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Global Top Ten of 2005
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Top Teleport Operators

The past few years have seen the teleport sector become increasingly diverse. Once made up solely of independent operators of ground segment, teleports are now operated as well by national and internal fiber carriers, satellite carriers, technology providers, systems integration companies and specialized service providers. They pursue many different business models, but all look to their teleports as key platforms for providing value-added service.

The Global Top Ten ranking is based on total revenue from all sources and includes all commercial operators, including independents, satellite carriers, fiber carriers and technology companies. Of the companies that provided data to the 2005 Top Operators process, 33% own their own satellites, while 67% do not. Nonetheless, seven of the Global Top Ten are satellite carriers and one is principally a fiber carrier, though satellite plays an important role in its business. The total revenues of the Global Top Ten exceed $5.5 billion, with individual companies ranging from over $1 billion to under $150 million. Click here for the Independent Top Ten and the Fast Ten rankings, or to open a copy of the Top Operators report in Adobe PDF.

1SES Global (Luxembourg) SES Global is a network of satellite operators reaching 95% of the world's population, operating mainly through SES ASTRA in the EMEA region and SES AMERICOM in the Americas, which together wown 28 satellites and multiple teleports in the US and Europe.
2Intelsat (Bermuda) Through a global fleet of 28 satellites and teleports based in the US, Europe and Asia, Intelsat offers communications services and managed solutions to customers in approximately 200 countries and territories.
3Eutelsat (France) Eutelsat provides capacity on 23 satellites that offer television and radio broadcasting for consumers public, professional video broadcasts, corporate networks, Internet services and mobile communications, and operates teleports and uplink facilities in more than a dozen European countries.
4PanAmSat (USA) PanAmSat Corporation operates a global network of 22 in-orbit spacecraft reaching 98% of the world's population and offers teleport services through five US teleports.
5GlobeCast (France) A subsidiary of France Telecom, GlobeCast is a content management and delivery company operating a network of teleports and fiber to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media yearly.
6Telesat Canada (Canada) Telesat operates a fleet of satellites and a network of six teleports in Canada, the US and Latin Americafor the provision of broadcast distribution and telecommunications services.
7Loral Skynet (USA) Loral Skynet creates customer solutions using satellites over Asia, Europe and the Americas, a global fiber network, and teleports across the USA.
8NewSkies Satellites (Netherlands) New Skies Satellites owns and operates five geostationary communications satellites and multiple teleports in order to offer global coverage for the delivery of video, Internet, voice and data transmissions services.
9Arqiva Satellite Media Solutions (UK) With teleports and other facilities throughout the greater London area, Arqiva provides permanent and occasional broadcast services as well as IP, voice, data and digital media networks
10Vyvx (USA) With more than 16 years of experience with mission-critical content, Vyvx provides fiber-optic and satellite video delivery solutions through multiple transmission formats and platforms, including three US-based teleports.

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