245.337 million subscribers.
It is also known as Bharti Airtel Limited and the company comes from India. It operates in 20 different countries across South Asia, Africa and some islands. It provides GSM network in all those countries with 2G, 3G and 4G services. They happen to be the largest service provider in all of India. The company was founded on the 7th July of 1995 by Sunil Bharti Mittal and is currently headquartered in New Delhi, India. They provide services for fixedline telephony, mobile telephony, broadband internet, digital television and IT. They are a parent to Airetel Africa, Airtel Digital TV, Airtel Sri Lanka and Airtel Bangla and a subsidiary to Bharti Enterprises, SingTel and Vodafone.
4. AMERICA MOVIL
246.00 million subscribers.
This happens to be a Mexican telecommunication company. The owner of this company is one of the richest persons in the world. You must remember him from the list we compiled regarding the ten richest people in the world. This company also happens to be one of the Fortune 500. They currently operate in around 18 different countries. America Movil was founded in the year 2000 and is currently headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. They provide services for fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband, fixed-line internet services, digital television, IT and network. It is a parent to Telmex, Claro, Telcel and TracFone Wireless.
326.00 million subscribers.
This particular company comes from Norway. They have operations in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia and they operate under the Telenor brand. The company was originally founded in 1855 and is currently headquartered in Fornebu, Norway. They offer services for fixed line and mobile telephony, internet, digital television, IT and IPTV. They have extensive broadband and TV distribution in most Nordic countries.
439.601 million subscribers.
Vodafone Group Plc happens to come from Britain. They are a multinational telecommunications company. They trade on both NASDAQ and LSE. They were originally known as Racal Telecom from 1983 to 1991. It was 1991 when Vodafone was founded and it is currently headquartered in London, United Kingdom with services for fixed line and mobile telephony, internet and digital television. They have direct networks in over 30 countries and partner networks in over 40 different countries. They own around 45% of Verizon Wireless which happens to be the largest telecommunication companies in United States with regard to the number of subscribers.
1. CHINA MOBILE
667.20 million subscribers.
At the first spot we have the China Mobile which is a Chinese state-owned telecommunications company. It provides mobile and multimedia services. It is listed on NYSE and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. They service Mainland China, Hong Kong and Pakistan and it was originally founded in the year 1997 with services for fixed line and mobile telephony, internet and digital television. The company is owned by China Mobile Communications Corporation.