Global Data Systems Ranks #15 Of The Top Independent Teleport Operators Worldwide

The World Teleport Association has published their annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2018

Lafayette, LA, January 23, 2019  – Global Data Systems, a leading managed service provider, announced today the rankings of the World Teleport Association Top Independent Operators in the World. Global Data Systems ranked #15 amongst the TopIndependent Operators.

Ranking is based on revenue from all sources. The list focuses on the independent operators at the core ofthe business, excluding companies whose primary business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network. Inorder from largest to smallest, the Independent Top 15 of 2018 are:

  1. Speedcast (Australia)
  2. Telespazio (Italy)
  3. Globecast (France)
  4. Arqiva (UK)
  5. Globecomm (USA)
  6. Du (UAE)
  7. PlanetCast (India)
  8. Media Broadcast Satellite (Germany)
  9. Signalhorn Trusted Networks (Germany)
  10. Axesat (Colombia)
  11. Jordan Media City (Jordan)
  12. Elara Comunicaciones (Mexico)
  13. US Electrodynamics (USA)
  14. CETel (Germany)
  15. Global Data Systems (USA)

“The 2018 Top Operator rankings are based on data from the last two complete fiscal years: fiscal 2017, in whatever month it ended,“The 2018 Top Operator rankings are based on data from the last two complete fiscal years: fiscal 2017, in whatever month it ended,and the previous year,” said executive director Robert Bell. “As the industry press has reported, those were the beginning of toughtimes for GEO satellite operators, as the explosive growth of HTS capacity coincided with market disruption for broadcastdistribution. The same trend has challenged top-line revenues for teleport operators, with 50% reporting year-over-year revenuedeclines. Resale of satellite capacity is a low-margin business for most operators, however, which significantly limits the impact ofPage | 2that decline on EBITDA. But the decline has led us to reduce the number of companies covered by the Top Operators lists to 20 on aglobal basis, 15 for independent teleport operators and 10 for the fastest-growing operators.”

“To be counted among the top teleport operators in the world says a lot about the resolve of our people. The global KuBand VSAT industry has certainly experienced head winds over the last few years, but GDS has weathered the stormthrough creativity, passion, innovation, and tenacity. We also are very fortunate to have developed some greatrelationships with the best customers and partners in the industry. We are in no way satisfied with just making this list,however, so GDS is working with our customers and our partners to change the game again in 2019”. 

– Wade Berzas,Vice President of Sales, Global Data Systems

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About Global Data Systems

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Global Data Systems is headquartered in Lafayette, LA, with additional offices of sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, LA,New Orleans, LA, Lockport, LA and Houston, TX.


About World Teleport Association

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving the business of satellitecommunications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, fromindependents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests ofteleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology andoperations.

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