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Author: Prateep Basu (X)

  • Demystifying Satellite Big Data

    Apr 26th, 2017 by Prateep Basu   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Data has been called the oil of the digital economy, and the power of Big Data analytics has rapidly caught up among various sectors of economic activity, including the satellite industry. Satellites are undoubtedly a source of Big Data, orbiting the Earth and generating petabytes of sensor data every day. However, the complexity of accessing and exploiting satellite data, combined with in-depth thematic knowledge, makes the satellite Big Data industry different from other Big Data…

  • Changing Gears in UAS

    Apr 12th, 2017 by Prateep Basu   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Ever since the new U.S. Administration came into office, it has often been embroiled in media controversies, while some geo-political foreign policy strategy shifts, especially pertaining to usage of unmanned aircraft, have gone unnoticed.  Along with the uptick in use, the role of drones in the battlefield is further changing gears with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithms assisted ‘hunting’ operations.

    The places of man and machine on the battlefield are…

  • A week before the Satellite 2017 show, the world was sold the idea of the utopian dream of unprecedented global connectivity; however, there were other announcements signaling a shift in the way business will be done going forward. The introduction of the KALO service by Intelsat and Kymeta is an example, as it signals the satellite industry’s shift from a ‘Infrastructure-as-a-Service’ model. Partnerships of this kind are a sign of shifting sands in satcom, as the industry slowly, but…