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WTA Announces Finalists for the 2015 Teleport Awards for Excellence

Wednesday, February 25, 2015   (0 Comments)
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(New York, NY – 25 February, 2015) - The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced the finalists for its 2015 Teleport Awards for Excellence. From this group of finalists, WTA will name the winners at the 20th annual Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon on March 17 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.

2015 Finalists for Independent Teleport of the Year
  • Onlime
  • Telespazio
  • WRN Broadcast
2015 Finalists for Teleport Technology of the Year
  • Enigma RF Switch Matrix / Router - ETL Systems
  • Ellipse 3202 Contribution Encoder – Harmonic
  • Newtec Dialog® with Mx-DMA™
“This is our 20th year of honoring teleport operators, the technology companies that contribute to their success, and the executives who lead them,” said executive director Robert Bell.  “For an industry that typically operates behind the scenes of the satellite business, it is a remarkable record of achievement.”

In addition to honoring the winner from these two awards categories, WTA will present the 2015 Teleport Executive of the Year Award to Jorge Luis Villarreal Schutz, CEO of Elara Comunicaciones, at the luncheon.
 
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. The luncheon is sponsored by SES.

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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