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STN ACHIEVES PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION OF ITS TELEPORT FROM WTA

Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(August 7, 2018 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that STN has achieved provisional certification of its Slovenia Teleport located near Ljubljana under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity, with 20 teleports currently engaged in the quality evaluation process and certifications already issued to teleports owned by Eutelsat, du, Signalhorn, Optus, Globecomm, Media Broadcast Satellite, Horizon, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Speedcast, Batelco, Planetcast, VIVACOM, Etisalat, CETel, Telstra and Arqiva.

To achieve Provisional Certification, 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.

Tomaz Lovsin, Chief Technical Officer of STN said, “From the time of its very foundation, STN made a commitment to its clients to deliver high quality technical solutions based on a robust infrastructure combined with a dedicated team of skilled professionals. Always raising our standards level ensures STN remains a recognized high performance facility and a leading Global Teleport. We are pleased to receive this Provisional Certificate from the World Teleport Association which further demonstrates our transparent and ethical approach to business.”

“Certification supplies the crucial missing answer to the teleport customer’s biggest question: what quality of service will I really receive?” said executive director Robert Bell. “Independent, standards-based evaluation and validation sets teleport operators apart and assures customers that they will receive the price-performance outcome they expect.”

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 http://www.worldteleport.org/?page=Certification or email WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at rbarney@worldteleport.org.
 
About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (
www.worldteleport.org) 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 STN
STN is a leading innovative, forward-thinking global teleport facility. Its satellite, fiber and IP connections offers clients end-to-end, managed service distribution solutions worldwide. An extensive reach, performance and the flexibility required to ensure the most secure and reliable connections anywhere in the world. Delivering content to end users across many different viewing devices ranging from TV screens, laptops and mobile phones. With a vast array of supporting service solutions available which include playout, OTT, time delay, and ad-insertion.

STN also offers IP backhaul services over satellite for mobile operators, telcos and ISP providers in the emerging markets as well as expansion to the already established operators, offering real-time traffic management, quality of service (QoS) and other data-related services. Whether the need is to go global or reach the individual regions of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas, STN will provide services fine-tuned to your specific requirements and can accommodate fast turnaround for time-dependent projects.

 STN was built on a flexible and open technical infrastructure, it allows the company to encompass the entire range and centralize client requirements with immediacy, but also leaving room to evolve further as industry trends and technology dictate. Firmly placing the company at the cutting edge of broadcast, media, data and IP backhauling services. www.stn.eu

 For More Information
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
mowen@worldteleport.org
212-825-0218 x105

Contact STN
Valerie Lovsin
Marketing Director
valerie.lovsin@stn.eu
+386  1 527 2444


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