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 916.5[1]
(September 2018)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 India Airtel 438.04[2]
(June 2018)
Bharti Airtel Limited (45.09%)
Public stock (28.16%)
Pastel Limited (14.79%)
Indian Continent Investment Limited (6.65%)
Life Insurance Corporation of India (5.31%)
3 India Vodafone Idea Limited 434.96[3][4]
(September 2018)
Vodafone Group (45.2%)
Aditya Birla Group (26%)
Public stock (28.8%)
4 United Kingdom Vodafone [Note 1] 313.1[5][Note 2][4]
(March 2018)
5 China China Unicom 309.8[6]
(September 2018)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
6 China China Telecom 294.0[7]
(September 2018)
7 Mexico América Móvil 279.0[8]
(June 2018)
Helu Slim (36.50%)
Carlos Slim (6.84%)
Public stock (56.66%)
8 Spain Telefónica 271.9[9]
(June 2018)
9 India Reliance Jio 252.25[3]
(September 2018)
Reliance Industries
10 Netherlands Veon 250.0[10]
(June 2018)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
11 South Africa MTN Group 223.4[11]
(June 2018)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
12 France Orange 199.0[13]
(June 2018)
Public stock (86.6%)
Government of France (13.4%)
13 Indonesia Telkomsel 196.3[14]
(December 2017)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
14 Norway Telenor 172.2[15]
(July 2018)
Government of Norway (53.97%)
Public stock (41.74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4.79%)
15 Germany Deutsche Telekom 169.9[16]
(March 2018)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
16 Saudi Arabia STC 161.0[17]
(December 2016)
17 United Arab Emirates Etisalat 159.0[18]
(March 2017)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39.97%)
18 United States Verizon Wireless 153.9[19]
(November 2018)
Verizon Communications
19 United States AT&T Mobility 150.2[20]
(November 2018)
AT&T Inc.
20 Qatar Ooredoo 149.0[21]
(March 2017)
21 India BSNL 113.04
(September 2018)[3]
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
22 Hong Kong 3 112.2[22](2018) CK Hutchison Holdings
23 Russia MTS 106.2[23]
(May 2018)
Sistema (50.8%)
24 Malaysia Axiata 101.0[24]
(December 2015)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
25 Italy TIM 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 Hamrahe Aval (MCI) 65.0[27]
(December 2016)
Telecommunication Company of Iran (90%)
Public stock (10%)
28 Philippines Globe Telecom 62.8[28]
(December 2016)
Asiacom (54.5%)
Singtel (21.5%)
Ayala Corporation (13.9%)
Public stock (10.2%)
29 Philippines PLDT 61.8[29]
(September 2016)
30 United StatesSprint 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. ^ "Operation Data". China Mobile. 2018-09-30.
  2. ^ "Fact Sheet" (PDF). Airtel. 2018-06-30.
  3. ^ a b c "TRAI Press Release on Telecom Subscription Data as on 30th September, 2018" (PDF). www.trai.gov.in. 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India completed - creating India's largest telecom service provider" (PDF). Idea. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Vodafone Group plc. 31 March 2018. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 2018-09-30.
  7. ^ "China Telecom Corporation". China Telecom.
  8. ^ "2Q 2018 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 2018-06-30.
  9. ^ "Report 2Q 2018". 30 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Report 2Q 2018" (PDF). Veon. 30 June 2018.
  11. ^ "2Q Results 2018" (PDF). MTN Group. 30 June 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.orange.com/en/Group/Orange-in-the-world/countries/Non-controlling-equity-interest-Iraq
  13. ^ "Report 2Q 2018" (PDF). 30 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Annual Report 2017". 31 December 2017.
  15. ^ "2Q 2018 Telenor Group Report" (PDF). 17 July 2018.
  16. ^ "1Q 2018 Report". 31 March 2018.
  17. ^ "STC Investor Factsheet" (PDF). STC. Retrieved 25 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Etisalat 1Q Report 2017". Etisalat. 31 March 2017.
  19. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q3 2018: The top 7 carriers | FierceWireless". www.fiercewireless.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  20. ^ "How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q3 2018: The top 7 carriers | FierceWireless". www.fiercewireless.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  21. ^ "Q1 2017 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 31 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Operator group ranking, 2018" (PDF). GSMA intelligence. 26 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Results Q1 2018" (PDF). MTS. May 2018.
  24. ^ "Axiata - Annual Report 2015" (PDF).
  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). 2016-06-30.
  32. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 2015-03-31.
  33. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

 

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