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New Report from WTA Delves into the Fundamentals of Buying Satellite Capacity

Wednesday, January 19, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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(New York – January 19, 2011) – The World Teleport Association today released a new white paper, How to Buy Satellite Capacity, which shares first-hand experience from teleport operators into the fundamentals of buying satellite capacity for video and data. 

Based on interviews with executives experienced in negotiating satellite lease terms for their teleports, How to Buy Satellite Capacity examines the roles of teleport operators and satellite operators and offers advice on how teleport operators can best protect their interests while maximizing the value of the strategic partnership with the space segment sector.  The report is part of an ongoing effort by WTA called the Four Nines that promotes best practices in teleport operations, technology and management.

"Satellite transmission capacity is the single largest expense borne by teleport operators,” explains WTA Executive Director and report author Robert Bell.  "Getting the best deal is of prime importance and in some cases can be a matter of business survival.  We interviewed key executives in the teleport industry about the best ways to match customer needs with available resources, how to negotiate favorable terms, and what to do with leased capacity that is no longer needed.  Their insights provide a valuable look into the complex, collaborative, sometimes competitive relationship between teleport operators and satellite service providers.

How to Buy Satellite Capacity is available free to WTA members from the World Teleport Association Web site.  Non-members may purchase a copy of the report from the site as well.  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 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.

For more information:
Orly König-Lopez
WTA Communications
240.425.3283
orly@worldteleport.org

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