Satnews Daily
December 16th, 2019

World Teleport Association's 2020 Teleport Awards for Excellence Open for Nominations

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened the nominations for the 2020 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 2020 Teleport Awards for Excellence must be submitted to WTA by January 31, 2020.

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.

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.

WTA will also present an award for the Teleport Executive of the Year, to be selected by an awards committee of the association. The 2020 Teleport Awards will be presented on March 10 at a luncheon ceremony for invited guests at the SATELLITE 2020 conference in Washington, DC.

Submitting a Nomination Nominations must be submitted using the Word electronic forms available on the WTA website (see link below) 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 (

WTA Executive Director Robert Bell said the communications business today is undergoing some of the biggest transitions in its history and the teleport industry is doing the same to adapt and continue thriving. The Teleport Awards salute teleport operators and their technology partners for innovation leadership in times of challenge and opportunity.