Vodafone; Airtel and Orange among Top 20 largest mobile operators globally


UK’s Vodafone Group – which owns Kenya’s Safaricom and Tanzania’s Vodacom; India’s Bharti Airtel  – which owns Airtel Kenya as well as France Telecom’s Orange– which has a majority stake in Telkom Kenya, have emerged among the Top 20 largest mobile operators in the world according Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard.’

According to the latest rankings – for Q2 2012 – Bharti Airtel comes in a position 4, two positions behind UK’s Vodafone Group which comes in at position two globally while France Telecom Orange – with operations in 16 African countries – comes in at position 12.

 

Below is the list of the Top 20 Operators Globally

 

Operator

Year-on-Year

Growth

Connections/ Subscribers

(in millions)

Revenues

(US $ billion)

1

China Mobile

11 %

 

683.08

 

22.05

2

Vodafone Group 

5 %

 

386.88

 

13.92

3

America Movil Group 

7 %

 

251.83

 

7.98

4

Bharti Airtel 

13 %

 

250.04

 

3.04

5

Telefonica Group 

7 %

 

243.51

 

11.4

6 China Unicom   

21%

219.25

4.95

7

VimpelCom Group     

7%

205.05

4.58

8

Reliance Communications    

8%

154.60

0.48

 

9

Telenor Group   

24%

152.74

2.55

10

China Telecom    

33%

144.18

3.37

11

MTN Group   

14%

136.59

3.85

12

France Telecom Group  

57%

133.38

7.18

 

13

Telkomsel Group  

15%

117.24

1.43

14

Idea Cellular

23%

117.16

1.00

15

Sistema Group    

3%

114.51

2.54

16

Verizon Wireless   

5%

111.37

15.78

17

Deutsche Telekom Group  

2%

107.86

8.38

18

AT&T  

7%

105.21

14.77

19

Telecom Italia  

16%

101.10

4.10

20

BSNL

5%

 

98.28

0.44

The full report of how the operators performed in the second quarter of this year is available here.