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October 23rd, 2017

VIVACOM Teleport Passes Muster to Achieve Full Certification from WTA ... One of 20 Worldwide

This European company has been around for a little over 10 years, yet they've progressed to the level of earning WTA’s (World Teleport Association) Teleport Certification Tier 3 full certification.

The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that VIVACOM has achieved Tier 3 full certification of its Plana (Bulgaria) teleport under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program placing the Bulgarian satellite station among the most modern facilities of its kind worldwide.  Twenty teleports are already certified and a further 12 are currently engaged in the quality evaluation process.

VIVACOM was the first telecom operator in Bulgaria and is now recognized as the leader in providing high-tech services of a new generation providing the communication needs of more than four million customers and has developed a network of over 230 shops throughout the country.

Vladimir Rangelov, Head of Broadcasting Services at VIVACOM stated that they constantly invest in the improvement of their teleport infrastructure with the aim to continue to provide their customers with reliable satellite transmission solutions and to increase their satellite service portfolio, and that this certification is a recognition of their efforts in creating seven platforms for signal transmission to operators in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

The process of obtaining the certificate is long and comprehensive to ensure its objectivity. The teleport operator needs to meet over 170 requirements that afterwards are thoroughly analyzed through an on-site audit.

The Bulgarian Plana teleport was certified as a Tier 3 teleport, thus becoming part of the elite club of certified teleports such as Globecomm, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Arqiva, Eutelsat, Horizon Teleports, Media Broadcast, Signalhorn, Telenor, Telesapzio, Talia, CYTA, Batelco and Optus.

WTA's executive director Robert Bell commented that they are proud to add the Plana Teleport in Bulgaria to their growing list of certified teleports, and that a Full Certification from WTA provides independent validation of the quality of VIVACOM’s operations for its customers and prospects throughout the region.  

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. Click here for a list of certified teleports.

For more information about the Teleport Certification Program, visit  or email WTA Director of Certification and Membership, Randall Barney at .

Established in 1985, the World Teleport Association focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. The core of its membership include 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,