WTA Publishes Top Operator Rankings for 2018

The World Teleport Association has published its annual rankings for the top Teleport Operators of 2018.

The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.

In May 2019, WTA will publish its annual Inside the Top Operators report that will provide a more detailed analysis of survey results. The rankings are as follows:

The Independent 15
The Independent Top 15 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. In order from largest to smallest, the Independent Top 15 of 2018 are:

1.Speedcast (Australia)

2.Telespazio (Italy)

3.Globecast (France)

4.Arqiva (UK)

5.Globecomm (USA)

6.Du (UAE)

7.PlanetCast (India)

8.Media Broadcast Satellite (Germany)

9.Signalhorn Trusted Networks (Germany)

10.Axesat (Colombia)

11.Jordan Media City (Jordan)

12.Elara Comunicaciones (Mexico)

13.US Electrodynamics (USA)

14.CETel (Germany)

15.Global Data Systems (USA)


The Global Top 20

The Global Top 20 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 20 of 2018 are:

1.Intelsat (Luxembourg)

2.SES (Luxembourg)

3.Eutelsat (France)

4.Telesat (Canada)

5.Speedcast (Australia) *

6.EchoStar Satellite Services (USA)

7.Telespazio (Italy) *

8.Singtel Satellite (Singapore)

9.Globecast (France) *

10.Thaicom (Thailand)

11.Hispasat (Spain)

12.Arqiva (UK) *

13.Globecomm (USA) *

14.Optus (Australia)

15.AsiaSat (Hong Kong)

16.MEASAT (Malaysia)

17.Telenor Satellite (Norway)

18.Gazprom Space Systems (Russia)

19.Du (UAE) *

20.PlanetCast (India) *

* Independent: does not own or operate satellite capacity


The Fast 10
The Fast 10 ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years. Speedcast was the fastest of the fast with 301% year-over-year growth driven by major acquisitions. Ranked by revenue growth, the Fast 10 of 2018 are:

1.Speedcast (Australia) *

2.Globecomm (USA) *

3.CETel (Germany) *

4.Elara Comunicaciones (Mexico) *

5.US Electrodynamics (USA) *

6.PlanetCast (India) *

7.AsiaSat (Hong Kong)

8.Santander Teleport (Spain) *

9.MEASAT (Malaysia)

10.Du (UAE) *

* Independent: does not own or operate satellite capacity

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