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Global Top Twenty-One of 2008
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Top Teleport Operators

The Global Top Twenty ranks companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports, satellite fleets and fiber networks. For the second year running, Level 3, owner of Vyvx, is at the top of the Global Top Twenty, based on satellite and fiber revenue figures that exclude the switched voice business of the former Broadwing. New to the list this year are EchoStar Satellite Services (the satellite services unit of DTH operator EchoStar), Telecommunications Systems, RRsat Global Communications, Satlynx, and Measat.

Click here for the 2008 Independent Top Twenty and the Fast Twenty-One rankings.

CORRECTION:
Due to an editorial error, one company was inadvertently omitted from the Global Top Twenty and Fast Twenty rankings: the Russian communications company Gascom. We apologize for the error and are re-issuing the 2008 rankings, which now include the Global Top Twenty-One companies and the Fast Twenty-One companies.

1.Level 3 Communications (USA) Level 3 operates one of the largest communications and Internet backbones in the world, including former US telco Broadwing, international fiber networks and Vyvx. Its ranking is based on satellite and fiber revenue figures that exclude the switched voice business of the former Broadwing.
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Intelsat (Bermuda) Through a global fleet of 50+ 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.

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SES Global (Luxembourg) SES is a network of satellite operators reaching 99% of the world's population, operating mainly through SES ASTRA in Europe, SES AMERICOM and SES NEW SKIES in North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. SES provides satellite communications solutions via a fleet of 39 satellites in 26 orbital positions and multiple teleports in the US and Europe.

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Eutelsat (France) Eutelsat provides capacity on 24 satellites that offer television and radio broadcasting for consumers, professional video broadcasts, corporate networks, Internet services and mobile communications, and operates teleports and uplink facilities in more than a dozen European countries.

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Stratos Global (USA) Stratos offers customers operating in remote locations a variety of wireless, IP, data, and voice solutions, and serves an array of diverse markets including government, military, media, aeronautical, industrial, recreational and maritime users anywhere in the world.

6.GlobeCast (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.
7.EchoStar Satellite Services (USA) EchoStar delivers fixed satellite services from nine owned and leased satellites and operates a network of 10 full-service digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity with points of presence in approximately 150 cities.
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Telesat (Canada) Telesat operates a fleet of satellites and a network of teleports throughout the Americas. Telesat has a global fleet of 13 satellites with another 2 satellites under construction, and manages the operations of 13 additional satellites for third parties.

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Arqiva Satellite Media Solutions (UK) With teleports and other facilities in Europe and the US, Arqiva provides permanent and occasional broadcast services as well as IP, voice, data and digital media networks.

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CapRock Communications (USA) CapRock delivers world-class satellite communications to the world's harshest and most remote locations. With teleports in the US, Europe and Asia, CapRock provides services that enable its clients to communicate in real-time virtually anywhere in the world.

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Globecomm Systems (USA) Globecomm integrates satellite into network applications in order to provide reliable, high-quality connection to the edge of the network, broadcast one-to-many, and support bandwidth-hungry applications for media & entertainment, telecom, enterprise and government markets.

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Thaicom Public Company Ltd (Thailand) Formerly Shin Satellite, Thaicom operates five satellites and provides transponder leasing, Internet services and telephone services from its Thaicom Satellite Station near Bangkok.

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Schlumberger (UK) Schlumberger is he world's leading supplier of technology, project management and information solutions to the oil and gas industry. Its global communications hub is located in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Hispasat (Spain) Hispasat operates seven satellites serving Europe, the Americas and North Africa and providing broadband access to the Internet, interactive and multimedia services, and high quality video conferencing.

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Telecommunications Systems (USA) With teleports in Manassas, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, and Germany, TCS offers the flexibility and end-to-end solution needed for today's mission-critical communications.

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Asiasat (China) AsiaSat operates three in-orbit satellites and Hong Kong-based teleports providing access to more than 50 countries and regions and two-thirds of the world's population.

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Spacenet (USA) Spacenet is the leader in managed wireless VSAT and hybrid terrestrial networks for business and government users worldwide, plus satellite broadband Internet services for home and small office across the United States.

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Gascom (Russia) Gascom provides access to the global internet via a separate communications channel and broadband services.

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RRsat Global Communications (Israel) RRsat provides uplink, downlink, turnaround and playout services, offering end-to-end transmission for TV, radio and data channels. RRsat also offers production services including channel distribution and backhaul services, SNG and occasional feed services.

20.Satlynx (Luxembourg) Satlynx is a leading provider of two-way satellite broadband communication services throughout Europe.
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Measat (Malaysia) The Measat fleet provides satellite capacity to over 145 countries representing 80% of the world's population across Asia, Middle East and Eastern Africa.

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