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Internet in the interstellar space Analyses & Assessments

Internet in the interstellar space

From innovations in space manufacturing to increased participation of the private sector, the timing is ripe for satellite-based broadband to grow at an exponential pace.

New era for telecoms, satellites, and backhaul Analyses & Assessments

New era for telecoms, satellites, and backhaul

Satellite communication presents the most elegant and uninterrupted platform for ubiquitous high-speed communication anywhere on the planet.

Engendering Partnerships Analyses & Assessments

Engendering Partnerships

Innovation and profitability will be important drivers in sustaining projects in space

Closing the Chasm Analyses & Assessments

Closing the Chasm

Only once the yawning gap between terrestrial and space internet is bridged in terms of costs, technology, and the regulatory burden will it become a sustainable venture.

Enabling People of Space Tech Analyses & Assessments

Enabling People of Space Tech

Apart from innovative technologies, the satellite revolution owes its success to individual personalities who have dared to think outside the box.

Deep Pockets Needed Analyses & Assessments

Deep Pockets Needed

It will take enormous capital commitment and private initiative to realise the full potential of satellite internet.

Self-reliance In Defence - Many Mountains To Climb Analyses & Assessments

Self-reliance In Defence - Many Mountains To Climb

The DAP, in its latest avatar, has its work cut out in encouraging local manufacturing, pursuing quality-driven indigenisation, and acquiring cutting edge technology from overseas vendors.

The Health Silk Road – a Band-aid Solution? Analyses & Assessments

The Health Silk Road – a Band-aid Solution?

By leveraging the BRI infrastructure for its health outreach, China has the power to negate its besmirched 'Wuhan virus' status. However, it must first iron out its supply chain lacunae and avoid…

Iconic Hero in Irons—the Downfall of Paul Rusesabagina Analyses & Assessments

Iconic Hero in Irons—the Downfall of Paul Rusesabagina

With subterfuge, the celebrity Good Samaritan was lured back and thrown into prison. While Rwandan security czars may have reasons to gloat over this coup, it also exposes the authoritarian rule…

Indian Cyber-Power: Time for a Recharge Analyses & Assessments

Indian Cyber-Power: Time for a Recharge

A recent Harvard Kennedy School study reveals India's low ranking in cyber capabilities. It is high time for policymakers to articulate a resilient framework to protect data privacy

Palestine: Cry My Beloved Country Analyses & Assessments

Palestine: Cry My Beloved Country

As the UAE and Bahrain close ranks with Israel, other Arab states may follow too, leaving Palestine with just a clutch of supporters for its cause.

Hacking the Hacker: Attribution of Cyber Attacks Analyses & Assessments

Hacking the Hacker: Attribution of Cyber Attacks

Given the intricate labyrinth of the world wide web, an evidence-based framework is required to pin the blame on states for any attacks on critical infrastructure through cyberspace.

Unstoppable! The Dragon's Digital Dominance Analyses & Assessments

Unstoppable! The Dragon's Digital Dominance

China’s ambition to emerge as a global norm-setter in the digital space is already extracting dividends through its ‘Digital Silk Road’ initiative.

The Unbridled Race to Outer Space Analyses & Assessments

The Unbridled Race to Outer Space

As private companies gear up to mine extra-terrestrial resources, the time has come to put in place an effective international regulatory mechanism

China's Entry Into Att: Connecting the Dots Analyses & Assessments

China's Entry Into Att: Connecting the Dots

China joining the Arms Trade Treaty, which is skewed towards arms exporters, does not spell good news for importer nation-states.

Digital Health Data Policy:  Navigating the Privacy Quagmire Analyses & Assessments

Digital Health Data Policy: Navigating the Privacy Quagmire

In implementing the ground-breaking vision of the NDHM, India should not paper over the data protection cracks

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine Analyses & Assessments

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine

The debilitating effect of the pandemic may force Pyongyang to rethink its isolationist policies and seek access to much-needed medical and economic aid

How much will the RIL Powerhouse upset the retail cart? Analyses & Assessments

How much will the RIL Powerhouse upset the retail cart?

With the telcos still smarting from the 'Jio-jacking', the recent M&A deal with Future Group has stakeholders worrying about Reliance’s potential monopolistic hold in other markets too.

Facebook in a Face-off Analyses & Assessments

Facebook in a Face-off

The social media platform faces allegations of not enforcing hate speech and fake news rules and siding with administrations for business interests

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit Analyses & Assessments

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit

Several issues hang in the air ahead of UK's final goodbye from the EU. The summit slated for mid-October could be the last-ditch effort for a deal