Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
News & Press: Press Release


Tuesday, July 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
Share |

Report provides more detail on the Top Operator Rankings published in January by WTA

(July 24, 2018 – New York City) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Inside the Top Operators of 2017, a new research report exploring the Top Operators rankings published by WTA in January.

Key findings in the report include that:

  • Growth is paused for independent operators after three years of growth
  • Pricing for teleport services holds its own while capacity prices fall
  • Competition keeps ramping up to lower costs for customers
  • Revenue diversification is trending downward as companies dig deeper into their niches

“The teleport industry becomes more complex every year in terms of ownership, acquisition and competitive dynamics,” said executive director Robert Bell. “The Inside the Top Operators report allows us to see how the top performing companies are adapting to face the challenges of the changing conditions in our industry.”

WTA members can access the report by signing in to their accounts on the WTA website. Non-members can purchase the report for US$450.

About WTA’s Top Operator Rankings
WTA published the first Top Teleport Operator rankings in 2004 to focus attention on the important, but often unsung, role that satellite service providers play in the satellite communications market. New rankings have been published every year since then, based on an annual survey of operators as well as review of financial data from publicly-traded firms. From this information, WTA publishes rankings of: 

  • The Global Top 20 companies by revenue including independents and satellite/fiber operators
  • The Independent Top 20 companies by revenue excluding satellite/fiber operators
  • The Fast 20, based on year-over-year revenue growth, including independents and satellite/fiber operators

The Top Operators respondents not only provided financial data for the past two complete fiscal years but also shared information on trends in markets, pricing and services at the end of the 2016 calendar year.

About World Teleport Association 
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving 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 carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

For More Information 
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
212-825-0218 x105

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal