2G, 3G & 4G Cellular Network Subscriptions, Deployments, Spectrum Holdings & Contracts Database Q1'2012

Release Date: April 2012

Note: A new version of this product is available here

Synopsis: With 6.1 billion global cellular network subscriptions, the year 2011 has seen mobile penetration levels reach over 87 %. From an operator perspective, China Mobile is leading the market with over 650 million subscriptions. Indian operators (primarily Bharti, Vodafone, Reliance, Idea Cellular, BSNL etc) also constitute a considerable market share with over 928 million subscriptions. Mobile broadband has also seen considerable growth with 3.5 G HSPA subscriptions reaching 566 million, EV-DO subscriptions reaching 272 million, and 4G LTE subscriptions reaching 6.4 million. LTE subscriptions that currently comprise only 0.1 % of the market will significantly grow over the next 5 years, eventually representing more than 8 % of the market in 2016. Presently, U.S operator Verizon Wireless and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo are leading the LTE market with market shares of 63 % and 22 % respectively, driven by their early adoption of LTE technology.

Covering over 810 operators, 53 infrastructure vendors and 222 countries worldwide the database tracks global cellular network deployments, infrastructure vendor contracts, and subscriptions by technology, data protocol, category (pre-paid, post paid), region, country, and operator. The database includes:
  • Infrastructure contracts by technology (GSM, W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE,CDMA, 1xRTT, 1xEV-DO, 1xEV-DO Rev A/B, TD-SCDMA, iDEN, TDMA, PHS, PDC), region, country, vendor and operator
  • Infrastructure market share by equipment type, region, country and vendor
  • Network deployments by technology, data protocol, region, country and operator
  • Number of cellular network subscriptions (as of Q4'2011) by air interface technology, data protocol, region, country and operator
  • Network Spectrum holdings by bandwidth, frequency, region, country and operator
  • Five-year subscriptions forecasts by technology, data protocol, region, country and operator
  • Subscriptions market share data by technology, data protocol, region, country and operator
  • Penetration data by region and country
  • Population data by region and country
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The following operators have been mentioned in the database.

  • 3 Australia
  • 3 Indonesia
  • 3G Telecommunications
  • Aero 2
  • Afghan Wireless
  • Africell Burundi
  • Africell Gambia
  • Africell Sierra Leone
  • Aircel
  • Airtel Bangladesh
  • AIS
  • AkTel
  • Albanian Mobile Communications
  • Alfa Telecom
  • Algérie Télécom
  • Almadar Aljadeed
  • Altech Stream Rwanda
  • Altel
  • AM Wireless Uruguay
  • Ambitel
  • America Movil Costa Rica
  • America Movil Dominican Republic
  • America Movil Jamaica
  • America Movil Peru
  • America Movil Puerto Rico
  • A-Mobile
  • AMX Argentina
  • AMX Paraguay
  • ANCEL
  • APUA
  • Aquafon
  • Armentel
  • Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Communications
  • Asiacell
  • ASTCA
  • Astelit
  • AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico
  • AT&T Mobility US Virgin Islands
  • AT&T Mobility USA
  • Atlantic Wireless Liberia
  • Atlantique Cellulaire RCA
  • Atlantique Telecom Cote d'Ivoire
  • Augere
  • AVEA
  • Azercell
  • Azerfon
  • Babilon Mobile
  • Bakcell
  • BakrieTel
  • Batelco Bahamas
  • Batelco Bahrain
  • BayanTel
  • Be Mobile (Solomon Islands) 
  • Belcel
  • Belgacom Mobile
  • Bell Benin Communications
  • Bell Wireless Affiliates
  • BellTell
  • Benin Telecom
  • Benson Informatics
  • Bermuda Digital Communications
  • BeST
  • Bharti
  • Bharti Airtel Burkina Faso BV
  • Bharti Airtel Chad
  • Bharti Airtel Congo BV
  • Bharti Airtel Gabon BV
  • Bharti Airtel Ghana
  • Bharti Airtel Kenya B.V.
  • Bharti Airtel Madagascar B.V
  • Bharti Airtel Malawi
  • Bharti Airtel Niger
  • Bharti Airtel Nigeria
  • Bharti Airtel RDC
  • Bharti Airtel Rwanda
  • Bharti Airtel Sierra Leone
  • Bharti Airtel Sri Lanka
  • Bharti Airtel Tanzania B.V
  • Bharti Airtel Uganda B.V.
  • Bharti Airtel Zambia
  • Bhutan Telecom
  • Bité Latvia
  • Bité Lithuania
  • Blue Sky Communications Samoa
  • B-Mobile Brunei
  • B-Mobile Papua New Guinea
  • Botswana Telecom
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • BSNL
  • BTL
  • Cable & Wireless (St Lucia)
  • Cable & Wireless Anguilla
  • Cable & Wireless Antigua
  • Cable & Wireless Barbados
  • Cable & Wireless British V. Islands
  • Cable & Wireless Cayman Islands
  • Cable & Wireless Dominica
  • Cable & Wireless Grenada
  • Cable & Wireless Guernsey
  • Cable & Wireless Isle of Man
  • Cable & Wireless Jamaica
  • Cable & Wireless Jersey
  • Cable & Wireless Montserrat
  • Cable & Wireless Panama
  • Cable & Wireless Seychelles
  • Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis
  • Cable & Wireless St Vincent
  • Cable & Wireless Turks & Caicos
  • Cabo Verde Telecom
  • Cadcomms
  • CamGSM
  • CAMTEL
  • Canartel
  • Caribbean Cellular Telephone
  • CariGlobe
  • CAT
  • Catel
  • CCT
  • CDMA Ukraine
  • Celcom Malawi
  • Celcom Malaysia
  • Cell C
  • Cell One
  • Cellcom Guinée
  • Cellcom Israel
  • Cellcom Liberia
  • Celtel
  • Centernet
  • CHEO
  • China Mobile
  • China Mobile Pakistan
  • China Telecom
  • China Telecom (Macau)
  • China Unicom
  • Chinguitel
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • CI Telecom
  • Claro Brazil
  • Claro Chile
  • Claro Panama
  • Clearwire
  • CMHK
  • Coastal Communications
  • Colombia Movil
  • Comcel Haiti
  • Comium Côte d'Ivoire
  • Comium Gambia
  • Comium Liberia
  • Comium Sierra Leone
  • Comores Telecom
  • Comoro Golf Holding
  • Comunicaciones Celulares Colombia
  • Comm. Celulares Guatemala
  • Conecel
  • COPACO
  • Corporacion Digitel Venezuela
  • Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile
  • Cosmote
  • Cosmote Romania
  • CSL New World
  • CST Mobicel
  • CTBC Telecom
  • CTE Telecom Personal
  • CTM
  • CYTA
  • Dauphin Telecom
  • Dhiraagu
  • Dialog Axiata
  • DiGi
  • Digicel (Bonaire)
  • Digicel (Curaçao)
  • Digicel (French Polynesia)
  • Digicel Anguilla
  • Digicel Antigua
  • Digicel Aruba
  • Digicel Barbados
  • Digicel Bermuda
  • Digicel British Virgin Islands
  • Digicel Cayman Islands
  • Digicel Dominica
  • Digicel El Salvador
  • Digicel Fiji
  • Digicel French Guiana
  • Digicel French West Indies
  • Digicel Haiti
  • Digicel Honduras
  • Digicel Jamaica
  • Digicel Pacific Vanuatu
  • Digicel Panama
  • Digicel Papua New Guinea
  • Digicel Samoa
  • Digicel St Kitts & Nevis
  • Digicel St Vincent
  • Digicel St. Lucia
  • Digicel Suriname
  • Digicel Tonga
  • Digicel Trinidad & Tobago
  • Digicel Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Digitel Mobile
  • Digitel Philippines
  • Djibouti Telecom
  • DNA Comms
  • DNA Finland
  • DoCoMo Pacific Guam
  • DoCoMo Pacific Northern Marianas
  • Dovetel
  • DSTCom
  • DTAC
  • eAccess
  • Eagle Mobile
  • East Caribbean Cellular
  • ECMS
  • Econet Burundi
  • Econet Telecom Lesotho
  • Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
  • Elisa Estonia
  • Elisa Finland
  • Emirates Integrated Telecom
  • EMT Estonia
  • Emtel Mauritius
  • EMTS
  • enitel movil
  • Entel PCS Telecomunicaciones
  • E-Plus
  • Equateur Telecom Congo
  • Eritrea Telecom
  • Essar Telecom Kenya
  • Ethiopian Telecom
  • Etihad Etisalat
  • Etisalat Afghanistan
  • Etisalat Benin
  • Etisalat DB Telecom
  • Etisalat Misr
  • Etisalat Sri Lanka
  • Etisalat UAE
  • ETL
  • Everything Everywhere (Orange & T-Mobile JV)
  • EVN Telecom
  • ExcellentCom
  • Extelcom
  • FarEasTone
  • Faroese Telecom
  • FITEL
  • Free Mobile
  • FSM Telecommunications Corporation
  • Gabon Telecom
  • GAIN
  • Gamcel
  • Gamtel
  • Gemtel
  • Geocell
  • GETESA
  • Gibraltar Telecom
  • Globacom Benin
  • Globacom Nigeria
  • Globe Telecom
  • G-Mobile
  • Golis
  • GrameenPhone
  • GSM BiH
  • GSM Kazakhstan
  • GTA
  • GTEL Mobile
  • GT-TELL
  • Guernsey Airtel
  • Guinetel
  • Guyana Telephone & Telegraph
  • H3G
  • Haitel
  • Hello Axiata Cambodia
  • HI3G
  • Hi3G Access Norway
  • HI3G Denmark
  • HiTs Telecom Burundi
  • HiTs Telecom Equatorial Guinea
  • Hola Paraguay
  • Hondutel
  • Hormuud Telecom
  • HPT Mostar
  • Hutchison 3G Austria
  • Hutchison 3G Ireland
  • Hutchison 3G UK
  • Hutchison Hong Kong
  • Hutchison Sri Lanka
  • Hutchison Telecom
  • Hutchison Vietnam
  • Hutchison-CAT
  • ICE Costa Rica
  • Ice.Net Denmark
  • Ice.net Norway
  • Ice.net Sweden
  • IceCell
  • Iceland Telecom
  • iConnect Guam
  • iConnect Northern Marianas
  • Idea Cellular
  • IMC
  • Indigo-Somoncom
  • Indosat
  • Infotel Broadband
  • Innovative Wireless
  • Intelfon El Salvador
  • Intelfon Guatemala
  • Intelsur
  • Intercel Holdings Guinea Republic
  • InterDnestrCom
  • Intergroup Telecom
  • Investcom Guinée
  • Ipko Net
  • Islandcom Wireless
  • ITE Guam
  • i-Tel
  • Itisaluna
  • Ittissalat Al-Maghrib
  • Iusacell Celular
  • Jersey Telecoms
  • Jersey Telenet
  • Kalimat
  • Kar-Tel
  • Kasapa
  • Katel
  • KDDI
  • Kibris Telsim
  • KKTCell
  • Korek Telecom
  • KPN Group Belgium
  • KPN Mobile
  • KT Corp
  • KT Powertel
  • K-Telecom
  • Kuwait Telecom Company
  • Kyivstar
  • Lacell
  • Lao Telecom
  • Latelz
  • LG U+
  • Liban Telecom
  • Libyana
  • LMT
  • Lonestar Communications
  • Loop Mobile
  • M.Teko
  • Madamobil
  • Magticom
  • Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius
  • Manx Telecom
  • Mara Telecom
  • Mascom Wireless
  • Mattel
  • Mauritel
  • Maxis Communications
  • Médi Télécom
  • MegaCom
  • MegaFon
  • Meteor Communications
  • Metro PCS
  • Mfone
  • Millicom
  • Millicom Ghana
  • MIRS Communications Israel
  • Mobicom
  • Mobiel 4
  • MobiFone
  • Mobile Norway
  • Mobile TeleSystems
  • Mobile TeleSystems Belarus
  • Mobile-8
  • MobileOne
  • Mobilicity
  • mobilkom Austria
  • Mobilkom Czech Republic
  • mobilkom Liechtenstein
  • Mobilna Srpska
  • MobilTel
  • MobIsle Communications
  • Mobistar
  • Mobitel Georgia
  • Mobitel Slovenia
  • Mobitel Sri Lanka
  • Mobyland
  • Mocambique Celular
  • Moldcell
  • MoldTelecom
  • Monaco Telecom
  • Moov Gabon
  • Mossel Grenada
  • Movicel
  • Movil de Entel
  • Movilnet
  • Movitel Mozambique
  • MTC Namibia
  • MTC Touch
  • MTCE
  • MTEL
  • MTL
  • MTN Afghanistan
  • MTN Cameroon
  • MTN Congo
  • MTN Cote d'Ivoire
  • MTN Cyprus
  • MTN Ghana
  • MTN Irancell
  • MTN Nigeria
  • MTN Rwanda
  • MTN South Africa
  • MTN Sudan
  • MTN Swaziland
  • MTN Syria
  • MTN Uganda
  • MTN Yemen
  • MTN Zambia
  • MTNL
  • MTS Mobility
  • MTS-Turkmenistan
  • MTS-Ukraine
  • MTS-Uzbekistan
  • Multi-Links
  • Myanmar P&T
  • Natcom
  • National Telecom Authority
  • Nationlink
  • Nationlink Somalia
  • Natrindo Telepon Seluler
  • Nawras
  • Ncell
  • Neotel South Africa
  • Nepal Telecom
  • Net* One
  • Netcom
  • Network Norway
  • Nexi
  • Next Mobile
  • Nextel Argentina
  • Nextel Chile
  • Nextel Mexico
  • Nextel Peru
  • Nextel Telecomunicacoes
  • Nizhegorodskaya Cellular
  • Nova
  • NSTPL
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Núcleo
  • NuevaTel
  • Nur Telecom
  • O2 (UK)
  • O2 Germany
  • O2 Ireland
  • Oasis Telecom
  • Omantel
  • Omnitel
  • Onatel Burkina Faso
  • Onatel Burundi
  • One
  • Open Mobile
  • OPT New Caledonia
  • Optus
  • Orange (Poland)
  • Orange Armenia
  • Orange Austria
  • Orange Bissau
  • Orange Botswana
  • Orange Cameroon
  • Orange Caraibe French Guiana
  • Orange Caraibe French West Indies
  • Orange Central African Republic
  • Orange Côte d'Ivoire
  • Orange Dominicana
  • Orange France
  • Orange Guinee
  • Orange Jordan
  • Orange Kenya
  • Orange Liechtenstein
  • Orange Luxembourg
  • Orange Madagascar
  • Orange Mali
  • Orange Mauritius
  • Orange Mayotte
  • Orange Moldova
  • Orange Niger
  • Orange Réunion
  • Orange Romania
  • Orange Senegal
  • Orange Slovak Republic
  • Orange Spain
  • Orange Switzerland
  • Orange Tunisie
  • Orange Uganda
  • Orascom Bangladesh
  • Orascom Telecom Algeria
  • Oricel
  • Otecel
  • Outremer Telecom French Guiana
  • Outremer Telecom French W.I
  • Outremer Telecom Mauritius
  • Outremer Telecom Mayotte
  • Outremer Telecom Reunion
  • P&T Luxembourg
  • P4
  • Pacific Telecom Northern Marianas
  • Palestine Cellular Communications
  • Partner Communications
  • PBTL
  • PCCW Mobile
  • Pelephone
  • PMCL
  • PNCC
  • Polkomtel
  • ProGroup Holding Estonia
  • Proxtel Wireless
  • PTC Saudi Arabia
  • PTML
  • Public Mobile
  • Q-TEL
  • Quadrant
  • QuantumNet
  • Radiomóvil Dipsa
  • RCS&RDS
  • Reliance Communications
  • Reliance Communications Uganda
  • Reliance Telecom Nigeria
  • Robi Axiata
  • Rogers Wireless Communications
  • Romtelecom
  • Roshan
  • Rubicon Wireless Communications
  • S Tel
  • Safaricom
  • Sahelcom
  • Samatel
  • SamoaTel
  • Sampoerna (STI)
  • Sanatel
  • SaskTel Mobility
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • SCO
  • Sentel
  • Sercom de Honduras
  • Sercom Guatemala
  • Sercomtel Celular
  • SETAR
  • Setel Netherlands Antilles
  • Sferia
  • S-Fone
  • SFR
  • SFR Mayotte
  • SFR Reunion
  • Shyam
  • Si.mobil
  • Sierra Leone Telecom
  • SingTel Mobile
  • SK Telecom
  • Sky Mobile
  • Skytel
  • Smart Communications
  • Smart Telecom Indonesia
  • Smart Telecom Nepal
  • Smartcom
  • SmarTone
  • SmarTone-Vodafone
  • SMARTS
  • SMTC Saudi Arabia
  • Softbank Mobile
  • Solomon Telekom
  • Somafone
  • Sonaecom Servicos Comunicacoes
  • Sonatel
  • SONITEL
  • Sotel
  • Sotelco
  • Sotelgui
  • SOTELMA
  • Spacetel
  • Spacetel Benin
  • Speednet
  • Sprint Nextel Puerto Rico
  • Sprint Nextel US Virgin Islands
  • Sprint Nextel USA
  • SPTC
  • STA
  • Standard Telecom DRC
  • Star Telecom
  • Starcomms
  • StarHub
  • STM Telecom
  • Sudatel Senegal
  • Sudatel Sudan
  • Sunbeach Communications
  • Sunrise
  • Swisscom Mobile
  • Swisscom Mobile Liechtenstein
  • Syriatel
  • Tacom
  • Taiwan Mobile Company
  • Taliya
  • Tamin Telecom
  • Tango Liechtenstein
  • Tango Luxembourg
  • Tashi Infocomm
  • Tata Teleservices
  • TCI
  • TDC Mobil
  • TelCell
  • Telcom
  • Tele2
  • Tele2 Croatia
  • Tele2 Estonia
  • Tele2 Kazakhstan
  • Tele2 Latvia
  • Tele2 Lithuania
  • Tele2 Nederland
  • Tele2 Sweden
  • Telecel Bolivia
  • Telecel Burkina Faso
  • Telecel CAR
  • Telecel Niger
  • Telecel Paraguay
  • Telecel Togo
  • Telecel Zimbabwe
  • Telecom Cook Islands
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telecom Malagasy
  • Telecom Namibia
  • Telecom New Zealand
  • Telecom Personal
  • Telecom Seychelles
  • Telecom Vanuatu
  • Telecommunicacoes de Mocambique
  • Telecomm. Celulares del Caribe
  • Telecsa
  • Telefonía Celular de Nicaragua
  • Telefónica Móviles
  • Telefónica Móviles Argentina
  • Telefónica Móviles Chile
  • Telefónica Móviles Colombia
  • Telefónica Móviles Costa Rica
  • Telefónica Móviles del Uruguay
  • Telefonica Moviles El Salvador
  • Telefónica Móviles Guatemala
  • Telefónica Móviles Mexico
  • Telefónica Móviles Panamá
  • Telefonica Móviles Peru
  • Telefonica Moviles Venezuela
  • Telefonica O2 Czech Republic
  • Telefonica O2 Slovak Republic
  • Teléfonos Celulares de Cuba
  • TeleGreenland
  • Telekom Baltija
  • Telekom Networks Malawi
  • Telekom Srbija
  • Telemar PCS (Oi)
  • Telemobil
  • Telemóvil
  • Telenet Tecteo Bidco
  • Telenor Denmark
  • Telenor Hungary
  • Telenor Mobil
  • Telenor Montenegro
  • Telenor Pakistan
  • Telenor Serbia
  • Telenor Sweden
  • Telesur
  • Telesystems Ukraine
  • Teletalk
  • Televorgu
  • TeleYemen
  • Telia Denmark
  • TeliaSonera Finland
  • TeliaSonera Sweden
  • Telkom Indonesia
  • Telkom South Africa
  • Telkomsel
  • TelOne
  • Telsom Mobile
  • Telstra
  • Telus Mobility
  • Tigo Laos
  • Tigo Rwanda
  • Tigo Tanzania
  • Tikiphone
  • Tikona
  • TIM Brasil
  • Timor Telecom
  • TK Mobile
  • TM Cell
  • T-Mais
  • TMN
  • T-Mobile Austria
  • T-Mobile Croatia
  • T-Mobile Czech Republic
  • T-Mobile Germany
  • T-Mobile Hungary
  • T-Mobile Macedonia
  • T-Mobile Montenegro
  • T-Mobile Netherlands
  • T-Mobile Poland
  • T-Mobile Puerto Rico
  • T-Mobile Slovak Republic
  • T-Mobile USA
  • TMP Uganda
  • TogoCel
  • Tonga Communications
  • TOT
  • TRICOM Dominican Republic
  • Trilogy Dominicana
  • True Corp
  • True Move
  • TSKL
  • TSTT Trinidad & Tobago
  • TT Mobile
  • TTCL
  • Tunisiana
  • Tunisie Télécom
  • Turkcell
  • Tus Mobil
  • Two Degrees Mobile
  • TWT Guyana
  • U Mobile Malaysia
  • UCell
  • U-COM Burundi
  • Uganda Telecom
  • Ukrtelecom
  • Umniah
  • UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones
  • Unitech Wireless
  • Unitel Angola
  • Unitel Mongolia
  • Unitel Uzbekistan
  • Unitel Yemen
  • Uralsvyazinform
  • USAN-Gabon
  • UTL Nepal
  • UzMobile
  • Vala
  • Velcom
  • Verizon Wireless
  • VIBO
  • Videocon
  • Videotron
  • Viettel Cambodia
  • Viettel Peru
  • Viettel Vietnam
  • VimpelCom
  • VinaPhone
  • VIP
  • Vip Mobile
  • VIPnet
  • Visafone Communications
  • Viva Bahrain
  • Vivacell Sudan
  • Vivacom
  • Vivo
  • Vodacom Congo
  • Vodacom Lesotho
  • Vodacom Mozambique
  • Vodacom South Africa
  • Vodacom Tanzania
  • Vodafone Albania
  • Vodafone Australia
  • Vodafone Czech Republic
  • Vodafone D2
  • Vodafone Egypt
  • Vodafone Espana
  • Vodafone Essar
  • Vodafone Faroe Islands
  • Vodafone Fiji
  • Vodafone Ghana
  • Vodafone Greece
  • Vodafone Hungary
  • Vodafone Iceland
  • Vodafone Ireland
  • Vodafone Italia
  • Vodafone Libertel
  • Vodafone Malta
  • Vodafone New Zealand
  • Vodafone Portugal
  • Vodafone Qatar
  • Vodafone Romania
  • Vodafone Turkey
  • Vodafone UK
  • VTR Cellular
  • Wana
  • Warid Congo
  • Warid Pakistan
  • Warid Telecom Uganda
  • Wasel Telecom
  • Wataniya Maldives
  • Wataniya Palestine Mobile Telecom
  • Wataniya Telecom
  • Wataniya Telecom Algerie
  • Wave Telecom
  • Willcom
  • Wind
  • WIND Hellas
  • Wind Mobile
  • XL Axiata
  • XPress
  • XPress Palestine
  • Yemen Mobile Phone Company
  • Yoigo
  • Zain Bahrain
  • Zain Iraq
  • Zain Jordan
  • Zain Kuwait
  • Zain Sudan
  • Zamtel
  • Zanzibar Telecom
  • Ziggo


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