According to the Bulgarian operator, this places its satellite station among the modest modern facilities worldwide, with 20 teleports already certified and a further 12 being evaluated. Other certified teleports include those operated by Globecomm, Elara Comunicaciones, GlobalSat, Arqiva, Eutelsat, Horizon Teleports, Media Broadcast, Signalhorn, Telenor, Telesapzio, Talia, CYTA, Batelco and Optus.
Commenting on the development, Vladimir Rangelov, head of broadcasting services at Vivacom, said: “We constantly invest in the improvement of our teleport infrastructure with the aim to continue to provide our customers with reliable satellite transmission solutions and to increase our satellite service portfolio. This certification is a recognition of our efforts in creating seven platforms for signal transmission to operators in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia”.
Robert Bell, WTA’s executive director, added: “We are proud to add the Plana Teleport in Bulgaria to our growing list of certified teleports.
“A full certification from WTA provides independent validation of the quality of Vivacom’s operations for its customers and prospects throughout the region.”