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New Report From WTA Explores Best Practices in Buying Satellite Antennas and the RF Chain

Thursday, December 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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(New York, NY December 13, 2012) -- The World Teleport Association released a new white paper, Best Practices in Buying Satellite Antennas and the RF Chain. The latest in the Four-Nines series of reports shares insights from WTA members on the trade-offs between cost and quality, standards-based and proprietary, and investment risk versus revenue opportunity of purchasing antennas and RF equipment. The report is made possible by the financial support of XipLink.

Best Practices in Buying Satellite Antennas and the RF Chain explores how to specify, negotiate and manage installation in order to obtain the greatest value and reduce the potential for costly errors, while making the technology provider a partner in the teleport's success. Satellite antennas represent a large expenditure with a long shelf life. For that reason, buyers put a substantial amount of time, care and energy into getting the purchase right. Getting it right involves multiple steps with multiple prospective vendors, and these steps form the basis of this report:
  • Specifying the purchase, from defining your requirements to writing clear specs and a statement of work.
  • Evaluating the proposals, including price, efficiency and total cost of ownership.
  • eciding on functional and design trade-offs that deliver the highest value for the lowest cost.
  • Integration and installation to ensure that your requirements are met in the final installed product.
  • After-market support to maintain maximum uptime and protect your investment. 

Best Practices in Buying Satellite Antennas and the RF Chain is available free to WTA members from the World Teleport Association website. Non-members may purchase a copy of the report from the site. WTA will provide a free copy of the report to accredited members of the press.

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.


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