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Hawaii Pacific Teleport Achieves Provisional Certification of its Kapolei Teleport from WTA

Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(March 12, 2018 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that Hawaii Pacific Teleport has achieved provisional certification of its Kapolei (Honolulu, HI, USA) teleport under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity, with 20 teleports currently engaged in the quality evaluation process and certifications already issued to teleports owned by Eutelsat, du, Signalhorn, Optus, Globecomm, Media Broadcast Satellite, Horizon, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Speedcast, Batelco, Planetcast, VIVACOM, CETel, Intelsat, Etisalat and Arqiva.

To achieve Provisional Certification, a teleport operator completes a +170-item questionnaire and submits it to WTA. The Association analyzes 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.

Leeana Smith-Ryland CEO, said: “We are dedicated to providing a reliable experience. Our recent addition of Mark DeSantis as Operations Manager is testament to our commitment of providing the highest quality of service to our customers, and operating a robust, redundant infrastructure worthy of the WTA’s Tier 4 certification.”

“Hawaii Pacific Teleport offers a prime example,” said WTA executive director Robert Bell, “of small teleport operator with global reach. With their provisional certification from WTA, they are adopting global standards of excellence to ensure the quality of their operations.”

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.

For more information about the Teleport Certification Program, visit or email WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at
About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving 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 carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

About Hawaii Pacific Teleport
Hawaii Pacific Teleport (HPT), located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is an international provider of satellite and fiber-based communications, providing connectivity between the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. HPT’s redundant infrastructure and 24/7 network operating center leverages Hawaii’s strategic location to offer a complete international telecommunications facility. HPT is unique in the industry, operating as a neutral business-to-business teleport with a policy to not compete with teleport customers.

Please visit or contact HPT at for additional information.

For More Information
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
212-825-0218 x105

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