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 837.0[1]
(June 2016)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 United Kingdom Vodafone 464.6[2]
(June 2016)
3 India Airtel 357.8[3]
(June 2016)
Bharti Enterprises (67.5%)
Singtel (32.5%)
4 Mexico América Móvil 282.9[4]
(June 2016)
5 Spain Telefónica 272.6[5]
(June 2016)
6 China China Unicom 260.7[6]
(June 2016)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
7 South Africa MTN Group 232.6[7]
(June 2016)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
8 Netherlands VimpelCom 215.0[8]
(June 2016)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
9 Norway Telenor 211.0[9]
(June 2016)
Government of Norway (53,97%)
Public stock (41,74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4,79%)
10 China China Telecom 206.9[10]
(June 2016)
11 France Orange 188.6[11]
(June 2016)
Public stock (86.6%)
Government of France (13.4%)
12 India Idea Cellular 176.2[12]
(June 2016)
Aditya Birla Group (49.05%)
Axiata Group Berhad (19.8%)
Providence Equity (10.6%)
13 United Arab Emirates Etisalat 167.0[13]
(December 2015)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39,97%)
14 Saudi Arabia STC 161.0[14]
(December 2013)
15 Germany T-Mobile 67.4[15]
(July 2016)
Deutsche Telekom
16 Indonesia Telkomsel 152.6[16]
(December 2015)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
17 United States Verizon Wireless 142.8[17]
(July 2016)
Verizon Communications
18 United States AT&T Mobility 131.8[18]
(July 2016)
AT&T Inc.
19 Qatar Ooredoo 117.9[19]
(March 2016)
20 Russia MTS 108.3[20]
(March 2016)
Sistema (50.8%)
21 India Reliance 103.6[21]
(March 2016)
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
22 Malaysia Axiata 101.0[22]
(December 2015)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
23 Malaysia Maxis 99.4[23][24]
(March 2016)
Ananda Krishnan (75%)
Saudi Telecom Company (25%)
24 Italy TIM 97.1[25]
(March 2016)
25 India BSNL 86.3[26]
(March 2016)
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
26 Russia MegaFon 74.5[27]
(March 2016)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3,92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public stock (14,59%)
27 Turkey Turkcell 64.6[28]
(June 2016)
Turkcell Holding A.Ş. (51%)
Public stock (34.93%)
Sonera Holding B.V. (1.18%)
Çukurova Holding A.Ş. (0,05%)
28 Philippines PLDT 64.4[29]
(March 2016)
29 India Tata DoCoMo 60.1[30]
(March 2016)
Tata Teleservices (74%)
NTT DoCoMo (26%)
30 Philippines Globe Telecom 57.3[31]
(March 2016)
Asiacom (54,5%)
Singtel (21,5%)
Ayala Corporation (13,9%)
Public stock (10,2%)
31 Thailand AIS 38.9[32]
(March 2016)
Intouch Holdings (40,45%)
Public stock (36,23%)
Singtel (23,32%)
32 Nigeria Globacom 35.7[33]
(April 2016)
33 Sweden Telia Company 20.0[34]
(December 2015)
Government of Sweden (37.3%)
Government of Finland (11.7%)

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)[35]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[36]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[37] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[38]
5 Indonesia ACeS Dual-mode Satellite/GSM 0.020 (December 2007)

By region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Operation Data". China Mobile. 2016-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2016" (PDF). 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "2Q 2016 Report". Airtel. 2016-06-30. 
  4. ^ "2Q 2016 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 2016-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Report 2Q 2016" (PDF). 30 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 2016-06-30. 
  7. ^ "2Q Results 2016" (PDF). MTN Group. 30 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "VimpelCom Reports 2Q 2016" (PDF). VimpelCom. 30 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "2Q 2016 Telenor Group Report" (PDF). 30 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "China Telecom Mobile subscribers". China Telecom. 
  11. ^ "Orange Report 2Q 2016" (PDF). 30 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Q2 2016 Report" (PDF). Idea Cellular. 30 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Etisalat Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Etisalat. 31 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "STC Investor Factsheet" (PDF). STC. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Report Q2 2016". Deutsche Telekom. 30 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 31 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q2 2016: The top 7 carriers". FierceWireless. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Form 8-K" (PDF). AT&T. July 21, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Q1 2016 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 31 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "Financial Results Q1 2016" (PDF). MTS. 31 March 2016. 
  21. ^ "Quarterly Report" (PDF). Reliance. 31 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "Axiata - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 
  23. ^ "Financial Results Q1 2016" (PDF). Maxis. 31 March 2016. 
  24. ^ "Press Release March 2016" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2016. 
  25. ^ "Financial Results Q1 2016" (PDF). TIM. 31 March 2016. 
  26. ^ "Press Release March 2016" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2016. 
  27. ^ "Press Release Q1 2016" (PDF). MegaFon. 31 March 2016. 
  28. ^ "2Q 2016 Results" (PDF). Turkcell. 30 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Financial highlights 1Q 2016" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  30. ^ "Press Release March 2016" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2016. 
  31. ^ "Report 1Q 2016" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  32. ^ "Report 1Q 2016" (PDF). 31 March 2016. 
  33. ^ http://ncc.gov.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=70
  34. ^ "Telia Company Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 31 December 2015. 
  35. ^ "Iridium Announces Q1 2015 Results". Investor.iridium.com. 2015-03-31. 
  36. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 2015-03-31. 
  37. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  38. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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