Mobile Satellite Users Association January 21,  2019
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PLAN NOW...The 2019 Satellite Mobility Innovation Award categories include:
Top Mobility User Experience Solution

Top Connected Platform Solution

Top Infrastructure Solution

Top Public Safety Solution

Top Cybersecurity Solution

Top 5G Hybrid Connectivity Solution

Company to Watch

Applications will be accepted through April 10th and can be emailed to

Applications to include a 1 - 2 page description of your innovation along with evidence substantiating its market success.  

You must be an MSUA member to apply.  Good Luck!  

Moving Forward. Smarter Together.
Isotropic Systems raises $14 million in Series A Funding led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures to advance space-based connectivity
Satellite Evolution Group; January 16, 2019
Cobham signs contract with Boeing for connectivity hardware
Intelligent Aerospace; January 18, 2019
Placement of Iridium Next Satellites Promises New Aviation Services
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Billy Carey; January 16, 2019
Iridium's 'truly global' satellite internet connects aircraft and ships
Engadget, Jon Fingas; January 16, 2019
Successful SpaceX Launch of Iridium-8 Has Implications for Every Canadian
SpaceQ; January 12, 2019
Iridium launches its Certus L-band satellite broadband service
Critical Communications Today, Sam Fenwick; January 16, 2019
In-flight connectivity getting major boost from Ericsson, Panasonic partnership
RCR Wireless, Sean Kinney; January14, 2019

Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight connectivity now live on Citilink
Get Connected; January 17, 2019
Speedcast International Ltd Extends Mobile Services to Remote Locations in Central America
MENA FN – ABN Newswire; January 14, 2019 
MUOS Comms Upgrades Contract from U.S.M.C. to Harris Corporation
SatNews Daily; January 14, 2019
Intelsat Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer
Business Wire; January 14, 2019 
Panasonic Avionics Appoints Kimberly Chainey as GC, Phillip Bantz; January 15, 2019
Torvald Klaveness chooses Marlink solution for integrated satcom and IT management
Satellite Evolution Group; January 16, 2019
Fleet Xpress Momentum Continues with MOL Expansion
Maritime Executive; January 17, 2019
Hughes reaches 134,000 broadband contracts in Brazil
Telecompaper; January 17, 2019
Thales Enables the Big Ambitions of Iridium Certus and Global Partners
Maritime Executive; January 14, 2019
Thales to develop Rafale F4 sensors for French military
UPI, Allen Cone; January 18, 2019

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Vertical Markets & Supply Chain
Love at 1st LEO: For Global Eagle, GEO will be an also-ran in future in-flight-connectivity market
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 17, 2019 
Wideband, digital HF a go for the cockpit, says Collins Aerospace
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; January 15, 2019
New Satellites Will Solve Issue That's Plagued Aviation For Decades
CBS News; January 16, 2019
Gogo Reaches 1,296 Commercial Aircraft with Satellite IFC Technology
Investing News, Bala Yogesh; January 16th, 2019
Aireon’s Payload Joins ADS-B Payload Family On Orbit
SatNews Daily; January 14, 2019 
Aireon paying back Iridium with help from $200M loan
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; January 16, 2019 
Focus of MRO providers expected to switch in the next decade when the majority of the global fleet should be equipped with connectivity.
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Alex Derber; January 15, 2019
How airlines are leveraging science and technology to enhance passenger wellbeing inflight
Future Travel Experience; January 18, 2019
Cathay aims for IFC critical mass, narrowbodies and new portal
Runway Girl Network, John Walton; January 13, 2019
Farmers Bemoan Poor UK Rural Mobile and Broadband Connectivity
ISPreview’ January 16, 2019
Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
New York Times, Steve Lohr; January 13, 2019
New Office and New UK Sales Director for NanoAvionics
SatNews Daily; January 16, 2019 
Winegard Expands Team for Future Tech
IoT Evolution,  Ken Briodagh; January 17, 2019
Industry outlook: A year for IoT evolution in shipping
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 16, 2019
IMO keen to promote seafarer automation technology training
The Marine Professional,  Dennis O'Neill; January 18, 2019
TIA, IoT Community gear up for smarter buildings in IoT, 5G era
FierceWireless, Monica Alleven; January 18, 2019 
SpaceChain Carries Out 1st Qtum Transaction in Space
Via Satellite; Annamarie Nyirady; January 18, 2019
Autonomous Vehicle Startup Zoox Names Intel Executive Aicha Evans as CEO
Wall Street Journal, Tim Higgins; January 14, 2019
Trains Stay on Track in India Via ISRO's Satellites Improving Accuracy of Information
SatNews Daily; January 16, 2019 
Driverless Cars Tap the Brakes After Years of Hype
Wall Street Journal, Tim Higgins; January 17, 2019 
In the Sahel, Pastoralists Rely on Satellites to Search for Water
SatNews Daily; January 18, 2019 
Container shipping enhances IT and communications with VSAT
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 18, 2019
Launch completed for US$3Bn ship communications satellites
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 14, 2019
Horizon Technologies' £500,000 Grant from Innovate UK for Space-Based RF Monitoring
SatNews Daily; January 14, 2019
BAE Systems to Enhance the Communications and Connectivity of U.S. and Joint Forces Across the Pacific
Talk Satellite; January 15, 2019
Maritime VSAT provider KVH says no-commitment service to be cash-flow positive in 2019
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; January 17, 2019 
NCSR 6: co-ordinate modernized GMDSS
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 15, 2019
Denmark launches maritime cyber strategy
The Digital Ship; January 17, 2019
Cruise industry pushes the boundaries of maritime broadband
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; January 17, 2019
Fleet Management in fleet-wide cyber deal with ABS
The Digital Ship; January 16, 2019
Emerging markets point to vast opportunity and challenge for satellite connectivity
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; January 17, 2019 
High Throughput Satellites Spur Innovation on the Ground
Via Satellite, Warren Ferster; January 16, 2019 
What are the limits for satellite connectivity?
TechRadar, Steve McCaskill; January 17, 2019
Tech giants hungry for bigger bite of satellite connectivity technology ecosystem in 2019
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; January 17, 2019
Will SDR Hardware Change the Satellite Industry?
Via Satellite, Thomas Jensen; January 17, 2019
QuadSAT Secures £700,000 Seed Funding
Microwave Journal; January 15, 2019
Capricorn Space Announces Contract to Purchase Initial S/X-Band Antennas for Australian Ground Network - West
SatNews Daily; January 14, 2019
Comtech Telecommunications received orders in excess of $3 million for SATCOM antenna feeds
Satellite Evolution Group; January 16, 2019
ZTE makes 5G call on prototype smartphone and end-to-end kit
ZDNet, Chris Duckett; January 18, 2019

Adjacent Industry & Other
Untangling C-Band for a new broadband future
FierceWireless, Peter Rysavy; January 18, 2019 
Eutelsat Communications: Konnect Africa to Conquer the Ivorian Market for High-Speed Satellite Internet Access
BusinessWire; January 15, 2019
Norsat Hits $2 Million in Ka-band Satellite Block Upconverter Sales
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; January 15, 2019 
20% Of Alaskans Don’t Have Access To Broadband Internet. This Satellite Startup Aims To Change That.
Forbes, Alex Knapp; January 16, 2019
Newtec Dialog® and SATSOL Heighten Efficiency and User Experience for Solomon Islands Satellite Customers
RealWire; January 18, 2019
How 5G can unlock IoT's potential
ZDNet, Bob Violino; January 16, 2019
Optus makes 5G data call on 60 MHz using 3.5 GHz Spectrum
Satellite Evolution Group; January 13, 2019
Ajit Pai: Light-touch regulation lets telcos invest
"If regulation is not market-based enough, then companies will find they can't make a business case for deploying 5G networks."
Globes, Gad Perez and Uri Berkovitz; January 14, 2019
Time to move beyond 5G hype,
Tom Wheeler; January 11, 2019
German security is important for 5G network: Interior Ministry
Reuters, Paul Carrel; January 18, 2019
In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business
Reuters, Douglas Busvine; January 17, 2019
Cradlepoint delivers gigabit-class LTE edge router solutions
Financial News, Gulli Arnason; January 14, 2019
ETELM Appoints Nicolas Hauswald as new CEO
The Critical Communications Review,Gert Jan Wolf; January 17, 2019
Key Players Profiled in the Virtual Evolved Packet Core Market Include Ericsson AB, Nokia Corporation, ZTE Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Digital Journal; January 11, 2019
At 28% CAGR, Private LTE Market to Reach 11 billion USD by 2024
MarketWatch; January 17, 2019 
Alphabet Unit Tests New System to Identify Airborne Drones
Wall Street Journal, Andy Pasztor; January 13, 2019 
Opinion: Aerospace Needs To Make New Friends with Deep Pockets
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Michael Bruno; January 10, 2019 
RigNet Keeps 'em Completely Connected with CompleteConnect Intelligent Remote LTE Services
SatNews Daily; January 14, 2019
Space Billboards Are Just The Latest Orbital Stunt
Wired, Sarah Scoles; January 18, 2019


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