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Teleport Awards

Presented at an invitational ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, March 7 at SATELLITE 2017 in Washington DC.


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Independent Teleport Operator of the Year
SpeedCast (Australia) SpeedCast is a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, offering high-quality managed network services in over 90 countries and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. With a worldwide network of 40 sales and support offices and 41 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve the requirements of customers globally. With over 5,000 links on land and at sea supporting mission critical applications, SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization.


Teleport Technology of the Year
ScheduALL Connector™ by Net Insight (Sweden). ScheduALL Connector™ unites ScheduALL® systems across your enterprise and supply chain, giving you real-time access to resource inventories. This capability to connect allows businesses to find and ensure the best fit for the job at hand. The smart technology in Connector provides a powerful platform for self-provisioned customer bookings. This means that broadcast and transmission companies can allow their customers to book inventory and resources directly, without tedious emails, phone calls or spreadsheets. Self-provisioning eliminates error-prone manual processes, duplicate efforts and conflicts.

Teleport Executive of the Year
Abel Avellan, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Global Eagle (USA). As a result of GEE’s transformational acquisition of EMC ths year, Abel Avellan, the former founder and CEO of EMC, became the company’s president and chief strategy officer. The combined companies now make up one of the world’s largest providers of satellite-based connectivity and content to the rapidly growing global mobility market.
Avellan has over 25 years of experience as a trained engineer and played a major role in developing several of EMC’s patented applications designed for bandwidth re-utilization, noise reduction and reduction of antenna sizes for fixed and mobile networks. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University.
In 2015, Euroconsult, the leading global consulting firm specializing in space markets, presented Avellan with its “Strategic Transaction of the Year” award, acknowledging his role in another important merger – the acquisition of EMC with MTN in 2015.

Crystal, was the underwriter of the 2017 Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon. Founded in 1986, Crystal designs and delivers network monitoring and management solutions that improve operational efficiency, analyze errors, and enhance system resiliency, particularly for businesses that deal with complex and dispersed distribution pathways. Crystal prides itself on building long-term, trusted partnerships with our customers. These relationships drive innovation for Crystal’s next generation solutions. The innovation and solutions provided by Crystal translate into greater operational efficiency and higher profitability for our customers. Every day, program and advertising content worth billions of dollars flows through equipment managed by Crystal for leading media, enterprise, and satellite customers — including Fox, CNN, Disney, and Intelsat. Crystal, a privately held company, is headquartered in Greater Atlanta, GA.

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