The World Teleport Association (WTA) has named SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA) as the winner of the organization's annual Teleport Awards for Excellence as the 2017 WTA Independent Teleport Operator of the Year.
The WTA presents awards each year to companies and individuals within the satellite communications industry that have demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. SpeedCast uses 20 owned and operated teleports across the globe and has distinguished themselves with strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization made up of more than 240 field engineers.
One of SpeedCast’s most significant achievements from last year was the partnership with Airbus Defence and Space to construct and manage the first ground anchor station for the Skynet5A satellite in Asia Pacific, located at SpeedCast’s teleport facility in Adelaide, Australia. The ground anchor station consists of more than 25 antennas connected to the Skynet constellation of high powered X-band and UHF satellites, as well as commercial Ku-band assets. Additionally, SpeedCast completed the acquisition of Harris CapRock Communications – expanding its global footprint, portfolio of communications and IT services, network infrastructure and field support around the world.
The announcement of the award was made during the 22nd annual Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon on March 7 during the trade show conference in Washington, D.C.
Pierre-Jean Beylier, the CEO pf SpeedCast, said, "Our teleport operations are a critical component of our ability to deliver reliable services to our customers and, with the recent acquisition of Harris CapRock, we’ve expanded our teleport infrastructure even further.”