Optus Satellite is the first Australian and New Zealand satellite operator to achieve the highest level of certification, Tier 4, for its teleports at Belrose in Sydney, and Lockridge in Perth through the World Teleport Association (WTA).
The WTA announced that Optus Satellite achieved Full Certification for its four primary teleports under WTA’s recently launched Teleport Certification Program, with Optus’ Hume Teleport in Canberra and its Oxford Falls Teleport in Sydney securing Tier 3 Certification.
Paul Sheridan, Vice President, Optus Satellite said, “As the leading provider of satellite services in Australia and New Zealand, Optus has always been committed to ensuring exemplary standards of excellence across all facets of our business, and I am proud of this benchmark endorsement from the WTA and the positive reflection on the professionalism and passion of our team.”
Certification under the WTA’s program requires a teleport operator to complete a comprehensive questionnaire which is then analysed based on standards established by WTA’s Certification Committee. A Provisional Certification is then issued, based on the self-reported information, which is followed by an audit of the teleport to provide independent validation of the data submitted.
“With more than thirty years’ experience across a range of industry sectors including broadcast and media services, government, resources and mining, Optus delivers world class teleport infrastructure, operational excellence, and the skills to understand our customers’ requirements to enhance their business and end user experience.”
“This certification represents another example of Optus Satellite’s leadership across the Australia and New Zealand markets, and further highlights our commitment to provide outstanding service and support to our customers,” said Mr Sheridan.
Full certification is issued in tiers, from one to four, of which four represents the highest degree of excellence, and remains in effect for three years.