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WTA Calls for Applications for Top Teleport Operators of 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007   (0 Comments)
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(New York City, July 23, 2007 - For Immediate Release) World Teleport Association (WTA) announced that it has begun accepting applications for its 2007 Top Operators rankings, the world's only yearly rankings of teleport operating companies by revenue and growth rate. Each year's Top Operators announcement provides valuable exposure to the companies in the rankings, which include uplinkers, carriers, systems integrators and end-users in media, government and enterprise as well as specialized satcom service providers with revenues ranging from over US$1 billion to under $2 million. Opening today, nominations will close on October 12, 2007, and the rankings will be published on November 5. Companies submitting nominations will automatically be considered for WTA's Teleport Awards for Excellence to be presented on February 26 at SATELLITE 2008. Membership in WTA is not required for nomination or selection.

Companies may apply for a place among the Top Operators by completing a 12-question application form on the WTA Web site at (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 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 operators.

The 2006 Top Operators included the best-known names in the industry - such as Intelsat (#1 on the Global Top Twenty, #5 on the Fast Twenty due to the PanAmsat acquisition) and Globecast (#4 on the Global Top Twenty, #1 on the Independent Top Twenty) - as well as less-recognized teleport operators including Stratos Global, Samacom, Newcom International and Datasat.

"Today's teleport business is a hybrid business," said WTA Executive Director Robert Bell. "Hybrid in terms of transmission technology and hybrid in terms of business model. Teleports are key platforms for adding value for satellite carriers, technology providers, systems integrators, and a wide variety of specialized service providers. The Top Operators rankings provide a snapshot of this vital, fast-changing sector, and the data from them will inform WTA's selection of its Independent Operator and Corporate Operator of the Year at SATELLITE 2008."

About World Teleport Association

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( 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.

World Teleport Association
55 Broad Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 USA
+1 212-825-0218 fax +1 212-825-0075
For more information, contact:
Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development 212-249-0624

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