Mobile Satellite Users Association February 10,  2020
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MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Award Contest

  • Top Mobility User Experience Innovation
  • Top Connected Mobile Platform Innovation
  • Top Government Mobility Innovation
  • Top Cybersecurity Innovation for Mobile Users
  • Top 5G Hybrid/Wireless Mobility Innovation
  • Company to Watch
  • New! Best Mobility Marketing Campaign

    Judging criteria can be found here and submissions to be sent to by February 21, 2020. Winners to be announced at MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.  Contest open to all MSUA members. 

MSUA's SATELLITE 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon

Announcing Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Mark Matossian
Special Projects, Google

After starting his career working on satellite constellations, Dr. Mark Matossian thought he left aerospace for Silicon Valley startups and Google, only to discover it led him back to working on the same foundational principles being used in the next generation of satellite constellations!  Hear Dr. Matossian share his insider perspective on Silicon Valley, the digital transformation era and lessons learned for the satellite mobility industry.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. 

•$75 per MSUA member
•$85 per non-MSUA member
•$700 per table (10)
•$350 per ½ table (5)

Individual tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference and tables can be purchased by emailing

Thank you to our event sponsors:


OneWeb launches 34 internet satellites into orbit to boost broadband megaconstellation, Mike Wall; February 6, 2020 
OneWeb: Here’s how we win the competition with SpaceX’s Starlink. First off, they’re American
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 7, 2020
OneWeb: Broadband satellite company is 'playing the long game'
BBC News; February 6, 2020
OneWeb plans April launch break to tweak satellite design
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; February 6, 2020 
OneWeb Joins the Internet Satellite Gold Rush
Ars Technica, Eric Berger; February 3, 2020
Intelsat Reaches Deal With the FCC on C-Band Airwaves
Bloomberg News, Todd Shields; February 6, 2020
Intelsat’s big payout undermined by former ally Eutelsat
Gulf Times; February 2, 2020
Speedcast CEO Beylier resigns ahead of expected poor FY 2019 results; asset sale now back on the table
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 3, 2020
SES Networks’ high-performance connectivity enhances EU fisheries control operations
Satellite Evolution Group; February 6, 2020
Expanded Partnership with SES to Give Princess Cruises First Access to Ground-Breaking O3b mPOWER Satellite-Based Communications System
AutoMobilSport; February 3, 2020 
Kazakh PM meets CEO of the OneWeb communications company
AKI Press; February 5, 2020
AST offers new Iridium Certus package
The Digital Ship; February 6, 2020
NGMN Teams with Satellite Operators to Blast 5G from Space
Light Reading; February 5, 2020
ST Engineering launches GEOEARTH, a cloud-based one-stop geospatial service for timely insights
Satellite Evolution Group; February 6, 2020 
Free WiFi? Air New Zealand and Inmarsat have found the sweet spot
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; February 4, 2020
As lone workers increase, so do protection solutions
IT-Online; February 3, 2020
Connecting the Unconnected
Via Satellite podcast, Tony Bardo and Dan Brown, Hughes Network Systems; February 3, 2020
Global Connection
Boating Magazine, Dave Schmidt; February 6, 2020

  Coming Soon!


To register or for more information visit:  MSUA members are eligible for a 20% discount. Use code MSUA4SAT20 when registering.


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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Kuwait Airways selects Panasonic Avionics for A330neo IFE
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; February 6, 2020
Aerkomm Inc. to Supply Hong Kong Airlines with In-Flight Connectivity
Talk Satellite; February 4, 2020
The best and worst US airlines to fly for in-flight entertainment, ranked
Business Insider, Thomas Pallini; February 4, 2020
Viasat and fuboTV Take Flight with Airline Deal
Cynopsis Media,  Lynn Leahey; February 6, 2020 
KuKa is coming…but where??
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; February 3, 2020
Land O’ Lakes CEO says it’s time to close the rural-urban technology gap
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Business Journal, Dylan Thomas; February 5, 2020
Beyond Big Data: How Search Stands To Simplify IoT Connections, Ricardo Baeza-Yates; February 7, 2020 
What is the IoT Singularity Moment? Will the IoT Become Truly Intelligent?
IoT Evolution,  Ken Briodagh; February 05, 2020
$100 Million Euros Garnered by Kinéis for the IoT Smallsats
SatNews Daily; February 3, 2020 
Space Flight Laboratory and Kepler Communications announce collaboration on fully operational nanosatellite constellation
Satellite Evolution Group; February 4, 2020 
Innowave’s New InfinIoT Service Lets Inventors Get Devices to Market in Record Time at an Affordable Price
PRWEB; February 5, 2020
Autonomous Milestone: NHTSA grants first-ever driverless car exemption
ZDNet; Greg Nichols; February 7, 2020
Rajant showcases fully mobile mine connectivity with key value-add distributor
Total Telecom; February 4, 2020
NBN testing short-term satellite connections for disaster recovery
ZDNet, Chris Duckett; February 3, 2020
Connected cars: How 5G and IoT will affect the auto industry
ZDNet, Charles McLellan; February 3, 2020
Real-time capable communication for cars: Fraunhofer IPMS develops TSN IP core family for driver assistance systems
Satellite Evolution Group; February 6, 2020
Survey specialist unleashes unmanned armada
Riviera Maritime Media, David Foxwell; February 7, 2020
4G/LTE - shipznet MC 300 goes prepaid
The Digital Ship; February 6, 2020
IMO recognises GMDSS and ship-positioning satellites
Riviera Maritime Media, Martyn Wingrove; February 4, 2020
NSSLGlobal secures bandwidth efficiency contract with RADIOCOM
The Digital Ship; February 3, 2020
57,000 Satellites To Jostle For Space Around Earth's Orbit By 2029
International Business Times; February 3, 2020
How Indonesia is losing strategic satellite orbital slot
Jakarta Post, Ridha Aditya Nugraha; February 3 2020  
Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Secret Satellite Project
Popular Mechanics, Courtney Linder; February 2, 2020 
Lynk has been named a finalist for the 2020 SXSW Innovation Awards D.C.,  Michelai Graham; February 3, 2020 
Live testing with Telesat's LEO satellite confirms advantages of new C-COM transportable antenna system
Satellite Evolution Group; February 4, 2020
Navy picks Assurance Technology for new ways of sending radio signals from the ground to space and aircraft
Military & Aerospace Electronics, February 6, 2020
Comtech Named as Awardee on $5.1B Multiple Award IDIQ GTACS II Contract Vehicle
Via satellite,  Rachel Jewett; February 3, 2020
Editorial: Ajit Pai’s Satellite Mission
Wall Street Journal, Editorial Board; February 6, 2020 
Will FCC Chairman’s $9.7B C-Band Offer Keep 5G’s Future out of Court?
Via satellite, Rachel Jewett; February 6, 2020
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile support Pai’s C-band plan as backlash commences
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; February 7, 2020 
Adjacent Industry & Other
SpaceX plans likely spinoff and IPO for Starlink broadband division
Ars Technica; February 7, 2020
Despite Promising Gains in Connectivity, Report from Broadband Now Highlights the Extent of the Digital Divide
Broadband Breakfast, David Jelke; February 3, 2020
Elon Musk's SpaceX clears first hurdle to Australian broadband market
The Guardian; February 4, 2020
Rural Broadband: Japan Eyes 5G, While Australia Seeks More NBN Cash
Light Reading, Robert Clark; February 3, 2020
MPA Exec Addresses Asia’s Billion-Dollar Satellite Broadband Question
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; February 5, 2020 
FCC data fails to count 21 million people without broadband, study finds
Ars Technica; Jon Brodkin; February 6, 2020
U.S. Pushing Effort to Develop 5G Alternative to Huawei
The Wall Street Journal, Bob Davis and Drew FitzGerald; February 4, 2020
Debt Tantrum From Space Forces U.S. Hand in 5G Race
Bloomberg News, commentary by Alex Webb; February 6, 2020
5G and IoT: How small businesses will make the most of the revolution
ZDNet, Daphne Leprince-Ringuet; February 3, 2020 
What's New in 5G - February 2020
The National Law Review;  February 3, 2020
C-band key to U.S. beating China in 5G, groups tell FCC
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven;  February 5, 2020
ESA and CGI to Work Together on Space-Based 5G Solutions
SatNews Daily; February 5, 2020
Nokia, Ericsson Shares Rise After U.S. Floats Investment Idea to Counter Huawei
Wall Street Journal, Dominic Chopping; February 7, 2020
Southern Linc opts for Ericsson’s mission critical push-to-talk solution
Vanilla Plus; February 7, 2020
ClearSky Technologies Becomes the Newest Member of the CBRS Alliance
PRWEB; February 6, 2020
AttoCore Announces IoT Support
RealWire; February 3, 2020
Southern Linc opts for Ericsson’s mission critical push-to-talk solution; February 6, 2020
Private LTE & 5G Network Ecosystem Market Analysis, Key Trends, Players and Forecasts from 2020 till 2030
TechNews.Mobi; February 7, 2020
Alphabet’s Loon and SoftBank Corp.’s HAPSMobile Complete Development of Communications Payload for HAWK30 Aircraft
Aviation Pros; February 6, 2020 
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