Top Teleport Operators
The fastest-growing teleport in 2004 was neither a satellite carrier nor integrated service provider. It was an independent teleport based in mid-Pacific: Hawaii Pacific Teleport. HTP started up service in 2001 and specializes in IP-based services to nations on the Pacific Rim. Despite the bursting of the Internet bubble, HPT has grown at double and triple-digit rates, culminating in an impressive 141% annual revenue growth rate from 2002 to 2003. It was named Teleport Developer of the Year in 2003.
The other fastest-growing teleport operators were large companies that lagged behind HPT’s blistering pace, but which still chalked up solid gains during the industry’s prolonged recovery from the 2001-2002 recession. Click here for the ranking of the 2004 Top Operators by Total Revenue.
Hawaii Pacific Teleport (Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, USA)
HPT provides international satellite circuits for Internet service providers, broadcasters, cable channels, and enterprises needing private data broadcasting. HPT accesses trans-oceanic fiber to Los Angeles and its uplink facility on Oahu has access to all of the Asian orbital slots between 128 and 165 East longitude. This unique position allows HPT to provide cost-effective connectivity from the United States to all of eastern and southern Asia as well as 70% of the Russian Federation.
GlobeCast (Paris, France)
GlobeCast operates a global network of satellite platforms to deliver professional broadcast, enterprise and retail media, government communications and a growing range of file-based multimedia content. A subsidiary of France Telecom, the company is present on five continents, accessible through 15 teleports and technical operation centers in the world’s leading media hubs.
Space Communications Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
SCC operates four Superbird satellites in geostationary orbits, as well as providing satellite links for video transmission, satellite broadcasting, high-speed digital communications, and emergency network support. Through its SCC Teleport Center, one of the largest in Japan, the company provides uplink and other operational services, consulting, applications development, satellite Internet/Intranet services, broadband content distribution, and digital content distribution services for cable TV operators.
Ascent Media Network Services(Santa Monica, California, USA)
Ascent Media Group provides the media and entertainment industries with end-to-end services to support content creation, management and distribution. A unit of Liberty Media, Ascent offers content creators state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities; archives and manages content assets for global physical and digital distribution; and offers a distribution system of interconnected hosting centers and teleports in the US, Europe and Asia.
Telesat Canada (Monteal, Quebec, Canada)
Telesat operates a fleet of satellites and a network of six teleports in two nations for the provision of broadcast distribution and telecommunications services. Telesat is also a respected consultant and partner in satellite ventures around the world.
2004 Top Operators by Total Revenue