WTA Program Expands With Provisional Certification of USEI’s Brewster & Vernon Valley Teleports

The World Teleport Association has announced that U.S. Electrodynamics, Inc. (USEI) has achieved provisional certification of its Brewster and Vernon Valley Teleports under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.

Since its introduction at the 2015 IBC Show, the Certification program has rapidly 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 STN, Eutelsat, du, COMSAT, Signalhorn, Optus, Globecomm, Horizon, Media Broadcast, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Vivacom, Cyta, Batelco, SingTel, CETel, Etisalat, Hawaii Pacific Teleport, Intelsat, Speedcast, Telstra 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.

To achieve Provisional Certification, a teleport operator must complete a +170-item questionnaire and submit it to the WTA. The Association then analyses 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. 

“Certification supplies the crucial missing answer to the teleport customer’s biggest question: what quality of service will I really receive? Independent, standards-based evaluation and validation sets teleport operators apart and assures customers that they will receive the price-performance outcome they expect.”
— Robert Bell, Executive Director of U.S. Electrodynamics, Inc.

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.

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