Largest Telecommunication Companies in the World

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The telecommunications companies provide the long distance communication by using different types of technology. The technology can be in the form of electromagnetic waves or electrical signals. 
Telecommunication companies are rapidly expanding their business and the need of the world to exchange information and stay in touch with others is increasing. 
And these companies have an important role in the growth of the world economy. In this selection are highlighted the world’s largest telecommunication companies in terms of total number of subscribers worldwide.

China Mobile – 799 million customers

Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

China Mobile Communications Corporation is significantly owned by the government of China and leverages interventions for commercial affairs, and leading position in this selection. The mobile telecommunication network provides wireless voice and multimedia services throughout the world.
The company is also popular for having the largest market capitalization and is highly listed in New York Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The latest count shows that China Mobile is ranked as the largest mobile operator in the world and has about 799 million subscribers. China Mobile is available within China under various brand names such as Easyown, GoTone, M-zone and Zong internationally.

SingTel – 500 million customers

Photo: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP
Photo: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP

Singapore Telecommunications Limited “SingTel” has 500 million subscribers for its own operations and services. In August 2014, SingTel announced its joint venture with some 5 well-known global companies, including Google, to build super-fast cable submarine data.
It is associated with many other media companies and their stakes in foreign entities, is also listed with high market capitalization.

Vodafone – 434 million customers

Photo: Tom Compagnoni/AAP
Photo: Tom Compagnoni/AAP

Vodafone Group is a private limited liability company owned by the British multinational telecommunications company. The rating is measured by both revenue and the number of 434 million subscribers. Vodafone operates networks in several countries and provides telecommunications services and IT for many client countries.

Bharti Airtel – 300 million customers

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Bharti Airtel Limited is an Indian international telecommunications company which has its head office in India. And has around 300 million subscribers and is considered as the largest mobile operator in India.
Airtel provides a GSM network with 2G, 3G and 4G, depending on the operations of this country. Airtel is the largest provider of mobile and fixed line services in India and also provides television services.

America Movil – 270 million customers

America Movil
America Movil

It is a Mexican telecommunications company represented in Brazil by Claro. It has about 270 million mobile subscribers in many countries, and is considered one of the largest companies in the world.
America Movil is a company ranked in the Forbes Global 2000. And in power along on many other mobile operator companies and signed many international agreements to provide global services together.

China Unicom – 270 million customers

Photo: China Unicom/Wostore
Photo: China Unicom/Wostore

China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd. is a telecommunications operator China government property. And it took many initiatives to expand its telecommunications business and China Unicom.
Telefonica is an example, agreed to a new investment together to strengthen the strategic alliance. Also planned a merger with China Netcom and was successful at that kept his name in the market capitalization list.

Orange S.A – 230 million customers

Photo: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg
Photo: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Orange SA is an international telecommunications industry and has about 230 million customers worldwide. Orange is a popular source of telecom in France and the leading provider of Internet, mobile, fixed telephone and IPTV services.

Telenor – 166 million customers

Photo: Rayon
Photo: Rayon

The Telenor Group is one of the largest companies of mobile telecommunications in the world with 166 million subscribers and is owned by a Norwegian multinational company.
It is famous for providing the machine technology, and develops and markets products in Automatic Meter Reading and had TV distribution and broadband operations. Telenor dominates the market in Norway for its full range of telecommunication services, and provides satellite communication including voice, data and television.

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