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Global Top Twenty of 2006
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Top Teleport Operators

The Global Top Twenty rankings are based on information submitted by companies as well as the published accounts of publicly-held corporations. The rankings include only companies that own and operate teleports and that generate at least 60% of revenues from satellite applications, unless those companies provided a breakout of satellite-related revenues to WTA, in which case its ranking is based on the reported satellite-related revenue.

The 2006 rankings represent a doubling since the prior year in the number of companies covered, based on significant growth in the companies submitting data for the rankings.

The Global Top Twenty ranks companies based on revenues from all satellite-related sources and includes independents, satellite carriers, fiber carriers, and technology providers. The total revenues of the Global Top Twenty exceed US$7.8 billion, with individual companies ranging from over $2 billion to under $100 million. Click here for the 2006 Independent Top Twenty and the Fast Twenty rankings.


1.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.
2.SES 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 own 28 satellites and multiple teleports in the US and Europe.
3.Eutelsat (France) Eutelsat provides capacity on 23 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.
4.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.
5.Telesat Canada (Canada) Telesat operates a fleet of satellites and a network of teleports in Canada and Latin America for the provision of broadcast distribution and telecommunications services.
6.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.
7.JSAT Corporation (Japan) JSAT is a leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region, with a fleet of 9 satellites in 8 orbital slots. JSATwas Japan's first private-sector satellite communications operator.
8.Shin Satellite (Thailand) Shin Satellite operates five satellites and provides transponder leasing, Internet services and telephone services from its Thaicom Satellite Station near Bangkok.
9.Space Communications Corp. (Japan) SCC operates four SUPERBIRD satellites and Japan's largest teleport, SCC Teleport Center in Tokyo, providing satellite broadcasting, telecommunications, DirecPC and DAMA network services.
10.Loral Skynet (USA) With its fleet of satellites and its established hybrid VSAT/fiber global network infrastructure, Skynet offers a unique source for all broadcast, data network, Internet access, and IP needs.
11.Arqiva 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
12.Arabsat (Saudi Arabia) Backed by the 22 member countries of the League of the Arab States, Arabsat offers the Arab World satellite-based communications services including DTH, telephony, Internet and VSAT services through 4 satellites as well as teleports in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
13.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.
14.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.
15.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.
16.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.
17.ND SatCom AG> (Germany) ND SatCom is a leading global supplier of satellite based broadband VSAT, broadcast and military communication network solutions and services, and operates teleports in Europe and the Middle East.
18.Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (Norway) TSB provides satellite communications to the Nordics, Europe and the Middle East via its own and other satellites and a network of teleports in Europe and the United States.
19.Vyvx (USA) With more than 16 years of experience with mission-critical content, Vyvx (a unit of Level 3 Communications) provides fiber-optic and satellite video delivery solutions through multiple transmission formats and platforms, including three US-based teleports.
20.Ascent Media Network Services (USA) With teleports in the US and Asia, Ascent Media Network Services, part of Ascent Media Group, provides solutions for the management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels and other companies.

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