The World Teleport Association (WTA) has released Growth Opportunities in Satellite-Cellular Integration, a new research report that explores how teleport operators can achieve major growth from the deepening integration of satellite and cellular networking technologies.
Where teleports and satellite have struggled in the past for acceptance as backhaul options, teleport operators foresee changing economics making them newly competitive in a growing range of markets.
Once confined primarily to fulfilling regulatory requirements to serve remote areas and supporting government disaster relief efforts, satellite backhaul is now widely viewed as a commercially viable business that can help the data-centric cellular industry continue its worldwide expansion.
In this report, based on input from 10 subject-matter experts representing satellite service and technology providers, WTA examines how satellite and cellular have converged to create this opportunity, and characterize the noteworthy trends, markets and challenges ahead.
“The development of 5G standards and deployment of networks are widely expected to expand opportunities for satellite backhaul,” said executive director Robert Bell. “Ever practical, our teleport operator members are feeling their way into these opportunities and taking measured steps to position themselves for growth, while knowing that the future of that integration remains to be seen.”
WTA members can access the report by signing into their accounts on the WTA website. The report is free for WTA Members and available for purchase by others. Members may directly download the report by following this link.