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WTA Certification Program Announces Tier 3 Certification of PlanetCast’s New Delhi (Noida) Teleport

Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Victoria Krisman
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(January 8, 2020 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that PlanetCast has achieved Tier 3 certification of its New Delhi (Noida) (India) 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, 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.

Commenting on the development, MN Vyas, Founder Director, Planetcast said, “We operate largest teleport in this part of the world and we are providing services to top broadcasters across the globe. The certification received from WTA is a part of our continued efforts to create an environment of high quality services emerging from India.”

“With the addition of PlanetCast, 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, India 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 https://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 PlanetCast
Founded in 1996 with a vision to revolutionize the broadcast industry globally, Planetcast has been an epitome of quality and trust for almost two decades. Planetcast has the honor of securing the first commercial teleport license in India and since then it has been instrumental in providing cutting edge technology to enhance the broadcast services in India. Planetcast's ability to conceptualize, architect and implement new and expanded capabilities allows clients take their business to the next level. Planetcast is a key market player in providing technology-led managed services to the broadcasting industry in India & neighboring countries with a rapidly growing footprint across Southeast Asia. For more information, visit www.planetc.net


For More Information
Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
vkrisman@worldteleport.org

Contact PlanetCast
Satyandre Yadav
Communication Manager
Planetcast Media Services
satyandrey@planetc.net
+91-8588922264


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