the World Teleport Association (WTA) has published Growth Opportunities in Satellite-Cellular Integrationa new research report that explores how teleport operators can achieve major growth through the deep integration of satellite and cellular network technologies.

Where teleports and satellites have struggled in the past to be accepted as link options, teleport operators foresee economic changes that will now make them competitive in a growing range of markets.

Once confined primarily to meeting regulatory requirements to serve remote areas and support government disaster relief efforts, satellite backhauling is now widely seen as a commercially viable business that can help the data-centric cellular industry to continue its global expansion.

In this report, based on contributions from 10 subject matter experts representing satellite service and technology providers, WTA examines how satellite and cellular have converged to create this opportunity and characterizes notable trends, markets and challenges. coming.

It is expected that the development of 5G standards and the deployment of networks will expand the possibilities of satellite linking,said the general manager Robert Belle. “Always pragmatic, our teleport operator members navigate their way to these opportunities and take measured steps to position themselves for growth, knowing that the future of this integration remains to be seen..”

WTA members can access the report by logging into their accounts on the ATA website. The report is free for WTA members and available for purchase by others. Members can directly download the report by by following this link.