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World Teleport Association Announces the Top Teleport Operator Rankings for 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010   (0 Comments)
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(New York City, November 15, 2010) -- The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced today its rankings of the Top Teleport Operators of 2010, providing a unique look into the diverse teleport sector of the global communications industry. Rankings are reported in three categories: the Independent Top Twenty, the Global Top Twenty, and the Fast Twenty.

The Independent Top Twenty
The Independent Top Twenty ranks teleport operators based on revenue from all sources, but focuses on the independent operators at the core of the business, excluding companies  whose primary business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network. Two new operators were added to the list - MTN and GE Satcom - while Newcom International rejoined after a year’s absence. In order from largest to smallest, the Independent Top Twenty of 2010 are:

1.  Stratos Global (USA)
2.  GlobeCast (France)
3.  Arqiva Broadcast & Media (UK)
4.  CapRock Communications (USA)
5.  Globecomm Systems (USA)
6.  MTN Satellite Communications  (USA)
7.  TeleCommunication Systems (Government Services) (USA)
8.  RRsat Global Communications (Israel)
9.  Spacenet (USA)
10.  GE Satcom (Germany)
11.  Emerging Markets Communications (USA)
12.  du (UAE)
13.  Essel Shyam Communications (India)
14.  Telepuerto Internacional Buenos Aires (Argentina)
15.  Satlink Communications (Israel)
16.  Central European Telecom Services (Germany)
17.  Newcom International (USA) 
18.  CET Teleport (Germany)
19.  Jordan Media City (Jordan)
20.  ATCi (USA)

The Global Top Twenty
The Global Top Twenty ranks companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports, satellite fleets and fiber networks. Two companies make their debut on the Global Top Twenty – Hughes and MTN. In order from largest to smallest, the Global Top Twenty of 2010 are:

1.  Intelsat S.A. (Luxembourg)    
2.  SES (Luxembourg)    
3.  Eutelsat (France)    
4.  Hughes Network Systems (USA)    
5.  Telesat (Canada)
6.  Stratos Global (USA)
7.  Singapore Telecommunications (Satellite Business Unit) (Singapore)    
8.  GlobeCast (France)
9.  Arqiva Broadcast & Media (UK)
10.  EchoStar Satellite Services (USA)
11.  CapRock Communications (USA)    
12.  Thaicom Public Company Ltd (Thailand)
13.  Globecomm Systems (USA)    
14.  Hispasat (Spain)    
15.  Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (Norway)
16.  Asiasat (China)
17.  MTN Satellite Communications, Inc. (USA)    
18.  TeleCommunication Systems (Government Services) (USA)
19.  RRsat Global Communications (Israel)
20.  Spacenet (USA)

The Fast Twenty
The Fast Twenty ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years. Europe Media Port was the fastest of the fast for the second year in a row with an impressive 127% growth. New to the list are Cobbett Hill Earth Station, AsiaSat, Eutelsat, and MTN. Ranked by revenue growth, the Fast Twenty of 2010 are:

1.  Europe Media Port (Cyprus)
2.  Cobbett-Hill Earthstation (UK)        
3.  Central European Telecom Services (Germany)
4.  Newcom International (USA)       
5.  CET Teleport (Germany)            
7.  Jordan Media City (Jordan)    
8.  Satlink Communications (Israel)
9.  CapRock Communications (USA)
10.  TeleCommunication Systems (USA)    
11.  du (UAE)        
12.  Telepuerto Internacional Buenos Aires (Argentina)
13.  RRsat Global Communications (Israel)        
14.  Emerging Markets Communications (USA)        
15.  Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (Norway)    
16.  AsiaSat (China)        
17.  Eutelsat (France)
18.  Telesat (Canada)        
19.  MTN Satellite Communications, Inc. (USA)
20.  Hispasat (Spain)

About the Top Operator Rankings
The Top Operator rankings are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world on their facilities, services and business results. These rankings provide a unique insight into the less glamorous realities of the teleport sector.

"We saw an interesting shift in the Top Operator rankings this year,” said Robert Bell, WTA Executive Director. "In the Global Top Operator list, for example, 45% are independent teleport operators while the other 55% are satellite operators that operate their own teleports. We also saw a couple of those satellite operators penetrate the Fast Twenty list for the first time. That’s consistent with many of the findings WTA has published within the last 12 months. Satellite operators are investing in their ground-based business, and as we saw in the Inside the Top Operators of 2009 published last month, several of the operators expect big increases in teleport and terrestrial transmission revenues but only small increases in revenues from space segment.”

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) 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.

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