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Signalhorn Trusted Networks Receives Full Certification of Two Teleports from WTA

Sunday, March 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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Signalhorn Trusted Networks Receives Full Certification of Two Teleports from WTA

(March 6, 2016 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that Signalhorn Trusted Networks has achieved full certification of two teleports under WTA’s recently launched Teleport Certification Program. Signalhorn's two teleports to receive full certification are its Backnang Teleport in Germany and its Leuk Teleport in Switzerland. 

To achieve Full Certification under WTA’s program, 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 a Provisional Certification based on the self-reported information.  An auditor is then 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.

“We are proud to be members of the World Teleport Association which represents our industry and promotes quality, knowledge and education in everything we do," states Robert Kubbernus, CEO of Signalhorn Trusted Networks.  "This certification program, it’s principals and process are important for our industry and the customers we support.  As the world becomes increasingly reliant and dependent on the services that our industry provides, it is critical that we establish benchmarks, best practices, security and transparency”.

 “WTA greatly appreciates the participation of companies like Signalhorn Trusted Networks in our new certification program,” said executive director Robert Bell.  "Along with other initial customers, Signalhorn’s participation helped WTA refine its questionnaire and calibrate its scoring system to achieve the highest level of accuracy possible.  We now have our system in final form and look forward to the next series of Full Certifications."
WTA’s Teleport Certification Program aims to serve 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 aims to provide 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.

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

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