Australian satellite companies operate huge VSAT or ground stations that are made up of uplinks interconnected with various components in mesh or star topology. Teleports can provide customized or short-term hosting and back-up solutions to businesses that rely on terrestrial networks. Teleports can fill the gap in signal transmission, especially when distance and network capacity pose a problem.
Backhaul refers to all the networks that bring the signals to the central station. In satellite communications, teleports can serve a crucial part of backhaul for terrestrial telecommunications and Internet delivery. Teleports can act as a back channel to fill the gap in Internet communications. Data speed, interference, relative costs and availability of radio frequency spectrum space affect the choice of backhaul.