Biggest telephone companies in the world

When talking about the biggest phone companies, a major distinction must be made on the type: whether they offer only mobile service, only landline service, or both of them. Also, it is necessary to evaluate on what basis a company is considered large: whether by the number of their subscribers, by their market capitalization, or because its CEO was/is a famous businessman.

The world’s largest mobile phone company for subscribers

Here is a list of the top five mobile phone companies around the world for the total number of subscribers:

  • China Mobile: 482 900 000 subscribers
  • Vodafone: 264 100 000 subscribers
  • Telef√≥nica / Movistar / 02: 195.5 million subscribers
  • America Movil: 186 600 000 subscribers
  • Telenor: 159 million subscribers

In the USA, the ranking is this:

  • Verizon Wireless has 86.6 million subscribers
  • AT & T Mobility 78.2 million subscribers
  • Sprint Nextel: 49,083,000 subscribers
  • T-Mobile: 33,173,000 subscribers
  • TracFone Wireless: 11,759,000 subscribers

The world’s largest mobile phone company by market capitalization

  • AT & T: $ 139,700,000,000
  • Verizon: $ 81.8 billion
  • Comcast: $ 41 billion
  • ECB: $ 16.6 billion
  • Sprint: $ 148 billion

The world’s largest mobile phone company for CEOs

Lowell McAdam – Verizon CEO, he spent six years in the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps

Michael Combes – Former Vodafone UK CEO, one of the CEOs of the greatest absolute experience, currently CEO of the French SFR

Marco Tronchetti Provera Рformer CEO of Telecom Italia, currently CEO of Pirelli, a tire company that is returning to the stock market after the sale to Chem China. Tronchetti Provera is doing very important for Pirelli return on the stock exchange; the IPO Pirelli will be a great opportunity for this manager to prove his business ability. Other interesting sources on that are Pirelli tyres will race to market with new hands at the wheel and Pirelli to decide on IPO terms based on prospectus.

Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Italia CEO, graduated from Bocconi and a Harvard MBA Master, he did great experience working at Morgan Stanley in London.