Presented at an invitational ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, March 8 at SATELLITE 2016 in National Harbor, MD.
Independent Teleport Operator of the Year
STN (Slovenia) Since its inception in 2004, STN, the Satellite Telecommunications Network, has significantly grown to become a leader amongst teleports on a global scale. With world-class facilities that elevate industry standards, STN is a provider of solutions for broadcast over satellite. In addition to its cutting-edge facilities, STN is celebrated for its quality of services that include multiple solutions, satellites and platforms. Its specialty is tailoring services to ideally suit individual customer’s requirements, making it a single state-of-the-art emporium with quality highlighting everything you need. STN’s range of expertise is diverse, enabling the company to facilitate single channel start-ups as well as transmit multiple top-tier direct-to-home satellite platforms, while serving everything in between. Through professionalism and vast industry knowledge, STN has earned a reputation that is punctuated by reliability, trustworthiness, high quality and an unrivalled turnaround time. It is a trusted partner of choice to hundreds of channels to date
Teleport Technology of the Year
DataMiner by Skyline Communications (Belgium). DataMiner is the most advanced end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS solution available for the satellite, broadcast, IPTV and HFC broadband industries. One interface to manage your entire operational ecosystem, across any vendor and technology boundaries, results in a significant reduction of operational expenses and increased quality of service. This award winning solution enables end-to-end integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by leading operators around the world.
Teleport Executive of the Year
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast (Australia). Under the leadership of Pierre-Jean Beylier, known as PJ, SpeedCast executed six acquisitions in 2015, significantly growing the company’s revenue, while achieving 99% retention of the staff in the acquired companies. This remarkable performance stems from corporate values summed up in the acronym “CAST” – Customer-focused, Agile and responsive, Success through people & safety and Team spirit. The work of integrating these acquisitions is called Project Bordeaux, whose goal is to turn six companies into one streamlined and efficient organization. Project Bordeaux stresses communication: giving all team members visibility into what the organization is doing, what it has achieved and what is coming next. The result has been increasing cross-team collaboration leading to a higher “win” ratio and faster project delivery.
Crystal, was the underwriter of the 2016 Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon. Founded in 1986, Crystal designs and delivers network monitoring and management solutions that improve operational efficiency, analyze errors, and enhance system resiliency, particularly for businesses that deal with complex and dispersed distribution pathways. Crystal prides itself on building long-term, trusted partnerships with our customers. These relationships drive innovation for Crystal’s next generation solutions. The innovation and solutions provided by Crystal translate into greater operational efficiency and higher profitability for our customers. Every day, program and advertising content worth billions of dollars flows through equipment managed by Crystal for leading media, enterprise, and satellite customers — including Fox, CNN, Disney, and Intelsat. Crystal, a privately held company, is headquartered in Greater Atlanta, GA.