Largest Telecom Operators In The World

Bharti Airtel, one of India’s largest telecom operators who already operate in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as well have now acquired the African assets of the Zain group. One the acquisition, which is presently under regulatory review, goes through, Airtel will become the fifth largest telecom operator in the world.

Here is how the numbers will stack up once the review is done, which should ideally happen. The ranking is based on the number of subscriber connections

1. China Mobile : 525.331 million
2. Vodafone : 309.580 million
3. Telefonica : 202.333 million
4. America Movil : 186.544 million
5. Bharti Airtel : 169.468 million
6. China Unicom : 147.587 million
7. Deutsche Telekom : 127.919 million
8. Telenor : 101.367 million