Satnews Daily
September 30th, 2019

WTA's First Facility in Indonesia Achieves Tier 3 Certification ... Primacom Interbuana’s Jakarta Teleport

Another company has achieved full certification of its teleport in Jakarta, Indonesia under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program (WTA) .... Primacom Interbuana.

Director of PT Primacom Interbuana, Domy K. Santosoe said they couldn’t be more grateful for this Tier-3 WTA’s Teleport Certification. Thank you for the cooperation and support from Teleport Team, so Primacom could achieve this high Teleport Standard which is internationally certified. They strongly believe that WTA’s certification will enable them to continuously improve Primacom communication infrastructure and service to meet their customers’ needs.

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.

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, AXESAT, 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.

Executive director Robert Bell said that the value of Certification is that it answers the new teleport customer’s biggest question: what quality of service will they really receive? The Jakarta Teleport is their fifth certified facility in mainland Asia and their first in Indonesia. We appreciate Primacom Interbuana’s adoption of their independent, standards-based framework for ensuring high quality of service. 

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. Here is a list of certified teleports.

For more information about the Teleport Certification Program, or email WTA Membership Director Randall Barney.