List of MNOs

List of mobile network operators

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 866.5[1]
(June 2017)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 United Kingdom Vodafone 516.0[2]
(March 2017)
3 India Airtel 362.7[3]
(June 2017)
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 Mexico América Móvil 280.0[4]
(June 2017)
5 Spain Telefónica 273.9[5]
(June 2017)
6 China China Unicom 269.4[6]
(June 2017)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
7 Netherlands Veon 238.4[7]
(June 2017)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
8 South Africa MTN Group 232.0[8]
(June 2017)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
9 China China Telecom 229.8[9]
(June 2017)
10 France Orange 207.4[10]
(June 2017)
Public stock (86.6%)
Government of France (13.4%)
11 India Idea Cellular 195.4 [11]
(March 2017)
Aditya Birla Group (49.05%)
Axiata Group Berhad (19.8%)
Providence Equity (10.6%)
12 Indonesia Telkomsel 173.9[12]
(December 2016)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
13 Norway Telenor 172.0[13]
(March 2017)
Government of Norway (53,97%)
Public stock (41,74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4,79%)
14 Germany Deutsche Telekom 165.0
(Company annual reportJune 2017)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
15 Saudi Arabia STC 161.0[14]
(December 2013)
16 United Arab Emirates Etisalat 159.0[15]
(March 2017)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39,97%)
17 Qatar Ooredoo 149.0[16]
(March 2017)
18 United States Verizon Wireless 146.0[17]
(March 2017)
Verizon Communications
19 United States AT&T Mobility 134.2[18]
(March 2017)
AT&T Inc.
20 Russia MTS 108.8[19]
(March 2017)
Sistema (50.8%)
21 India Jio 108.7[20]
(March 2017)
Reliance Industries
22 Hong Kong CK Hutchison 101.9[21](2015)
23 Malaysia Maxis 101.8[22][23]
(September 2016)
Ananda Krishnan (75%)
Saudi Telecom Company (25%)
24 Malaysia Axiata 101.0[24]
(December 2015)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
25 India BSNL 96.8[25]
(December 2016)
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
26 Italy TIM 92.8[26]
(September 2016)
Telecom Italia
27 India Reliance 86.6[27]
(December 2016)
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
28 Russia MegaFon 77.3[28]
(September 2016)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3,92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public stock (14,59%)
29 Iran Hamrahe Aval(MCI) 65.0[29]
(December 2016)
Telecommunication Company of Iran (90%)
Public stock (10%)
30 Philippines Globe Telecom 62.8[30]
(December 2016)
Asiacom (54,5%)
Singtel (21,5%)
Ayala Corporation (13,9%)
Public stock (10,2%)
31 Philippines PLDT 61.8[31]
(September 2016)
32 United StatesSprint Corporation 58.7[32]
(March 2017)
SoftBank Corporation (80%)
33 India Tata DoCoMo 53.0[33]
(December 2016)
Tata Teleservices (74%)
NTT DoCoMo (26%)
34 Turkey Turkcell 50.1[34]
(December 2016)
Turkcell Holding A.Ş. (51%)
Public stock (34.93%)
Sonera Holding B.V. (14.02%)
Çukurova Holding A.Ş. (0,05%)
35 Thailand AIS 41.0[35]
(December 2016)
Intouch Holdings (40,45%)
Public stock (36,23%)
Singtel (23,32%)

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 0.823 (June 2016)[36]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[37]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[38] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[39]
5 Indonesia ACeS Dual-mode Satellite/GSM 0.020 (December 2007)

By region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Operation Data". China Mobile. 2017-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Q2 2017 Report" (PDF). Airtel. 2017-06-30. 
  4. ^ "2Q 2017 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 2017-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Report 2Q 2017" (PDF). 30 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 2017-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Report 2Q 2017" (PDF). VimpelCom. 30 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "2Q Results 2017" (PDF). MTN Group. 30 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "China Telecom Corporation". China Telecom. 
  10. ^ "Report 2Q 2017" (PDF). 30 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "May 2017 TRAI Report" (PDF). 31 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). 31 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "1Q 2017 Telenor Group Report" (PDF). 31 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "STC Investor Factsheet" (PDF). STC. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Etisalat 1Q Report 2017". Etisalat. 31 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Q1 2017 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 31 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q1 2017: The top 7 carriers". FierceWireless. May 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q1 2017: The top 7 carriers". FierceWireless. May 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Results Q1 2017" (PDF). MTS. 31 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "May 2017 TRAI Report" (PDF). TRAI. 31 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Operator group ranking, 2015". GSMA intelligence. 28 April 2016. 
  22. ^ "Financial Results Q3 2016" (PDF). Maxis. 30 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Press Release" (PDF). TRAI. 31 August 2016. 
  24. ^ "Axiata - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 
  25. ^ "December 2016 TRAI Report" (PDF). TRAI. 17 February 2017. 
  26. ^ "Financial Results Q3 2016" (PDF). TIM. 30 September 2016. 
  27. ^ "December 2016 TRAI Report" (PDF). TRAI. 17 February 2017. 
  28. ^ "Press Release Q3 2016". MegaFon. 30 September 2016. 
  29. ^ "About MCI". MCI. 31 December 2016. 
  30. ^ "Report 4Q 2016" (PDF). 31 December 2016. 
  31. ^ "Financial highlights 3Q 2016" (PDF). 30 September 2016. 
  32. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q1 2017: The top 7 carriers". 8 May 2017. 
  33. ^ "December 2016 TRAI Report" (PDF). TRAI. 17 February 2017. 
  34. ^ "Financial highlights 2016". Turkcell. 31 December 2016. 
  35. ^ "Operational Highlights 2016". 31 December 2016. 
  36. ^ "Iridium Q2 2016 Results" (PDF). 2016-06-30. 
  37. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 2015-03-31. 
  38. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  39. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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