Satnews Daily
November 18th, 2015

The WTA's 2016 Teleport Awards For Excellence Nominations Are Now Open...

[Satnews] The World Teleport Association (WTA) announces the opening of nominations for the 2016 Teleport Awards for Excellence.

WTA’s Teleport Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. Nominations for the 2016 Teleport Awards for Excellence must be submitted to WTA by January 31, 2016.

Nominations are now being accepted for:

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. Download the nomination form here.

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. Download the nomination form here.

In addition to the Independent Teleport Operator of the Year and the Teleport Technology of the Year, WTA will also present an award for the Teleport Executive of the Year, to be selected by an awards committee of the association. The 2016 Teleport Awards will be presented on March 8 at a luncheon ceremony for invited guests at the SATELLITE 2016 conference.
Submitting a Nomination
Nominations must be submitted using the Word electronic forms available on the WTA website and may be either emailed or printed and submitted in hard copy. In addition, nominees are welcome to supply accompanying materials in support of their nomination, as described on the WTA’s Teleport Awards Criteria page.
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.

Executive Comment

WTA stands for excellence in business practice, technology and operations in the teleport sector,” said executive director Robert Bell.  “In a market that is undergoing radical change, that commitment is more important than ever, and our Awards for Excellence are more relevant to doing business than they have ever been.