The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened the nominations for the 2023 Teleport Awards for Excellence — these awards have been presented annually since 1995 to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology — nominations for the 2023 Teleport Awards for Excellence must be submitted to WTA by January 31, 2023.
“Our annual awards aim to celebrate what has long been the least-appreciated sector of satellite communications,” said executive director, Robert Bell. “Today, teleports are gaining recognition as critical gateways to a multi-orbit future, and we expect that role to become increasingly important in coming years.”
Nominations are now being accepted for:
- Independent Teleport Operator of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding operator of a commercial communications hub that uses a combination of satellite, fiber and terrestrial wireless to provide value-added services to customers in broadcasting, enterprise, carrier or government markets.
- Teleport Technology of the Year
Awarded to an organization whose technology has contributed to the business and operational success of teleports through lower costs, increased efficiency, new capabilities or access to new markets.
- Teleport Executive of the Year, to be selected by an awards committee of the association.
The 2023 Teleport Awards will be presented at a luncheon ceremony for invited guests in Washington, DC.
Nominations may be submitted using the PDF electronic forms available on the WTA website and may be either emailed or printed and submitted in hard copy. Nominations may also instead by submitted by filling out an online version of the forms. In addition, nominees are welcome to supply accompanying materials in support of their nomination, as described on the WTA’s Teleport Awards Criteria page.