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WTA Announces the Certification of Six Major Teleports

Saturday, February 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(February 13, 2016 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that six major international teleports have received provisional certification under WTA's Teleport Certification Program: Globecomm New York International Teleport,Elara - Mexico City TeleportThe Talia Teleport - Raisting, GermanySignalhorn Backnang TeleportSignalhorn Leuk Teleport, and Horizon Moosburg Teleport. The certification program for teleports covers facilities, technical infrastructure and operating procedures. The goal is to create an objective, transparent and internationally accepted method for both teleport operators and customers.  

To achieve Certification under WTA’s program, a teleport operator completes a +170-item questionnaire and submits it to WTA.  The Association analyzes the data based on standards established by its Certification Committee and issues a Provisional Certification based on the self-reported information.  To achieve Full Certification, an auditor is then dispatched to visit the teleport, provide independent validation of the data submitted in the questionnaire, and identify additional factors that may positively or negatively affect the score.  Full Certification is issued at a Tier number from 1 through 4, of which 4 represents the highest degree of excellence, and remains in effect for 3 years. 

More about WTA's Teleport Certification Program
WTA’s Teleport Certification Program aims to serve both teleport operators and their customers by creating an objective, transparent, and internationally accepted method for teleport operators to document the quality of their operations for customers and strategic partners. It also aims to provide a means for customers to select teleport vendors delivering the price-performance level that is appropriate for their applications. 
Click here for a list of certified teleports.

For more information about the Teleport Certification Program, visit http://www.worldteleport.org/?page=Certification or email WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at rbarney@worldteleport.org.

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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