Robert Bell serves as the Executive Director of the World Teleport Association (WTA), where he is responsible for the programs, finances and operations of the organization. WTA promotes the commercial interests of teleport operators and excellence in their operations, technology and business practices. As a subject matter expert, Robert writes frequently for industry journals including Via Satellite, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting, Satellite Executive Briefing and Asian Communications; has appeared in segments of ABC World News and The Discovery Channel; and has led business development missions in the US and Asia. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including SATELLITE and Satellite Innovation. He manages WTA’s research activities and edits its reports, including Service Automation and Orchestration for Teleport Operators, The Virtual Teleport, Teleports and the 5G Opportunity, Cloud Services for Teleport Operators, LEO/MEO Constellations and the Teleport and New Antennas, New Opportunities.