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 887.2[1]
(December 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 376.4[3]
(December 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 China China Unicom 284.1[4]
(December 2017)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
5 Mexico América Móvil 280.4[5]
(September 2017)
6 Spain Telefónica 272.7[6]
(September 2017)
7 China China Telecom 250.0[7]
(December 2017)
8 Netherlands Veon 240.1[8]
(September 2017)
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 230.2[9]
(September 2017)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
10 France Orange 207.7[10]
(September 2017)
Public stock (86.6%)
Government of France (13.4%)
12 Norway Telenor 175.8[11]
(September 2017)
Government of Norway (53,97%)
Public stock (41,74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4,79%)
13 Indonesia Telkomsel 173.9[12]
(December 2016)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
14 India Reliance Jio 168.0[13]
(31st January 2018)
Reliance Industries
15 Germany Deutsche Telekom 165.0
(Company annual reportJune 2017)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
16 Saudi Arabia STC 161.0[14]
(December 2016)
17 United Arab Emirates Etisalat 159.0[15]
(March 2017)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39,97%)
18 Qatar Ooredoo 149.0[16]
(March 2017)
19 United States Verizon Wireless 148.9[17]
(September 2017)
Verizon Communications
20 United States AT&T Mobility 138.8[18]
(September 2017)
AT&T Inc.
21 Russia MTS 108.8[19]
(March 2017)
Sistema (50.8%)
22 India BSNL 108.3
(31st January 2018)[13]
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
23 Hong Kong 3 101.9[20](2015) CK Hutchison Holdings
24 Malaysia Axiata 101.0[21]
(December 2015)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
25 Italy TIM 92.8[22]
(September 2016)
Telecom Italia
27 Russia MegaFon 77.3[23]
(September 2016)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3,92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public stock (14,59%)
28 Iran Hamrahe Aval(MCI) 65.0[24]
(December 2016)
Telecommunication Company of Iran (90%)
Public stock (10%)
29 Philippines Globe Telecom 62.8[25]
(December 2016)
Asiacom (54,5%)
Singtel (21,5%)
Ayala Corporation (13,9%)
Public stock (10,2%)
30 Philippines PLDT 61.8[26]
(September 2016)
31 United StatesSprint Corporation 54[27]
(October 2017)
SoftBank Group (80%)
32 Sweden Telia Company 50.1[28]

(December 2016)

Turkcell Holding A.Ş. (51%)
Public stock (34.93%)
Sonera Holding B.V. (14.02%)
Çukurova Holding A.Ş. (0,05%)
33 Thailand AIS 41.0[29]
(December 2016)
Intouch Holdings (40,45%)
Public stock (36,23%)
Singtel (23,32%)
34 Russia Tele2 Russia
35 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)[30]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[31]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[32] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[33]
5 Indonesia ACeS Dual-mode Satellite/GSM 0.020 (December 2007)

By region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Operation Data". China Mobile. 2017-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Quarterly Report" (PDF). Airtel. 2017-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 2017-12-31. 
  5. ^ "3Q 2017 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 2017-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Report 3Q 2017". 30 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "China Telecom Corporation". China Telecom. 
  8. ^ "Report 3Q 2017" (PDF). Veon. 30 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "3Q Results 2017" (PDF). MTN Group. 30 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Report 3Q 2017" (PDF). 30 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "3Q 2017 Telenor Group Report" (PDF). 30 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). 31 December 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "January 2018 TRAI Report" (PDF). TRAI. 1 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "STC Investor Factsheet" (PDF). STC. Retrieved 25 August 2014. [permanent dead link]
  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 Q3 2017: The top 7 carriers". FierceWireless. November 10, 2017. 
  18. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q3 2017: The top 7 carriers". November 10, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Results Q1 2017" (PDF). MTS. 31 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Operator group ranking, 2015". GSMA intelligence. 28 April 2016. 
  21. ^ "Axiata - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 
  22. ^ "Financial Results Q3 2016" (PDF). TIM. 30 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Press Release Q3 2016". MegaFon. 30 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "About MCI". MCI. 31 December 2016. 
  25. ^ "Report 4Q 2016" (PDF). 31 December 2016. 
  26. ^ "Financial highlights 3Q 2016" (PDF). 30 September 2016. 
  27. ^ "Quarterly Investor Update" (PDF). Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  28. ^ "Financial highlights 2016". Turkcell. 31 December 2016. 
  29. ^ "Operational Highlights 2016". 31 December 2016. 
  30. ^ "Iridium Q2 2016 Results" (PDF). 2016-06-30. 
  31. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 2015-03-31. 
  32. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

 

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