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List of mobile network operators of the Asia Pacific region

This is a list of all mobile phone carriers in the Asia Pacific Region and their respective number of subscribers.

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AfghanistanEdit

As of June 2015, the penetration rate in Afghanistan was estimated at 77%: 24.53[1] millions subscribers over a population estimate of 31.8 million.

The country's telecom regulator is the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Roshan GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
6.5[2] (2015) Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) 51%, Monaco Telecom International (MTI) 36.75%, TeliaSonera AB 12.25%
2 MTN GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
4.5[3] (2012) MTN
3 Etisalat GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
3.5[3] (2012) Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
4 Airtel Afghanistan GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+, LTE
3.5[3] (2012) Telephone Systems International
5 Wasel 800 MHz CdmaOne
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.052[3] (2012) Wasel Telecom Afghanistan
6 Afghan Telecom CDMA2000 1X (Cellular/WLL)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.15[3] (2012)
-
-
MCIT (state owned)

American SamoaEdit

As of 2004, American Samoa has 32,000 subscribers in total,[4] or an 85% penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Blue Sky Communications 850 MHz GSM
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+

LTE

0.0320[4] (2012) Amper SpA
2 American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) 800 MHz CDMA 2000/EVDO Rev.A

LTE

Government of American Samoa

AustraliaEdit

As of March 2011, the number of mobile phone subscriptions in Australia was recorded to be 29.28 million which corresponds to a penetration rate of 129.482% over an estimated population of around 21.8 million.[5][6]

The country's telecom regulator is the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telstra 850/2100[7] MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
700(28)/900(8)/1800(3)/2600(7) MHz LTE, LTE-A
17.4[8] (Feb 2017) Telstra
2 Optus 900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
700(28)/1800(3)/2100(1)/2600(7) MHz FD-LTE, LTE-A
2300 MHz TD-LTE
9.57[9] (Feb 2017) Singtel
3 Vodafone
•Includes the previous 3 network.
850/900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
850(5)/1800(3) MHz LTE-A
5.236[10] (March 2018) Vodafone (50%) Hutchison Telecom (50%)

BangladeshEdit

The total number of Mobile Phone subscriptions in Bangladesh has reached 145.114 million at the end of December 2017.[11] The country's telecom regulator is the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Grameenphone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, 900/1800/2100 MHz FDD-LTE
65.327 Telenor (55.8%), Grameen Telecom (34.2%) and General Public & other Institutions (10%)
2 Robi GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, 900/1800/2100 MHz FDD-LTE, LTE-A
42.908 Axiata Group Berhad (68.7%), Bharti Airtel (25%) and NTT DoCoMo (6.3%)
3 Banglalink GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, 900/1800/2100 MHz FDD-LTE
32.384 VEON
4 Teletalk GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
4.494 State-owned
5 Ollo 800(B20)/2600(B7) MHz FDD-LTE Bangladesh Internet Exchange Ltd.
6 Banglalion 2500(B41)/2600(B38) MHz TD-LTE, WiMAX Banglalion Communications Ltd.

As of February 2018, total four mobile operators are truly operational. Airtel merged with Robi and Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited (ownership: SingTel (44.54%), Pacific Motors (37.95%) and Far East Telecom (17.51%)), which used 'Citycell' and 'Zoom Ultra' brands, is no longer operating commercially. On 19th February 2018 Government has given FDD-LTE license to above four telecom operators. Besides, there are another three LTE licensed operators: Banglalion, Qubee and OLLO;[12] which do not have permission for voice services. AMTOB is a national trade organization representing all mobile telecom operators in Bangladesh.

BhutanEdit

As of June 2016, the penetration rate in Bhutan was 690,000 subscribers in total, or over 90% penetration rate.[13]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in thousands)
Ownership
1 B-Mobile GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
300(August 2016)[14] Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL)
2 TashiCell GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
200(August 2016)[14] Tashi Group
2 Airtel Bhutan GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
200(August 2016)[14] Airtel

Brunei DarussalamEdit

As of December 2014, the penetration rate in Brunei Darussalam was 114%,[15] over a population estimate of over 400,000.

The country's telecom regulator is the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 DSTCom GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.32[16] DST group
2 Progresif cellular (formerly B-mobile and TelBru) 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+ 0.15[17] Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd (government)

CambodiaEdit

As of June 2013, the penetration rate in Cambodia was estimated at 69.318% over a population estimate of over 14.7 million.[18]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Smart Axiata GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
8 {{[19]}} Axiata Group Berhad
2 Metfone GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
UMTS, HSDPA

LTE

9 (2015)[20] Viettel Cambodia
3 Cellcard/Mobitel GSM-900 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS

LTE

2.5[21] (2010) The Royal Group,[22]
4 qb GSM-1800 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS
0.05[citation needed] Cambodia Advance Communications
5 Seatel FDD-LTE 850MHz 0.01 (July 2015) South East Asia Telecom Group
6 Cootel GSM-900/1800 MHz Not Yet Available ?

ChinaEdit

As of June 2017, China has over 1.3 billion mobile subscribers in total.[23] The country's telecom regulator is the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (工业和信息化部).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 China Mobile GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900/2000/2300 MHz TD-SCDMA, TD-HSDPA
1900(B39)/2300(B40)/2600(B38,B41) MHz TD-LTE
867[24] (June 2017) Government of China
2 China Unicom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2600(B41) MHz TD-LTE, 1800(B3) MHz LTE
276[25] (June 2017) Government of China
3 China Telecom 850/2100 MHz CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
2600(B41) MHz TD-LTE, 1800(B3) MHz LTE
230[26] (June 2017) Government of China

Cook IslandsEdit

As of 2008, Cook Islands has 6,700 subscribers in total.[27]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Bluesky GSM-900
UMTS

LTE

Not Yet Available Spark New Zealand (60%)

FijiEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Fiji was estimated at 79.957% over a population estimate of around 0.9 million.[28]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.730 (2017) [29] Amalgamated Telecom Holdings, 72.6% owned by the Fiji National Provident Fund[30] (51%)

Fiji National Provident Fund (49%)[31]

2 Digicel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
800/1800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel

French PolynesiaEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in French Polynesia was estimated at 98.7% over a population estimate of around 268.000.[32]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 VINI GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA

LTE

0.250[citation needed] Tikiphone SA
2 Pacific Mobile Telecom
(PMT)
GSM
UMTS
0.035[citation needed] Pacific Petroleum Company
3 Viti WiMAX

800/2600 MHz LTE

Not Yet Available
- Mara Telecom GSM
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available failed to launch: Mara telecom en liquidation judiciaire (nov 2014)[33]

GuamEdit

As of 2004, Guam has 98,000[34] subscribers in total.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Docomo Pacific CdmaOne
GSM-1900 MHz (GPRS)
850 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available NTT DoCoMo
2 IT&E CdmaOne
GSM-1900
1900 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available IT&E Overseas, Inc
3 GTA GSM-850/1900 MHz (GPRS)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available TeleGuam Holdings LLC
4 iConnect GSM-1900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700/1900 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Wave Runner LLC

Hong KongEdit

As of July 2017, the penetration rate in Hong Kong was estimated at 240.8% over a population estimate of over 7.325 million.[35][36][37] Hong Kong's telecom regulator is the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 CMHK
(China Mobile Hong Kong)
GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2100/2600 MHz LTE, 2300 MHz TD-LTE
LTE Advanced
8.274[38] (June 2017) China Mobile
2 csl (formerly CSL)1
(including 1O1O and Club SIM)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900/1800/2600 MHz LTE
LTE Advanced
4.218[39] (June 2017) HKT, a subsidairy of PCCW Limited4
3 3 Hong Kong GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900/1800/2100/2600 MHz LTE, 2300 MHz TD-LTE
LTE Advanced
3.078[40] (June 2017) Hutchison Telecom
4 SmarTone GSM-900/1800 (GPRS)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900/1800/2100/2600 MHz LTE
2.060[41] (June 2017) Sun Hung Kai Properties
Major Mobile Virtual Network Operators (Total 29)[42]
1 China Unicom (Hong Kong)
(using HKT)
N/A N/A China Unicom
2 Hong Kong Broadband Network
(using CMHK and SmarTone)
N/A N/A HKBN Ltd.
3 SUN Mobile
(using CSL Mobile)
N/A N/A HKT (60%), Telecom Digital (40%)
4 Birdie Mobile
(using SmarTone)
N/A N/A SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited[43]

1. CSL and New World Mobility merged in April 2006 and became CSL New World Mobility Group. The two networks operated separately until 2010 when the network of New World Mobility was merged into the network of CSL.
2. New World Mobility (NWM) is made up of Telecom Digital Limited and CSL.
3. July 2005: HKT Limited(also known as PCCW), former owner of CSL, has agreed in June to buy the 59.9% stocks of Sunday held by the two biggest shareholders at HK$0.65 each share. The acquisition has received approval from Office of the Telecommunications Authority, and has progressed to a mandatory unconditional cash offer to buy the remaining stock at HK$0.65 per share. Total cost to PCCW will be approx HK$1.942bn, allowing its reentry into the wireless market by possessing Sunday's 2G (GSM 1800) and 3G (UMTS) licences.
4. In May 2014, Australian telecommunications giant Telstra announced it had completed the sale of Hong Kong-based mobile business CSL to HKT Limited, with proceeds for its stake totaling US$1.99 billion.

IndiaEdit

As of April 2018, India has 1.125 Billion subscribers in total or 86.52% penetration rate.[44] The country's telecom regulator is the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

Rank Operator's Name Technology Subscribers[45]
(in millions)
Market Share[45] Ownership
1

2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz), LTE Band 41 (2500 MHz),

2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz)[47]VoLTE

Vodafone Group (45.1%) Aditya Birla Group (26%) Axiata Group Berhad Providence Equity(28.9%)

2

Airtel - Telenor India [48] - Tata Docomo - T24 [49]

GSM-900/1800 (EDGE) 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+. LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz), LTE Band 40 (2300 MHz), LTE Advanced VoLTE

Airtel - 308.6 (Apr'18)[44])

Telenor India - 36.2 (Apr'18)[44]

Tata Docomo - 29.1 (Apr'18)[44]

Airtel - 27.43%

Telenor India - 3.21%

Tata Docomo - 2.58%

Bharti Enterprises (64%) SingTel (36%)

3

Reliance Jio - Reliance Communications[50]

LTE Band 5 (850 MHz),
LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz),
LTE Band 40 (2300 MHz), LTE Advanced VoLTE

Jio- 196.2 (Apr'18)[44] RCom- 0.18 (Apr'18)[44]

Jio- 17.44% RCom- 0.016%

Reliance Industries

4

BSNL Mobile - MTNL

GSM-900/1800 (EDGE) 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ CdmaOne, EVDO WiMAX WiFi LTE Band 5 (850 MHz), LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz), LTE Band 40 (2300 MHz), GSM-900 MHz (EDGE) 2100 MHz UMTS, [[High Speed Packet Access|HSPA

BSNL-112.4 (Apr'18)[44]

MTNL-3.54 (Apr'18)[44]

BSNL- 10%

MTNL- 0.31%

State-Owned


Note:

  • Vodafone and Idea have got NCLT nod for merger.[51]

IndonesiaEdit

As of June 2014, the number of mobile phone subscriptions in Indonesia was recorded to be 220 million which corresponds to a penetration rate of 92% over an estimated population of around 237.6 million.[54]

The country's telecom regulator is the Badan Regulasi Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telkomsel
(Include previous Telkom Flexi network)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
900/1800/2100/2300 MHz LTE
196.3[55] (Dec 2017) State-owned Telkom (65%)
Singtel (35%)
2 Indosat Ooredoo
(Include previous Indosat, Satelindo and Star-One network)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
900/1800 MHz LTE-A
68.5[56] (Q2 2015) Ooredoo Asia PTE Ltd (65%)
Government of Indonesia (14.29%)
Skagen AS entities (5.42%)
Public (15.29%)
3 3 GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
63.6[57] (Q4 2015) HTIL (65%)
Garibaldi Thohir (35%)
4 XL Axiata
(Include previous Axis network)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
900/1800 MHz LTE
50.477[58] (2Q 2017) Axiata Group Berhad (66.7%)
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (13.3%)
Public (20%)
5 Smartfren 850/1900 MHz CDMA2000 1x, EV-DO Rev A, EV-DO Rev B[59]
850 MHz LTE, 2300 MHz TD-LTE
12[60] (Q1 2015) Sinar Mas Group[61]

JapanEdit

As of December 2017, Japan has 165,821,800 subscribers in total,[62] or a 112.17% penetration rate.[63]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 NTT Docomo 800(B6)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA
800(B19)/1500(B21)/1800(B03)/2100(B01) MHz LTE
Wideband LTE Advanced
3500(B42)/3700(B43) MHz TD-LTE, LTE-A
75.678[62] (Dec 2017) NTT Group (100%)
2 au 850/2100 MHz CDMA2000, 1xRTT, EV-DO
800(B18)/1500(B11)/2100(B01) MHz LTE
2500(B41) MHz TD-LTE
50.638[62] (Dec 2017) KDDI
3 SoftBank Corp.
& Y!Mobile
900(B08)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B08)/1500(B11)/1800(B03)/2100(B01) MHz LTE
2500(B41) MHz TD-LTE
1700(B09)MHz UMTS, HSPA+
39.505[62] (Dec 2017) SoftBank Group (99.99%)[64]
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
1 Disney Mobile
(using SoftBank Mobile)
UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
TD-LTE
N/A SoftBank / The Walt Disney Company
2 b-mobile
(using NTT Docomo)
2100/800 MHz UMTS, HSPA
800/1500/2100 MHz LTE
N/A Japan Communications Inc.

KazakhstanEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Kazakhstan was estimated at 111.465% over a population estimate of around 15.5 million.[65]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Kcell GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
11.6[66] (Jan 2012) Fintur Holdings B.V.1 83%
2 Beeline GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
7.5[67] (May 2011) VimpelCom
3 Tele2 GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.35[67] (May 2011) Tele2
4 Altel CdmaOne
GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.2[68] (January 2007) KazakhTelecom[68]

1. Fintur Holdings B.V. owners are TeliaSonera 58.55% and Turkcell 41.45%

KiribatiEdit

As of 2008, Kiribati has 1,000 PSTN subscribers in total. The World Factbook shows 13,800 Mobile subscribers in 2011[69]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TSKL 900 MHz GSM
850 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
0.014 (2011) TSKL

KyrgyzstanEdit

As of 2008, Kyrgyzstan has 6.6 million subscribers in total, a 120% penetration rate.[70]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MegaCom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+

800/1800/2100 MHz LTE

2.7[70] (2012) JSC Alpha Telecom
2 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2.4[70] (Aug 2012) Sky Mobile Ltd.
3 Fonex CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.42[71] (2008) Aktel Ltd.
4 O! GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/2600 MHz LTE
0.9[70] NUR Telecom Ltd.
5 Katel TDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.1[71] (2008) KATEL
6 Nexi CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.049[71] (2008) SoTel
7 Sapat Mobile CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ 0.011[71] (2008) Winline Ltd.

LaosEdit

As of 2012, Laos mobile penetration was 70.86% with 4.841 millions subscriptions.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LaoTelecom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA (14.4 Mbit/s)

2600 MHz LTE[72]

1.291[citation needed] Government of Lao P.D.R. (51%), Shennington Investments (Thaicom) (49%)[73]
2 Unitel GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA

1800 MHz LTE[74]

2.705[citation needed] Lao Asia Telecommunication State Enterprise (LAT) (51%), Viettel Global (49%)[75]
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ (21 Mbit/s)
WiMAX
0.325[citation needed] VimpelCom (78%), Government of Lao P.D.R. (22%)[76]
4 ETL GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+ (21 Mbit/s)
1.500[citation needed] ETL Public Company (Public)
5 Sky Telecom ? ? ?

MacauEdit

As of December 2016, Macau had about 1.969 million subscribers in total.[77] Macau's telecom regulator is Direcção dos Serviços de Correios e Telecomunicações (DSRT).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 CTM GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800/2300 MHz LTE, TD-LTE
0.856[78] (December 2016) CITIC Telecom International (99%)
Correios de Macau (1%)
2 3 GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE[79]

(Information not available) Hutchison Telecom
3 China Telecom CDMA, CDMA2000, EVDO

1800 MHz LTE[79]

(Information not available) Government of China
4 SmarTone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE[80]

(Information not available) Sun Hung Kai Properties

MalaysiaEdit

As of March 2014, the penetration rate in Malaysia was estimated at 144.2%.[81]

The country's telecom regulator is the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digi GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100(B1) MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A, VoLTE
11.659[82] (2Q 2018) Telenor (49%)
Employees Provident Fund (Malaysia) (13.3%)[83]
2 Maxis GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900(B8)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
10.875[84] (1Q 2018) Ananda Krishnan (62%)
Saudi Telecom Company (17.5%)
3 Celcom GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900(B8)/2100(B1) MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
9.597[85] (1Q 2018)

> (not includes MVNO)

Axiata Group Berhad
4 U Mobile
(uses Maxis 2G/3G)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A, VoLTE
6.12[86] (4Q 2017) ST Telemedia (49%)
Berjaya Corporation Berhad
MPHB Capital Bhd. (7.72%)
5 Yes 4G 2300(B40) MHz WiMAX
2300(B40)/2600(B38) MHz TD-LTE, VoLTE
0.7[87] (3Q 2013) YTL Communications(a unit of YTL Corporation)
6 Unifi Mobile

[formerly known as webe]
(also uses Celcom 2G/3G)

2300(B40) MHz WiMAX
2300(B40), 2600(B38) MHz TD-LTE
850(B5) MHz LTE, VoLTE
0.4674[88] (3Q 2014) Telekom Malaysia (72.9%)
Green Packet (18.9%)
SK Telecom (8.2%)
7 ALTEL -share 2600MHz spectrum with Celcom
-uses Celcom 2G/3G/4G network
0.7(2016)[89] Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd (unit owned by Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary)
8 Redtone 2300 MHz WiMAX (East Malaysia only)
-share 2600MHz spectrum with Maxis
Berjaya Corporation Berhad
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
1 TuneTalk
(uses Celcom)
1.5[90] (August 2014) Tune Ventures(35.75%)
Celcom(35%)
2 XOX
(uses Celcom)
1.7[91] (Mac 2017) XOX Berhad
3 redONE
(uses Celcom)
0.8[92] (April 2016) Redtone International
4 Merchantrade
(uses Celcom)
0.3[93] (3Q 2012) Celcom
Sumitomo Corporation
5 Tron
(uses DiGi)
Talk Focus Sdn Bhd[94]
6 SpeakOut Wireless
(uses DiGi)
7-Eleven Malaysia
7 MY Evolution
(uses DiGi)
M2M services in Asia[95]
8 Smart Pinoy
(uses Celcom)
PLDT (51%)
Celcom (49%)
9 Buzz me
(uses U Mobile)
Enabling Tech Sdn Bhd[96]
10 FRiENDi Mobile
(uses U Mobile)
Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa
11 Telin Malaysia (Kartu As)
(uses U Mobile)
Telin Malaysia. Telin Malaysia is a joint venture (JV) company between Compudyne Telecommunication Systems Sdn. Bhd and PT Telin, a company fully owned by PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom).[97]
12 mCalls
(uses DiGi)
Partnership between Pavo Communications and DiGi.[98]
13 Yoodoo
(uses Celcom)
Yoodo is owned and operated by Celcom

[99]

14 ookyo
(uses Maxis)
ookyo is owned and operated by Maxis

[100]

MaldivesEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Maldives was estimated at 116.456% over a population estimate of around 0.4 million.[101]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Dhiraagu GSM-900 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
LTE
0.350[102] (October 2012) Dhiraagu
2 Ooredoo GSM-900 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
0.272[103] (Q2 2014) Ooredoo

Marshall IslandsEdit

As of 2008, Marshall Islands has 1000 subscribers in total.[104]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 NTA GSM-900 UMTS

LTE

0.0007[104] (2008) MINTA

Micronesia, Federated States ofEdit

As of 2008, Micronesia, Federated States of has 34,000 subscribers in total.[105]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 FSM Telecom GSM-900 UMTS 0.0274[105] (2008) FSMTC

MongoliaEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Mongolia was estimated at 80.120% over a population estimate of around 3.1 million.[106]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Mobicom GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+

700/1800 MHz LTE[107]

1.7[108] (June 2014) KDDI, Sumitomo Corporation, Newcom Group
2 Unitel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE

1.54[109](June 2014) MCS Group
3 Skytel CdmaOne
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.6[109](June 2014) Altai Holdings, Shunkhlai Group
4 G-Mobile CdmaOne
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.47[109](June 2014)

MyanmarEdit

As of May 2018, the penetration rate in Myanmar was estimated at 105% over a population estimate of around 51.4 million.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 MPT 450/800 MHz CDMA, CDMA2000 1x-EVDO
GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2100 MHz LTE, LTE-A
25 (May 2018)[110] State-owned, KDDI, Sumitomo Corporation
2 Telenor GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800/2100 MHz LTE, LTE-A
19 (January 2017)[111] Telenor
3 Ooredoo GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800/2100 MHz LTE, LTE-A
9 (December 2016)[112] Ooredoo
4 Mytel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1800/2100 MHz LTE
1 (June 2018)[113] Viettel (49%)
Star High Telecom (28%)
Myanmar National Telecom Holding (23%)[114]

NauruEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Nauru was estimated at 42.909% over a population estimate of around 9,000 people.[115] The World Factbook shows 6,700 subscribers in 2011.[116]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900 UMTS

LTE

0.007 Digicel Pacific Ltd.

NepalEdit

As of August 2017, the penetration rate in Nepal was estimated at 130.24% over a population estimate of around 26.5 million.[117]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Ncell GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, 3G, 4G, HSDPA
LTE-1800MHz
15.889[117] (August 2017) Axiata Group Berhad (80%)
2 Nepal Telecom CDMA, EV-DO
900 MHz GSM, GPRS
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, 3G, 4G, HSPA+
WiMAX 1800 MHz
LTE-1800MHz[118]
15.502[117] (August 2017) Nepal Doorsanchar Company Ltd.
3 Smart Telecom 3G, 4G, GSM 900/1800
GPRS 900/2100
LTE-1800MHz (Testing)
1.623[117] (August 2017) Smart Telecom

New CaledoniaEdit

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Mobilis GSM-900 MHz
2100 MHz UMTS

800/1800/2600 MHz LTE

0.244[119] (2012) Office des Postes et Telecommunications

New ZealandEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in New Zealand was estimated at 124.326% over a population estimate of around 4.3 million.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vodafone 900/1800 MHz GSM (GPRS)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
700/1800/2600 MHz LTE
2.560 (March 2018)[120][121] Vodafone
2 Spark
(formerly Telecom New Zealand)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
700/1800/2300/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
2.392 (July 2017)[123] Public (NZX: SPK)
3 2degrees 900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+

700/900/1800 MHz LTE

1.3 (July 2015)[124] Trilogy International Partners, an American investment company (61.5%)[125]

Tesbrit B.V., a Dutch investment company (27.2%)[126]

Mobile virtual network operators
1 Black+White
(using Vodafone)
GSM, GPRS
UMTS, HSPA
? Black+White (Vocus Communications)
2 Warehouse Mobile[127]

(using 2degrees)

GSM, GPRS
UMTS, HSPA, LTE
? The Warehouse Group (NZX: TWG)

(Stephen Tindall, 27%

Stephen Tindall Foundation, 21%,

James Pascoe Group, 16%)[128]

3 Slingshot
(using Spark)
UMTS, HSPA ? Slingshot (Vocus Communications)[129]
4 Skinny
(using Spark)
UMTS, HSPA, LTE ? Spark
? Compass Mobile
(using Spark)[130]
UMTS, HSPA, LTE ? Compass Communications

NiueEdit

As of 2008, Niue has about 385 subscribers in total, a 25% penetration rate.[131]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownershi
1 Telecom Niue GSM (Equipment provided by Challenge Networks) 0.000385[131] (2008) Telecom Niue

Norfolk IslandEdit

As of October 2008, Norfolk Island has 131 subscribers in total, a 6.5% penetration rate.[132]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Norfolk Telecom GSM-900 0.000131[132] (October 2008) Norfolk Telecom

North KoreaEdit

As of March 2011 North Korea has over a million subscribers in total.[133]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Koryolink 2100 MHz UMTS 3.8[134] (end 2015) GTH (75%) and Korea Post & Telecommunications Trading Corporation (KPTC) (25%).

Northern Mariana IslandsEdit

As of 2004, the Northern Mariana Islands have 20,500[135] subscribers in total.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Docomo Pacific CdmaOne
GSM-1900 (GPRS)
UMTS

LTE

Not Yet Available NTT DoCoMo
2 IT&E CdmaOne
GSM-850
UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available IT&E Overseas, Inc

PakistanEdit

As of May 2018, Pakistan has 150.3 million subscribers in total with a mobile density of 73.28%.[136]

The country's telecom regulator is the PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)[137]
Ownership
1 Jazz

(includes the Warid brand)

GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100/900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
55.5 Veon, Dhabi Group
2 Telenor GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz, 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
850 MHz, 1800 MHz LTE
43.5 Telenor
3 Zong GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE

30.9 China Mobile
4 Ufone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz, 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
20.3 Etisalat (26%) and Government of Pakistan
5 Special Communications Organization GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)

2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE

SCO

PalauEdit

As of 2012, Palau has 17,150 subscribers in total.[138]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
Ownership
1 PNCC GSM-900 MHz

WCDMA-900 MHz[139]

LTE

17,150 Palau National Communications Corp.

Papua New GuineaEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Papua New Guinea was estimated at 47.595% over a population estimate of around 6.2 million.[140]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 BMobile GSM-900 (GPRS)
900 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Pacific Mobile Communications
3 Telikom PNG 850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA

1800 MHz LTE

Not Yet Available Telikom (PNG) LTD

PhilippinesEdit

As of December 2016, the number of subscribers in the Philippines was estimated at approximately 129.1 million, a 129% penetration rate.

The country's telecom regulator is the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Globe
(TM, ABS-CBN Mobile, Cherry Prepaid)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
700/850/1800/2100 MHz FDD-LTE, 2500 MHz TDD-LTE
WiMAX LTE-A
67.0 (December 2016) Singtel (44.7%)
Ayala Corporation (34%)
Public Stock (21%)
2 Smart
(TNT and Sun Cellular)
GSM-900/1800 GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
700/850/1800/2100 MHz LTE LTE-A
WiMAX
62.1 (December 2016) Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

RussiaEdit

Russia has 247.9 million subscribers in total, or a 173.6% penetration rate.[141] (3Q 2015).[142]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership Mobile country code
1 MTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/900/1800/2600 MHz LTE
77.3 (1Q 2016) Sistema (51.58%) 25001
2 MegaFon GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
74.54 (1Q 2016) USM Group (56.32%), Gazprombank (19%) 25002
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE, LTE-A
57.66 (1Q 2016) VimpelCom (100%: Telenor (14.6%), Alfa Group (47,9%), The Stichting (8.3%), 29.8% in minoritaries) 25099
4 Tele2 GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
800/1800/2600 MHz LTE
CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz
450 MHz LTE (as Skylink)
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
NMT - 450i, 450 MHz[143]
38.4 (1Q 2016) Rostelecom (45%), VTB Capital (27.5%), Bank Rossiya (22%), Severstal (5.5%) 25020
5 Sotovaja Svjaz MOTIV GSM-1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1800 MHz LTE
2.45 (3Q 2015) 25035
6 SMARTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE) 0.07 (3Q 2015) 25007
7 Tattelecom GSM-1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1800 MHz LTE
25054
7 Sotovaja Svjaz Bashkortostana (SSB) CDMA-2000-1х, EV-DO) 0.03 (4Q 2015) Bashinformsvyaz (Rostelecom 100%) 25009
8 Vainahtelecom GSM-1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2300 MHz LTE
25022

SamoaEdit

As of November 2007, Samoa has 85,000 subscribers in total, a 47% penetration rate.[144]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 bluesky GSM-900 Not Yet Available bluesky Samoa
2 Digicel GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE

Not Yet Available Digicel

SingaporeEdit

As of April 2016, the penetration rate in Singapore was estimated at 149.1% over a population estimate of around 5.61 million.[145]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Singtel Mobile 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
4.1[146] (June 2016) Singtel
2 StarHub 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
2.275[147] (Q3 2016) ST Telemedia
Ooredoo
NTT docomo
3 M1 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
1.933[148] (Q4 2015) Axiata Group Berhad (28.01%)
5 GRID 806-821/851-866 MHz iDEN N/A GRID Communications
Mobile virtual network operators
1 Circles.Life (Using M1) 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
Circles.life
2 Zero Mobile (Using Singtel) 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
Zero Mobile
3 Zero1 (Using Singtel) 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
Zero1
4 MyRepublic (Using Starhub) 900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2600(B7) MHz LTE-A
MyRepublic[149]

Solomon IslandsEdit

As of 2008, Solomon Islands has 30,000 subscribers in total.[150]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Our Telekom GSM-900/1800 MHz
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA

LTE

0.03[150] (2008) STKL

South KoreaEdit

As of August 2016, South Korea has 60.55 million subscribers in total.[151]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 SK Telecom CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+,
Mobile WiMAX
850/1800/2100/2600 MHz LTE,[152]
Wideband LTE Advanced,
Five-band LTE-A Pro Carrier Aggregation
26.65[151] SK Group
2 KT
(formerly olleh, KTF)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+,
Mobile WiMAX
900/1800/2100 MHz LTE,[153]
Wideband LTE Advanced
15.54[151] KT Corporation
3 LG U+
(formerly LG Telecom)
CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A,
850/2100/2600 MHz LTE,[154]
Wideband LTE Advanced
11.83[151] LG Corporation

Sri LankaEdit

Sri Lanka has 28.970 million subscribers in total, or a 131.6% penetration rate.[155] (December 2017)

The country's telecom regulator is Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

Rank Operator Technology[156] Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Dialog GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800(B3) MHz LTE, VoLTE
13.027[157] (Q1 2018) Axiata Group Berhad
2 Mobitel GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
900(B8)/1800(B3)/2100(B1) MHz LTE-A
6.800[158] (Q4 2017) Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
3 Etisalat
(Previously called as Celltel (1989) & Tigo (2007) (belongs to Millicom International))
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
4 Airtel GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
Not Yet Available Bharti Airtel Limited
5 Hutch GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1800(B3) MHz LTE (planned)[159]
Not Yet Available CK Hutchison Holdings Limited[160]

TaiwanEdit

As of June 2011, the penetration rate in Taiwan was estimated at 105.354% over a population estimate of around 23 million.[161]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Chunghwa Telecom 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
900(8)/1800(3)/2600(B7)MHz LTE
10.8 CHT (August 2016) Republic of China Ministry of Transportation (35.41%)
2 Taiwan Mobile 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
700(B28)/1800(B3) MHz LTE
7.386[162] (Q1 2017) Fubon Group
3 FarEasTone 2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700/1800/2600 MHz LTE
7.286[163] (Q1 2017) Far Eastern Group
4 Asia Pacific Telecom GT 4G CdmaOne
CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev.B
GSM-900
700/900/2600 MHz LTE
1.7[164] (Q1 2017) Foxconn (19%)
5 T STAR 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
900/2600 MHz LTE
2.85 (September 2014)[165] Taiwan Star Telecom (台灣之星電信)[166]

TajikistanEdit

As of 2010, Tajikistan has an estimated 4.5 million subscribers in total, a 42% penetration rate.[167]

The Telecom Regulator is the Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tcell GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800 MHz LTE
3.301[168] (2013) TeliaSonera
2 Babilon Mobile GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1800/2100 MHz LTE
0.8[169] (March 2008)
3 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.836[67] (May 2011) Tacom (100%: VimpelCom (60%))
4 MLT GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
0.517[67] (May 2011) Megafon (75%)

ThailandEdit

As of May 2016, the penetration rate in Thailand was 158% over a population estimate of around 86.8 million.[170]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 AIS 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B1/B8
4G  : FDD LTE: B1/B3/B8 
4.5G : LTE-A Pro Up to 3xCA B1+B3+B8, 4x4 MIMO, 256/64QAM, LTE-U/LAA + LTE-WLAN Aggregation (branded as "NEXT G"[171])
4G Calling (VoLTE, ViLTE) : Supported 
Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi)  : Supported 
(B1, B3, B8 = 2100/1800/900 MHz respectively)
40.1(Q1 2018) Intouch Holdings (40.45%)
Singtel (32%)
2 Truemove H 2G : GSM-900 MHz
3G : UMTS/WCDMA: B1/B5 
4G  : FDD LTE: B1/B3/B8 
4.5G : LTE-A Pro Up to 3xCA B1+B3+B8, 4x4MIMO, 256/64QAM, LTE-U/LAA
4G Calling (VoLTE, ViLTE) : Supported 
Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi)  : Supported 
(B1, B3, B5, B8 = 2100/1800/850/900 MHz respectively)
27.63(Q1 2018) True Corporation
China Mobile (18%)
3 Dtac
• Includes LINE Mobile
2G : GSM-1800 MHz
3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B1/B5 
4G  : FDD LTE : B1/B3 TDD LTE : B40 

4.5G : LTE-A Pro Up to 3xCA B40+B40+B40, 4x4MIMO, 256/64QAM
4G Calling (VoLTE, ViLTE) : Supported 
Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi)  : Supported 
(B1, B3, B5, B40 = 2100/1800/850/2300 MHz respectively)

21.8(Q1 2018) Telenor (42.61%)
Thai Telco Holdings (15.03%)
4 MY 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B5
4G : FDD LTE : B1/B3

4.5G : Up to 2xCA, nationwide 4x4 MIMO on B3, 256/64QAM

4G Calling (VoLTE, ViLTE) : No
Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi)  : No 
(B1: 2100 MHz, B3: 1800 MHz, B5: 850 MHz)

1.4 CAT Telecom
5 TOT 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B1 (B1: 2100 MHz)
4G  : TDD LTE : B40 (B40: 2300 MHz)
0.25 TOT Public Company Limited
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
1 Buzzme (MVNO TOT) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B1 Not Yet Available THE INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
2 i-Kool (MVNO TOT) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B1 Not Yet Available LOXLEY Public Company Limited
3 Open (MVNO CAT) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B5 Not Yet Available Samart Corporation Public Company
4 Mojo (MVNO TOT) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B1 0.01 Asia Company
5 168 (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B5 Not Yet Available 168 Communication
6 My World 3G (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B5 Not Yet Available Data CDMA Communication
7 Penguin (MVNO MY[disambiguation needed]) 3G : UMTS/WCDMA : B5 Not Yet Available The White Space Company

Timor-LesteEdit

Mobile subscribers reach 1.25m at mid-2015[172]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Timor Telecom GSM-900 UMTS[173] LTE 0.620204[172] (Q2 2015) Timor Telecom
2 Telkomcel GSM-850 850 MHz UMTS[174] LTE 0.16[172] (Mid 2015) Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (TL) S.A.
3 Viettel GSM-850 UMTS[175] LTE 0.47073[172] Telemor

TongaEdit

As of November 2007, Tonga has 0.03 million subscribers in total.[176]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS)

1800 MHz LTE

0.020[176] (November 2007) Digicel Group Ltd
2 TCC GSM-900 MHz (GPRS)
UMTS
0.010[176] (November 2007) Tonga Government

TurkmenistanEdit

As of 2012, Turkmenistan has 4.44 million subscribers in total or 88.8% penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TM CELL
(Altyn Asyr)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
LTE
3[177] (October 2012) TM CELL
2 MTS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
1.44[178] (October 2012) MTS

TuvaluEdit

As of 2008, Tuvalu has 2,000 subscribers in total.[179]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 TTC GSM-900

LTE

0.002[179] (2008) TTC

UzbekistanEdit

As of March 2011, the penetration rate in Uzbekistan was estimated at 81.205% over a population estimate of around 28.1 million.[180]

The country's telecom regulator is the Uzbekistan Communications and Information Agency's Board (CIAUz).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 UCell
(Formerly Coscom)
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
700/2600 MHz LTE
7.19[181] (November 2010) TeliaSonera (99.7%)
2 Beeline GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
5.26[67] (May 2011) VimpelCom
3 UMS GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE),
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+
800 MHz LTE
0.63[182] (June 2015) ООО Universal Mobile Systems
4 Uzmobile CdmaOne Not available Uzbektelecom
5 Perfectum CdmaOne Not Yet Available Perfectum

VanuatuEdit

As of 2008, Vanuatu has 36,000 subscribers in total.[183]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telecom Vanuatu GSM-900 MHz 0.01[citation needed][when?] Telecom Vanuatu Ltd
2 Digicel GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSPA

700 MHz LTE

0.01[citation needed][when?] Digicel Group Ltd
3 AIL GSM-900 MHz Not Yet Available ACeS International
4 WanTok 2300 MHz TDD-LTE Not Yet Available

VietnamEdit

As of May 2012, the penetration rate in Vietnam was estimated at 120% over a population estimate of around 91 million.[184]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Viettel Mobile GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
1900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
36.72[184] (May 2012) Viettel Corporation
2 MobiFone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS

1800 MHz LTE

29.11[184] (May 2012) VMS (VNPT subsidiary)
3 Vinaphone GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+

1800 MHz LTE

28.71[184] (May 2012) GPC (VNPT subsidiary)
4 Vietnamobile GSM-900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
10.0[185] (May 2012) Hanoi Telecom, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited
5 Gmobile
(formerly Beeline)
GSM-1800 MHz 2[186] (May 2010)
GTEL Mobile Joint Stock Company
6 S-Fone CdmaOne, CDMA2000 EVDO 2.0[187] (2010) SPT

See alsoEdit

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