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 subscriptions.

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 subscriptions.

Rank Company Main markets Technology Total
subscriptions
(in millions)
Ownership
(100% ownership unless stated otherwise)
1 China China Mobile 899.7[1]
(April 2018)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 United Kingdom Vodafone 516[2]
(2017)
3 India Airtel 450.7[3]
(March 2018)
Bharti Telecom Limited (45.09%)
Public stock (28.16%)
Pastel Limited (14.79%)
Indian Continent Investment Limited (6.65%)
Life Insurance Corporation of India (5.31%)
4 China China Unicom 297.0[4]
(April 2018)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
5 Mexico América Móvil 279.1[5]
(March 2018)
Helu Slim (36.50%)
Carlos Slim (6.84%)
Public stock (56.66%)
6 Spain Telefónica 271.1[6]
(March 2018)
7 China China Telecom 270.9[7]
(April 2018)
8 Netherlands Veon 239.7[8]
(March 2018)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
9 South Africa MTN Group 221.3[9]
(March 2018)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
10 France Orange 201.9[10]
(March 2018)
Public stock (86.6%)
Government of France (13.4%)
11 Indonesia Telkomsel 196.3[11]
(December 2017)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
12 India Reliance Jio 194[12]
(February 2018)
Reliance Industries
13 Norway Telenor 170.1[13]
(March 2018)
Government of Norway (53,97%)
Public stock (41,74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4,79%)
14 Germany Deutsche Telekom 169.9[14]
(March 2018)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
15 Saudi Arabia STC 161.0[15]
(December 2016)
16 United Arab Emirates Etisalat 159.0[16]
(March 2017)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39,97%)
17 Qatar Ooredoo 149.0[17]
(March 2017)
18 United States Verizon Wireless 148.9[18]
(September 2017)
Verizon Communications
19 United States AT&T Mobility 138.8[19]
(September 2017)
AT&T Inc.
20 Russia MTS 108.8[20]
(March 2017)
Sistema (50.8%)
21 India BSNL 135.3
(31st January 2018)[21]
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
22 Hong Kong 3 101.9[22](2015) CK Hutchison Holdings
23 Malaysia Axiata 101.0[23]
(December 2015)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
24 Italy TIM 92.8[24]
(September 2016)
Telecom Italia
25 Russia MegaFon 77.3[25]
(September 2016)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3,92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public stock (14,59%)
26 Iran Hamrahe Aval(MCI) 65.0[26]
(December 2016)
Telecommunication Company of Iran (90%)
Public stock (10%)
27 Philippines Globe Telecom 62.8[27]
(December 2016)
Asiacom (54,5%)
Singtel (21,5%)
Ayala Corporation (13,9%)
Public stock (10,2%)
28 Philippines PLDT 61.8[28]
(September 2016)
29 United StatesSprint Corporation 54[29]
(October 2017)
SoftBank Group (80%)
30 Sweden Telia Company 50.1[30]

(December 2016)

Turkcell Holding A.Ş. (51%)
Public stock (34.93%)
Sonera Holding B.V. (14.02%)
Çukurova Holding A.Ş. (0,05%)
31 Thailand AIS 41.0[31]
(December 2016)
Intouch Holdings (40,45%)
Public stock (36,23%)
Singtel (23,32%)
32 Russia Tele2 Russia 40.6[32]

(December 2017

33 Indonesia STI 21.0
(December 2016)

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 0.824 (June 2016)[33]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[34]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[35] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[36]
5 Indonesia ACeS Dual-mode Satellite/GSM 0.020 (December 2007)

By region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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