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Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(New York City, November 1, 2017) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced today the opening of nominations for the 2018 Teleport Awards for Excellence. WTA’s Teleport Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. Nominations for the 2018 Teleport Awards for Excellence must be submitted to WTA by January 31, 2018.

“Winners of the Independent Teleport of the Year,” said executive director Robert Bell, “have ranged from the biggest in the industry, including Arqiva and what is now MX1, to entrepreneurial independents like STN, BFI and Teleport Internacional Buenos Aires.  What unites them is a passionate devotion to excellence in operations, technology and customer service that translates into growth.&nrdquo; 

Nominations are now being accepted for:

In addition to the Independent Teleport Operator of the Year and the Teleport Technology of the Year, WTA will also present an award for the Teleport Executive of the Year, to be selected by an awards committee of the association. The 2018 Teleport Awards will be presented on March 13 at a luncheon ceremony for invited guests at the SATELLITE 2018 conference in Washington, DC.

Submitting a Nomination
Nominations must be submitted using the Word electronic forms available on the WTA website ( and may be either emailed or printed and submitted in hard copy. In addition, nominees are welcome to supply accompanying materials in support of their nomination, as described on the WTA’s Teleport Awards Criteria page (

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( 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
212-825-0218 x105

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