Top Global Teleport Operators of 2020 Named by World Teleport Association (WTA)

ATLAS Space Operations Ranks No. 1 on World Teleport Association Fastest Growing Teleport Operators

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published their annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2020 — 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 Top Operators for this year really reflected the impact of the changes roiling the satellite business,” said Executive Director Robert Bell. “The majority of our global list were satellite operators, but the Fast 10 list was notable for including only one satellite operator. With businesses that are more diverse in terms of transmission methods and applications, teleport operators have been less affected by the severe capacity pricing pressures affecting satellite operators.”

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 2020 are:

  1. SES (Luxembourg)
  2. Intelsat (Luxembourg)
  3. Eutelsat (France)
  4. Speedcast* (Australia)
  5. Telesat (Canada)
  6. Telespazio* (Italy)
  7. Globecast* (France)
  8. Singapore Telecommunications (Singapore)
  9. Hispasat (Spain)
  10. Arqiva* (UK)
  11. Asiasat (Hong Kong)
  12. Thaicom (Thailand)
  13. Measat (Malaysia)
  14. Telstra (Australia)
  15. du* (UAE)
  16. Gazprom Satellite Services (Russia)
  17. AXESS Networks* (Spain)
  18. Planetcast* (India)
  19. Media Broadcast Satellite* (Germany)
  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 2020 are:

  1. Speedcast (Australia)
  2. Telespazio (Italy)
  3. Globecast (France)
  4. Arqiva (UK)
  5. Telstra (Australia)
  6. du (UAE)
  7. AXESS Networks (Spain)
  8. Planetcast (India)
  9. Media Broadcast Satellite (Germany)
  10. Jordan Media City (Jordan)


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 2020 are:

  1. Atlas Space Operations* (USA)
  2. Media Broadcast Satellite* (Germany)
  3. Speedcast* (Australia)
  4. Santander Teleport* (Spain)
  5. VIVACOM* (Bulgaria)
  6. du* (UAE)
  7. AXESS Networks* (Spain)
  8. Telstra* (Australia)
  9. Telespazio* (Italy)
  10. Telesat (Canada)

* Independent: does not own or operate satellite capacity

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association 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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