Telecommunication Companies provide communication from a long distance by the use of different types of technologies. The technology can be in the form of electromagnetic waves or electrical signals. Telecommunication companies are rapidly expanding their business as the world’s need to exchange information and stay in contact with others is increasing. Telecommunications companies play an important role in the growth of world economy. The following list shows the top 10 largest telecom companies in terms of the total number of subscribers in the world.
Telenor Group is one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunication companies that has 166 million subscribers and is owned by a Norwegian multinational company. It is famous for providing machine-to-machine technology as it develops and sells products related to Automatic Meter Reading and had a widespread broadband and TV distribution operations. Telenor dominates the market place in Norway due to its full range of telecommunication services. It provides satellite communication which includes voice, television and data. Telenor Research and Innovation is Norway’s largest research center that is launched within Information and Communications Technology.
China Telecom Corporation Limited is one of the largest telecom companies with about 185 million subscribers worldwide and the largest fixed-line service in China. It is popular for providing the largest single Wi-Fi wireless broadband linkage in China. It also hosts an English Online Store in an e-Commerce website, which provides products and services to international customers and allows the facility to buy ChinaNet Wi-Fi, mobile broadband and other mobile phone services.
Orange S.A. is a French international telecommunication industry and has about 230 million consumers worldwide. Orange is a popular source of telecom in France and main provider of internet, mobile, landline and IPTV services. Orange used strategies for the acquisition and creation of content through media. It provided television access service with a video on demand service. It introduced online entertaining service with live radio streaming service. Its aim was to provide access to the customers through multiple platforms and achieving its goal to become the largest communications provider. It goes through many joint ventures, holdings and subsidiaries but some major controversies led it down on the list.
Axiata’s is the leading Asian telecommunication company that has major worldwide business of the provision of telecommunication and investment holding and consultancy services. It got expanded and popularized after getting a new tagline which has the idea to advance its operations in Asia. Axiata had over 230 million subscribers across Asia and generates a good amount of revenue and gives employment opportunities to a lot of Asians. Axiata’s has been controlling interests, mobile subsidiaries and associations under various brands, all around Asia.
América Móvil is the sixth largest telecom company which is a Mexican telecommunication company located in Mexico. It has about 270 mobile subscribers in various countries and is considered as one of the largest corporations in the world. América Móvil is a Forbes Global 2000 company. It is ruling over many other mobile operator companies and has signed many international pacts to jointly provide global services. América Móvil is currently the largest and the most profitable company in Mexico in terms of revenue and is also considered as the most valuable company in Mexico.
China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. is a Chinese government owned telecommunications operator located in China. It took many initiatives to expand its business of telecommunication such as China Unicom; and Telefonica agreed on a new joint investment to strengthen their strategic alliance. It also planned a merger with China Netcom and made it successful due to which it has kept its name on the list of market capitalization.
Bharti Airtel Limited is an Indian international telecommunications company that has its headquarters in India. It has about 300 million subscribers and is considered as the largest cellular service provider in India. Airtel provides a GSM network with 2G, 3G and 4G services depending upon the operations of that country. Airtel is the largest provider of mobile and fixed telephony in India and also provides television services. It is popular for providing low call rates in India with the help of other foreign companies.
The third largest telecom industry in the world is the Vodafone Group which is a private limited company owned by the British multinational telecommunications company. The rank is measured by both revenues and about a number of 434 million subscribers. Vodafone operates networks in several countries and provides telecommunications and IT services to many client countries. It is the third largest company listed on the London Stock Exchange and market capitalization.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), is the second largest telecom company which has 500 million subscribers for its own operations and services. SingTel took the advantage and expended itself outside the country and acquired 100% shares of the second largest Australian telecommunication industry named Optus. In August 2014, SingTel announced its joint venture with some five famous global companies, including Google, in order to build a super-fast undersea data cable. It is associated with many other media companies and due to its shareholdings in overseas entities, it is also listed high in the market capitalization.
China Mobile Communications Corporation is one of the world largest telecommunication companies. It is owned significantly by China’s government and enjoys interventions for trade affairs. The mobile telecommunication network provides the mobile voice and the multimedia services throughout the world. The company is also popular for having the largest capitalization in the marketplace and is highly listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong stock exchange. The latest enumeration shows that China Mobile is rated as the world’s largest mobile phone operator as it has about 799 million subscribers. China Mobile is available in Interior China under several brand names such as Easyown, GoTone, M-zone and internationally as Zong.