Largest mobile phone companies

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These are the world's largest mobile phone companies, by number of subscribers. The largest in the world by turnover is Vodafone. The primary cellular technology used by each carrier is shown in parentheses.

1 120 million including subscribers to companies where T-Mobile has a minority stake. 2 UMTS network currently being tested in six U.S. cities * 350 million including subscriers to companies where Vodafone has a minority stake.

Americas

Canada

United States

These are the largest mobile phone companies in the United States, by number of subscribers. The primary cellular technology used by each carrier is shown in parentheses.

3Sprint PCS and Nextel have agreed to merge. Together they will have nearly 37.5 million subscribers.

4As of Jan 2005, ALLTEL is buying Western Wireless. Together they will have 9.2 million subscribers.

In North America, IS-2000 is commonly known as CDMA. IS-136 is known as TDMA. However, CDMA and TDMA are general terms that can refer to several different technologies.

Brazil

Argentina

Asia Pacific

Australia

Bangladesh

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Japan

New Zealand

Philippines

Thailand

Europe

Austria

Czech Republic

Finland

France

Germany

These are the largest mobile phone companies in Germany. The present telecommunication standard in Germany is GSM, called "D-Netz" (900 MHz) and "E-Netz" (1800 MHz). It is the successor of the analogous "C-Netz".

1 Owned by KPN.

Greece

In September 2003 there were 10.88 million active lines, which makes 99% market penetration.

1 Was Telestet until February 2004.

2 The newest mobile telecom in Greece uses Vodafone's infrastructure until it builds its own network.

Hungary

Ireland

Together Vodafone and O2 dominate, with a combined market share of 94%.

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

  • Telenor - 2.5 millon (in Norway, 40 millon worldwide)
  • NetCom - 1.2 million

Poland

At the end of 2004, Poland had 23,070,000 mobile phone subscribers, or 59.7% penetration rate.

Portugal

Romania

These are the largest mobile phone companies in Romania. Romania has 10,678,072 subscribers in total (April 2005), or 49.21% penetration rate.

Russian Federation

These are the largest mobile phone companies in Russia, by number of subscribers. The primary cellular technology used by each carrier is shown in parentheses.

Serbia & Montenegro

  • Mobile Telecomunications | MOBTEL(GSM) 2 million
  • ProMonte (GSM)
  • MONET (GSM) 200,000
  • Mobilna Telefonija Srbija | Mobile Telephony Serbia | MTS064

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

United Kingdom

There are also a number of Virtual Mobile Network Operators, including Virgin Mobile, Tesco Mobile, and easyMobile.

Middle East & Africa

Bahrain

Egypt

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kenya

Kuwait

South Africa

Sources of information

zh:最大的移动电话公司

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