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Wireless Subscribers: DT, Verizon, AT&T Small Players
Written by Dave Burstein   
Monday, 22 October 2012 04:41

Big names don't make top 15. The Wireless Intelligence rankings makes clear the market has shifted to Asia and a few large groups. http://bit.ly/TrNxEC . By sales, however, Verizon and AT&T are #2 & #3. Only some of that is the high U.S. percentage of smartphones and take rate on data. U.S. prices are yet again marked as the highest. At http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/technology/americans-paying-more-for-lte-service.html, Kevin O'Brien reports GSM Association data that Americans are paying twice as much as Europeans. Important data below.

 

RankOperator-groupConnections (millions) 1YoY Growth, connectionsYoY Growth, rankMobile Revenue (US$ billion)
1 China Mobile 683.08 11% - 22.05
2 Vodafone Group 386.88 5% - 13.92
3 América Móvil Group 251.83 7% - 7.98
4 Bharti Airtel Group 250.04 13% +1 3.04
5 Telefónica Group 243.51 7% -1 11.40
6 China Unicom 219.25 21% +1 4.95
7 VimpelCom Group 2 205.05 7% -1 4.58
8 Reliance Communications 154.60 8% - 0.48
9 Telenor Group 152.74 24% - 2.55
10 China Telecom 144.18 33% +2 3.37
11 MTN Group 136.59 14% -1 3.85
12 France Telecom Group 133.38 57% +9 7.18
13 Telkomsel Group 117.24 15% +2 1.43
14 Idea Cellular 117.16 23% +3 1.00
15 Sistema Group 3 114.51 3% -4 2.54
16 Verizon Wireless 111.37 5% -3 15.78
17 Deutsche Telekom Group 107.86 2% -3 8.38
18 AT&T 105.21 7% -2 14.77
19 Telecom Italia 101.10 16% +1 4.10
20 BSNL 98.28 5% -2 0.44