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WTA Announces Finalists for the 2014 Teleport Awards for Excellence

Wednesday, February 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(New York City, February 19, 2014) – The World Teleport Association today announced the finalists for its 2014 Teleport Awards for Excellence. From this group of finalists, WTA will name the winners at the 19th annual Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon on March 11 during the SATELLITE conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

WTA selects its finalists from nominations submitted to the association by both members and non-members. Recipients are selected by committees of previous recipients, WTA Board members and management, and Industry Leader and Patron members.

2014 Finalists for Independent Teleport of the Year
  • Arqiva Broadcast and Media (UK)
  • Batelco (Bahrain)
  • Horizon Teleports GmbH (Germany)
2014 Finalists for Teleport Technology of the Year
  • EN-100 Multi-Stream Multi-CODEC from Adtec Digital
  • SapphireBlu HPA from Advantech Wireless
  • ViaLiteHD RF over Fiber from ViaLite Communications
”The finalists in the Teleport and Technology categories represent the best of our industry,” said WTA executive director Robert Bell.  "They are achieving major levels of innovation while maintaining their focus on the consistent high quality that customers demand.” 

In addition to honoring the winner from these two awards categories, WTA will present the 2014 Teleport Executive of the Year Award to Avi Cohen, CEO of RRsat at the luncheon, sponsored by SES. The over 150 attendees will include teleport, satellite and content distribution technology industry executives, as well as previous awards recipients from around the world.  WTA's Director of Development Louis Zacharilla will emcee the event, which is free to WTA members who register. Attendance is also available on a paid basis to non-members.

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (www.worldteleport.org) has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

For More Information
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
mowen@worldteleport.org
212-825-0218 x105

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