Satnews Daily
November 23rd, 2010

WTA... And The Winner Will Be... (Award)

[SatNews] The WTA has initiated the nomination process for the 2011 Teleport Awards for Excellence.

Since 1995, WTA has presented annual awards to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. The four categories are:
  • Independent Teleport Operator of the Year - Awarded to an outstanding operator of a commercial communications hub that uses a combination of satellite, fiber, and terrestrial wireless to provide value-added services to customers in broadcasting, enterprise, carrier or government markets
  • Teleport Executive of the Year - Awarded to an individual for demonstrated entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in the development or operation of a teleport-based business
  • Teleport Technology of the Year - Awarded to an organization whose technology has contributed to the business and operational success of teleports through lower costs, increased efficiency, new capabilities or access to new markets
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award - Introduced this year, the award honors satellite service providers on the ground and in the sky for using services, technology and expertise to make a positive impact on: educational attainment, public health, public safety or disaster relief, environmental sustainability, peace and security
The deadline for submission is February 11, 2011. The Teleport Awards for Excellence will be presented on March 15, the opening day of the annual SATELLITE conference and exhibition in Washington DC, during a luncheon ceremony to which WTA members are invited and SATELLITE attendees may attend by paying a small registration fee.