33 Largest Mobile Network Operators in the World

The Mobile Phones are popular and can access everywhere, the largest mobile network operators in the world listed here with helpful details. The Countries with the high population like China, India and United Nations based large Mobile Network Companies and that has services in other countries too. The China Mobile is the largest Mobile Network Operator in the world with over 744 million Subscribers on the data of 2013. Vodafone is the second largest mobile operator with over 453 million users as on 2013, and Bharti Airtel has around 266 million users and hold third position after China Mobile and Vodafone. China, India and China has huge mobile users compared to other countries, the Mobile Service Companies providing services on GSM, CDMA, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA and uses other latest technologies. The Mobile Network operators total users are updated on latest and official sources of Data.

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Rank Company Technology Total subscribers (in millions)
1 China Mobile GSM GPRS EDGE TD-SCDMA TD-HSDPA TD-LTE (planned), FD-LTE (Hong Kong only) 744.9(July 2013)
2 Vodafone GSM GPRS EDGE HSPA LTE 453.633(June 2013)
3 Bharti Airtel GSM EDGE HSPA LTE 265.58(October 2012)
4 America Movil GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSPA+ LTE D-AMPS CDMAOne CDMA2000 1x EV-DO 251.8(June 2012)
5 Telefonica GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE (planned) D-AMPS CDMAOne CDMA2000 249.26(December 2012)
6 Orange GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSUPA LTE (planned) 231.5 (30 June 2013)
7 Axiata GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSPA+ LTE 229.6(Q2 2013)
8 VimpelCom Ltd. GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE (planning) 209(March 2012)
9 China Unicom GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSUPA HSPA+ LTE (Planned) 202.89(January 2011)
10 MTN Group GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSUPA 175.98(June 2012)
11 China Telecom CDMA EV-DO TD-LTE 174.50(August 2013)
12 Etisalat GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE 167(December 2011)
13 TeliaSonera GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE 160(December 2010, includes MegaFon and TurkCell)
14 Telenor GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE 150(October 2011)
15 Saudi Telecom Company (STC) GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE 139(December 2010)
16 Reliance Communications CDMA GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSPA+ LTE CDMA2000 CDMA2000 1x EVDO 135.88(August 2012)
17 T-Mobile GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSPA HSPA+ DC-HSPA+ LTE 129.14(March 2012)
18 Verizon Wireless CDMA EV-DO LTE 115.78
19 Idea Cellular GSM GPRS EDGE HSPA 113.9(December 2012)
20 AT&T Mobility GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSUPA LTE 107.0(January 2013)
21 MTS GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS CDMA 106.07(December 2011)
22 Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA LTE 102.50(December 2011)
23 Telkomsel GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA HSPA+ LTE (planned) 100(April 2011)
24 BSNL GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA CDMA EV-DO WiMAX 96.28(October 2012)
25 Tata Teleservices GSM GPRS EDGE HSPA+ CDMA EV-DO WiMAX 77.4(July 2011)
26 Turkcell GSM GPRS PDC FOMA HSDPA LTE (planned) 70.7(Q3 2013)
27 Aircel GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSPA HSDPA WiMAX 66.79(October 2012)
28 PLDT GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSPA HSPA+ HSDPA WiMAX LTE 66.1(March 2012)
29 Maxis Communications GSM GPRS EDGE WCDMA HSPA HSPA+ LTE (in testing phase) 63.71(December 2010)
30 MegaFon GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA 62 (October 2012)
31 Qtel GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSDPA / CDMA EV-DO 60.53 (December 2009)
32 Sprint CDMA EV-DO WiMax LTE 64.3 (October 2013)
33 Tele2 GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS HSPA LTE 37.6 (March 2012)
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