Mobile Satellite Users Association September 23, 2019
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Inmarsat enabling true mobility: what does the next 40 years of connectivity hold in store?
Inmarsat press release, Rupert Pearce, CEO;  August 20, 2019
Inmarsat’s acquisition by Bidco passes CFIUS review
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; September 18, 2019 
Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband now available with leading low-cost airline AirAsia
Satellite Evolution Group; September 20, 2019
Fleet Secure Endpoint wins Best Security Product Award at Safety at Sea Awards
International Shipping News ; September 20, 2019
iDirect Government Acquires Glowlink Communications Technology
Talk Satellite; September 17, 2019 
Kymeta utilises Integrasys’ Beam Budget tool to improve efficiency in Satellite network selection   
Talk Satellite; September 17, 2019 
Intelsat “close” to ordering next-gen satellites
Advanced Television, September 20, 2019
A Conversation with... Bill O'Hara, General Manager, Media, Intelsat
SatNews Daily; September 16, 2019 
Intelsat And Team Rubicon: Connecting Communities Through Rapid Disaster Response
Space Daily from SatCom Frontier; September 16, 2019
Intelsat sues OneWeb, SoftBank citing breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy to steal information
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; September 20, 2019 
Constellations Combined: Iridium and OneWeb Join Forces on New LEO Service
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady, Jeffrey Hill, Mark Holmes; September 17, 2019 
Iridium lands seven-year, $738.5 million Defense Department contract
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; September 16, 2019 
Iridium Certus Now Available as Companion to KVH VSAT Systems
MarineLink; September 20, 2019
The British government is putting a planned acquisition of defense and space company Cobham on hold
BBC, with analysis by Dominic O’Connell; September 18, 2019
Cobham SATCOM launches new VSAT Series and low profile BGAN on-the-move terminal
Satellite Evolution Group; September 14, 2019
Viasat Expands Business Internet Service Offerings in North America
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; September 16, 2019 
Intelisys, Telarus, Other Masters to Benefit from Viasat International Expansion
Channel Partners, James Anderson; September 16, 2019
SES wins Mediterranean ferry broadband contracts
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; September 17, 2019
ST Engineering Acquires Satcom Anti-Jamming Capabilities
iDirect Press Release; September 17, 2019
US DHS Selects Hughes for Tactical Satcom Contract
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; September 17, 2019
Hughes Looks to Commercial Satcom Models to Benefit Military
Aviation Today, Frank Wolfe; September 15, 2019
Satellite Connectivity For Business Use: Voice, Data, IoT
Land Mobile Magazine, James Atkinson; September 17, 2019
Kymeta utilises Integrasys’ Beam Budget tool to improve efficiency in Satellite network selection
BroadcastPro Middle East; September 17, 2019
Space internet service closer to becoming reality
Network World, Patrick Nelson; September 19, 2019
Thales Alenia Space Appoints a New Director
SatNews Daily; September 19, 2019 
JetBlue’s A220s will be equipped with AVANT IFE from Thales
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; September 16, 2019
Speedcast, Nelco Awarded Connectivity Contract for Indian Cruise Line
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; September 19, 2019

Satellite Innovation presents real time market data and technical knowledge from the world’s preeminent experts. Learn in sessions, network with market dominant innovators, and decide what changes to implement in your organization to optimize your position in the rapidly changing Satellite industry.

DATE:  October 8-10, 2019

LOCATION:  Silicon Valley, Computer History Museum

REGISTER:  Mobility News readers are eligible for a 20% conference discount by using code MSUA20 when registering.     


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Market Development Studies

Prospects for Maritime Satellite Communications

Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity

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OTHER MOBILITY NEWS - market intelligence!

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

Wavestream is First ... Announces In-flight Connectivity Transceiver Supporting Multi-Orbit Constellations
Satnews Daily; September 15, 2019
Airbus to in-flight-connectivity providers: Here’s what you need to do
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; September 17, 2019
Airbus begins flight testing IoT tech
Get Connected, Joanna Bailey; September 13, 2019
Insulin delivery opens way for drone corridors to islands
Galway Advertiser, Declan Varley; September 19, 2019
Northrop Grumman Park Air selected to upgrade airspace communications for Chile
Satellite Evolution Group; September 18, 2019
Airbus subsidiary UP42 unveils data, analytics platform
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; September 17, 2019 
Down on the smart farm
Food & Environment Reporting Network; September 16, 2019
EOS Launches Digital Agriculture Platform
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; September 17, 2019 
US Farmers Seek Enhanced Satellite Data to Meet Crop Demand
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; September 13, 2019
AssetPack Hybrid 4G LTE / 3G / Satellite Multi-Sensor Solar-Powered Gateway
Delivers Next Generation IoT Edge Solutions in the Evolving Knowledge Economy
PR Newswire; September 16, 2019
Satellite IoT provider Myriota is coming to North America
IoT Evolution, Doug Mohney;  September 13, 2019
Space Startup Raises $7M In Quest To Harness Internet of Things Elizabeth Howell, September 19, 2019
Internet of Things Strategies for the Energy Sector
JD Supra; September 19, 2019

Ooredoo unveils enhanced VSAT Internet service for remote connectivity
Gulf Times; September 22 2019
Tackling Insecurity in GNSS
Via Satellite, Michela Menting; September 18, 2019
Why Upstream Energy is Spending Again
Via Satellite, Jeffrey Hill, September 18, 2019
California-based yard care mobile app, Lawn Love, launches in Owasso
Tulsa World; September 16, 2019
Sheep and cattle tracked by satellite as Welsh farms connect to the Internet of Things
Wales Live, Andrew Forgrave; September 18, 2019
Fleet Secure Endpoint wins Best Security Product Award at Safety at Sea Awards
Hellenic Shipping News; September 20, 2019
New satellite technology to reveal sea state and much more
Mirage News; September 18, 2019
Luxury Yachts Always Want More Bandwidth
Via Satellite, Tereza Pultarova; September 18, 2019
Viking Line opts for AecorLink high-speed broadband
The Digital Ship; September 18, 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad launches maritime communication services
ANI; September 14, 2019
How drones could enhance connectivity in shipping
Marine Digitalization & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; September 19, 2019
Leidos' Sea Hunter Makes History Again
PRNewswire; September 19, 2019
Thaicom and Russian Satellite Communications Company enter into partnership agreement
Satellite Evolution Group; September 20, 2019
KDDI begins operating base station ship off Chiba
NHK News; September 15, 2019
Airbus announces new and expanded capabilities for OceanFinder
Intelligent Aerospace; September 19, 2019
Chinese Private Satellite Developer GalaxySpace Completes Another Round of Fundraising
Pandaily, Shawn Wan; September 16, 2019
Falls Church Startup Working to Eradicate Cell Phone Dead Zones
Tysons Reporter, Ashley Hopko; September 17, 2019
NSR Bottom Line: small GEO satellites – viable option or not?
Satellite Evolution Group; September 20, 2019 
Satellite Manufacturers Enter a Whole New World
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; September 19, 2019
New coalition seeks to improve space safety
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; September 18, 2019
Walton De-Ice Systems Score with a Global Sports Media Company and Reveal Products
SatNews Daily; September 18, 2019 
New Partners... Geoforce and Miranda Solutions Group Bring Tracking Tech to Government Clients
Satnews Daily; September 15, 2019
Santander Teleport to support morale, welfare and recreation network for the Spanish Forces
Talk Satellite; September 17, 2019

Adjacent Industry & Other
Arabsat strikes deal with Universal Satcom to bring connectivity to Yemen
BroadcastPro Middle East; September 16, 2019 
Azercosmos and INTERSAT partner to roll-out High Throughput Broadband services using HTS Capacity on Azerspace-2
Talk Satellite; September 19, 2019
Starlink to fill lion’s share of SpaceX near-term launch manifest
Spaceflight Now, Stephen Clark; September 18, 2019 
Companies Making 5G Magic with Satellites & Massive MIMO
Cambridge Wireless; September 16, 2019
The Dish on Ergen’s 5G Masterstroke
Via Satellite, Jeffery Hill; September 18, 2019
5G May be the Future, but 4G is Now
Via Satellite, Shaun Waterman; September 18, 2019
NSR: HAPs market materializing into $2.6B cumulative opportunity by 2028
Satellite Evolution Group; September 18, 2019
The next step toward the brave new world of satellite and 5G wireless working together
AEIdeas, Roslyn Layton; September 19, 2019 6:00 am | 
EDITORIAL: Let’s not trade accurate hurricane forecasting for a faster Instagram
Orlando Sentinel, September 14, 2019
Celona closes $10M in Series A funding to pursue CBRS enterprise business
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; September 20, 2019 
NREL private LTE pilot moves to second phase
RCR Wireless, Kelly Hill; September 13, 2019
Five WInnForum Members Earn FCC Approval to Begin Operation in CBRS Band
Business Wire; September 16, 2019 
CBRS kicks off in the U.S. – unleashes industrial innovation opportunities
Ericsson Blog, Chris Wallace; September 18, 2019
JMA’s XRAN® Private LTE CBRS Solution Powers Pioneering Network for American Dream Complex
Business Wire; September 18, 2019
Private 5g Networks: Everything You Need To Know
TechGenix, Sukesh Mudrakola; September 18, 2019
Satellite C-band is worth billions, but how many?
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; September 16, 2019 
Hayabusa 2 completes practice run for deployment of last asteroid lander
Spaceflight Now, Stephen Clark; September 17, 2019;
Xenesis to test optical terminal on Bartolomeo platform
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; September 18, 2019 
Trends and Applications of AI in Space
Via Satellite, Richard Elite and Logan Finucan; September 18, 2019
Space companies have thousands of job openings, including at SpaceX, Blue Origin & more
CNBC, Michael Sheetz; September 17, 2019  

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