articles | 19 February 2020 | Cytaglobal

Cyta Achieves Tier 4 Certification of its Makarios Teleport from the World Teleport Association (WTA)

Cyta announces that its Makarios Teleport full certification under the World Teleport Association (WTA) Teleport Certification Program has been renewed with an improvement to Tier 4, following an audit of the Teleport by the Association.

The World Teleport Association (WTA) focuses on improving the business of satellite communications. 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.

Since its introduction in 2015, WTA’s Certification program has quickly grown in popularity, with 40 teleports already certified. 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. Cyta’s Makarios Teleport is among the 16 fully certified teleports worldwide to achieve a Tier 4 certification.

WTA’s Teleport Certification Program serves both teleport operators and their customers. It provides an objective, transparent, and internationally accepted method for teleport operators to document the quality of their operations and services. At the same time, it provides a means for customers to select the best possible Teleports, service providers and strategic partners.

Cyta’s Makarios Teleport enjoys a privileged geographical location in Cyprus with optimal conditions for satellite communications. It has extensive infrastructure and is well connected with Cyta’s international fiber network providing ample capacity and dedicated links to major international nodes. The Teleport offers extensive international reach and serves as a major telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean. It offers a wide range of satellite services in the global market including ka-band gateways, satellite TV, IP links, VSAT services and satellite monitoring and control operations.

 “We are very proud that Makarios Teleport has been awarded the TIER 4 full certification by WTA and is among the few Teleports worldwide achieving such an excellence. This certification is the best recognition of the state-of-the-art infrastructure and top level of services offered to our customers at Makarios Teleport”, says Costas Psillides, Manager of Cyta’s International Wholesale Market.

 “Makarios Teleport TIER 4 full certification by WTA, effectively demonstrates the quality of our operations, for our customers and strategic partners, and differentiates us from other Teleports in the Eastern Mediterranean region”, says George Morphitis, Manager of Cyta’s Backbone Networks.

“By awarding Tier 4 Certification to Makarios Teleport, WTA is accomplishing the most important goal of the Certification program: not just to measure the factors that make for high quality of service, but to motivate improvement. We look forward to helping other teleport operators raise the quality of their facilities and procedures to better serve their customers and grow their businesses”, says WTA Executive Director, Robert Bell.

For more information about the World Teleport Association visit here.

For more information about Makarios Teleport and Cyta’s Satellite Services visit here.

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