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
949.41 [1]
(January 2020)
Government of the People's Republic of China (74.25%)
Public stock (25.75%)
2 India Bharti Airtel Limited 418.81 [2][3][4]
(December 2019)
Bharti Enterprises (64%)

SingTel (36%)

3 India Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited 370.07 [4][5]
(December 2019)
Reliance Industries
4 China China Telecom Corp., Ltd 336.00[6]
(January 2020)
China Telecommunications Corporation (State Owned) (70.89%)
5 India Vodafone Idea Limited 332.65 [4] [7]
(December 2019)
Vodafone Group (45.1%)
Aditya Birla Group (26.0%)
Axiata Group Berhad (8.17%)
Private equity (20.73%)
6 China China Unicom Limited 317.28[8]
(January 2020)
China Unicom Limited (40.92%)
China Netcom Group (29.49%)
Telefonica (9.7%)
7 Mexico América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V 278.71[9]
(September 2019)
Helu Slim (36.50%)
Carlos Slim (6.84%)
Public stock (56.66%)
8 Spain Telefónica S.A. 262.43[10]
(September 2019)
9 South Africa MTN Group Limited 240.00[11]
(June 2019)
Public stock (68.02%)
Government Employees Pension Fund (17.23%)
M1 (7.72%)
10 Netherlands VEON Ltd. 211.70[12]
(September 2019)
Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. (47.9%)
Telenor (33%)
Public stock (10.8%)
Stichting Administratiekantoor Mobile Telecommunications Investor (8.3%)
11 France Orange S.A. 209.40[14]
(September 2019)
Public stock (77%)
Government of France (23%)
12 United Kingdom Vodafone Group plc [Note 1] 191.90[15][Note 2][16]
(March 2019)
13 Norway Telenor ASA 186.00[17]
(December 2019)
Government of Norway (53.97%)
Public stock (41.74%)
The Government Pension Fund of Norway (4.79%)
14 Germany Deutsche Telekom AG 181.80[18]
(September 2019)
Free float (68.2%)
Federal Republic of Germany (31.8%)
15 United States AT&T Inc. 165.88[19]
(December 2018)
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%) [20]
16 Indonesia Telkomsel (PT Telekomunikasi Selular) 163.0[21]
(December 2018)
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (65%)
Singtel (35%)
17 Malaysia Axiata Group Berhad 149.0[22][23]
(December 2018)
Public stock (54.91%)
Government of Malaysia (45.09%)
18 United Arab Emirates Emirates Telecommunication
Group Company PJSC
(Etisalat)
148.00[24]
(September 2019)
Emirates Investment Authority (60.03%)
Public stock (39.97%)
19 India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited 121.47 [4]
(December 2019)[Note 4][25]
Government of India (100%)
20 United States Verizon Wireless 119.76[28]
(December 2019)
Verizon Communications
21 Qatar Ooredoo QSC 115.90[29]
(September 2019)
22 Vietnam Viettel Group 110.0[30]
(December 2018)
Government of Vietnam
23 Russia Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) 106.5[31]
(September 2019)
Sistema (50.8%)
24 Philippines Globe Telecom Inc. 97.4[32]
(September 2019)
Asiacom (54.5%)
Singtel (21.5%)
Ayala Corporation (13.9%)
Public stock (10.2%)
25 Hong Kong 3 Group Europe 90.69[33](2019) CK Hutchison Holdings
26 Japan NTT Docomo Inc. 79.67[34]
(December 2019)
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
27 Russia MegaFon 75.30[35]
(September 2019)
USM Holdings Limited (56.32%+3.92%)
Telia Company (25.17%)
Public stock (14.59%)
28 Philippines PLDT Inc. 71.45[36]
(September 2019)
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. ^ After subtracting 334.1 million subscribers of Vodafone Idea Limited as per Vodafone Idea Ltd. march 2019 Q4 report shows telecom subscription data since Vodafone India has merged with Idea Cellular Limited to form Vodafone Idea Limited.
  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. 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Quarterly report on the results for the Fourth quarter FY 2019" (PDF). airtel africa. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Q3 Results Bharti airtel limited" (PDF). bharti airtel. 31 December 2019. p. 2. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Press Release on Telecom Subscription Data as on 31 December, 2019" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 25 February 2020.
  5. ^ "RIL Q3 2019-2020 Report". Reliance industries. 17 January 2020.
  6. ^ "China Telecom Corporation". China Telecom. 2 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Q3-Report-FY2019-20 By Vodafone Idea Limited" (PDF). Vodafone idea Limited. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Operation Data". China Unicom. 2 February 2020.
  9. ^ "3Q 2019 Reports" (PDF). América Móvil. 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ "January-September FY 2019 QTR Report". 30 November 2019. p. 12.
  11. ^ "Q1 Results 2019" (PDF). MTN Group. 30 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Report 3Q 2019" (PDF). Veon. 4 November 2019.
  13. ^ https://www.orange.com/en/Group/Orange-in-the-world/countries/Non-controlling-equity-interest-Iraq
  14. ^ "Press Report 3Q 2019" (PDF). 29 October 2019. p. 5.
  15. ^ "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Vodafone Group plc. 31 March 2019. p. 4.
  16. ^ "Merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India completed - creating India's largest telecom service provider" (PDF). Idea. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  17. ^ "4Q 2019 Telenor ASA Group Report" (PDF). 29 January 2020. p. 3.
  18. ^ "3Q 2019 Report" (PDF). 30 September 2019. p. 2.
  19. ^ "AT&T 4Q Financial Report" (PDF). www.att.com. p. 7. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  20. ^ "AT&T INC. Ownership summary| NASDAQ". www.nasdaq.com. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Annual Report 2018 by Parent Company Telecom Indonesia" (PDF). 31 December 2018. p. 18.
  22. ^ "Axiata - Integrated Annual Report 2018".
  23. ^ "Axiata Key Performance Report 2018" (PDF).
  24. ^ "Etisalat 3Q Report 2019". Etisalat. 30 September 2019. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  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 Q4 2019". www.verizon.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  29. ^ "9M 2019 Results" (PDF). Ooredoo. 30 September 2019. p. 8.
  30. ^ "Viettel to become a digital service provider this year". Viettel Group. 14 December 2019.
  31. ^ "Results Q3 2019" (PDF). MTS. September 2019. p. 3.
  32. ^ "Report 3Q 2019" (PDF). 7 November 2019. p. 6.
  33. ^ "Operator group ranking, 2019" (PDF). GSMA intelligence. 30 June 2019.
  34. ^ "NTT 3Q 2019" (PDF). 30 January 2020.
  35. ^ "KPI Q3 2019". MegaFon. 30 September 2019.
  36. ^ "Financial highlights 3Q 2019" (PDF). 7 November 2019.
  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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