The Mightiest. 20 Largest Mobile Operators in the World
Global ranking 2016.
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In banking there are those dubbed "too big to fall". CSPs are no less important for the world economy and there are titans among them, too. 20 largest telecom operators are currently serving over 40% of cellular users globally. They deserve a closer look for an insight on who they are, in what countries they operate and how their rank has changed since last year.

Ranking: TOP-20 mobile network operators

 
Rank Operator (2015)  Rank Operator (2015)  Chg. (+ or -)
1 China Mobile
China
1 China Mobile
China
=
2 China Unicom
China
2 China Unicom
China
=
3 Airtel (Bharti Airtel)
India
3 Airtel (Bharti Airtel)
India
=
4 China Telecom
China
4 China Telecom
China
=
5 Vodafone
India
5 Vodafone
India
=
6 Idea Cellular
India
6 Idea Cellular
India
=
7 Telkomsel
Indonesia
7 Telkomsel
Indonesia
=
8 Verizon Wireless
USA
8 Verizon Wireless
USA
=
9 AT&T
USA
9 AT&T
USA
=
10 Reliance Communications
India
10 BSNL
India
+2
11 Aircel
India
11 Aircel
India
=
12 BSNL
India
12 Reliance Comm.
India
-2
13 MegaFon
Russia
13 Indosat Ooredoo
Indonesia
+3
14 MTS
Russia
14 MegaFon
Russia
-1
15 Telcel
Mexico
15 MTS
Russia
-1
16 Indosat Ooredoo
Indonesia
16 Telcel
Mexico
-1
17 Vivo
Brazil
17 Vivo
Brazil
=
18 TIM
Brazil
18 NTT DOCOMO
Japan
+1
19 NTT DOCOMO
Japan
19 Globe Telecom
Philippines
new
20 Smart
Philippines
20 3
Indonesia
new