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WTA Announces Finalists for 2012 Teleport Awards for Excellence

Thursday, March 1, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Winners to be named in Washington on March 13th during SATELLITE 2012

(New York City, March 1, 2012) – The World Teleport Association today announced the finalists for its 2012 Teleport Awards for Excellence. From this group of finalists, WTA will name the winners at a luncheon ceremony on March 13 during the Association’s 17th annual Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  

WTA selects its finalists from nominations submitted to the association by its members. Recipients are selected by committees of previous recipients, WTA Board members and management, and Industry Leader and Patron members.

Independent Teleport of the Year
  • Jordan Media City, Jordan
  • NewSat Limited, Australia
  • RRsat Global Communications, Israel
Teleport Technology of the Year
  • NS3™ - NovelSat, Israel
  • Sentry™ Spectrum Monitoring - Crystal Solutions, USA
  • Vulcan L-band matrix (router). – ETL Systems Ltd, UK
The 2012 luncheon, sponsored by SES, will be attended by over 150 guests, customers of and representatives. Attendees include teleport, satellite and content distribution technology industry executives, as well as previous awards recipients from around the world. Stewart Sanders, Senior Vice President, Customer Service Delivery for SES, will give the Host's Welcome and present the awards to the recipients. The 2012 event will be emceed by WTA's Director of Development Louis Zacharilla for the 16th time.

In addition to honoring the winner from these two awards categories, WTA will present Bill Tillson, President and COO of Encompass Digital Media, with the Teleport Executive of the Year Award.

According to Louis Zacharilla, "The finalists and honorees for the Teleport Awards demonstrate once again that innovation is alive and well in the teleport industry, from more efficient use of spectrum to rapid-fire business growth.”  

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.

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