List of MNOs

List of mobile network operators

This is a list of mobile 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 thirty 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
Communications Corporation
928.6[1]
(February 2019)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 India Vodafone Idea Limited 409.37 [2] [3]
(February 2019)
Vodafone Group (45.2%)
Aditya Birla Group (26%)
Public stock (28.8%)
3 Spain Telefónica S.A. 356.2[4]
(December 2018)
4 India Bharti Airtel Limited 350.10 [2] [5]
(February 2019)
Bharti Enterprises (64%)

SingTel (36%)

5 Malaysia Axiata Group Berhad 350.0[6]
(December 2017)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
6 China China Unicom Limited 319.8[7]
(February 2019)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
7 United Kingdom Vodafone Group plc [Note 1] 313.1[8][Note 2][3]
(March 2018)
8 India Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited 297.23[2]
(February 2019)
Reliance Industries
9 China China Telecom Corp., Ltd 294.0[9]
(September 2018)
China Telecommunications Corporation (State Owned) (70.89%)
10 Mexico América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V 279.0[10]
(June 2018)
Helu Slim (36.50%)
Carlos Slim (6.84%)
Public stock (56.66%)
11 Netherlands VEON Ltd. 250.0[11]
(June 2018)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
12 South Africa MTN Group Limited 223.4[12]
(June 2018)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
13 France Orange S.A. 199.0[14]
(June 2018)
Public stock (86.6%)
Government of France (13.4%)
14 Indonesia Telkomsel (PT Telekomunikasi Selular) 196.3[15]
(December 2017)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
15 Norway Telenor ASA 172.2[16]
(July 2018)
Government of Norway (53.97%)
Public stock (41.74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4.79%)
16 Germany Deutsche Telekom AG 169.9[17]
(March 2018)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
17 Saudi Arabia Saudi Telecom Company 161.0[18]
(December 2016)
18 United Arab Emirates Emirates Telecommunication

Group Company PJSC (Etisalat)

159.0[19]
(March 2017)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39.97%)
19 United States Verizon Wireless 153.9[20]
(November 2018)
Verizon Communications
20 United States AT&T Mobility LLC 150.2[21]
(November 2018)
AT&T Inc.
21 Qatar Ooredoo QSC 149.0[22]
(March 2017)
22 India BSNL MOBILE

(Formaly CellOne)

116.22[2]
(February 2019)
Government of India
23 Hong Kong 3 Group Europe 112.2[23](2018) CK Hutchison Holdings
24 Russia Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) 106.2[24]
(May 2018)
Sistema (50.8%)
25 Italy TIM S.p.A 92.8[25]
(September 2016)
Telecom Italia
26 Russia MegaFon 77.3[26]
(September 2016)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3.92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public stock (14.59%)
27 Iran Mobile Telecommunication

Company of Iran (Hamrahe Aval)

65.0[27]
(December 2016)
Telecommunication Company of Iran (90%)
Public stock (10%)
28 Philippines Globe Telecom Inc. 62.8[28]
(December 2016)
Asiacom (54.5%)
Singtel (21.5%)
Ayala Corporation (13.9%)
Public stock (10.2%)
29 Philippines PLDT Inc. 61.8[29]
(September 2016)
30 United States Sprint Corporation 53.6[30]
(March 2018)
SoftBank Group (80%)

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)[31]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[32]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[33] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[34]
5 Indonesia ACeS Dual-mode Satellite/GSM 0.020 (December 2007)

By region[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Vodafone Australia does not offer GSM, GPRS and EDGE.
  2. ^ After subtracting 222.7 million subscribers of Vodafone India as per TRAI’s March 2018 Telecom Subscription Data since Vodafone India has merged with Idea Cellular Limited to form Vodafone Idea Limited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monthly Customer Data". China Mobile. 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Press Release on Telecom Subscription Data as on 28 February, 2019" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India completed - creating India's largest telecom service provider" (PDF). Idea. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Report 40 2018". 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Quarterly report on the results for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2018" (PDF). airtel africa. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Axiata - Integrated Annual Report 2017".
  7. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 28 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Vodafone Group plc. 31 March 2018. p. 10.
  9. ^ "China Telecom Corporation". China Telecom.
  10. ^ "2Q 2018 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 30 June 2018.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Report 2Q 2018" (PDF). Veon. 30 June 2018.
  12. ^ "2Q Results 2018" (PDF). MTN Group. 30 June 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.orange.com/en/Group/Orange-in-the-world/countries/Non-controlling-equity-interest-Iraq
  14. ^ "Report 2Q 2018" (PDF). 30 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Annual Report 2017". 31 December 2017.
  16. ^ "2Q 2018 Telenor Group Report" (PDF). 17 July 2018.
  17. ^ "1Q 2018 Report". 31 March 2018.
  18. ^ "STC Investor Factsheet" (PDF). STC. Retrieved 25 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Etisalat 1Q Report 2017". Etisalat. 31 March 2017.
  20. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q3 2018: The top 7 carriers | FierceWireless". www.fiercewireless.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  21. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q3 2018: The top 7 carriers | FierceWireless". www.fiercewireless.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Q1 2017 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 31 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Operator group ranking, 2018" (PDF). GSMA intelligence. 26 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Results Q1 2018" (PDF). MTS. May 2018.
  25. ^ "Financial Results Q3 2016" (PDF). TIM. 30 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Press Release Q3 2016". MegaFon. 30 September 2016.
  27. ^ "About MCI". MCI. 31 December 2016.
  28. ^ "Report 4Q 2016" (PDF). 31 December 2016.
  29. ^ "Financial highlights 3Q 2016" (PDF). 30 September 2016.
  30. ^ "Q1 2018 Results". Sprint. 31 March 2018.
  31. ^ "Iridium Q2 2016 Results" (PDF). 30 June 2016.
  32. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 31 March 2015.
  33. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  34. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine

 

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