Hellas Sat Achieves Full Certification of its Space Centre in Cyprus from WTA

The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that Hellas Sat has achieved Full Certification of its Cyprus Space Centre under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity. Starting with one certified facility in 2015, the program has added 40 in 3 years, and currently has 12 teleports engaged in the quality evaluation process. Certifications have been issued to teleports operated by Azercosmos, A1 Telekom Austria, Servicio Satelital, USEI, AXESS Networks, STN, Eutelsat, du, COMSAT, Optus, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Talia, Telenor, Telespazio, Vivacom, Cyta, Singtel, Etisalat, Hawaii Pacific Teleport, Intelsat, Telstra, Primacom, Santander Teleport, Hellas Sat and Arqiva. The industry has quickly adopted the transparent, independently verified standards as a means for teleports to differentiate themselves and for customers to choose the price-performance level suitable for their applications.

Full Certification under the WTA program is the result of a comprehensive data-collection and inspection process. 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.

“At HELLAS SAT we are always committed to the highest standards and professionalism in the provision of high-quality services to our customers,”

Christodoulos Protopapas, CEO of Hellas Sat.

“The acknowledgment of these high standards from the WTA with the provision of TIER 4 certification for the HELLAS SAT Teleport in Cyprus made us proud and at the same time reinforce our commitment to continue, serving and supporting our customers growing their business and services.”

“Hellas Sat joins satellite operators from Intelsat and Eutelsat to Azercosmos, Optus and Singtel in certifying its ground segment with WTA,” said executive director Robert Bell.

“Hellas Sat joins satellite operators from Intelsat and Eutelsat to Azercosmos, Optus and Singtel in certifying its ground segment with WTA,” said executive director Robert Bell.

“In addition to independent validation of their own quality of service, the certification program reduces the time and expense of validating teleport partners for introduction into their service networks. That’s a double value for all involved.”
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.
For more information about the Teleport Certification Program, visit https://www.worldteleport.org/?page=Certification or email WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at rbarney@worldteleport.org.
About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (www.worldteleport.org) 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 Hellas Sat

HELLAS SAT is a premium satellite communications solutions provider founded in 2001.

HELLAS SAT satellites are located at 39°E orbital slot offering excellent coverage over Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa. From 39°E, HELLAS SAT serves leading DTH operators by delivering content to more than 3

million households, provides cost-effective solutions to enterprises telcos, maritime and governments that want to expand connectivity to every location of their network in Hellas Sat’s coverage areas and beyond.

Hellas Sat owns and operates two strategically located Teleports in Greece and in Cyprus that provide access to the geostationary arc from 47⁰W to 105⁰E. From HELLAS SAT’s state-of-the art Teleport facilities, it provides an extensive range of services from hosting customers equipment to tailored solutions that meet demanding communications needs in a cost-effective manner.

Moreover, through our strategic partnerships with other leading Teleports and satellite operators, enables its customers to enjoy seamless connectivity across Europe, M. East, Africa and Asia.

At Hellas Sat, we believe that leveraging our deep expertise to provide fast reliable and cost-effective solutions to our customers is at the core of everything we do.