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WTA Certifies Germany-based Horizon Teleports

By | August 19, 2016
      Horizon Teleports Moosburg

      Horizon Teleports’ Moosburg, Germany teleport. Photo: Horizon Teleports/Christian Rudnik

      [Via Satellite 08-19-2016] Horizon Teleports of Moosburg Germany has achieved Tier 3 certification of its teleport under the World Teleport Association’s (WTA) recently launched Teleport Certification Program. The 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.

      To achieve full certification under WTA’s program, a teleport operator completes a questionnaire with more than 170 questions 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. WTA then sends an auditor 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.