The top mobile companies in the world in 2011

Tomi Ahonen (blogger, author, speaker etc) has been crunching numbers and has come up with the world's largest companies in mobile, having stripped away other revenues. No small task.

For companies such as Apple, Ahonen only includes revenues from mobile handsets, not portable computers such as iPads (which seems logical). To emphasize the point companies are referred to as mobile, mobil or wireless, rather than by the registered company name e.g. Google Mobile, rather than Google.

Rank 2011 (2010) Country Company Mobile revenue Type of business
1 (3) China Mobile China US$77Bn mobile operator
2 (4) Verizon Wireless USA US$72Bn mobile operator
3 (1) Vodafone Mobile UK US$66Bn mobile operator
4 (7) AT&T Wireless USA US$58Bn mobile operator
5 (5) Telefonica Movil Spain US$55Bn mobile operator
6 (6) T-Mobile Germany US$49Bn mobile operator
7 (8) Orange Mobile France US$48Bn mobile operator
8 (2) Nokia Mobile Finland US$45Bn handset manufacturer
9 (21) Apple Mobile USA US$42Bn handset manufacturer
10 (10) Samsung Mobile South Korea US$40Bn handset manufacturer
11 (11) NTT DoCoMo Japan US$38Bn mobile operator
12 (9) Telecom Italia Mobile Italy US$36Bn mobile operator
13 (13) America Movil Mexico US$34Bn mobile operator
14 (12) Sprint Nextel USA US$33Bn mobile operator
15 (15) Ericsson Mobil Sweden US$27Bn network infrastructure
16 (16) China Unicom China US$26Bn mobile operator
17 (18) Huawei Mobile China US$25Bn network infrastructure
18 (14) KDDI Mobile Japan US$24Bn mobile operator
19 (23) RIM Canada US$20Bn handset manufacturer
20 (19) Softbank Mobile Japan US$19Bn mobile operator
21 (n/a) Google Mobile (including Motorola) USA US$17Bn handset manufacturer
22 (20) Alcatel-Lucent Mobile France US$16Bn network infrastructure
23 (n/a) Bharti Airtel India US$14Bn mobile operator
24 (22) SK Telecom South Korea US$13Bn mobile operator
25 (24) Telenor Mobile Norway US$12Bn mobile operator
Source: TomiAhonen Almanac 2012 via: mobiThinking

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I like nokia original mobile phones. And this company is world no 1 mobile company.

nice and informative article

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