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July 29th, 2018

New World Teleport Association's "Inside the Top Operators of 2017" Research Report Now Available

The annual Top Operator rankings are developed by surveying teleport operators in many nations on their revenues and revenue growth and supplementing the results with financial data from publicly-traded firms.

From this information, WTA publishes rankings of the Global Top 20 (companies by revenue including independents and satellite/fiber operators), the Independent Top 20 (companies by revenue excluding satellite and fiber operators), and the Fast 20 (based on year-over-year revenue growth, including independents and satellite/fiber operators).

Key findings in the report include that:

  • Growth is paused for independent operators after three years of growth
  • Pricing for teleport services holds its own while capacity prices fall
  • Competition keeps ramping up to lower costs for customers
  • Revenue diversification is trending downward as companies dig deeper into their niches


Inside the Top Operators of 2017 is free for WTA Members and available for purchase by non-Members. Select this direct link to obtain the report.