(New York City, July 8, 2008) -- World World Teleport Association (WTA) will accept applications for its 2008 Top Operators rankings, the world's only yearly rankings of teleport operating companies by revenue and growth rate, from now through the close of business on October 17, and will announce the 2008 rankings on November 10. Each year's Top Operators announcement receives heavy press coverage and provides valuable exposure to the companies in the rankings, which include uplinkers, satellite carriers, fiber network operators, systems integrators, media companies, and specialized satcom service providers with revenues ranging from over US$1 billion to under $2 million.
Companies may apply for a place among the Top Operators by completing a 12-question application form on the WTA Web site at www.worldteleport.org (see News / Top Operators). From the data provided by applicants, WTA will publish rankings of:
- The Global Top Twenty- based on revenue from all sources and including all commercial operators.
- The Independent Top Twenty- based on revenue from all sources but excluding companies whose primary business is satellite fleet operations or terrestrial network services.
- The Fast Twenty- based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent complete fiscal years, and including all commercial operators.
The 2007 Top Operators included the best-known names in the industry - such as SES Global, Intelsat, GlobeCast and Arqiva - as well as less-recognized teleport operators including Uplit, Essel Shyam, Emerging Markets Communications and Jordan Media City.
"The independent uplinkers of the 1990s have given way to a diverse industry serving every sector of the B2B market," said WTA Executive Director Robert Bell. "They play a central role in connecting satellite, fiber and wireless networks around the world. Pursuing different business models, they look to their teleports as key platforms for adding value to bandwidth."
About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (www.worldteleport.org) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global hybrid carriers. WTA is dedicated to helping teleport operators to improve their operations, develop their markets and grow their businesses within the $13 billion teleport sector of the global satellite industry. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry.
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