WTA Kicks Off Teleport Certification Program, Has Four Beta Customers – Satellite Today

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[Via Satellite 09-14-2015] The World Teleport Association (WTA) has started its Teleport Certification Program with a team of four beta customers: du, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat and The Talia Group.

WTA’s Teleport Certification Program aims to serve 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 aims to provide a means for customers to select teleport vendors delivering the price-performance level that is appropriate for their applications.

WTA and a volunteer committee made up of teleport, satellite and technology executives, and end-user customers developed the certification program over the last two years. Drafts of the certification standards are posted on WTA’s website, for which WTA members have been invited to provide feedback.

The four beta customers will assist WTA in preparing the certification program for market while also receiving certification of their operations through the program. Additional beta spots are available for interested customers, but are limited.

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