List of mobile network operators of the Asia Pacific region

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This is a list of all mobile phone carriers in the Asia Pacific Region and their respective number of subscribers. There are an estimated 2.6 billion mobile phones activated through various carriers in the region.

Afghanistan[edit]

As of June 2015, the penetration rate in Afghanistan was estimated at 77%: 24.53[1] millions subscribers over a population estimate of 31.8 million.

The country's telecom regulator is the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Roshan GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
6.5[2] (2015) Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) 51%, Monaco Telecom International (MTI) 36.75%, TeliaSonera AB 12.25%
2 MTN GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
4.5[3] (2012) MTN (100%)
3 Etisalat GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
3.5[3] (2012) Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
4 AWCC GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
3.5[3] (2012) Telephone Systems International
5 Wasel 800 MHz CdmaOne
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.052[3] (2012) Wasel Telecom Afghanistan
6 Afghan Telecom CDMA2000 1X (Cellular/WLL)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.15[3] (2012)
-
-
MCIT (state owned)

American Samoa[edit]

As of 2004, American Samoa has 32,000 subscribers in total,[4] or an 85% penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Blue Sky Communications 850 MHz GSM
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.0320[4] (2012) Amper SpA
2 American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) 800 MHz CDMA 2000/EVDO Rev.A Government of American Samoa

Australia[edit]

As of March 2011, the number of mobile phone subscriptions in Australia was recorded to be 29.28 million which corresponds to a penetration rate of 129.482% over an estimated population of around 21.8 million.[5][6]

The country's telecom regulator is the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telstra 850/2100[7] MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
700(28)/900(8)/1800(3)/2600(7) MHz LTE, LTE-A
16.9[8] (Dec 2015) Telstra
2 Optus GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
700(28)/1800(3)/2100(1)/2600(7) MHz FD-LTE, LTE-A
2300 MHz TD-LTE
9.37[9] (Dec 2015) Singtel (100%)
3 Vodafone
•Includes the previous 3 network.
GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850/900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
850(5)/1800(3) MHz LTE-A
5.255[10] (Jun 2015) Vodafone (50%) Hutchison Telecom (50%)

Bangladesh[edit]

The total number of Mobile Phone subscriptions in Bangladesh has reached 119.087 million at the end of September, 2016.[11] The country's telecom regulator is the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 grameenphone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
55.015 Telenor (55.8%), Grameen Telecom (34.2%) and General Public & other Institutions (10%)
2 robi

(includes the airtel brand)

GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
31.612 Axiata Group Berhad (68.7%), Bharti Airtel (25%) and NTT DoCoMo (6.3%)
3 banglalink GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
29.471 Vimpelcom (100%)
4 teletalk GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
2.989 State-owned (100%)
5 citycell

(uses 'Zoom Ultra[12]' brand for internet services)

800 MHz CDMA2000 1x RTT, EV-DO Rev.A 0.142[13] (The subscriber number of Citycell is out of consideration by BTRC since September 2016) SingTel (44.54%), Pacific Motors (37.95%) and Far East Telecom (17.51%)

Bhutan[edit]

As of June 2016, the penetration rate in Bhutan was 690,000 subscribers in total, or over 90% penetration rate.[14]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in thousands)
Ownership
1 B-Mobile GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
300.0 (August 2016)[15] Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL)
2 TashiCell GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
200.0 (August 2016)[15] Tashi Group

Brunei Darussalam[edit]

As of December 2014, the penetration rate in Brunei Darussalam was 114%,[16] over a population estimate of over 400,000.

The country's telecom regulator is the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 DSTCom GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.32[17] DST group
2 Progresif Cellular (formerly B-mobile and TelBru) 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+ 0.08 Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd (government)

Cambodia[edit]

As of June 2013, the penetration rate in Cambodia was estimated at 69.318% over a population estimate of over 14.7 million.[18]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Smart Axiata GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
5.4 (Q3 2013)[citation needed] Axiata Group Berhad
2 Metfone GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
UMTS, HSDPA
9 (2015)[19] Viettel Cambodia
3 Cellcard/Mobitel GSM-900 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS
2.5[20] (2010) The Royal Group,[21]
4 qb GSM-1800 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS
0.05[citation needed] Cambodia Advance Communications
5 Seatel FDD-LTE 850MHz 0.01 (July 2015) South East Asia Telecom Group
6 Cootel GSM-900/1800 MHz Not Yet Available ?

China[edit]

As of October 2013, China has 1.218 billion subscribers in total.[22] Another estimate made in August 2013 found a penetration rate of 69.2% over a population estimate of over 1.3 billion.[23]

The country's telecom regulator is MIIT.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 China Mobile GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900/2000/2300 MHz TD-SCDMA, TD-HSDPA
1900(B39)/2300(B40)/2600(B38,B41) MHz TD-LTE
759[24] (October 2013) State-owned
2 China Unicom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2600(B41) MHz TD-LTE, 1800(B3) MHz LTE
276[24] (October 2013) State-owned
Telefonica (9.7%)
3 China Telecom 850/2100 MHz CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
2600(B41) MHz TD-LTE, 1800(B3) MHz LTE
183[24] (October 2013) State-owned

Cook Islands[edit]

As of 2008, Cook Islands has 6,700 subscribers in total.[25]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Bluesky GSM-900
UMTS
Not Yet Available Spark New Zealand (60%)

Fiji[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Fiji was estimated at 79.957% over a population estimate of around 0.9 million.[26]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.6[citation needed] Amalgamated Telecom Holdings, 72.6% owned by the Fiji National Provident Fund[27] (51%)

Fiji National Provident Fund (49%)[28]

2 Digicel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel 100%
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
3 INKK Mobile Vodafone Fiji network[29]

(GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE)

0.25[29]

French Polynesia[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in French Polynesia was estimated at 98.7% over a population estimate of around 268.000.[30]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 VINI GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.250[citation needed] Tikiphone SA
2 Pacific Mobile Telecom
(PMT)
GSM
UMTS
0.035[citation needed] Pacific Petroleum Company
3 Viti WiMAX Not Yet Available
- Mara Telecom GSM
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available failed to launch: Mara telecom en liquidation judiciaire (nov 2014)

Guam[edit]

As of 2004, Guam has 98,000[31] subscribers in total.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Docomo Pacific CdmaOne
GSM-1900 MHz (GPRS)
850 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available NTT DoCoMo
2 IT&E CdmaOne
GSM-1900
1900 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available IT&E Overseas, Inc
3 GTA GSM-850/1900 MHz (GPRS)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available TeleGuam Holdings LLC
4 iConnect GSM-1900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700/1900 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Wave Runner LLC

Hong Kong[edit]

As of December 2011, the penetration rate in Hong Kong was estimated at 210% over a population estimate of over 7.1 million.[32]

The special administrative region's telecom regulator is the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 csl
(formerly CSL)1
(1O1O, one2free, Sun Mobile and PCCW mobile)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900/1800/2600 MHz LTE
LTE Advanced
4.65[33] (June 2015) Hong Kong Telecom4
2 CMHK GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
1800/2600 MHz LTE, 2300 MHz TD-LTE
4.25[citation needed] China Mobile Communications Corporation
3 3 GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2600 MHz LTE, 2300 MHz TD-LTE
3.8[34] (Dec 2013) Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited
4 SmarTone GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900/1800/2600 MHz LTE
1.95[35] (December 2014) Sun Hung Kai Properties

1. CSL and New World Mobility merged in April 2006 and became CSL New World Mobility Group. The two networks operated separately until 2010 when the network of New World Mobility was merged into the network of CSL.
2. New World Mobility (NWM) is made up of Telecom Digital Limited and CSL.
3. July 2005: HKT Limited(also known as PCCW), former owner of CSL, has agreed in June to buy the 59.9% stocks of Sunday held by the two biggest shareholders at HK$0.65 each share. The acquisition has received approval from Office of the Telecommunications Authority, and has progressed to a mandatory unconditional cash offer to buy the remaining stock at HK$0.65 per share. Total cost to PCCW will be approx HK$1.942bn, allowing its reentry into the wireless market by possessing Sunday's 2G (GSM 1800) and 3G (UMTS) licences.
4. In May 2014, Australian telecommunications giant Telstra announced it had completed the sale of Hong Kong-based mobile business CSL to HKT Limited, with proceeds for its stake totaling US$1.99 billion.

India[edit]

As of June 2016, India has 1.028 Billion subscribers in total or 80.62% penetration rate.[36] The country's telecom regulator is the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Airtel GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
850/1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
2300 MHz TD-LTE
257.50[36] (Aug 2016) Bharti Airtel
SingTel (32.4%)[37]
2 Vodafone GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
200.19[36] (Aug 2016) Vodafone (100%)
3 Idea Cellular GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2300 MHz TD-LTE
176.90[36] (Aug 2016) Aditya Birla Group (49.05%)
Axiata Group Berhad (19.96%)
Providence (6.8%)[38]
4 RCom GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
WiMAX
87.06[36] (Aug 2016) Reliance (67%) & Public (26%)
5 CellOne GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
CdmaOne, EVDO
WiMAX WiFi
92.36[36] (Aug 2016) State-owned (100%)
6 Aircel GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2300 MHz TD-LTE
89.71[36] (Aug 2016) Maxis Communications (74%)
Apollo Hospital (26%)
7 Tata Docomo GSM-1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
CDMA, EVDO
WiMAX
58.27[36] (Aug 2016) Tata Group (74%)
NTT docomo JAPAN (26%)
8 Telenor GSM-1800 MHz (EDGE)
2300 MHz TD-LTE
53.22[36] (Aug 2016) Telenor (100%)[39]
9 Jio 850/1800 MHz LTE
2300 MHz TD-LTE
15.00[36] (Sept 2016) Reliance Industries (100%)
10 MTS CDMA, EVDO 7.05[36] (Aug 2016) Sistema (73.71%) & Shyam Group (23.79%)
11 MTNL GSM-900 MHz (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
CDMAone
3.60[36] (Aug 2016) State-owned

Indonesia[edit]

As of June 2014, the number of mobile phone subscriptions in Indonesia was recorded to be 220 million which corresponds to a penetration rate of 92% over an estimated population of around 237.6 million.[40]

The country's telecom regulator is the Badan Regulasi Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telkomsel
(Include previous Telkom Flexi network)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
900/1800 MHz LTE-A
140 (Q1 2015) State-owned Telkom (65%)
Singtel (35%)
2 Indosat Ooredoo
(Include previous Indosat, Satelindo and Star-One network)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
900/1800 MHz LTE-A
68.5[41] (Q2 2015) Ooredoo Asia PTE Ltd (65%)
Government of Indonesia (14.29%)
Skagen AS entities (5.42%)
Public (15.29%)
3 Hutchison 3G 3
GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE-A
63.6[42] (Q4 2015) HTIL (65%)
Garibaldi Thohir (35%)
4 XL Axiata
(Include previous Axis network)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
900/1800 MHz LTE-A
41.46[43] (Q3 2015) Axiata Group Berhad (66.7%)
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (13.3%)
Public (20%)

Japan[edit]

As of June 2013, Japan has 142,809,300 subscribers in total,[44] or a 112.17% penetration rate.[45]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 NTT DoCoMo 800(B19)/1700(B09)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA
800(B19)/1500(B21)/1800(B09)/2100(B01) MHz LTE
Wideband LTE Advanced
61.623[44] (June 2013) NTT (67%)
State-owned (33%)
2 SoftBank Corp.
& Y!Mobile
900(B08)/1500(B11)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2100(B01) MHz LTE
2500 MHz TD-LTE
1700(IX)MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800(III)MHz LTE
44.117 [5] (September 2015) SoftBank Group (99.99%)[46]
3 au 850/2100 MHz CDMA2000, 1xRTT, EV-DO
800(B18)/1500(B11)/2100(B01) MHz LTE
2500 MHz TD-LTE
38.378[44] (June 2013) KDDI (100%)
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
1 Disney Mobile
(using SoftBank Mobile)
UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
TD-LTE
N/A SoftBank / The Walt Disney Company
2 b-mobile
(using NTT Docomo)
2100/800 MHz UMTS, HSPA
800/1500/2100 MHz LTE
N/A Japan Communications Inc.

Kazakhstan[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Kazakhstan was estimated at 111.465% over a population estimate of around 15.5 million.[47]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Kcell GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
11.6[48] (Jan 2012) Fintur Holdings B.V.1 83%
2 Beeline GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
7.5[49] (May 2011) VimpelCom
3 Tele2 GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.35[49] (May 2011) Tele2
4 Altel CdmaOne
GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.2[50] (January 2007) KazakhTelecom[50]

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

Kiribati[edit]

As of 2008, Kiribati has 1,000 PSTN subscribers in total. The World Factbook shows 13,800 Mobile subscribers in 2011[51]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TSKL 900 MHz GSM
850 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
0.014 (2011) TSKL

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

As of 2008, Kyrgyzstan has 6.6 million subscribers in total, a 120% penetration rate.[52]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MegaCom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2.7[52] (2012) JSC Alpha Telecom
2 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2.4[52] (Aug 2012) Sky Mobile Ltd.
3 Fonex CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.42[53] (2008) Aktel Ltd.
4 O! GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
0.9[52] NUR Telecom Ltd.
5 Katel TDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.1[53] (2008) KATEL
6 Nexi CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.049[53] (2008) SoTel
7 Sapat Mobile CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.011[53] (2008) Winline Ltd.

Laos[edit]

As of 2012, Laos mobile penetration was 70.86% with 4.841 millions subscriptions.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LaoTelecom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA (14.4 Mbit/s)
1.291[citation needed] Government of Lao P.D.R. (51%), Shennington Investments (Thaicom) (49%)[54]
2 Unitel GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2.705[citation needed] Lao Asia Telecommunication State Enterprise (LAT) (51%), Viettel Global (49%)[55]
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ (21 Mbit/s)
WiMAX
0.325[citation needed] VimpelCom (78%), Government of Lao P.D.R. (22%)[56]
4 ETL GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ (21 Mbit/s)
1.500[citation needed] ETL Public Company (Public, 100%)
5 Sky Telecom  ?  ?  ?

Macau[edit]

As of December 2013, the special administrative region has 1.543 million subscribers in total, a 271.01% penetration rate.[57]

The special administrative region's telecom regulator is DSRT.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 CTM GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800/2300 MHz LTE, TD-LTE
0.484[citation needed] CITIC Telecom
2 3 GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.408[citation needed] Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited
3 China Telecom CDMA, CDMA2000, EVDO 0.224[citation needed] State-owned
4 SmarTone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.426[citation needed] Sun Hung Kai Properties

Malaysia[edit]

As of March 2014, the penetration rate in Malaysia was estimated at 144.2%.[58]

The country's telecom regulator is the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digi GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE, LTE-A, VoLTE
12.249[59] (3Q 2016)
>12.3 (includes MVNO)
Telenor (49%)
Employees Provident Fund (Malaysia) (13.3%)[60]
2 Maxis GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900(B8)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE, LTE-A
12.046[61] (3Q 2016) Ananda Krishnan
Saudi Telecom Company (17.5%)
3 Celcom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900(B8)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE, LTE-A
11.154[62] (3Q 2016)

>16 (includes MVNO)

Axiata Group Berhad (100%)
4 U Mobile 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz(B7) LTE
-uses Maxis 2G (nationwide)
-uses maxis 3G (2100 MHz) newowrk in certain area
4[63] (1Q 2016) U TV
STT Communications (33%)
MPHB Capital Bhd. (7.72%)
5 P1
webe digital(also roaming on Celcom 2G/3G network)
TMgo (uses B5 only)
2300(B40) MHz WiMAX, TD-LTE
2600(B38) MHz TD-LTE
850(B5) MHz LTE FDD
0.4674[64] (3Q 2014) Telekom Malaysia (72.9%)
Green Packet (18.9%)
SK Telecom (8.2%)
6 Yes 4G 2300(B40) MHz WiMAX
2300(B40)/2600(B38) MHz TD-LTE, VoLTE
0.7[65] (3Q 2013) YTL Communications(a unit of YTL Corporation)
7 Redtone 2300 MHz WiMAX (East Malaysia only)
-share 2600Mhz spectrum with Maxis
Redtone International
8 ALTEL -share 2600Mhz spectrum with Celcom
-uses Celcom 2G/3G/4G network
0.7(2016)[66] Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd(unit owned by Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary)
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
1 TuneTalk
(uses Celcom)
1.5[67] (August 2014) Tune Ventures(35.75%)
Celcom(35%)
2 XOX
(uses Celcom)
1.5[68] (Aug 2016)
3 Merchantrade
(uses Celcom)
0.3[69] (3Q 2012) Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd
4 Redone
(uses Celcom)
0.8[70] (April 2016) Redtone International
5 Tron
(uses DiGi)
Talk Focus Sdn Bhd[71]
6 SpeakOut Wireless
(uses DiGi)
7-Eleven Malaysia
7 MY Evolution
(uses DiGi)
M2M services in Asia[72]
8 Smart Pinoy
(uses Celcom)
PLDT (51%)
Celcom (49%)
9 Buzz me
(uses U Mobile)
10 FRiENDi Mobile
(uses U Mobile)
Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa
11 Telin Malaysia (Kartu As)
(uses U Mobile)
Telin Malaysia. Telin Malaysia is a joint venture (JV) company between Compudyne Telecommunication Systems Sdn. Bhd and PT Telin, a company fully owned by PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom).[73]
12 YS mobile(ECI Multimedia Communications)
(uses U Mobile)
13 I-Tel Networks

(uses U Mobile)

I-tel Mobile Network Sdn Bhd.

Maldives[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Maldives was estimated at 116.456% over a population estimate of around 0.4 million.[74]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Dhiraagu GSM-900 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
LTE
0.350[75] (October 2012) Dhiraagu
2 Ooredoo GSM-900 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.272[76] (Q2 2014) Ooredoo

Marshall Islands[edit]

As of 2008, Marshall Islands has 1000 subscribers in total.[77]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 NTA GSM 0.0007[77] (2008) MINTA

Micronesia, Federated States of[edit]

As of 2008, Micronesia, Federated States of has 34,000 subscribers in total.[78]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 FSM Telecom GSM-900 0.0274[78] (2008) FSMTC

Mongolia[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Mongolia was estimated at 80.120% over a population estimate of around 3.1 million.[79]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Mobicom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1.7[80] (June 2014) KDDI, Sumitomo Corporation, Newcom Group
2 Unitel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1.54[81](June 2014) MCS Group
3 Skytel CdmaOne
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.6[81](June 2014) Altai Holdings, Shunkhlai Group
4 G-Mobile CdmaOne
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.47[81](June 2014)

Myanmar[edit]

As of April 2016, the penetration rate in Myanmar was estimated at 82% over a population estimate of around 51.4 million.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MPT 450/800 MHz CDMA, CDMA2000 1x-EVDO
GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, LTE
20 (April 2016)[82] State-owned, KDDI, Sumitomo Corporation
2 Telenor GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE
15.5 (April 2016)[83] Telenor (100%)
3 Ooredoo 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
2100 MHz LTE
6.9 (Q1 2016)[84] Ooredoo (100%)

Nauru[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Nauru was estimated at 42.909% over a population estimate of around 9,000 people.[85] The World Factbook shows 6,700 subscribers in 2011.[86]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900 0.007 Digicel Pacific Ltd.

Nepal[edit]

As of May 2016, the penetration rate in Nepal was estimated at 109.65% over a population estimate of around 26.5 million.[87]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Ncell GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
13.847[87] (May 2016) Axiata Group Berhad (80%)
2 Nepal Telecom CDMA, EV-DO
900 MHz GSM, GPRS
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
WiMAX
13.823[87] (May 2016) Nepal Doorsanchar Company Ltd.
3 Smart Telecom GSM 900/1800
GPRS 900/2100
1.382[87] (May 2016) Smart Telecom

New Caledonia[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Mobilis GSM-900 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS
0.244[88] (2012) Office des Postes et Telecommunications

New Zealand[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Telecommunications in New Zealand § Telephones.

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in New Zealand was estimated at 124.326% over a population estimate of around 4.3 million.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
700/1800 MHz LTE
2.34 (July 2015)[89][90] Vodafone
2 Spark
(formerly Telecom New Zealand)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
700/1800/2600 MHz LTE
2.2 (June 2015)[91] Public (NZX: SPK)
3 2degrees 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
1.3 (July 2015)[92] Trilogy International Partners, an American investment company (61.5%)[93]

Tesbrit B.V., a Dutch investment company (27.2%)[94]

Mobile virtual network operators
1 Black+White
(using Vodafone)
GSM, GPRS
UMTS, HSPA
 ? Black+White (Vocus Communications)
2 Warehouse Mobile[95]

(using 2degrees)

GSM, GPRS
UMTS, HSPA, LTE
? The Warehouse Group (NZX: TWG)

(Stephen Tindall, 27%

Stephen Tindall Foundation, 21%,

James Pascoe Group, 16%)[96]

3 Slingshot
(using Spark)
UMTS, HSPA  ? Slingshot (Vocus Communications)[97]
4 Skinny
(using Spark)
UMTS, HSPA, LTE  ? Spark

Niue[edit]

As of 2008, Niue has about 385 subscribers in total, a 25% penetration rate.[98]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownershi
1 Telecom Niue GSM (Equipment provided by Challenge Networks) 0.000385[98] (2008) Telecom Niue

Norfolk Island[edit]

As of October 2008, Norfolk Island has 131 subscribers in total, a 6.5% penetration rate.[99]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Norfolk Telecom GSM 0.000131[99] (October 2008) Norfolk Telecom

North Korea[edit]

As of March 2011 North Korea has over a million subscribers in total.[100]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Koryolink 2100 MHz UMTS 3.8[101] (end 2015) GTH (75%) and Korea Post & Telecommunications Trading Corporation (KPTC) (25%).
2 Byol - - -

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

As of 2004, the Northern Mariana Islands have 20,500[102] subscribers in total.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Docomo Pacific CdmaOne
GSM-1900 (GPRS)
UMTS
Not Yet Available NTT DoCoMo
2 IT&E CdmaOne
GSM-850
UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available IT&E Overseas, Inc

Pakistan[edit]

As of March 2015, Pakistan has 138.9 million subscribers in total, a 72% penetration rate.[103]

The country's telecom regulator is PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Mobilink GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
WiMAX
38.1[103] (March 2015) Vimpelcom
2 Telenor GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE, LTE
36.5[103] (March 2015) Telenor
3 Zong (Paktel) GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
27.4[103] (March 2015) China Mobile CMPak
4 Ufone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
21.5[103] (March 2015) Etisalat(26%) and Government of Pakistan
5 Warid GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
11.1[103] (March 2015) Warid Telecom

Palau[edit]

As of 2012, Palau has 17,150 subscribers in total.[104]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 PNCC GSM-900 MHz 17,150 Palau National Communications Corp.

Papua New Guinea[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Papua New Guinea was estimated at 47.595% over a population estimate of around 6.2 million.[105]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 BMobile GSM-900 (GPRS)
900 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Pacific Mobile Communications
3 Telikom PNG GSM-900 Not Yet Available Telikom PNG

Philippines[edit]

As of August 2015, the number of subscribers in the Philippines was estimated at approximately 125.5 million, a 125% penetration rate

The country's telecom regulator is the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 SMART
(TNT and Sun Cellular)
GSM-900/1800 GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
850/1800/2100 MHz LTE LTE-A
WiMAX
72.8 (April 2015) Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (100%)
2 Globe
(TM, ABS-CBN Mobile, Cherry Mobile Prepaid)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800 MHz FDD-LTE, 2500 MHz TDD-LTE
WiMAX LTE-A
52.7 (August 2015) Singtel (44.7%)
Ayala Corporation (34%)
Public Stock (21%)

Samoa[edit]

As of November 2007, Samoa has 85,000 subscribers in total, a 47% penetration rate.[106]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 bluesky GSM-900 Not Yet Available bluesky Samoa
2 Digicel GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel

Singapore[edit]

As of April 2016, the penetration rate in Singapore was estimated at 149.1% over a population estimate of around 5.61 million.[107]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Singtel Mobile GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
4.1[108] (June 2016) Singtel
2 StarHub GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
2.275[109] (Q3 2016) StarHub
3 M1 GSM-900(/1800( MHz (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
1.933[110] (Q4 2015) M1 Limited
Axiata Group Berhad (28.01%)
Mobile Virtual Network Operator
4 Circles.Life (Using M1) GSM-900(/1800( MHz (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
Circles.life

Solomon Islands[edit]

As of 2008, Solomon Islands has 30,000 subscribers in total.[111]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Our Telekom GSM-900/1800 MHz
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.03[111] (2008) STKL

South Korea[edit]

As of August 2016, South Korea has 60.55 million subscribers in total.[112]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 SK Telecom CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+,
Mobile WiMAX
850/1800/2100 MHz LTE,[113]
Wideband LTE Advanced,
Tri-band LTE-A Carrier Aggregation
26.65[112] SK Group
2 KT
(formerly olleh, KTF)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+,
Mobile WiMAX
900/1800/2100 MHz LTE,[114]
Wideband LTE Advanced
15.54[112] KT Corporation
3 LG U+
(formerly LG Telecom)
CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A,
850/2100/2600 MHz LTE,[115]
Wideband LTE Advanced
11.83[112] LG Corporation

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sri Lanka has 24.7 million subscribers in total, or a 116.7% penetration rate.[116] (June 2016)

The country's telecom regulator is Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

Rank Operator Technology[117] Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Dialog 2G : GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE+)
3G : 2100 MHz(B1) UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
4G : 1800 MHz(B3) LTE, LTE-A, VoLTE[118]
4.5G : LTE-Advanced Pro (trial)[119]
11.313[120] (Q3 2016) Axiata Group Berhad
2 Mobitel 2G : GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 2100 MHz(B1) UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
4G : 1800 MHz(B3) LTE, LTE-A
4.5G : LTE-Advanced Pro (trial)[121]
5.9[122] (Q4 2015) Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
3 Etisalat (Previousely called as Celltel(1989) & Tigo(2007) (belongs to Millicom International)) 2G : GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 2100 MHz(B1) UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
4 Airtel 2G : GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 2100 MHz(B1) UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Bharti Airtel Limited
5 Hutch 2G : GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 2100 MHz(B1) UMTS, HSPA
Not Yet Available CK Hutchison Holdings Limited[123]

Taiwan[edit]

As of June 2011, the penetration rate in Taiwan was estimated at 105.354% over a population estimate of around 23 million.[124]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Chunghwa Telecom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
900(8)/1800(3)/2600 MHz LTE
10.8 CHT (August 2016) Republic of China Ministry of Transportation (35.41%)
2 Taiwan Mobile GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
700/1800 MHz LTE
9.2[125] (February 2015) Fubon Group
3 FarEasTone GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700/1800/2600 MHz LTE
WiMAX (South Region only)
7.4[126] (September 2014) Far Eastern Group
4 GT 4G CdmaOne
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev.B
700/900/2600 MHz LTE
3.05[127] (June 2012) Foxconn
5 T STAR 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
900/2600 MHz LTE
2.85 (September 2014)[128] Taiwan Star Telecom (台灣之星電信) (100%)[129]

Tajikistan[edit]

As of 2010, Tajikistan has an estimated 4.5 million subscribers in total, a 42% penetration rate.[130]

The Telecom Regulator is the Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tcell GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800 MHz LTE
3.301[131] (2013) TeliaSonera
2 Babilon Mobile GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2100 MHz LTE
0.8[132] (March 2008)
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.836[49] (May 2011) Tacom (100%: VimpelCom (60%))
4 MLT GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.517[49] (May 2011) Megafon (75%)

Thailand[edit]

As of May 2016, the penetration rate in Thailand was 158% over a population estimate of around 86.8 million.[133]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 AIS

Display Network : TH-GSM, AIS

MCC / MNC :

52001, 52003

2G : GSM-900 MHz(GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
4G : 900(B8)/1800(B3)/2100(B1) MHz LTE, LTE-A, LTE-U/LAA, VoLTE, ViLTE
Wi-Fi : VoWiFi (Wi-Fi Calling) support : Voice, SMS and MMS
39.87[134] (Q3 2016) Intouch Holdings (40.45%)
Singtel (32%)
2 dtac

Display Network : dtac, dtac trinet

MCC / MNC :

52005, 52018

2G : GSM-1800 MHz(GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 850/2100  MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
4G : 1800(B3)/2100(B1) MHz LTE, VoLTE, ViLTE
Wi-Fi : VoWiFi (Wi-Fi Calling) support : Voice Only
24.8[135] (Q3 2016) Telenor (42.61%)
Thai Telco Holdings (15.03%)
3 truemove H

Display Network : TRUE, TRUE 3G+, TH 3G+, TRUE-H

MCC / MNC :

52000, 52004, 52099

2G : GSM-900 MHz(GPRS, EDGE)
3G : 850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
4G : 900(B8)/1800(B3)/2100(B1) MHz LTE, LTE-A, VoLTE
Wi-Fi : VoWiFi (Wi-Fi Calling) support : Voice Only (Via Appication)
22.6[136] (Q3 2016) True Corporation
China Mobile (18%)
4 MY

Display Network : TH 3G+, my

MCC / MNC :

52000

3G : 850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
4G : 1800(B3)/2100(B1) MHz LTE
Wi-Fi : VoWiFi (Wi-Fi Calling) support : Voice Only (Via Appication)[137][138]
1.4 CAT Telecom
5 TOT

Display Network : TOT 3G, TH ACT 1900

MCC / MNC :

52015

3G : 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.25 TOT Public Company Limited
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
1 Buzzme (MVNO TOT) 3G : 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ Not Yet Available THE INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED (100%)
2 i-Kool (MVNO TOT) 3G : 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ Not Yet Available LOXLEY Public Company Limited (100%)
3 Open (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : 850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ Not Yet Available Samart Corporation Public Company (100%)
4 Mojo (MVNO TOT) 3G : 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.01 Asia Company (100%)
5 168 (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : 850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ Not Yet Available 168 Communication (100%)
6 My World 3G (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : 850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ Not Yet Available Data CDMA Communication (100%)
7 Penguin (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : 850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ Not Yet Available The White Space Company (100%)

Timor-Leste[edit]

Mobile subscribers reach 1.25m at mid-2015[139]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Timor Telecom GSM-900 0.620204[139] (Q2 2015) Timor Telecom
2 Telkomcel GSM-850 0.16[139] (Mid 2015) Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (TL) S.A.
3 Viettel GSM-850 0.47073[139] Telemor

Tonga[edit]

As of November 2007, Tonga has 0.03 million subscribers in total.[140]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS) 0.020[140] (November 2007) Digicel Group Ltd
2 TCC GSM-900 MHz (GPRS)
UMTS
0.010[140] (November 2007) Tonga Government

Turkmenistan[edit]

As of 2012, Turkmenistan has 4.44 million subscribers in total or 88.8% penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1.44[141] (October 2012) MTS
2 TM CELL
(Altyn Asyr)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
LTE
3[142] (October 2012) TM CELL

Tuvalu[edit]

As of 2008, Tuvalu has 2,000 subscribers in total.[143]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TTC GSM 0.002[143] (2008) TTC

Uzbekistan[edit]

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Uzbekistan was estimated at 81.205% over a population estimate of around 28.1 million.[144]

The country's telecom regulator is the Uzbekistan Communications and Information Agency's Board (CIAUz).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 UCell
(Formerly Coscom)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
700/2600 MHz LTE
7.19[145] (November 2010) TeliaSonera (99.7%)
2 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
5.26[49] (May 2011) VimpelCom (100%)
3 UMS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE),
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.63[146] (June 2015) ООО Universal Mobile Systems
4 Uzmobile CdmaOne Not available Uzbektelecom
5 Perfectum CdmaOne Not Yet Available Perfectum

Vanuatu[edit]

As of 2008, Vanuatu has 36,000 subscribers in total.[147]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telecom Vanuatu GSM-900 MHz 0.01[citation needed][when?] Telecom Vanuatu Ltd
2 Digicel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSPA
0.01[citation needed][when?] Digicel Group Ltd
3 AIL GSM-900 MHz Not Yet Available ACeS International
4 WanTok 2300 MHz TDD-LTE Not Yet Available

Vietnam[edit]

As of May 2012, the penetration rate in Vietnam was estimated at 120% over a population estimate of around 91 million.[148]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Viettel Mobile GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
36.72[148] (May 2012) Viettel Corporation
2 MobiFone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS
29.11[148] (May 2012) VMS (VNPT subsidiary)
3 Vinaphone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
28.71[148] (May 2012) GPC (VNPT subsidiary)
4 Vietnamobile GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
10.0[149] (May 2012) Hanoi Telecom, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited
5 Gmobile
(formerly Beeline)
GSM-1800 MHz 2[150] (May 2010)
GTEL Mobile Joint Stock Company
6 S-Fone CdmaOne, CDMA2000 EVDO 2.0[151] (2010) SPT

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