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Axesat Bogota Teleport Achieves Provisional Certification from WTA

Thursday, October 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(October 4, 2018 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that AXESAT has achieved provisional certification of its Bogota, Colombia Teleport under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity.  Starting with one certified facility in 2015, the program has added 40 in 3 years, and currently has 12 teleports engaged in the quality evaluation process.  Certifications have been issued to teleports operated by Eutelsat, du, COMSAT, Signalhorn, Optus, Globecomm, Horizon, Media Broadcast, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Vivacom, Cyta, Batelco, SingTel, CETel, Etisalat, Hawaii Pacific Teleport, Intelsat, Speedcast, Telstra and Arqiva.  The industry has quickly adopted the transparent, independently verified standards as a means for teleports to differentiate themselves and for customers to choose the price-performance level suitable for their applications. 

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.

"We at Axesat focus our efforts on providing the best possible service experience to our customers throughout all interactions over the duration of the relationship. Therefore receiving this certification from the WTA is very satisfying as it reinforces our purpose and allows us to continue consolidating our position as leaders in the Latin America market," said VP Service Experience Clara Garcia.


"Through our 15 years in the industry we have learned that service experience is not only created through commercial or support interactions, it is the result of the vision and strategic focus of the company. This is why we are permanently investing in resources, infrastructure and training to guarantee a consistent positive experience for our customers across the organization," said VP Operations and Product Pablo Hoyos.


“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 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.

Axesat is a leading telecommunications company providing satellite based solutions to Latin American enterprise and corporate customers. It has presence in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile, and specializes in designing and implementing highly customized Internet access, voice, data and video transmission connectivity solutions.

Axesat has more than 8,000 active services in the region and stands for its well-known operations centers in Mexico City and Bogota with modern Carrier Class data centers and terrestrial interconnections to all national and international operators. Axesat's infrastructure has been recognized for 5 consecutive years by the WTA within the 20 most important independent teleports in the world and also as the most important in Latin America in 2017.


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

Contact AXESAT
Pablo Hoyos
VP Operations and Product
+57 1 589 7447

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