Certified Teleports Deliver Higher Quality Operations. The World Teleport Association (WTA) offers the world's only certification program for teleports, which provides the first objective, transparent and internationally accepted method for confirming the quality of a teleport's operations.
Certification provides customers with confidence that their teleport operator can deliver the quality of service at the price-performance level they need. Broadcast content, for example, typically requires a much higher QOS than internet backbone services. For teleport operators, certification documents the value of their technology and services and offers a competitive advantage in the market.
Certification is available in four levels, from Tier 4 (top) to Tier 1 (bottom). The certification standards were developed by a volunteer committee made up of teleport, satellite and technology executives as well as representatives of end-user customers. They cover facilities, technical infrastructure and operating procedures, including business continuity, transmission chains, terrestrial connectivity, safety, physical and information security, and the management of capacity, configurations, availability and process changes. Complete information on the program and its procedures is available here.
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on 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 hybrid carriers.
WTA is dedicated to helping the operators of teleports maintain and expand their businesses by advocating with a single global voice for their commercial interests, and promoting excellence in business practice, technology and operations. WTA also provides its members with access to business opportunities around the world through detailed profiles in the Marketplace, a searchable online directory of providers. The association provides members with personal networking services to connect with potential customers and strategic allies, and speaking opportunities through conferences, video interviews and webinars throughout the year.