|Teleport Awards for Excellence 2014|
Arqiva (United Kingdom). Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite, and mobile communications markets. The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite, and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including UK’s five mobile network operators, and the emergency services. Arqiva is now a four-time recipient of the Independent Teleport Operator of the Year Award, having won the award in 2003, 2007, and 2011.
Teleport Technology of the Year
SapphireBlu HPA from Advantech Wireless (Canada). Featuring high power density in a compact, rugged and weatherproof package, the SapphireBlu series of UltraLinear GaN technology based SSPAs and BUCs are the ultimate Solution for DTH TV. With considerable reduction and size, weight, and energy consumption the new SapphireBlu Series of SSPIA and BUCs provide high power, high reliability and low intermod distortions. From one antenna, one HPA is able to simultaneously transmit to all transponders of a specific satellite, regular or extended bands.
Teleport Executive of the Year
Avi Cohen, CEO of RRsat Global Communications Network (Israel). Mr. Cohen was named the CEO of RRsat in July 2012. His challenge was to take RRsat – already a global player – to the next level of business success and value creation. Over the last 12 months, Mr. Cohen has led RRsat in its "Glocal” strategy – become a global leader with local footprints in key markets around the world. Part of this strategy included two acquisitions: SM2 Sports & Media Solutions and JCA TV. RRsat also consolidated two sites at Israeli HQ into a new state of the art Broadcast Center in Emek Haela. On the financial end, Mr. Cohen as led RRsat to all-time record results: expectation of full-year growth for 2013 revenues in the range of 6% to 10% year-over-year growth from 2012.
SES, was the underwriter of the 2014 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 holds participations in satellite operators QuetzSat, Ciel, O3b Networks, YahLive, as well as in a number of satellite service provision companies.