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Global Top Twenty of 2009
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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. Two companies make their debut on the Global Top Twenty – Telespazio and Singapore Telecom. In order from largest to smallest, the Global Top Twenty of 2009 are:

SES (Luxembourg) SES is a network of satellite operators reaching 99% of the world's population via a fleet of 40 satellites, operating mainly through SES ASTRA in Europe, SES WORLD SKIES in North and South America, Africa the Middle East and Asia.
2.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.
3.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.
4.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.
5.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.
8.Arqiva Satellite & Media (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.
9.Telespazio (Italy) A member of the Space Alliance between Finmeccanica and Thales, the Rome-based company employs around 1,700 staff and operates a network of four space centers and 25 sites spread all over the world.
10.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.
11.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.
12.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.
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.Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (Norway) TSBc provides extensive television broadcasting services for distribution and contribution applications to broadcasters throughout Europe, utilizing a hybrid network, comprising terrestrial circuits, earth stations and the satellite fleet.
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.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.
17.Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singapore) With more than 30 years of experience in fixed satellite solutions and over 20 years experience in mobile satellite solutions, SingTel Satellite has been proven to be a leading provider of customized satellite solutions for industries such as broadcast, business continuity, remote telephony, data communications, emergency relief operations, maritime and offshore.
18.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.
19.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.Gazprom (Russia) Gazprom provides access to the global internet via a separate communications channel and broadband services.

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