The North American mobile satellite services (MSS) market has been on a steady rebound since the bankruptcy of many of the region’s satellite network operators early in the decade. It is a rebound enabled with upgraded satellite networks and expanded multimedia services. Incumbent MSS network operators have launched more powerful, beam-forming satellites to provide greater coverage; they have leveraged their coverage by establishing roaming agreements with mobile cellular network operators, and enhanced their product offerings with dual-mode satellite-cellular handsets. Additionally, greenfield MSTS (mobile satellite-terrestrial services) network operators will be launching innovative, next-generation MSS networks and services over the next year. Together the incumbents and new entrants will deliver a promising market opportunity, one that may very well lead to the long-term consolidation of the MSTS and 4G cellular markets in North America. The objective of this Research Report is to provide background and insights on the next-generation of the MSS market, the market opportunities for its ecosystem participants, and forecasts for dual-mode satellite-cellular handset shipments. It addresses commercial mobile services that will be available in the North American region and supported with subscriber handsets.