Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 3pm UK time for one hour
It is now understood that satellite is becoming as integral to the Cloud – as perhaps a match made in orbit – as it is acknowledged as being integral to the successful roll-out of the next generation mobile standard – 5G. However, compared to the rest of the telecommunications sector, recognition of the opportunities in partnering with the Cloud has only just recently worked through the industry, and – as a result of leveraging reduction of upfront CAPEX, reduced OPEX, rapid scalability, ease of development and ubiquitous accessibility – is at the same time bringing evolutionary change to the entire, and expanding, satellite industry value chain. This value chain can be characterised as encompassing data volumes and analytics products not only arising out of satellite communications network operations, but also generated by NewSpace Earth imaging and the IoT revolution. This was the pre-COVID-19 analysis. This session essentially asks what has changed, what will yet change as a result of the pandemic mass migration to a new paradigm of working from home. How is satellite changing? Will the Cloud change too?