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New Report from WTA Reveals How Service Providers are Adapting to Market & Technology Disruption

Thursday, January 25, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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Surveyed teleport executives on market opportunities and obstacles to growth, investment, hiring and technology plans

(New York, NY, January 25, 2018) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Teleport Opportunities 2018, a new research report.

The business environment in which teleport operators work is being disrupted by technology and market change. Their established businesses face disruption from new models of connectivity (HTS, MEO and LEO), by the rising domination of software over hardware, and customer demands for seamless global service. They are disrupting their own operations by innovating up the value chain to meet new customer needs, which requires a new depth of technology knowledge and strong management skills.

Faced with these challenges, how are teleport operators in different market segments adapting? What market opportunities are they targeting and where are they investing their capital? What are their biggest obstacles to growth and the biggest threats to their survival?

WTA surveyed teleport executives online in the fourth quarter of calendar 2017 to learn their views. They represented companies of widely varying size in different regions that served different market segments. The result is a portrait in numbers of the teleport sector's future as seen from the people making it happen.

"Teleport operators have always succeeded," said executive director and report author Robert Bell, "by resisting the temptation to get too far ahead of the market, too close to the bleeding edge of technology or too sure of the road ahead.  Last year, they faced a faster and deeper rate of technology and market change than ever before.  In 2018, we will see if that tried-and-true approach to innovation will continue to deliver success."

WTA members can access the report by signing in to their accounts on the
WTA Website. Non-members can purchase the report for US$950. This report was sponsored by INTEGRASYS.

About World Teleport Association 
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (
www.worldteleport.org) 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 
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
mowen@worldteleport.org
212-825-0218 x105


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