World Teleport Association Lists Top Operators For 2017

The World Teleport Association (WTA) issued its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2017. The report ranks companies by revenue and revenue growth, based both operator surveys and public company reports.

With greater competition, teleports find it valuable to compete and partner with data centers, cloud service providers and telcos. The Top Operators of 2018 list reflects all of these changing conditions, said World Teleport Association (WTA) executive director Robert Bell. Business conditions encourage satellite operators to invest and partner with teleports all while acquisitions drive the growth of some of the new 'majors' in the industry.

Members of WTA include some of the world's most innovative teleport operators. The WTA acts in the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market by promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. More information is available at: WTA.

The Independent Top Twenty

The Independent Top Twenty ranks teleport operators based on revenue from all sources. The list focuses on the independent operators at the core of the business, excluding companies whose primary business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network. Ranked in order from largest to smallest, the Independent Top Twenty of 2017 are:

1.Global Eagle (USA)

2.Telespazio S.p.A. (Italy)

3.Globecast (France)

4.Encompass Digital Media (USA)

5.Arqiva (UK)

6.SpeedCast (China)

7.Globecomm (USA)

8.Telstra Corporation (Australia)

9.du (UAE)

10.Etisalat (UAE)

11.PlanetCast Media Services (India)

12.Media Broadcast Satellite (Germany)

13.Global Data Systems (USA)

14.Axesat (Columbia)

15.Signalhorn Trusted Networks (Germany)

16.Jordan Media City (Jordan)

17.STN (Slovenia)

18.Elara Comunicaciones SA (Mexico)

19.US Electrodynamics (USA)

20.CETel (Germany)

The Global Top Twenty

The Global Top Twenty ranks companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports and satellite fleets. In order from largest to smallest, the Global Top Twenty of 2017 are:

1. SES (Luxembourg)

2. Intelsat S.A. (Luxembourg)

3. Eutelsat (France)

4. Telesat (Canada)

5. EchoStar Satellite Services (USA)

6. Global Eagle (USA) *

7. Telespazio S.p.A. (Italy)

8. Globecast (France) *

9. SingTel Satellite (Singapore)

10. Thaicom Public Company Ltd (Thailand)

11. Encompass Digital Media (USA) *

12. Hispasat (Spain)

13. Arqiva (UK) *

14. Optus (Australia)

15. SpeedCast (Australia) *

16. Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)

17. Globecomm (USA) *

18. AsiaSat (China)

19. MEASAT (Malaysia)

20. Telenor Satellite (Norway)

* Independent: does not operate satellite capacity

The Fast Twenty

The Fast Twenty ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years.  Ranked by revenue growth, the Fast Twenty of 2017 are:

1. Santander Teleport (Spain)

2. Etisalat (UAE)

3. SpeedCast (Australia) *

4. US Electrodynamics (USA)

5. Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)

6. PlanetCast Media Services (India) *

7. Gazprom Space Systems (Russia)

8. MEASAT (Malaysia)

9. du (UAE) *

10. Globecast (France) *

11. Hispasat (Spain)

12. Satellite Mediaport Services (UK)

13. Elara Comunicaciones SA (Mexico) *

14. SES (Luxembourg)

15. Encompass Digital Media (USA)

16. CETel (Germany)

17. Milano Teleport S.p.A. (Italy) *

18. Telstra Corporation (Australia) *

19. Singtel Satellite (Singapore)

20. Optus (Australia)

* Independent: does not operate satellite capacity

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