List of mobile network operators of Europe

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Mobile phone penetration in Europe based on available data between 2009 and 2012:
  > 140%
  120–140%
  100–120%
  < 100%
  No data

A mobile network operator or MNO (also known as a wireless service provider, wireless carrier, cellular company, or mobile network carrier) is a provider of wireless communications services. The main MNOs in Europe are listed below.

Albania[edit]

Albania had in 2013 5,4 million subscribers (198% penetration rate), out of which there were 3,7 million active users (125% penetration rate). An active user is the number of users that communicated in the last three months.[1]

The regulatory authority for telecommunication in Albania is the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
1,559 (June 2015) Vodafone
2 Telekom Albania GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
1,001 (June 2015) Deutsche Telekom
3 Eagle Mobile GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
0,481 (June 2015) ALBtelecom
4 Plus GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0,269 (June 2015) Plus Communication

Andorra[edit]

Andorra has 65.000 mobile subscribers[2] or about 76,4% mobile penetration.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Andorra Telecom
(formerly Servei de Telecomunicacions d'Andorra (STA))
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0,065 [3] (2011) State-owned[4]

Armenia[edit]

As of June 2014, Armenia has 3,3 million subscribers in total, and a 120% penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 VivaCell-MTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
2,1 (June 2014) MTS
2 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0,7 (June 2014) VimpelCom
3 Orange GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
0,5 (June 2014) Orange S.A.

Austria[edit]

Austria has 13,3 million assigned numbers (i.e. 2,5 2G, 10,7 3G and 0,03 4G SIM cards), or a 156,1% penetration rate (4Q 2013 [5]).

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Austria is the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 A1 GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
5,71 (43,1%) (including yesss!) [5] (4Q 2013) Telekom Austria Group
2 T-Mobile
(Formerly max.mobil.)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ (roams on 3's UMTS network where no UMTS)
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
4,11 (31,1%) (including tele.ring) [5] (4Q 2013) Deutsche Telekom
3 3
•Includes the previous Orange network.
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
(roams on T-Mobile's GSM network when needed)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
3,42 (25,8%) [5] (4Q 2013) CK Hutchison Holdings

Azerbaijan[edit]

In December 2005, Azerbaijan had 2 million subscribers in total, a 25% penetration rate.[citation needed] In 2014, Azerbaijan has over 10 million subscribers in total and 130% penetration rate

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Azercell Telecom GSM 900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
4,417[6] (April 2013) Fintur Holdings B.V.1 (51,3%), State-owned (48,7%)
2 Bakcell Telecom GSM 900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
3,4 GTIB
3 Nar Mobile GSM 1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2,1 (March 2014) Azerfon LLC
4 Aztrank CDMA2000   Lukoil Europe Ltd. (50%), State-owned (50%)

1. Fintur Holdings B.V. owners are TeliaSonera 58,5% and Turkcell 41,45%

Belarus[edit]

Belarus has 10.7 million subscribers in total, or a 113% penetration rate. (Q4 2011)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Belarus is the Ministry of Communications and Informatization

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MTS GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
5.41(Q4 2014) Beltelecom (51%), MTS (49%)
2 Velcom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, DC-HSPA+
4.937[7] (Q1 2014) Telekom Austria
3 Life:) GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
1.2[8] (Q2 2012) Turkcell (80%), Belarusian Government (20%)

Belgium[edit]

Belgium has 12.2 million subscribers in total, or a 114% penetration rate [9] (Q2 2009).

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Belgium is the Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Proximus GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
5.364 [10] (Q1 2013) Belgacom
2 Mobistar GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
3.818 [11] (Q2 2015) Orange S.A. (54%)
3 BASE GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
3.424 [12] (Q4 2012) Telenet

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina has 3.352 million subscribers in total,[13] or an 87.75% penetration rate (compared to official population estimate) (December 2012)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Communications Regulatory Agency (RAK)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
in million
Ownership
1 BH Mobile GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA+
1.491
(including Happy) (Dec 2012)
BH Telecom
2 m:tel GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1.414 (Dec 2012) Telekom Srpske
3 HT Eronet GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS
0.445
(including Haloo) (Dec 2012)
HT Mostar

Bulgaria[edit]

Bulgaria has 9.871 million subscribers in total, or a 137.1% penetration rate.[14] (December 2014)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Bulgaria is the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Mtel GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
4.111 (March 2014)[15] Telekom Austria (100%)
2 Telenor
(Formerly Globul)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
3.995 [16] (31 December 2013) Telenor (100%)
3 Vivacom
(Formerly vivatel)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2.556 [17] (31 December 2013) Bulgarian Telecommunications Company AD
4 MAX
(Formerly Max Telecom)
1800 MHz LTE
3500 MHz WiMAX
(Full 2G and 3G roaming on Mtel network in areas where MAX doesn't reach)
0.3 Daniel Cupsin
5 Bulsatcom 1800 MHz LTE Not yet available Bulsatcom

Croatia[edit]

Croatia has 5.115.140 subscribers in total, or a 119% penetration rate. (December 2011) [18]

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Croatia is the Hrvatska agencija za poštu i elektronicke komunikacije (website available in Croatian and English language).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Hrvatski Telekom
(Formerly T-Mobile, HTmobile)
GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
800/1800 MHz LTE
2.350 (August 2013)
(Including Bonbon)
Deutsche Telekom (51%)
2 Vip GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.920 (38.64% - Dec 2012)
(Including Tomato)
Telekom Austria (100%)
3 Tele2 GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
(Roaming on Hrvatski Telekom when needed)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
0.724 (14.58% - Dec 2012) Tele2 (100%)

Cyprus[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MTN GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2100 MHz LTE
0.399 [20] (March 2014) MTN Group (100%)
2 CYTA GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.296 [21] (December 2012) Cyprus Telecommunications Authority
3 PrimeTel 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2100 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available PrimeTel PLC

Czech Republic[edit]

The Czech Republic has 14.244 million subscribers in total, or a 138% penetration rate (December 2011).[22]

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in the Czech Republic is the Český telekomunikační úřad.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 T-Mobile
(Formerly Paegas)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
5,993 (May 2015)[23] Deutsche Telekom
2 O2
(Formerly Eurotel)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
CDMA EV-DO
800/1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
4.825 (July 2015)[24][25] PPF
3 Vodafone
(Formerly Oskar)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
3.24 (March 2015)[26] Vodafone

Denmark[edit]

Denmark has 8.208 million subscribers in total, or a 146% penetration rate [27] (June 2014). The regulator is the Danish Business Authority.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TDC GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
800/2600 MHz[28] LTE
3.205 [29] (June 2014) TDC
2 Telenor
(Formerly Sonofon)
900/1800 GSM, (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
1.888 [29] (June 2014) Telenor
3 Telia 900/1800 GSM, (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.523 [29] (June 2014) TeliaSonera
4 Hutchison 3 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.039 [29] (June 2014) CK Hutchison Holdings (60%), Investor AB (40%)
5 Net 1 450 MHz CDMA Not Yet Available Access Industries

Estonia[edit]

Estonia has 2.524 million subscribers in total, or a 188% penetration rate.[30] (December 2008)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 EMT GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
1800/2600 MHz LTE
0.868 [6] (Dec 2012) TeliaSonera
2 Elisa
(Formerly Radiolinja)
GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.524 [31] (Dec 2012) Elisa
3 Tele2 GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
1800/2600 MHz LTE
0.505 [32] (April 2013) Tele2

Faroe Islands[edit]

The Faroe Islands have 0,057 million subscribers in total, or a 114,2% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Føroya Tele GSM-900
900/2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Faroese Telecom
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Kall)
GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Kall P/F

Finland[edit]

Finland has 7.700 million subscribers in total, or a 144.59% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009). See also the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) at https://www.viestintavirasto.fi/en/

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Sonera GSM-900/1800 MHz (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
3.249 [6] (December 2012) TeliaSonera
2 Elisa GSM-900/1800 MHz (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
2.900 [31] (December 2012) Elisa
3 DNA GSM-900/1800 MHz (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
2.412 [33] (April 2013) Local former telephone companies like Finda, PHP Holding, Ilmarinen, Anvia, Lohjan Puhelin, Jakobstadsnejdens Telefon Ab, Karis telefon, and Vakka-Suomen Puhelin
4 Ålcom
(Formerly ÅMT / Ålands Mobiltelefon)
GSM-900 MHz (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
1800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Mariehamns Telefon, Ålands Telefonandelslag
5 Ukko Mobile 450 MHz LTE Not Yet Available Ukko Mobile

France[edit]

France has 75.5 million subscribers in total, or a 115.2% penetration rate (September 2013).[34]

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in France is ARCEP.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Orange
(Formerly Itineris)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
26.768 (Sept 2013) Orange S.A.
2 SFR GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
21.237 (Sept 2013) Altice (70.4%)/Numericable-SFR (10%)[35]
3 Bouygues Télécom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
11.094 (Sept 2013) Bouygues Group (89.5%)
4 Free 900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
(Full 2G and 3G roaming on Orange network in areas where Free doesn't reach)
9 [36] (Aug 2014) Iliad [37]

Georgia[edit]

As of 2008, Georgia has 2.755 million subscribers in total.[38]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Geocell GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2.074 (December 2012)[6] Fintur Holdings B.V. (subsidiary of TeliaSonera 58.55% and Turkcell 41.45%)
2 MagtiCom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE )
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Telcell Wireless, ITC
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS , EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+,
800 MHz LTE
0.969[39] (December 2012) VimpelCom (51%), GMC Group (49%)
4 Silknet CDMA2000-850
EVDO Rev. A
Not Yet Available Silk Road Group

Germany[edit]

Germany has 114.124 million subscribers in total, or a 140% penetration rate [14] (December 2011). The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Germany is the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telekom
(Formerly D1 DeTeMobil, T-Mobil, T-Mobile)
GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
37.492 [23] (August 2013) Deutsche Telekom
2 Vodafone
(Formerly D2 Mannesmann)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE
33.890 [26] (May 2013) Vodafone
3 E-Plus GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
25.000 [40] (January 2014) Telefónica
4 O2
(Formerly Viag Interkom)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE
19.577 [24] (Oct 2013) Telefónica

Gibraltar[edit]

Gibraltar, the British overseas territory has 0.028 million subscribers in total, or a 92.12% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 GIBTEL GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
0.022[citation needed] () Gibraltar Telecommunications Int. Ltd.

Greece[edit]

Greece has 15.025 (4Q 2011) million subscribers in total, or a 139% penetration rate (4Q 2011 [41]).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Cosmote GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
7,400 (47,62%) [42] (2Q 2014) OTE (100%)
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Panafon)
GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
4,938 (31,78%) [41] (2Q 2014) Vodafone (99.8%)
3 Wind
(Formerly Telestet, TIM)
GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+, 800MHz LTE
3.201 (20,60%) (including Q-telecom) [41] (4Q 2011) Largo Ltd (SSN Ad-Hoc Committee) (100%)
4 CYTA GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
Not yet available CYTA (100%)

Greenland[edit]

Greenland has 0.053 million subscribers in total, or a 93.32% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TELE Greenland GSM-900
900 MHz UMTS
800 MHz LTE
0.01355 (2011)[43] TELE Greenland

Guernsey[edit]

The British Crown dependency Guernsey has 0.055 million subscribers in total, or a 95% penetration rate.[citation needed] (December 2005)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Sure Mobile GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS
Not yet available Batelco
2 JT (Guernsey) Global GSM-1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not yet available JT Global
3 Airtel-Vodafone GSM-1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not yet available Bharti Airtel

Hungary[edit]

Hungary has 11.545 million subscribers in total, or a 116.9% penetration rate.[44] (March 2014)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Hungary is NMHH - Nemzeti Média-, és Hírközlési Hatóság.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telekom
(Formerly Westel)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
5.394 (46.72% - March 2014) Deutsche Telekom (59.21%), Free Float (40.79%)[45]
2 Telenor
(Formerly Pannon)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
3.560 (30.84% - March 2014)
Telenor (100%)[46]
3 Vodafone GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE
2.591 (22.44% - March 2014)
Vodafone (100%)[47]
4 Digi.Mobil 1800 MHz LTE (Planned) Not Yet Available RCS & RDS (100%)[48]

Iceland[edit]

Iceland has 0.349 million subscribers in total, or a 108.15% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Iceland is PTA

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Síminn GSM-900/1800 MHz
900/2100 MHz UMTS
1800 MHz LTE
0.150 [49] (December 2009) Siminn hf
2 Vodafone GSM-900/1800 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS
800/1800 MHz LTE
0.104 [49] (October 2010) Framtakssjóður Íslands.
3 Nova 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.054 [49] (December 2009) Nova ehf.
4 IceCell GSM-1800 MHz Not Yet Available IceCell ehf.

Ireland[edit]

At the end of September 2013 Ireland had 5,614,744 mobile subscribers in total, representing a 122.2% penetration rate [50] (September 2013)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Ireland is the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone
(Formerly Eircell)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
800 MHz LTE
2.14 (c. 38% - Sep 2013)
Vodafone
2 3 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
900 MHz[citation needed]/ 1800 MHz LTE
(roaming available on O2's former 2G/3G networks)
2.1 (c. 35% - Dec 2014) CK Hutchison Holdings
3 Meteor GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
1.067 (c. 19% - Sep 2013) Eircom

Isle of Man[edit]

The British Crown dependency Isle of Man has an unknown amount of subscribers in total and an unknown percentage penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Manx Telecom GSM-900
2100 MHzUMTS
1800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available HgCapital / CPS Partners
2 Sure Mobile GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Batelco

Italy[edit]

Italy has 94.2 million subscribers in total, or a 144% penetration rate [51] (December 2014)

The country's telcom regulator is AGCOM.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TIM GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
30.3 [51] (December 2014) Telecom Italia
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Omnitel)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE[52])
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
25.5 [51] (December 2014) Vodafone
3 Wind GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE
21.6 [51] (December 2014) Wind Telecom/VimpelCom Ltd.
4 3 900[52]/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
Roaming on TIM's 2G network where 3 doesn't reach
10.1 [51] (December 2014) CK Hutchison Holdings

Jersey[edit]

The British Crown dependency Jersey has 0.088 million subscribers in total, or a 98% penetration rate.[citation needed] (December 2005)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 JT (Jersey) Global GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available JT Global
2 Sure Mobile GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Batelco
3 Airtel-Vodafone GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Bharti Airtel

Kosovo[edit]

Kosovo has 1.1 million subscribers in total.[citation needed]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vala GSM-900 MHz (GPRS EDGE )
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Vala
2 IPKO GSM-900 MHz (GPRS EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Telekom Slovenije

Latvia[edit]

Latvia has 2.243 million subscribers in total, or a 99.72% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LMT GSM-900/1800 MHz
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
1.075 [53] (Oct 2012) TeliaSonera (49%), Lattelecom (23%) (100%: TeliaSonera - 49%, Government of Latvia - 51%), Government of Latvia (5%), Digital Latvian Radio and Television Centre (23%)
2 Tele2 GSM-900/1800 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS
2600 MHz LTE
1.040 [32] (March 2013) Tele2
3 BITE Latvija GSM-900/1800 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
LTE
0.467 [54] (Sep 2012) Mid Europa Partners
4 Triatel CDMA2000 [55]

Liechtenstein[edit]

Liechtenstein has 0.039 million subscribers in total, or a 105% penetration rate.[14] (April 2015)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telecom Liechtenstein AG
(formerly Mobilkom Liechtenstein AG)
GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Land Liechtenstein 75.1 %, Telekom Austria Group 24.9 %
2 Salt (Liechtenstein) AG
(formerly Orange (Liechtenstein) AG)
GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
1800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Salt Mobile AG
3 Swisscom (Schweiz) AG GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
1800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Swisscom (Schweiz) AG

Lithuania[edit]

Lithuania has 4.941 million subscribers in total, or a 167% penetration rate (25 October 2013).[56]

The regulator is Ryšių Reguliavimo Tarnyba (RRT).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tele2 GSM-900/1800 MHz (EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS
2600 MHz LTE
2.08 (42.1% Oct 2013) Tele2
2 Omnitel GSM-900 MHz (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.69 (34.4% Oct 2013) TeliaSonera
3 BITĖ GSM-900/1800 MHz (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.99 (20.1% Oct 2013) Mid Europa Partners
4 Teledema GSM-900/1800 MHz (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS
2600 MHz LTE
0.10 (4.1% Nov 2013) Teledema
5 Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos centras (MEZON) 3500 MHz WiMAX 0.05 (0% Oct 2013) State-owned

Luxembourg[edit]

Luxembourg has 719,000 subscribers in total, or a 148% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 POST GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.250[citation needed] POST Luxembourg
2 Tango GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.280 [57] (December 2013) Belgacom
3 Orange GSM-1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.076 [58] (September 2007) Orange S.A.
4 LOL Mobile 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA Not Yet Available Luxembourg Online

Macedonia[edit]

Macedonia has 2.299 million subscribers in total, or a 105% penetration rate.[59]

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Macedonia is AEK

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 T-Mobile
(Formerly Mobimak)
GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
1.138 (49,50% - Q3/2012) [59] Magyar Telekom (59,21%)
(Subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom)
2 Vip GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
0.625 (27,20% - Q3/2012) [59] Telekom Austria
3 One
(Formerly Cosmofon)
GSM-900 (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
LTE
0.536 (23,30% - Q3/2010) [59] Telekom Slovenije

Malta[edit]

Malta has 0.581 million subscribers in total, or a 137.18% penetration rate [60] (December 2013)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone MT
(Formerly Telecell)
GSM-900 (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.264 [60] (December 2013) Vodafone
2 GO GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.230 [60] (December 2013) Dubai Holding (40%), Public (60%)
3 MELITA 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA 0.076 [60] (December 2013) GMT Communications Partners, MC Venture Partners, Gasan Group of Companies & Blackrock Communications Ltd.

Moldova[edit]

Moldova has 4.263 million subscribers in total, or a 120% penetration rate[61] (2012).

The country's telecommunications regulator is ANRCETI.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Orange GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA +
2600 MHz LTE
2.343[62] (2012) Orange S.A. (94.3%)
2 Moldcell GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA +
2600 MHz LTE
1.602[62] (2012) Fintur Holdings B.V. (99%)1
3 Unité 450 MHz CDMA2000, EVDO Rev. A
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA +
0.316[62] (2012) Moldtelecom
4 Interdnestrcom operating in Transnistria region only 450/800 MHz CDMA2000, EVDO Rev. A 0.291[63] (2012) Sheriff

1. Fintur Holdings B.V. owners are TeliaSonera 58.55% and Turkcell 41.45%

Monaco[edit]

Monaco has 0.023 million subscribers on the Monaco Telecom network, or a 70.1% penetration rate [14] (December 2009). The French networks are also widely available in Monaco, and they don't disclose subscriber figures for Monaco. http://www.monaco-telecom.mc/en/chiffres_cles.html

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Monaco Telecom GSM
2100 MHz UMTS
800/2600 MHz LTE
0.021 Cable and Wireless 49%, Société Nationale de Financement 45%

Montenegro[edit]

Montenegro has 1.097.574 subscribers in total, or a 177,02% penetration rate (October 2013).[64]

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Montenegro is Agencija za elektronske komunikacije i poštansku djelatnost

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telenor
Formerly Promonte
GSM 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
WiMAX
0.422 (38,47% - Oct/2013) Telenor (100%)
2 Telekom
Formerly Monet
GSM 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE
0.384 (35,02% - Oct/2013) 100% Crnogorski Telekom (76.53% Magyar Telekom (59.21% Deutsche Telekom), 23.47% publicly traded)
3 m:tel GSM 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
WiMAX
0.290 (26,51% - Oct/2013) 51% Telekom Srbija, 49% Telekom Srpske

Netherlands[edit]

The Netherlands has 21.182 million subscribers in total, or a 128% penetration rate [14] (December 2009).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 KPN
•Includes the previous Telfort network.
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
450 MHz CDMA (Smart meters)
7.6 [65] (Q4 2012) KPN
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Libertel)
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
5.288 [66] (May 2013) Vodafone
3 T-Mobile
•Includes the previous Orange network.
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS , EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA , HSUPA, HSPA+
900/1800 MHz LTE
4.561 [23] (August 2013) Deutsche Telekom

The Telfort radio network was switched off in Q2 2007. The Orange network was sold in Q4 2007.

Northern Cyprus[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 KKTCell 900 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, 3C-HSDPA
0,318 Turkcell ( % 100 )
2 KKTC Telsim 900 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, 3C-HSDPA
0,150 Vodafone ( % 100 )

Norway[edit]

Norway has 5.336 million subscribers in total, or a 110.89% penetration rate [14] (December 2009). The regulatory authority for telecommunication in Norway is the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telenor GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800/ 2600 MHz LTE
3.170 [67] (April 2013) Telenor
2 NetCom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.641 [6] (April 2013) TeliaSonera
3 Tele2 GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
(Coverage mainly in urban areas. Domestic roaming agreement with Netcom)
1.132 [32] (April 2013) Tele2
4 Ice.net 450 MHz CDMA
450 MHz LTE
(LTE is being deployed summer 2015[68])
Not Yet Available Access Industries

Poland[edit]

Poland has 58,8 million subscribers in total[69] (2Q 2015).

The country's telcom regulator is the Office of Electronic Communications UKE - Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 T-Mobile
(Formerly Era)
GSM 900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+)
(UMTS 900 MHz cooperating with Orange)
1800 MHz LTE
15,827 (2Q 2015) Deutsche Telekom (100%)
2 Orange
(Formerly IDEA)
CDMA 450 MHz
GSM 900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+)
(UMTS 900 MHz cooperating with T-Mobile)
1800 MHz LTE (using T-Mobile frequencies)
15,587 (2Q 2015) Orange S.A. (50,67%), Bank Of New York and others
4 Play E-GSM/GSM 900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+)
1800/2100 MHz LTE
Roaming 2G/3G on Plus, Orange and T-Mobile network
13,028 (2Q 2015) (Novator, Tollerton)
3 Plus
(Formerly Plus GSM)
CDMA 420 MHz
GSM 900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+)
800/1800 MHz LTE
11,933 (2Q 2015) [including Cyfrowy Polsat] Polkomtel (owned by Polkomtel sp. z o.o., Eileme 4 AB (publ) related to Metelem Holding Company Ltd.)

Portugal[edit]

Portugal has 16.754 million subscribers in total, or a 159.8% penetration rate (13.2 million active subscribers or 126% penetration rate).[70] (December 2013)

The country's telecom regulator is ANACOM.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MEO
(Formerly TMN)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
7.840 [70] (December 2013) Portugal Telecom
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Telecel)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
5.964 [70] (December 2013) Vodafone
3 NOS
(Formerly Optimus)
GSM-900/1800, (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
2.279 [70] (December 2013) NOS

Romania[edit]

Romania has 25.63 million subscribers in total, or a 134% penetration rate. (August 2012)

The country's telcom regulator is ANCOM.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Orange
(Formerly Dialog)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
10.514 (30 Sep 2014)[71] Orange S.A.
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Connex)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
7.914 (30 Sep 2014)[72] Vodafone
3 Telekom
(Formerly Cosmorom, Cosmote)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
5.88 (31 Mar 2015) [73] OTE (70%), Romtelecom (30%)
4 Digi.Mobil 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
Roaming on Vodafone's 2G/3G network where Digi.Mobil doesn't reach.
2.1 (1Q 2014) RCS&RDS

Russian Federation[edit]

Russian Federation has 242.8 million subscribers in total, or a 170% penetration rate.[14] (4Q 2013).[74]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE
75.32 (4Q 2013) Sistema (55.2%)
2 MegaFon GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
68.13 (4Q 2013) TeliaSonera (25.2%), Garsdale Services (50.1%)
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
56.51 (4Q 2013) VimpelCom (100%: Telenor (42.95%), Alfa Group (47,8517%), 9,1983% in minoritaries)
4 Tele2 GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
23.72 (Tele2 Russia)
14.78 (Rostelecom)
(4Q 2013)
Rostelecom (45%), VTB Capital (27,5%), Bank Rossiya (22%), Severstal (5,5%)
5 Yota GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
6 Sotovaja Svjaz MOTIV GSM-1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1800 MHz LTE
2.42 (4Q 2013)
7 SMARTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE) 1.74 (4Q 2013)
8 Tattelecom GSM-1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1800 MHz LTE
9 Sotel - SSB CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
10 Vainahtelecom GSM-1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2300 MHz LTE
11 Tula cellular radiotelephone network CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
12 COMSTAR - Regions CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz

San Marino[edit]

San Marino has 0.037 million subscribers in total, or a 116.95% penetration rate.[14] (December 2013)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TMS GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.019 [75] (February 2012) Telefonia Mobile Sammarinese
2 TIM San Marino GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
Not Yet Available Telecom Italia San Marino
3 Prima GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available San Marino Telecom

Serbia[edit]

Serbia has 9.1987 million subscribers based on the 3-month customer activity, or a 128.09% penetration rate (excluding Kosovo).[76] (December 2013)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Serbia is RATEL (Republicka agencija za elektronske komunikacije)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
Percent of total market
Ownership
1 mts
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
44.8% (Dec 2013) Telekom Srbija
2 Telenor
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
33.3% (Dec 2013) Telenor (100%)
3 Vip GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
21.9% (Dec 2013) Telekom Austria (100%)

Slovakia[edit]

Slovakia has 6.416million subscribers in total, or a 119,5% penetration rate. All facts are based on the 3-month customer activity base [77] (March 2014)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Slovakia is Telekomunikačný úrad SR

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Orange
(Formerly Globtel)
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
2.814[78] (February 2015) Orange S.A. (100%)
2 Telekom
(Formerly Eurotel, T-Mobile)
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
2.125[77] (March 2015) Deutsche Telekom (51%)
3 O2 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
1.711[79] (June 2015) Telefónica
4 SWAN 1800 MHz LTE 0.00[80] (planned in Q3 2014) Swan (100%)

Slovenia[edit]

Slovenia has 2,283,375 subscribers in total, or a 110,8% penetration rate. [1] (February 2014)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Slovenia is AKOS (Agencija za komunikacijska omrežja in storitve)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telekom Slovenije
(formerly Mobitel)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz: UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
900/800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.267 (55.5% - Feb 2014)
Including Debitel, Izi mobil
Telekom Slovenije
2 Si.mobil GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz: UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
0.678 (29.7% - Feb 2014)
Including Mmobil, bob, AmisMobil
Telekom Austria
3 Telemach
(formerly Tušmobil)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE) (Roaming on Telekom Slovenije when needed)
900/2100 MHz: UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
0.271 (11.9% - Feb 2014) KKR
4 T-2 2100 MHz: UMTS, HSPA (Roaming on Telekom Slovenije when needed) 0.057 (2.5% - Feb 2014) Gratel (87%)

Spain[edit]

Spain has 50.900 million subscribers in total, or a 109.44% penetration rate.[81] The Spanish MVNO has 8.061 million suscribers. (30 September 2014).

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Spain is CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Movistar 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
16.282 [82] (30 September 2014) Telefónica
2 Vodafone
(Formerly Airtel)
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
11.499 [83] (30 September 2014) Vodafone
3 Orange
(Formerly Amena)
900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
1800/2600 MHz LTE
11.621 [84] (30 September 2014) Orange S.A.
4 Yoigo 1800 MHz GSM (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
(Roams on Movistar where there is no Yoigo coverage)
1800 MHz LTE
4.426 (30 September 2014)[85] TeliaSonera (76.6%)

Sweden[edit]

Sweden has 14.244 million subscribers in total, or a 148.4% penetration rate [14] (2013)

The country's telcom regulator is PTS.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telia GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
6.587 [6] (April 2013) TeliaSonera
2 Tele2
(Formerly Tele2/COMVIQ)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
900/2600 MHz LTE
3.723 [32] (April 2013) Tele2
3 Telenor
(Formerly Vodafone)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
900/2600 MHz LTE
2.384 [67] (April 2013) Telenor
4 3 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
800/2600 MHz FD-LTE, 2600 MHz TD-LTE
1,787 [86] (June 2014) CK Hutchison Holdings (60%), Investor AB (40%)
5 Net 1
(Formerly Ice.net)
450 MHz CDMA (mobile broadband only) Not Yet Available Access Industries

Switzerland[edit]

Switzerland has 9.255 million mobile subscribers and a 122% penetration rate.[14] (December 2009)
The country's telecom regulator is BAKOM.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Swisscom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
6.407 [87] (31 December 2013) Partially State-owned (51%) Swisscom
2 Sunrise GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
2.491 [88] (31 December 2013) CVC Capital Partners [89]
3 Salt
(Formerly Orange)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
2.141 [90] (Q3 2014) Iliad/NJJ Capital [91]

Turkey[edit]

Turkey has 69.391 million GSM, 12 million STH, 42 million ISS subscribers in total,or an 92.86% penetration rate. (2014)

The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Turkey is ICTA.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Turkcell GSM 900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, 3C-HSDPA
35.200 [92] (Feb 2012) TeliaSonera (37.09%), Cukurova Group (13.81%), Alfa Group (13.22%), MV Holding (1.18%), 34.70% in minoritaries
2 Vodafone GSM 900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, 3C-HSDPA
20.603[93] (Sep 2014) Vodafone (100%)
3 Avea GSM 1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, 3C-HSDPA
13.500 [94] (Q3 2011) Türk Telekom (89.99%), Türkiye İş Bankası (10.01%)
4 HRCTelekom Licanse's STH , ISS , SMSH , AIH , Brands HurNet , HurCloud ,Sebir 8.470 [95] (Q1 2014) HRCTelekom (100.00%)

link reference agencies : BTK

Ukraine[edit]

Ukraine has 61.170 million subscribers in total, or a 142,4% penetration rate.[96] (December 2014)

The country's telecom regulator is NKRZ.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Kyivstar 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
26.1 (1Q 2015) Vimpelcom (100%)
2 MTS Ukraine 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
450 MHz CDMA2000, CDMA2000 EV-DO
20.25 (1Q 2015) MTS (100%)
3 life:) 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
10.4 (2Q 2015) Turkcell (100%)
4 Intertelecom 800 MHz CDMA2000, CDMA2000 EV-DO rel.0, rev. A, rev. B 1.204 (4Q 2012) Odinaco Ltd (49%), Victor Gushan (35.7%)
5 TriMob 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA (Uses MTS Ukraine GSM network where its UMTS network doesn't reach) 1.009 (4Q 2012) Ukrtelecom (100%)
6 PEOPLEnet 800 MHz CDMA2000, CDMA2000 EV-DO
0.853 (4Q 2012) Telesystemy Ukrainy (100%)

United Kingdom[edit]

The United Kingdom has 83.1 million subscribers in total, or an approximate 130% penetration rate.[97] (December 2013)

The country's telecom regulator is Ofcom.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership Spectrum Allocations
1 EE GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
24.33[98] (Mar 2015) Deutsche Telekom (50%), Orange S.A. (50%) 800mhz - 2 X 5mhz
1800mhz - 2 X 45mhz
1900mhz - 10mhz (unpaired)
2100mhz - 2 X 20mhz
2600mhz - 2 X 35mhz[99]
2 O2 GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
23.77 [100] (Jun 2014) Telefónica 800mhz - 2 X 10mhz
900mhz - 2 X 17.2mhz
1800mhz - 2 X 5.8mhz
1900mhz - 5mhz (unpaired)
2100mhz - 2 X 10mhz[99]
3 Vodafone GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
18.4 [101] (Mar 2015) Vodafone 800mhz - 2 X 10mhz
900mhz - 2 X 17.2mhz
1800mhz - 2 X 5.8mhz
2100mhz - 2 X 15mhz
2600mhz - 2 X 20mhz and 20mhz (unpaired)[99]
4 3 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
9.72 [102] (Jun 2014) CK Hutchison Holdings 800mhz - 2 X 5mhz
1800mhz - 2 X 15mhz
1900mhz - 5mhz (unpaired)
2100mhz - 2 X 15mhz[99]

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a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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