NewSat has been nominated in the Independent Teleport Operator of the Year category along with two US, one French and one Israeli company.
The winners will be announced on 16 March 2010 in Washington.
World Teleport Association Executive Director, Robert Bell said: "Despite the challenging economy, the teleport industry has remained robust. The finalists for WTA's Teleport Awards have proven their dedication to providing the highest level of service and staying ahead of customer needs with innovative applications and technologies. It's a testament to the ingenuity of the leaders who have made this industry successful."
NewSat CEO Adrian Ballintine said this is a major validation of NewSat's business model and current operations.
"This is particularly pleasing given that we are now receiving global recognition. We have already signaled out intention to vigorously pursue opportunities under Australia's National Broadband Network roll out and this nomination speaks volumes for our capability and integrity of our service delivery," Mr Ballintine said.
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About Newsat Limited
NewSat Limited (ASX:NWT) provides a full range of managed communication services, TT & C and carrier monitoring from its teleports in Perth and Adelaide to Australia/Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Utilising the latest generation satellite and VSAT technology, NewSat offers end-toend, affordable, high-speed, two-way satellite broadband communication services, products and solutions to broadcasters, cable programmers, news agencies, telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers, corporations, governments and distance-learning networks. In addition, NewSat Networks operates multiple Broadband IP Services based on technologies developed by ViaSat, Gilat, Hughes, Comtech and iDirect.
Services are available on a wide range of satellites accessible from the Perth and Adelaide facilities. Antenna sizes ranging from 3.7 to 13m are available in addition to all the necessary RF and conversion equipment. Customers may co-locate equipment in these facilities, or NewSat can provide an end-to-end service.