Top 20 telecoms with Capex spending

Research report from MTN Consulting has revealed the latest statistics on the Capex of top 20 telecom operators.
Top telecom operators based on Capex spending
China Mobile is the #1 telecom operator in the world in terms of capital expenditure in the fourth quarter of 2019. China Mobile made an investment of $5.7 billion during Q4 2019.

The fourth quarter Capex of Verizon Communications stood at $5.6 billion as it focused on building its fiber and 5G network across the United States.

NTT Japan invested $3.8 billion towards Capex in Q4 2019.

AT&T, the leading telecom operator in the United States, had a Capex spending of $3.8 billion.

Deutsche Telekom’s Capex spending touched $3.4 billion in Q4 2019.

China Telecom made an investment of $3 billion towards Capex programs during the fourth quarter.

SoftBank of Japan made an investment of $2.8 billion towards its Capex. The main focus of SoftBank in the building up of 5G network in Japana.

America Movil had Capex of $2.7 billion.

Orange made an investment of $2.5 billion towards Capex.

China Unicom, which is expanding its 5G network, had invested $2.4 billion during the fourth quarter of last year.

Vodafone, the second largest telecom operator based on mobile phone customers on its network, had a Capex of $2.3 billion in Q4.

Comcast had a Capex spending of $2.3 billion.

Charter Communications had a Capex spending of $2.3 billion.

Telefonica had a Capex spending of $2.2 billion.

BT, the leading telecom operator in the United Kingdom, had a Capex of $1.4 billion during the fourth quarter.

Saudi Telecom (STC) had invested $1.3 billion towards its Capex plans in Saudi Arabia in Q4 2019.

KDDI made an investment of $1.3 billion in Japan focusing on building its 5G network for enhancing its ARPU.

Telecom Italia (TIM) had a Capex of $1.3 billion.

SK Telecom’s fourth quarter Capex was $1.1 billion.

The fourth quarter Capex of Etisalat was $1.1 billion.

The top 20 list of top spending companies did not include Indian telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio.

Baburajan K