List of mobile network operators

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This is a list of mobile phone network and satellite phone network operators measured by number of subscribers.

For a more comprehensive list of mobile phone operators, see Mobile country codes.

Terrestrial[edit]

This is a list of the world's largest terrestrial mobile phone network operators measured by number of subscribers.

Rank Company Main markets
(100% ownership unless stated otherwise)
Technology Total
subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 China China Mobile 835.4[1]
(May 2016)
Government of the PRC (74.25%)
Public Stock (25.75%)
2 United Kingdom Vodafone 464.6[2]
(June 2016)
3 India Airtel 357.4[3]
(March 2016)
Bharti Enterprises (67.5%)

Singtel (32.5%)

4 China China Unicom China China 286.6[4]
(December 2015)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
5 Mexico América Móvil 284.0[5]
(March 2016)
6 Malaysia Axiata 275.0[6]
(December 2015)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
Public Stock (54.91%)
7 Spain Telefónica 246.9[7]
(March 2016)
8 South Africa MTN Group 229.3[8]
(March 2016)
Public Stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1(7.72%)
9 Russia VimpelCom 214.9[9]
(March 2015)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public Stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
10 Norway Telenor 208.4[10]
(March 2016)
Government of Norway (53,97%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4,79%)
Public stock (41,74%)
11 China China Telecom 205.5[11]
(May 2016)
12 France Orange 191.1[12]
(March 2016)
13 India Idea Cellular India India 175.1[13]
(March 2016)
Aditya Birla Group (49.05%)
Axiata Group Berhad (19.1%)
Providence Equity (10.6%)
14 United Arab Emirates Etisalat 167.0[14]
(December 2015)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39,97%)
15 Saudi Arabia STC 161.0[15]
(December 2013)
16 Germany T-Mobile 158.4[16]
(March 2016)
Deutsche Telekom
17 United States AT&T Mobility 130.5[17]
(March 2016)
AT&T Inc.
18 Qatar Ooredoo 117.9[18]
(March 2016)
19 United States Verizon Wireless United States United States 112.6[19]
(March 2016)
Verizon Communications
20 Russia MTS 108.3[20]
(March 2016)
Sistema (50.8%)
21 India Reliance India India 103.6[21]
(March 2016)
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
22 Malaysia Maxis 99.4[22][23]
(March 2016)
Ananda Krishnan (75%)
Saudi Telecom Company (25%)
23 Italy TIM 97.1[24]
(March 2016)
24 India BSNL India India 86.3[25]
(March 2016)
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
25 Russia MegaFon Russia Russia 74.5[26]
(March 2016)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3,92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public Stock (14,59%)
26 Turkey Turkcell 67.6[27]
(March 2016)
Telia Company (38%)
Cukurova Group (26.12%)
M.V.Holding (1.18%)
Public Stock (34.7%)
27 Philippines PLDT 64.4[28]
(March 2016)
28 India Tata DoCoMo India India 60.1[29]
(March 2016)
Tata Teleservices (74%)
NTT DoCoMo (26%)
29 Sweden Telia Company 20.0[30]
(December 2015)
37.3% Government of Sweden, 11.7% Government of Finland
30 Dubai DP Holding Company Very Soon... 0.0[31]
(June 2016)
Public Stock (0%)

Satellite based[edit]

This is a list of the world's five largest satellite phone network operators measured by number of subscribers.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 United States Iridium Proprietary TDMA 0.748 (March 2015)[32]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[33]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[34] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[35]
5 Indonesia ACeS Dual-mode Satellite/GSM 0.020 (December 2007)

By region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Operation Data". China Mobile. 2016-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2016" (PDF). 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "1Q 2016 Report Airtel". Airtel. 2016-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 2015-12-31. 
  5. ^ "1Q 2016 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 2016-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Axiata - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 2016-02-16. 
  7. ^ "Report 1Q 2016" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "1Q Results 2016" (PDF). MTN Group. 31 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "VimpelCom Reports 1Q 2016" (PDF). VimpelCom. 31 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "1Q 2016 Telenor Group Report" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "China Telecom Mobile subscribers". China Telecom. 31 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Orange Press Release 1Q 2016" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Q1 2016 Report" (PDF). Idea Cellular. 31 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Etisalat Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Etisalat. 31 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "STC Investor Factsheet" (PDF). STC. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Report Q1 2016" (PDF). Deutsche Telekom. 31 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Report 1Q 2106" (PDF). AT&T. 31 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Q1 2016 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 31 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "Verizon Q1 2016 highlights". Verizon Wireless. 31 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "Financial Results Q1 2016" (PDF). MTS. 31 March 2016. 
  21. ^ "Quarterly Report" (PDF). Reliance. 31 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "Financial Results Q1 2016" (PDF). Maxis. 31 March 2016. 
  23. ^ "Press Release March 2016" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2016. 
  24. ^ "Financial Results Q1 2016" (PDF). TIM. 31 March 2016. 
  25. ^ "Press Release March 2016" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2016. 
  26. ^ "Press Release Q1 2016" (PDF). MegaFon. 31 March 2016. 
  27. ^ "1Q 2016 Results" (PDF). Turkcell.com.tr. 31 March 2016. 
  28. ^ "Financial highlights 1Q 2016" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  29. ^ "Press Release March 2016" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2016. 
  30. ^ "Telia Company Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 31 December 2015. 
  31. ^ "Telia Company Annual Report 2016". 30 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "Iridium Announces Q1 2015 Results". Investor.iridium.com. 2015-03-31. 
  33. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 2015-03-31. 
  34. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  35. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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