About this Report
This exciting new study determines and then analyses the Top 30 MNO Groups Worldwide by Proportionate Subscriber Base (at end-2010), before reappraising these same 30 Groups by differing KPIs, and then later profiling these global leaders in detail.
The size of an MNO Group's subscriber base highlights the popularity and perception of its brand in the minds of users in a given market, and illustrates the extent of its hold over, and strength within, this wireless market. Subscriber bases obviously have a huge dependence on the population of a country, and this is amply demonstrated by the fact that the Top 30 MNO Groups include three Chinese and five Indian Groups.
This essential new report comprehensively covers the Top 30 Mobile Operator Groups Worldwide in four data-packed chapters:
- Worldwide Mobile Market
- Top 30 MNO Groups Worldwide
- MNO Group Profiles
- Appendices (includes full glossary of terms)
Taking into consideration the region in which an MNO Group is headquartered, this Top 30 list includes 14 MNO Groups from Asia Pacific and 10 from Europe.
Emerging markets in Asia Pacific, especially China and India, have surpassed Europe and North America in terms of subscriber base. And in order to increase their customer base, MNO Groups have been widening their presence worldwide and expanding their operations to emerging markets through the acquisition of, or merger with, different MNOs in developing mobile markets.
Having determined the Top 30 MNO Groups Worldwide by Proportionate Subscriber Base (at end-2010), this study reassesses these same thirty groups using differing KPIs - to see how rankings shift. These KPIs are:
- MNO Groups by Total Revenue
- MNO Groups by Revenue from Mobile Operations
- MNO Groups by Net Profit
- MNO Groups by Core Brands (followed by further Brand by Region analysis)
These subsequent Top 30 and Top 5 MNO Group rankings are subsets of our initial assessment of the Top 30 by proportionate subscriber base - and should therefore please be studied in that context.
In alphabetical order, the MNO Groups* profiled in this study are:
- America Movil
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
- Bharti Airtel
- China Mobile Communications Corporation
- China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom)
- China Unicom
- Deutsche Telekom
- France Telecom
- Idea Cellular
- Maxis Communications
- Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)
- MTN Group Limited (MTN Group)
- NTT DOCOMO Group
- Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH)
- Reliance Communications Limited (Reliance Communications)
- SingTel (Singapore Telecom)
- Smart Communications
- Sprint Nextel
- Tata Teleservices
- Telecom Italia Group
- Verizon Communications
- VimpelCom Limited
- Vodafone Group
(*Please note: This collection of 30 "MNO Groups" - drawn from worldwide proportionate subscriber bases at end-2010 - actually includes 8 stand-alone "MNOs". These are included in the "Group" rankings due to the sheer scale of their customer bases. For clarity, the 8 stand-alone MNOs are: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom), China Unicom, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications Limited, Smart Communications, Tata Teleservices, and Telkomsel.)
The report also features detailed profiles of these 30 MNO Groups, with data points on: Total Revenue, Mobile Revenue, Net Profit, Employees, Key Interests, Brand Names, Ownership, Subscribers, Proportionate Subscribers, Market Share, Technology Deployments, Planned Upgrades, Recent Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnership Deals.