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.