The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that VIVACOM has achieved Tier 3 full certification of its Plana (Bulgaria) teleport under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program. That places the Bulgarian satellite station among the most modern facilities of that kind worldwide - 20 teleports are already certified and a further 12 are currently engaged in the quality evaluation process. “We constantly invest in the improvement of our teleport infrastructure with the aim to continue to provide our customers with reliable satellite transmission solutions and to increase our satellite service portfolio. This certification is a recognition of our efforts in creating 7 platforms for signal transmission to operators in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia“, said Vladimir Rangelov, Head of Broadcasting Services at VIVACOM. The process of obtaining the certificate is long and comprehensive to ensure its objectivity. The teleport operator should meet over 170 requirements that afterwards are thoroughly and analyzed through an on-site audit. The Bulgarian Plana teleport was certified as a Tier 3 teleport, thus becoming part of the elite club of certified teleports such as Globecomm, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Arqiva, Eutelsat, Horizon Teleports, Media Broadcast, Signalhorn, Telenor, Telesapzio, Talia, CYTA, Batelco and Optus. “We are proud to add the Plana Teleport in Bulgaria to our growing list of certified teleports,” said executive director Robert Bell. “A Full Certification from WTA provides independent validation of the quality of VIVACOM’s operations for its customers and prospects throughout the region.” 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. Click here for a list of certified teleports.