The World's Top Mobile Operators

According to the newest reports, especially one player outclasses everyone in the telecommunication industry. It is the world's largest mobile network of China Mobile with a huge  number of 851.2 million customers. The ranking justifies the fact about the huge potential of China telecommunication industry. The strength of that region comes not only from smartphone market leaders, such as Huawei or Xiaomi. 

Behind the leader of the sector there are other international players such as Vodafone (469.7million users),  AT&T (355 million), Verizion, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation, Telefonica (190 million), America Movil (175 million), China Unicom (138 million), T-Mobile (127 million), Telenor (97 million ), Airtel (94 million), Mobile TeleSystems (92 million). In this article you can s get to know the largest network operators.

China Mobile

China Mobile is the largest network operator all over the world. It is the leader of the industry  by network scale, number of subscribers and also the brand value. The headquartered is located in Hong Kong, the smaller quarters has been expanded in 20 countries across different regions. The China Mobile is registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as China Mobile and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as China Mobile Limited, the CHL symbol. The China Mobile is known also under several brands such as Easyown(prepaid mobile phones), GoTone (main-flagship brand), M-zone (premium brand) and G3.


Vodafone is the international mobile operator with headquarters in Newcastle in the United Kingdom and Düsseldorf in Germany. Vodafone is the second mobile brand behind mentioned China Mobile. Vodafone operates networks in 26 countries and has partnership agreements  with local network in over 55  additional countries. Vodafone is known in the London Stock Exchange as the Vodafone Group and the New York Stock Exchange. Across the world, Vodafone have almost 444 million customers and around 19.5 million in the United Kingdom.. On 10 February 2016 the market capitalization was estimated as £52.5 billion.


AT&T is the American telecommunications company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The AT&T has been one of the world's largest telephone services provider and the largest cable television network for some time. The company found the research department called Bell Labs where invited such things as Unix operating system, programming languages: C, C ++ and AWK, as well as transistor. Eleven employees of this corporation received the Nobel Prize. Since 2018, it is also the parent company of WarnerMedia, making it the world's largest media and entertainment institution in terms of revenue. This combination creates modern media company which offers Premium Content, Direct to Consumer (D2C) Distribution, High-Speed Networks.


Verizon Communications, Inc. is the American provider of telecommunications services. The company is listed on NYSE and it is part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Verizon offers and provides  the mobile telephony (Verizon Wireless), broadband Internet access and cable television (via DirecTV or its own FiOS fiber network). Listed on NYSE, it is part of the Dow Jones 30. The company was founded in 2000, when Bell Atlantic bought GTE, previously the largest independent local telecommunications operator in the USA. On July 25, 2016, the company took over $ 4.83 billion Yahoo! The headquarters is located in New Your City.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone known also as NTT is a Japanese telecommunications company with headquarters in Tokyo. The NTT Group is divided into a couple of segments. The most major subsidiaries are NTT East, NTT West, NTT Communications, NTT DoCoMo, and NTT Data.  Two of them (NTT DoCoMo and NTT Data) are listed on the stock markets.  NTT DoCoMo and NTT Data are listed on the stock markets.  The idea of the company is defined by low and their main purpose is to ensure proper and stable provision of telecommunications services all over Japan.

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