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CETel Achieves Full Certification for its German Teleport from the World Teleport Association

Wednesday, July 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(July 18, 2018 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that CETel has achieved Tier 3 full certification of its teleport under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity, with 16 teleports currently engaged in the quality evaluation process and certifications already issued to teleports owned by Eutelsat, du, Signalhorn, Optus, Globecomm, Horizon, Media Broadcast, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Vivacom, Cyta, Batelco, SingTel, CETel, Etisalat, Hawaii Pacific Teleport, Intelsat, Speedcast and Arqiva.

Full Certification under the WTA program is the result of a comprehensive data-collection and inspection process. A teleport operator completes a +170-item questionnaire and submits it to WTA. The Association analyzes the data based on standards established by its Certification Committee and issues the Provisional Certification based on the self-reported information. The teleport then has six months to achieve Full Certification. To achieve Full Certification under WTA’s program, an auditor is dispatched to visit the teleport, provide independent validation of the data submitted in the questionnaire, and identify additional factors that may positively or negatively affect the score. Full Certification is issued at a Tier number from 1 through 4, of which 4 represents the highest degree of excellence, and remains in effect for 3 years.

“We honor the work that WTA places on quality assurance of global operating teleports and are proud to become the eighth European teleport to achieve Tier 3 certification. This certification emphasizes our sophisticated and structured operations and assures our current and prospective clients that their communication requirements are in best hands with CETel,” explains Guido Neumann, Managing Director at CETel, and further adds, “Especially global operating customers in the marine, oil & gas and raw material industries, that we provide with operation and mission critical communications, are explicitly searching for a reliable partner offering services adhering to highest quality standards. This is what they find with us: a solutions provider offering turnkey managed communications solutions, tailored to the specific requirements with proven excellence in business practice, technology and operations.”

“CETel has become the 15th teleport worldwide and the 10th teleport in Europe to be fully certified by WTA,” said executive director Robert Bell. “Our program now covers a total of 36 teleports in all major markets around the world, and is increasingly viewed as the standard that operators need to meet to be competitive.”

WTA’s Teleport Certification Program serves both teleport operators and their customers by creating an objective, transparent, and internationally accepted method for teleport operators to document the quality of their operations for customers and strategic partners. It also provides a means for customers to select teleport vendors delivering the price-performance level that is appropriate for their applications. Click here for a list of certified teleports.

For more information about the Teleport Certification Program, visit or email WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at

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.

About CETel
CETel is an independent German provider of global satellite, fiber and wireless enabled communications solutions. CETel offers fixed and mobile satellite services to various vertical markets. Customers take advantage of fully managed services designed to individual requirements, operated from CETel’s own teleport near Cologne, Germany. Strategic partnerships with leading satellite operators and equipment manufacturers allow for tailored solutions in a timely and cost-efficient manner. CETel received the Service Provider of the Year Award by VSAT Global in 2017 and is Tier 3 fully certified by the World Teleport Association since 2018.


For More Information

Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
212-825-0218 x105

Nadine Faßbender
Marketing Manager
CETel GmbH
+49 2295 90878 – 30

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