Presented at an invitational ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, March 15 at SATELLITE 2011 in Washington DC. Watch the Video
Independent Teleport Operator of the Year
Arqiva Broadcast and Media
In addition to providing ongoing provision of teleport services for key customers including Sky, BBC, Viacom, ESPN, Universal Networks International, Traffic Sports International, ABS-CBN, USEI, and EchoStar, Arqiva Broadcast and Media (2007 Independent Teleport Operator of the Year) has taken a leadership role in the industry with regard to the electronic delivery of media content to cinemas via satellite. Over the last 12 months, Arqiva has set the bar for Digital Cinema Platforms, including dissemination of films, trailers and advertising to such clients as Dolby, Arts Alliance Media, Opus Arte (The Royal Opera House); Ciel Ecran (Bolshoi Ballet), The Metropolitan Opera, as well as major distributors and cinema chains.
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
According to the statistics of Distant Learning Foundation in 2009, there were 30,000 schools under the Ministry of Education throughout Thailand, with 10,000 in rural areas unable to access the national education channels. Thaicom established an ongoing program to support education in these rural areas by installing DTH terminals and televisions in select schools to level the educational opportunities between kids in rural areas versus those living in cities. As of the end of February 2011, 759 of the projected 999 school installations were completed. In addition, Thaicom employees volunteer at 63 schools.
Teleport Executive of the Year
President and Founder of NewSat Ltd
Mr. Ballintine’s skills as a successful entrepreneur, including ventures with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, have found a home in the teleport community, according to WTA. His ardent belief in quality service has made NewSat, founded in 1987 as a software venture, one of the most respected satellite service companies in Australia since 2002. The company has a global client base in eight vertical sectors. Under Mr. Ballintine’s leadership, NewSat has acquired the Australian teleport assets of NEWSKIES in Perth and Adelaide. In 2009, NewSat declared that it plans to launch the nation’s first non-government, non-foreign owned geostationary satellites. Jabiru-1 and 2 are scheduled for launch in 2014. In January of this year Mr. Ballintine’s company acquired seven orbital slots from Kyprosat.
Teleport Technology of the Year
XipLink Hub Optimizations
XipOS Hub Optimizations ("XHO”) feature bandwidth savings and performance enhancements that operate on a standalone appliance located at the teleport or Internet point of presence in a satellite network, allowing operators to compress HTTP traffic by a factor of 1.5. The technology can be limited to the teleport only with no changes to remote sites, yet offers a highly effective bandwidth savings solution that can span multiple networks at the same time. A recent deployment for Omniglobe significantly reduced bandwidth to remote communities by a blended rate of over 15%, resulting in considerably faster web browsing for users, better use of the bandwidth, a higher potential subscription ratio, with an ROI of only a few months.
SES, was the underwriter of the 2011 Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon. SES is a leading telecommunications satellite operator with a global fleet of 44 geostationary satellites that can reach 99% of the world’s population. In addition to our satellites being the world's leading television distribution platform we also deliver services as diverse as broadcasting, internet access, data transmission and business and government communications to customers worldwide. SES operates mainly through SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES, and holds participations in satellite operators QuetzSat, Ciel, O3b Networks, YahLive, as well as in a number of satellite service provision companies.