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
946.72 [1]
(April 2020)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 India Bharti Airtel Limited 423.28 [2][3][4]
(March 2020)
Bharti Enterprises (64%)

SingTel (36%)

3 India Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited 388 [4][5]
(March 2020)

Jio Platforms

4 China China Telecom Corp., Ltd 338.52[6]
(April 2020)
China Telecommunications Corporation (State Owned) (70.89%)
5 India Vodafone Idea Limited 325.54 [4].[7] [8]
(May 2020)
Vodafone Group (44.4%)
Aditya Birla Group (26.0%)
Axiata Group Berhad (8.17%)
Private equity (20.73%)
6 China China Unicom Limited 309.28[9]
(April 2020)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
7 Mexico América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V 282.56[10]
(April 2020)
Helu Slim (36.50%)
Carlos Slim (6.84%)
Public stock (56.66%)
8 United Kingdom Vodafone Group plc [Note 1] 266.62[11][Note 2]
(May 2020)
9 Spain Telefónica S.A. 260.43[12]
(May 2020)
10 South Africa MTN Group Limited 257.33[13]
(March 2020)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
11 Netherlands VEON Ltd. 210.90[14]
(May 2020)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Public stock (43.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
12 France Orange S.A. 208.53[16]
(April 2020)
Public stock (77%)
Government of France (23%)
13 Norway Telenor ASA 185.64[17]
(April 2020)
Government of Norway (53.97%)
Public stock (41.74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4.79%)
14 Germany Deutsche Telekom AG 185.50[18]
(March 2020)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
15 Indonesia Telkomsel (PT Telekomunikasi Selular) 162.57[19]
(July 2020)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
16 United States AT&T Inc. 169.20[20]
(April 2020)
Institutional Shares (59.28%)
VANGUARD GROUP INC (14.12%)
BLACKROCK INC. (11.49%)
STATE STREET CORP (7.53%)
NEWPORT TRUST CO (5.07%)
GEODE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC (2.52%) [21]
17 United Arab Emirates Emirates Telecommunication
Group Company PJSC
(Etisalat)
150.00[22]
(April 2020)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39.97%)
18 Malaysia Axiata Group Berhad 145.84[23][24]
(February 2020)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
19 India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited 123.13 [4]
(February 2020)[Note 4][25]
Government of India
20 United States Verizon Wireless 119.55[28]
(April 2020)
Verizon Communications
21 Qatar Ooredoo QSC 118.32[29]
(April 2020)
22 Vietnam Viettel Group 110.0[30]
(December 2018)
Government of Vietnam
23 Hong Kong CKH Group Telecom 98.49[31](2020) CK Hutchison Holdings
24 Philippines Globe Telecom Inc. 89.32[32]
(May 2020)
Asiacom (54.5%)
Singtel (21.5%)
Ayala Corporation (13.9%)
Public stock (10.2%)
25 Russia Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) 86.40[33]
(May 2020)
Sistema (50.8%)
26 Japan NTT Docomo Inc. 79.67[34]
(December 2019)
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
27 Russia MegaFon 75.20[35]
(March 2020)
AF Telecom Holding LLC (56.32%)
USM Telecom LLC (43.68%)
28 Philippines PLDT Inc. 73.08[36]
(May 2020)
29 Italy TIM 54.5[37]
(September 2019)
30 Nigeria Globacom Limited 52.42[38] [39]
(December 2019)

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)[40]
2 United States Globalstar Proprietary CDMA 0.638 (March 2015)[41]
3 United Arab Emirates Thuraya Proprietary FDMA/GSM 0.260 (December 2007)[42] Etisalat (28%)
4 United Kingdom Inmarsat Proprietary GSM 0.254 (September 2009)[43]
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. ^ https://investors.vodafone.com/static-files/4cf4a48b-94d5-44b2-94d4-88089a762122
  3. ^ BSNL and MTNL merger approved by Government of India.
  4. ^ After adding subscribers of MTNL to BSNL, because MTNL will merge with BSNL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monthly Customer Data". China Mobile. 5 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Quarterly report on the results for the Fourth quarter FY 2019". airtel africa. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Q4 Bharti airtel limited" (PDF). bharti airtel. 31 March 2020. p. 4. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Press Release on Telecom Subscription Data as on 29 February, 2020" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 29 February 2020.
  5. ^ "RIL Q3 2019-2020 Report". Reliance industries. 17 January 2020.
  6. ^ "China Telecom Corporation". China Telecom. 5 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Annual Report May, 2020". Vodafone Investor. 31 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Q3 report By Vodafone Idea Limited" (PDF). Vodafone idea Limited. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 5 May 2020.
  10. ^ "1Q 2020 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 28 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Quarterly Results". Vodafone Group plc. 12 May 2020. p. 43.
  12. ^ "January-March FY 2020 QTR Report". 7 May 2020. p. 13.
  13. ^ "Q1 Results 2020" (PDF). MTN Group. 31 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Report 1Q 2020" (PDF). Veon. 7 May 2020.
  15. ^ https://www.orange.com/en/Group/Orange-in-the-world/countries/Non-controlling-equity-interest-Iraq
  16. ^ "Press Report 1Q 2020" (PDF). 30 April 2020. p. 15.
  17. ^ "1Q 2020 Telenor ASA Group Report" (PDF). 28 April 2020. p. 1.
  18. ^ "1Q 2020 Report". 31 March 2020. p. 2.
  19. ^ "Telkom Indonesia Q1 2020 financial results" (PDF). 1 July 2020. p. 12.
  20. ^ "AT&T 1Q Financial Report" (PDF). www.att.com. p. 7. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  21. ^ "AT&T INC. Ownership summary| NASDAQ". www.nasdaq.com. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Etisalat 1Q Report 2020" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  23. ^ "Axiata 4th Quarter 2019 Financials" (PDF).
  24. ^ "Axiata 4Q19 Data Financials".
  25. ^ a b "MTNL to be act as BSNL subsidiary Till Merger Complete". The Hindu. 29 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Government approves Revival package for BSNL, MTNL". Economic Times. 23 October 2019.
  27. ^ "BSNL, MTNL to be merged, along with special package". India Today. 23 October 2019.
  28. ^ "Verizon Q1 2020". www.verizon.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  29. ^ "Q1 2020 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 29 April 2020. p. 12.
  30. ^ "Viettel to become a digital service provider this year". Viettel Group. 14 December 2019.
  31. ^ "Customer base, 2019" (PDF). CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. 19 March 2020.
  32. ^ "Report 1Q 2020" (PDF). 5 May 2020. p. 3.
  33. ^ "Q1 2020 Results" (PDF). MTS. 26 May 2020. p. 3.
  34. ^ "NTT 3Q 2019" (PDF). 30 January 2020.
  35. ^ "KPI Q4 2019". MegaFon. 26 March 2020.
  36. ^ "Financial highlights 1Q 2020" (PDF). 7 May 2020.
  37. ^ "Financial Results Q3 2019" (PDF). 30 September 2019. p. 12.
  38. ^ "Glo mobile Subscriber Nigeria". NCC Nigeira. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  39. ^ "Glo mobile Subscriber Ghana" (PDF). NCA Ghana. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  40. ^ "Iridium Q2 2016 Results" (PDF). 30 June 2016.
  41. ^ "Globestar Announces Q1 2015 Results". Globalstar.com. 31 March 2015.
  42. ^ [1] Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  43. ^ [2] Archived 6 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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