The World Teleport Association (WTA) has announced the opening of nominations for the 2019 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 2019 Teleport Awards for Excellence must be submitted to WTA by March 31, 2019. “Teleports are the high-tech factories where satellite and terrestrial connectivity meet best-of-breed technology to deliver value,” said executive director Robert Bell. “WTA’s annual award program gives the industry the recognition it so rightly deserves.” 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.
In addition to the Independent Teleport Operator of the Year and the Teleport Technology of the Year, WTA will also present an award for the Teleport Executive of the Year, to be selected by an awards committee of the association. The 2019 Teleport Awards will be presented on May 7 at a luncheon ceremony for invited guests at the SATELLITE 2019 conference in Washington, DC. Submitting a Nomination Nominations must be submitted using the Word electronic forms available on the WTA website (http://www.worldteleport.org/?Awards_Criteria) 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 (http://www.worldteleport.org/?Awards_Criteria).