Top 20 telecom service providers based on mobile user-base

Telecom Lead India: Wireless Intelligence has shared statistics of top 20 global telecom operators based on the mobile subscribers.

From India, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular and BSNL are in top 20 global list of telecom service providers.

China Mobile leads the mobile market based on subscribers. Vodafone is in second position. Bharti Airtel is in fourth position.

China’s all three mobile operators – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – are in the top 20 list.

The new Scoreboard tracks the top 20 global operator groups by connections based on majority-owned assets in Q2 2012. Minority holdings (less than 50 percent plus one share) are excluded from the analysis.

 

Connections (millions) 1

YoY Growth, connections

YoY Growth, rank

Mobile Revenue (US$ billion)

1

China Mobile

683.08

11%

22.05

2

Vodafone Group

386.88

5%

13.92

3

América Móvil Group

251.83

7%

7.98

4

Bharti Airtel Group

250.04

13%

+1

3.04

5

Telefónica Group

243.51

7%

-1

11.40

6

China Unicom

219.25

21%

+1

4.95

7

VimpelCom Group 2

205.05

7%

-1

4.58

8

Reliance Communications

154.60

8%

0.48

9

Telenor Group

152.74

24%

2.55

10

China Telecom

144.18

33%

+2

3.37

11

MTN Group

136.59

14%

-1

3.85

12

France Telecom Group

133.38

57%

+9

7.18

13

Telkomsel Group

117.24

15%

+2

1.43

14

Idea Cellular

117.16

23%

+3

1.00

15

Sistema Group 3

114.51

3%

-4

2.54

16

Verizon Wireless

111.37

5%

-3

15.78

17

Deutsche Telekom Group

107.86

2%

-3

8.38

18

AT&T

105.21

7%

-2

14.77

19

Telecom Italia

101.10

16%

+1

4.10

20

BSNL

98.28

5%

-2

0.44

Mobile operator group global ranking by connections, Q2 2012
Source: Wireless Intelligence, company reports

1 Connections are aggregated as the sum of each group’s subsidiaries where a minimum of 50% plus one share economic interest is held
2 Includes Orascom Group
3 Includes MTS Group

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