World Teleport Association publishes top operator rankings for 2019
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World Teleport Association publishes top operator rankings for 2019

January 15, 2020

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2019. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.


“The teleport and space sector are undergoing rapid change today,” said executive director Robert Bell, “which is stressing all business models and driving a breakneck pace of innovation and adaptation. The average teleport spent 77% of its revenue on satellite capacity in 2013; this year, it was 45%. As connectivity is commoditized, the search is on for higher levels of value to deliver to customers.”

In May 2020, WTA will publish its annual Inside the Top Operators report that will provide a more detailed analysis of survey results.

The Global Top 20
The Global Top 20 ranks companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports and satellite fleets. In order from largest to smallest, the Global Top 20 of 2019 are:

  1. SES (Luxembourg)

  2. Intelsat (Luxembourg)

  3. Eutelsat (France)

  4. Telesat (Canada)

  5. Speedcast (Australia) *

  6. Singtel Satellite (Singapore)

  7. EchoStar Satellite Services (USA)

  8. Globecast (France) *

  9. Thaicom (Thailand)

  10. Hispasat (Spain)

  11. Arqiva (UK) *

  12. Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)

  13. AsiaSat (Hong Kong)

  14. MEASAT (Malaysia)

  15. Telstra (Australia) *

  16. Gazprom Space Systems (Russia)

  17. du (UAE) *

  18. Media Broadcast Satellite (Germany) *

  19. Axesat (Colombia) *

  20. Jordan Media City (Jordan) *

* Independent: does not own or operate satellite capacity

The Independent 10
The Independent Top 10 ranks teleport operators based on revenue from all sources. The list 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. In order from largest to smallest, the Independent Top 10 of 2019 are:

  1. Speedcast (Australia)

  2. Globecast (France)

  3. Arqiva (UK)

  4. Telstra (Australia)

  5. du (UAE)

  6. Media Broadcast Satellite (Germany)

  7. Axesat (Colombia)

  8. Jordan Media City (Jordan)

  9. US Electrodynamics (USA)

  10. CETel (Germany)

The Fast 10
The Fast 10 ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years. Speedcast was the fastest of the fast with 301% year-over-year growth driven by major acquisitions. Ranked by revenue growth, the Fast 10 of 2019 are:

  1. Santander Teleport (Spain) *

  2. Speedcast (Australia) *

  3. Thaicom (Thailand)

  4. Axesat (Colombia) *

  5. US Electrodynamics (USA) *

  6. MEASAT (Malaysia)

  7. Gazprom Space Systems (Russia)

  8. AsiaSat (Hong Kong)

  9. Telstra (Australia) *

  10. Intelsat (Luxembourg)

* Independent: does not own or operate satellite capacity

 

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