The certification granted to Nilesat is the 53rd to be issued since the program's inception at IBC 2015.
The Nilesat facility joins WTAs list of Tier 4 certified facilities that includes teleports owned by A1 Telekom Austria, Arqiva, AzerCosmos, Cytaglobal, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Optus, Singtel, Telespazio, USEI and VIVACOM.
Speaking about the achievement, Sameh Katta, CEO of Nilesat, said: Since Nilesat’s inception, we have been keen to maintain a high level of service quality, and today by achieving the highest tier in the WTA certification programme, we confirm our commitment to maintain the highest international quality standards in satellite broadcasting services.
Obtaining this certificate from an independent international organisation reflects what we can provide of distinguished services to our customers, whom we are keen to satisfy through our constant pursuit of continuous improvement in order to always be at the forefront of teleport service providers in the Middle East and Africa.
Certification is issued on a Provisional (self-reported) basis after completion of a +170-item questionnaire that is evaluated against standards developed by WTAs Certification Committee. The teleport then has six months to achieve Full Certification. To achieve Full Certification under WTAs programme, an auditor is dispatched to visit the teleport, provide independent validation of the data submitted in the questionnaire, and identify additional factors that may positively or negatively affect the score. 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 three years.