List of telephone operating companies

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This list identifies the fixed line operators and the mobile operators for the top 200 most populous countries in the world.

The list of countries and their populations is from List of countries by population. The CIA World Factbook is cited as the standard reference for the number of main lines for each of the listed countries.[1]

List of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions is cited as the standard reference for the number of fixed broadband subscribers for each of the listed countries. The country naming convention follows the ISO 3166-1 standard as published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Companies by total revenue[edit]

The world's largest telecommunications companies measured by total revenues.

Rank Company Total revenue (US$ billion) Country
1 AT&T $170.8 [2] United States United States
2 Verizon Communications $131.8 [3] United States United States
3 Nippon Telegraph & Tel $107.1 [4] Japan Japan
4 Comcast $95.5 [5] United States United States
5 Softbank $86.7 [6] Japan Japan
6 Deutsche Telekom $86.5 [7] Germany Germany
7 Telefónica $57.4 [8] Spain Spain
8 China Telecom $57.0 [9] China China
9 América Móvil $52.7 [10] Mexico Mexico
10 Vodafone $50.5 [11] United Kingdom United Kingdom
11 Orange $48.9 [12] France France
12 China Unicom $44.0 [13] China China
13 Charter Communications $43.6 [14] United States United States
14 Telstra $41.2 [15] Australia Australia
15 KDDI $34.8 [16] Japan Japan
16 Sprint $33.4 [17] United States United States
17 BT Group $30.3 [18] United Kingdom United Kingdom
18 CenturyLink $23.4 [19] United States United States
19 Telecom Italia $22.8 [20] Italy Italy
20 KT Corporation $21.3 [21] South Korea South Korea
21 BCE $18.1 [22] Canada Canada
22 China Communications Services $16.0 [23] China China
23 Vivendi $15.9 [24] France France
24 SK Telecom $15.4 [25] South Korea South Korea
25 Saudi Telecom $13.9 [26] Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
26 Telenor $13.6 [27] Norway Norway
27 Etisalat $12.3 [28] United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
28 LG Uplus $12.1 [29] South Korea South Korea
29 Bharti Airtel $12.0 [30] India India
30 Swisscom $11.9 [31] Switzerland Switzerland
31 Rogers Communications $11.6 [32] Canada Canada
32 Cox Communications $11.0 [33] United States United States
33 Telus $10.9 [34] Canada Canada
34 MTN Group $10.2 [35] South Africa South Africa
35 Telia Company $9.6 [36] Sweden Sweden
36 Telkom Indonesia $9.1 [37] Indonesia Indonesia
37 VimpelCom $9.1 [38] Netherlands Netherlands
38 Frontier Communications $8.6 [39] United States United States
39 Ooredoo $8.2 [40] Qatar Qatar
40 Mobile TeleSystems $7.6 [41] Russia Russia
41 Chunghwa Telecom $7.0 [42] Taiwan Taiwan
42 KPN $6.9 [43] Netherlands Netherlands
43 Optus $6.6 [44] Australia Australia
44 Proximus $6.6 [45] Belgium Belgium
45 SingTel $6.2 [46] Singapore Singapore
46 United Internet $5.9 [47] Germany Germany
47 Oi $5.7 [48] Brazil Brazil
48 Windstream Holdings $5.7 [49] United States United States
49 Crown Castle International $5.4 [50] United States United States
50 Advanced Info Service $5.3 [51] Thailand Thailand
51 Vodafone Idea Limited[52] $5.3 [53] India India
52 Telephone and Data Systems $5.4 [54] United States United States
53 MegaFon $4.8 [55] Russia Russia
54 Zain $4.3 [56] Kuwait Kuwait
55 Millicom $4.1 [57] Luxembourg Luxembourg
56 Turkcell $4.0 [58] Turkey Turkey
57 Taiwan Mobile $3.9 [59] Taiwan Taiwan
58 Turk Telekom $3.9 [60] Turkey Turkey
59 OTE $3.8 [61] Greece Greece
60 PLDT $3.1 [62] Philippines Philippines
61 Zayo Group $2.6 [63] United States United States
62 Safaricom $2.3 [64] Kenya Kenya
63 Maxis Communications $2.2 [65] Malaysia Malaysia
64 Mediacom $2.0 [66] United States United States
65 Granite Telecommunications $1.5 [67] United States United States
66 GTT Communications $1.5 [68] United States United States
67 Cincinnati Bell $1.4 [69] United States United States
68 Consolidated Communications $1.4 [70] United States United States
69 Vocus Group $1.3 [71] Australia Australia
70 RCS&RDS $1.2 [72] Romania Romania
71 Cable One $1.1 [73] United States United States
72 Vonage $1.0 [74] United States United States

Note: When $USD revenues unavailable from reliable sites, currency conversions for 2018 revenues are based on the closing currency exchange rate on the last day of 2018 (December 31).

Countries by alphabetical order[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

N[edit]

O[edit]

P[edit]

Q[edit]

R[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

U[edit]

V[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

Smaller countries (not included in this list)[edit]

The following countries are not included in this list. These countries have populations less than 100,000 or less than 10,000 main lines, according to the latest population estimates.

Afghanistan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Albania[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Fixed operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mobile satellite operators[edit]

Angola[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Aruba (Netherlands)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Australia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Austria[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

WiMAX operators[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

WiMAX operators[edit]


Mobile phone Operator----

  • Grameenphone Limited
  • Robi Axista Limited
  • Banglalink Limited
  • Teletalk

Barbados[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Cable operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Belize[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Benin[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Canada[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Chad[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Chile[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Cable operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

China[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Comoros[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Curaçao (Netherlands)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • CYTA
  • MTN
  • PrimeTel
  • Cablenet

Mobile operators[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Other operators[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Internet Providers[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Djibouti Telecom

Mobile operators[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Fixed operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Telesonra

Mobile operators[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Fiji[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

International operator[edit]

  • Fintel

Finland[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

France[edit]

French Guyana[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

French Polynesia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Germany[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Major operators

Mobile operators[edit]

Major operators

Ghana[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Greece[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

WiMAX operators[edit]

Grenada[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Guadeloupe[edit]

This country had 0.159 million main lines in use in 1995.

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Guam (United States)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Sotelgui

Mobile operators[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Natcom S.A (formerly Teleco S.A)

Mobile operators[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

India[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Major operators

Mobile operators[edit]

Major operators

Indonesia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Iran[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

TD-LTE operators[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Israel[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

see also the Palestinian Territories

Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Wireless broadband operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Japan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Jersey (UK)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Jersey Telecom

Mobile operators[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

WiMAX operators[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Ministry of Communications - Kuwait (MOCK)

Mobile operators[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Kyrgyztelecom

Mobile operators[edit]

Laos[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

  • Bite (TDC)
  • LMT
  • Tele2
  • Triatel (Telekom Baltija)

Lebanon[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Lesotho[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Libya[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Macau (China)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM)

Mobile operators[edit]

North Macedonia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

WiMAX operators[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mali[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Malta[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

MVNO operators[edit]

Martinique[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

  • Airtel
  • MyT
  • Emtel
  • Chilli (MTML)

Mayotte (France)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

WiMAX operators[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • INWI
  • Maroc Telecom (Government of Morocco and Etisalat)
  • Méditel (Finance com and Orange SA)

Mobile operators[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Telecommunicacoes De Mozambique (TDM)

Mobile network operators[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile network operators[edit]

  • MPT (GSM/WCDMA/CDMA)
  • Ooredoo Myanmar (Ooredoo) (WCDMA)
  • Telenor Myanmar (Telenor) (GSM/WCDMA)

Namibia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Telecom Namibia

Mobile operators[edit]

  • MTC Namibia

Nepal[edit]

Nepal is the first country to provide 3G general service in South Asia, followed by Sri Lanka, via Nepal Telecom. 3G service is available throughout the country, including Everest Base Camp. 4G LTE WIMAX service has been recently provided at minimum cost at spots in major cities including government offices, public places, malls, shopping centres, hospitals, restaurant, and public parks. It is also freely available in places of religious worship.[77] Climbers of Mount Everest can use video call and other 3G services at the top of the mountain at no cost. LTE services have been installed in many base camps.

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Caledonia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

National network owners[edit]

Regulated UFB fibre companies (Crown Fibre Holdings suppliers)[edit]

  • Chorus Limited

Resellers[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Niger[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Norway[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Oman[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Wireless Local Loop Operators[edit]

Palestinian Territories[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Panama[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Peru[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Réunion (France)[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Romania[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Russia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Rwanda[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Cable&Wireless/LIME
  • Karib Cable

Mobile operators[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Samoa[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

São Tomé[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

  • Expresso - Senegal (CDMA)
  • Orange (GSM)
  • Tigo (GSM)

Serbia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Solomon Telekom Co Ltd (Our Telecom)

Mobile operators[edit]

  • Bemobile/Vodafone
  • Our Telekom[79]

Somalia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Hormuud Telecom

Mobile operators[edit]

Golis Telecom Somalia

South Africa[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Public pay phone operators[edit]

Dialog Broadband Networks, Lanka Bell, Sri Lanka Telecom are entitled to provide pay phone services according to their licences.

Sudan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Thabit (Sudatel)
  • Canar (Etisalat)

Mobile operators[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

MVNO operators[edit]

Other operators[edit]

VoIP operators[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

  • Swaziland Post and Telecommunication Corporation (SPTC)

Mobile operators[edit]

  • Swazi Mobile
  • Swazi MTN

Syria[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Togo[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

TOGOCOM

Mobile operators[edit]

Tonga[edit]

The country had 0.030 million main lines in use in 2012.[81]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

VoIP operators[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Fixed line operators (over $10 billion annual revenues)[edit]

Fixed line operators ($1 to $10 billion annual revenues)[edit]

Fixed line operators ($100 million to $1 billion annual revenues)[edit]

Fixed line operators (less than $100 million annual revenues)[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

United States Virgin Islands[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Yemen[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

Fixed line operators[edit]

Mobile operators[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIA, . "Country Comparison: Telephones - Main Lines In Use". Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Annual Financials for AT&T Inc". Market Watch. Dow Jones. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Annual Financials for Verizon Communications Inc". MarketWatch. Dow Jones. Retrieved