Top 10 Telecom Companies in India

Rank 1. Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel is holding the lead position in the top ten telecommunication companies in India by recording a five per cent growth in the year 2009-2010. The company is dealing with four major categories namely digital television, enterprise, telemedia and mobile. The company has its operations in more than 18 countries. The company has recently arranged for a consortium of telecom operators all over the globe for announcing its launch of the Eassy cable system, which is an undersea cable connecting system connecting Africa to Europe.

Rank 2. BSNL
BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in the oldest player in the telecom sector in India and they hold the pride of being the first to connect even remote villages through their telephone service. They offer both fixed line and mobile services and the company has more than 71.68 million subscribers all over India

Rank 3. Vodafone Essar

Vodafone Essar began its operations in the year 1994 and the company has operations all over India with more than 106.34 million customers. The company holds a place in the top ten telecommunication companies in India since the recent revenue of the company is Rs. 232 billion, which has recorded a growth rate of 13.7 per cent as compared to the previous revenue figures.

Rank 4. Reliance

Reliance is one of the largest private sector company in the information and telecommunication sector India with a subscriber base of more than 100 millions. This company is also called as RCom and the company has established a convergent digital network and integrated wireline and wireless connection.

Rank 5. Idea CellularIdea Cellular is a part of Aditya Birla Group and they are the leading GSM Mobile service provider in India with about 67 million subscribers all over India. They are offering both pre-paid and post paid mobile service and they hold the pride of being the first to offer Enhanced Data Rates and General Packet Radio Service for the evolution of GSM in India.

Rank 6. Tata Communications
Tata Communications influence its domain expertise and advanced solutions across its Pan India and global network, with connectivity to more than 400 PoPs, 200 countries and close to one million square feet of collocation space and data center all over the world. Their objective is to deliver managed solutions to Indian consumers, service providers and multi-national enterprises.

Rank 7. Tata Teleservices


Tata Teleservices came into existence in the year 1996 and it is one of the 96 companies coming under the roof of Tata group. They hold the pride of being the first to introduce CDMA mobile services in India and they have network in more than 20 circles. The company introduced its mobile operations in the year 2005 under the brand name of Tata indicom and it enjoys a pan-India presence through its operations in all 22 telecom circles in India.

Rank 8. Aircel
In the year 2009-10, Aircel recorded a growth rate of 37.2 per cent and they began their journey in the year 1999. They have earned the status of the leading mobile operator in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Also, the company has emerged as leader in the North Easter states of India within a short period of its launching


Rank 9. MTNL

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited or MTNL has grabbed a customer base of 8.06 million in two major cities of India being Mumbai and Delhi. At present, the company has more than 9 lakh GSM Connections. They have become the leaders in technology induction by converting its telephone exchange network into digital mode.


Rank 10. TTML
TTML is another telecommunication company under the Tate group, who commenced their landline operations in the year 1998. When compared to all other private telecom companies, TTML has the largest wireline base in Maharashtra and Mumbai. The company has more than 6 lakh subscribers in the telecom circles of Mumbai, Goa and Maharashtra.

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