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New Report, “Teleports and Big Data,” Explores the Impact of the Big Data Revolution on Teleports

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Victoria Krisman
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(New York, NY, October 30, 2019) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Teleports and Big Data, a new research report that shares insights from executives in the industry on the big data revolution’s impact on their businesses today and the sales, marketing and investment decisions they are making to target expanded opportunity in the future. For the report, WTA asked these executives to explore the niches offering the greatest opportunity in the near-term as well as visions of the future role of transmission and satellite technology providers in a data economy.

“The growth of big data and analytics in every part of business and government is challenging teleport operators to redefine their value,” said executive director Robert Bell. “Serving customer becomes a team sport among multiple vendors, and the challenge is to find the place on the value chain that best leverages their capabilities and provides a defensible market niche.”

WTA members can access the report by signing in to their accounts on the WTA website. Non-members can purchase the report for US$1650. WTA Members may directly download the report by following this link.

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Teleports_and_Big_Data_coverNSR estimates that the biggest markets for big data via satellite will be in transportation, government/military and oil & gas – sectors where teleport operators are deeply embedded. Devices and connectivity are key parts of the mix, but so are applications: formatted data streams and data analytics are the end-products that customers actually need. Success in big data requires teleport operators to evolve beyond connectivity to management of complex networks, sophisticated information processing and a deep understanding of customer requirements.

Interviewees for Teleports and Big Data included executives from two of the largest broadband satellite providers, one of the world’s largest teleport operators, and major providers of enterprise, aero, mobility, rural and media services. They collectively operate scores of satellites and hundreds of teleport facilities, and they serve several million business and residential customers via satellite around the world. Technology executives we interviewed work at companies whose hardware and software support many of the world’s key satellite networks in VSAT, mobile, broadband, media and enterprise satellite networks. Others provide network operations, automation and big data management applications that are used by major satellite networks around the world.

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.

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Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association

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