market Size, Growth, Current trends, Forecast By 2030; July 6, 2020

Trilogy taps edge compute, private wireless and IoT to serve rural businesses
FierceWireless,  Linda Hardesty; July 9, 2020
How satellite communications create a critical connectivity link for first responders
Urgent Communications,  Britt Lewis; July 8, 2020

AT&T, Accenture test private LTE network in Louisiana oil refinery
Light Reading, Mike Dano; July 8, 2020
Geoverse offers private LTE with its CBRS/licensed spectrum combo
Light Reading, Sue Marek; July 3, 2020
Hytera Announces Carrier-Integrated Mission-Critical PoC Technology
Radio Resource Media Group;  July 07, 2020
Telefônica takes private 4G network to Brazil bioenergy group
Bnamericas; July 06, 2020
Ocean Scientists Create Global Network to Help Save Biodiversity
EcoWatch,  Tiffany Duong; July 10, 2020

How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it
BBC, Ashley Nunes; July 9, 2020

NASA and partners release global view of COVID-19 impacts
SpaceQ, July 3, 2020

Konnect Africa offers broadband internet connection to all isolation centers in Sokoto State, Nigeria to fight against Covid-19
Satellite Evolution Group; July 7, 2020

UK Space Agency backs Covid-19 testing kit drone deliveries
Advance(UK); July 10, 2020

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