|Programs & Awards|
At the request of members, WTA has launched a certification program for teleports, covering facilities, technical infrastructure and operating procedures. The goal is to create an objective, transparent and internationally accepted method for:
WTA conducts and publishes original research to help teleport operators improve their operations, reduce their costs and grow their businesses. Topics range from markets and business issues to technology and operational best practices. All reports and papers are available free to members of WTA, and are also available for purchase by non-members. (WTA Members should sign in to receive discount)
Executive Dialogue Series
Teleport Awards for Excellence
Since 1995, WTA has presented annual awards to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. Winners receive a presentation photograph, an Award, and assistance with promotion of their achievement. The Teleport Awards for Excellence are presented during the annual SATELLITE conference and exhibition in Washington DC during a luncheon ceremony to which WTA members are invited and SATELLITE attendees may attend by paying a small registration fee.
Top Operator Rankings
Each year, WTA publishes the world's only rankings of companies that operate teleports for commercial purposes, including independents, satellite carriers, fiber carriers and technology providers. Organizations that operate teleports principally for their own use, such as broadcast networks, are not included.
Rankings are based on total revenue from all sources and on year-over-year growth. They recognize that, to some extent, every teleport operator competes in the same marketplace – the biggest with the smallest – but that like all marketplaces, the teleport sector has segments in which even the smallest players can compete effectively and achieve strong growth.