Yahsat Awarded Highest Tier 4 Certification from World Teleport Association

The certification underscores world-class standards of services at Yahsat’s Abu Dhabi Teleport

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2024: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (ADX: YAHSAT), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, has announced that its Abu Dhabi Teleport has been awarded the World Teleport Association’s (WTA) highest-level Tier 4 certification.

The WTA is the world's only certification program for teleports, covering facilities, technical infrastructure and operating procedures. By presenting Yahsat with the top Tier 4 status, the WTA has recognised the extensive efforts Yahsat has undertaken to deliver the best services aligned with world-class standards.

The WTA’s certificate program is respected across the satellite communication industry as an independently verified standard. The internationally acclaimed certification allows teleport operators to differentiate themselves while enabling customers to choose the Teleports that offer the right price-performance level suitable for their applications.

Khalid Al Kaf, Chief Operations Officer of Yahsat, said: “We are delighted that Yahsat has been awarded the WTA’s highest-level Tier 4 certificate. This certificate recognises Yahsat’s determination and commitment toward delivering the best quality of service to our customers. Our ethos is to continuously push the boundaries of technology to meet and exceed their requirements by constantly aiming for even higher standards.”   

Randall Barney, WTA’s Director of Certification & Membership, said: “The Tier 4 certification is only awarded to those organisations that can demonstrate an elevated standard of service and Yahsat is a great example of that. We provide an independent study and review of services provided by satellite teleports and judge the organization on a set of stringent criteria that Yahsat has accomplished, setting a great example for the rest of the satellite communications industry.”

The certification is issued on a provisional self-reported system following the completion of a 170-item questionnaire evaluated against the WTA’s standards, which the teleport must achieve in six months in addition to conducting an independent audit of the teleport and its services. Full certification is valid for 3 years.