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World Teleport Association publishes top operator rankings for 2021

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2021. 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 rapid advance of LEO and MEO networks has focused the industry’s attention on the vital role of ground segment in closing the link,” said executive director Robert Bell. “Our association was founded in 1985 on this very idea: that the intelligence of the global satellite network is largely provided by teleport operators developing high-value solutions for customer problems. Our Top Operators lists continue to celebrate that fact.”

In November 2022, WTA will publish its annual Inside the Top Operators report that will provide a more detailed analysis of survey results. A detailed analysis of the Top Operators of 2020 is available in last year’s report on WTA’s website.

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 2021 are:

  1. SES (Luxembourg)

  2. Intelsat (Luxembourg)

  3. Echostar Satellite Services (USA)

  4. Hughes Network Systems (USA)

  5. Eutelsat (France)

  6. Arqiva (UK)

  7. Telesat (Canada)

  8. Speedcast (USA)

  9. Telespazio (Italy)

  10. Encompass Digital Media (USA)

  11. Singtel Satellite (Singapore)

  12. Hispasat (Spain)

  13. Globecast (France)

  14. Liquid Intelligent Technologies (South Africa)

  15. Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)

  16. Telstra (Australia)

  17. MEASAT Global (Malaysia)

  18. Thaicom (Thailand)

  19. du (UAE)

  20. Gazprom Space Systems (Russia)

The Independent Top 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 2021 are:

  1. Arqiva (UK)

  2. Speedcast (USA)

  3. Telespazio (Italy)

  4. Encompass Digital Media (USA)

  5. Globecast (France)

  6. Liquid Intelligent Technologies (South Africa)

  7. Telstra (Australia)

  8. Thaicom (Thailand)

  9. du (UAE)

  10. AXESS Networks (Spain)

The Fast 10:

The Fast 10 ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years. Ranked by revenue growth, the Fast 10 of 2021 are:

  1. US Electrodynamics (USA)

  2. SupremeSAT (Sri Lanka)

  3. Atlas Space Operations (USA)

  4. Singtel Satellite (Singapore)

  5. Telstra (Australia)

  6. Vivacom (Bulgaria)

  7. AXESS Networks (Spain)

  8. Liquid Intelligent Technologies (South Africa)

  9. Planetcast Media Services Ltd. (India)

  10. du (UAE)


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