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Top 10 Telecom Companies in India

As more and more people are buying mobile phones we see there are more telecom companies coming up in the country. Today there are over a dozen of well known telecom companies present in India.

Most of these companies are Indian and few of them are foreign companies. With the rise of telecom companies customer has the most to benefit. It is because of tough competition prices for calls are very less and sooner companies are going to remove roaming charges also.

We remember the days, when we had to pay for incoming calls also. As the market grows we will see that prices will become even more competitive. Moreover, we would also see new technologies like 4G coming into the market so that we can browse Internet on our mobile phones faster.

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So in this blog we wrote about 10 telecom companies present in India. They are very popular and everyone must know about it.

Ranking System: We ranked companies on the basis of their popularity and total revenue generated. We also look at the customer satisfaction and total number of employees working for the company.

So here is the list of top 10 telecom companies present in India.

1. Vodafone

First company is Vodafone Group, it is British multinational company founded in the year 1991. It gives services like telephony, digital tv and internet services. Company has huge presence in India and it control large chunk of the market.

  • Revenue: The total revenue generated by the company is around $70 billion to $80 billion.
  • Employees: There are over 90,000 employees working for the company worldwide.
  • Presence: The company is present in all over India and around the world like Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa etc.
  • Key People: Gerard Kleisterlee is the chairman of the company.
  • Website: www.vodafone.com

2. Airtel

The second telecom company present in India is Bharti Airtel. It is an Indian company and world’s third largest mobile subscribing company. It has over 275 million subscribers and its service is very good.

  • Revenue: The total revenue of the company is around $7 billion to $8 billion and it is running in profit.
  • Employees: Total number of employees could be more than 22,000
  • Presence: The company is present in whole south Asia and some parts of Africa as well.
  • Key People: The company was founded in the year 1995 and Sunil Mittal is the chairman and MD of the company.
  • Website: www.airtel.com

3. Reliance

The third company which is a telecom giant is the Reliance Communications. The company is headquartered in Navi Mumbai, and it is India’s second largest telecom operator. It has over 150 million subscribers in the country.

  • Revenue: Total revenue of the company is $180 million and the net income is only $25 million.
  • Employees: There are around 28,000 to 30,000 employees working for the company.
  • Presence: The company is present in all over India in 24,000 towns and over 6 00000 villages.
  • Key People: The company was founded by Anil Ambani and he is the chairman of the company.
  • Website: www.rcom.co.in

4. Tata Docomo

The fourth telecom company in our top 10 list is Tata Docomo. It is a cellular provider on GSM and CDMA and they are sixth largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers. The parent company of the Tata Docomo is Tata Group.

  • Revenue: The total revenue of the company is estimated to be $200 million to $300 million.
  • Employees: There are over 5000 employees working for the company.
  • Presence: Company is present in all over the country and its 3G services are limited to few states.
  • Key People: The company is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Website: www.tatadocomo.com

5. Idea Cellular

Idea cellular is the fifth most popular telecom company present in the country. Company offers services like mobile telephony and wireless broadband. The company is rapidly growing in India and its market share is also growing.

  • Revenue: The revenue of the company is $2.4 billion to $3 billion and the profit is over $450 million.
  • Employees: There are over 6000 to 7000 employees working for the company.
  • Presence: The company is present in almost every state of the country.
  • Key People: The company was founded in 1995 and Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman. The company is based in Mumbai.
  • Website: www.ideacellular.com

6. BSNL

BSNL is sixth company in our top 10 list. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited was incorporated in the year 2000. BSNL is India’s largest and oldest communication service provider. The customer base is over 100 million in the year 2013.

BSNL is a state owned enterprise.

  • Revenue: The total revenue of the company is around $4.5 billion.
  • Employees: This company has over 254,000+ employees.
  • Presence: BSNL is spread all over India except Mumbai and New Delhi. Apart from Internet services it offers IPTV, digital television etc.
  • Key People: R K Upadhay is the Chairman and MD of the company.
  • Website: www.bsnl.co.in

7. Aircel

The seventh company in our top 10 list is Aircel group. The company gives services like Mobile telephony and wireless broadband services.

Company has prepaid and post paid plan and it is small company relatively to other companies mentioned above.

  • Revenue: Total revenue of the company is around $1 billion to $1.5 billion.
  • Employees: There are over 3000 to 4000 employees working for the company
  • Presence: The company is present in major cities of the company and still it is not there in rural parts of the country.
  • Key People: The company is headquartered in Chennai and it was founded in the year 1999 by Chinnakannan Sivasankaran.
  • Website: www.aircel.com

8. Uninor

The eighth company in our list is Uninor. It is a joint venture with the company Telenor group. It covers over 600 million people in the country. The company is very controversial because of scams.

  • Revenue: The revenue of the company is less that Rs 200 crore.
  • Employees: Total number of employees are 1600 to 2000 at best.
  • Presence: The company is only present in India and UP has its largest subscriber.
  • Key People: The company is headquartered in Gurgaon and Yogesh Malik is the CEO.
  • Website: www.uninor.in

9. MTS

The ninth telecom company present in our top 10 list is MTS. It is a Russian company and largest telecom provider over there. However, it is present in India also.

In India it was launched in Tamil Nadu and then followed by West Bengal and Kerala.

  • Revenue: The revenue of the company is $12 billion and increasing.
  • Employees: The total number of employees are 58,000 to 60,000
  • Presence: The company is present mainly central and eastern Europe.
  • Key People: The company was founded in 1993 and Andrey Dubovskov is the CEO
  • Website: www.mtsgsm.com

10. MTNL

The last but not the least government company in our list is MTNL. MTNL or Mahanagar Telephone Nigam is a state owned telecommunication enterprise. Services given by the company is same as of BSNL.

  • Revenue: The total revenue of the MTNL is around $800 million.
  • Employees: Total number of employees are around 45,000.
  • Presence: Company is like BSNL only difference is that MTNL is present in only two cities of the country Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Key People: A K Garg is the chairman and Managing Director of the company.
  • Website: www.mtnldelhi.in and www.mtnlmumbai.in

All the above mentioned companies are private sector except two companies BSNL and MTNL. I would like you to go to the website of every company and find out more.

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