Top 10 Telecommunications Companies

2. December 2011


Vodacom is the leading telecommunications company in the world. The company is present in six continents either as the company itself or by partnering with local telecommunications companies. Apart from offering personal and business telecommunication solutions, the company also offers branded phones and devices. The company made revenues of 44.5 billion pounds in 2010.


With consolidated business revenue of $124 billion, AT&T is one of the top telecommunications companies in the world. Like Vodacom, AT&T has a footprint in seven continents. The company has offers voice services in over 220 countries and manages the largest Wi-Fi network in the United States. Apart from telecommunications, the company also deals with broadband and mobile phones alongside other telecommunications based services.

Verizon communications

Verizon communications also comes among the top 10 telecommunications companies. It provides telecommunications services to customers in the United States and 150 other countries. The services offered include voice and data, IP network sales and telecommunication devices among others.

China mobile

China mobile was incorporated in 1997 and is one of the youngest companies ranking in the top 10 telecommunications companies in the world. By the end of 2010 the company enjoyed a healthy 69.3% customer base in mainland China. The company offers both GSM and GPRS services worldwide through its subsidiaries. It has a global presence of over 186 countries.

France telecom

France telecom is another leading telecommunications company with a presence all over the world. The company is synonymous with its orange brand name. The company offers mobile, internet, fixed telephony, TV and IP services to clients all over the world. In 2010, France Telecom had revenues of approximately 45.5 billion Euros.

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom also ranks among the top 10 telecommunications companies in the world. The company provides telecommunications services in about 50 countries all over the world through its subsidiaries. The most popular of its subsidiary telecommunications provider is T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom had revenues of about 62.4 billion Euros in 2010. Some of the services provided by the company include mobile phones, ICT solutions and fixed networks services.


Telefonica is another telecommunications company which ranks in the top 10 worldwide. The company\’s brands – Movistar, Vivo, Terra and O2 are found in different countries in Europe, Asia and central and South America. The company offers global telecommunication services for individuals and businesses.

Telia Sonera

Telia Sonera is a Swiss based telecommunications company. The company provides its services in Baltic and Nordic countries as well as Eurasia through its subsidiaries. The company boasts to be one of the pioneers of mobile communications and this can be justified by their excellent services which include broadband and fixed telephony.

China Unicom

China Unicom is one of the leading telecommunications companies in China. The company was incorporated in 2000 and mainly serves China. The services provided are mainly GSM and WCDMA services.

Telenor group

Telenor group is the final telecommunications company in the top 10 list. The company provides telephone, TV, internet and mobile services to consumers in the Nordic and Asia regions.

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