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October 31st, 2019

World Teleport Association Publishes New Research Report: Teleports and Big Data

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has 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 this 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.

NSR 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.

Executive Director Robert Bell said the growth of big data and analytics in every part of business and government is challenging teleport operators to redefine their value. 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 and by following this link. Non-members can also purchase the report.

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