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WTA Certification Program Announces Tier 3 Certification of AXESS Networks’ Bogota Teleport

Tuesday, October 15, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Victoria Krisman
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(October 15, 2019 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that AXESS Networks has achieved Tier 3 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 Servicio Satelital, USEI, AXESS Networks (AXESS), STN, Eutelsat, du, COMSAT, Optus, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Telespazio, Vivacom, Cyta, Batelco, Singtel, CETel, Etisalat, Hawaii Pacific Teleport, Intelsat, Speedcast, Telstra, Primacom, Santander Teleport 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.

“The certification issued by the WTA is the result of our team effort, it is a great recognition not only for us but for our clients as it reaffirms that our processes, operation and the managing strategy of our infrastructure are aimed at guaranteeing the continuity of the critical operations of our customers. The certification is further evidence that we understand in depth the dynamics of our clients' businesses and that in AXESS they find a strategic technological ally with very high-quality standards who they can fully trust,” said Pablo Hoyos, VP of Operations - AXESS Americas.

“With the addition of AXESS, WTA has fully Certified teleports operating in the US, Columbia, Mexico, Dubai, the UAE, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore,” said executive director Robert Bell. “The growth of the program speaks to its value as a market differentiator and the value of the insight it gives operators into the strengths and weaknesses of their facilities and procedures.”

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 AXESS Networks
AXESS Networks (AXESS) is a global leader of satellite-based communications solutions. It provides turnkey solutions tailored to the individual requirements of its clients. AXESS has been founded in 2019 out of two well-established companies in Europe and Latin America. It operates three Teleports in Colombia, Mexico and Germany. AXESS delivers exceptional service quality to its customers wherever and whenever they are in need. Today, AXESS has a proud team of more than 200 employees, that operates around 15,000 sites in more than 50 countries on four continents.

For More Information
Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association

Contact AXESS Networks
Pablo Hoyos
VP of Operations – AXESS Americas
AXESS Networks
057 1 589 7447


AXESAT SA says...
Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Great. Best infrastructure on the region.

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