Top 10 Telecom Companies in USA 2017

Published in Top Brands category by MBA Skool Team , Last Updated: July 30, 2017

Telecom has been able to reach out to every corner of USA. The largest telecom companies in USA have been offering data plans, voice plans along with other VAS services. These biggest American telecom brands focus on quality network and good customer service. The top telecom brands in USA include companies like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Charter, T-Mobile etc. Here is the list of the top 10 telecom companies in USA 2017 as per Revenue, Subscribers and Profit.

Quick Glance :

Top Telecom Companies in USA 2017 are

1st Place : AT&T

2nd Place : Verizon Communications

3rd Place : Comcast Corporation

4th Place : Charter Communications

5th Place : T-Mobile USA

6th Place : Sprint Corporation

7th Place : CenturyLink

8th Place : Dish Network

9th Place : Cox Communications

10th Place : US Cellular

For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

10. U.S. Cellular

United States Cellular Corporation, working together as U.S. Cell, is a local carrier in USA.

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The company claims and works the fifth-biggest remote broadcast communications organize in the United States, serving 5 million clients in 426 markets in 23 US states as of the primary quarter of 2017. The organization has its central command in Chicago, Illinois.

US Cellular was shaped in 1983 as an auxiliary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), Inc., which still possesses an 84 percent stake. In consistence with government law, U.S. Cell works with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to give free AMBER Alerts by means of content informing. PC Magazine granted U.S. Cell, alongside Verizon Wireless, a "Readers Choice" for cell specialist co-op grant in 2010, expressing that it score most elevated in the client benefit category. J. D. Power and Associates appraised U.S. Cell as having "Most noteworthy in Wireless Call Quality Performance". The North Central Region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) has gotten the honour from 2006-2011.

In Consumer Reports 2010 yearly overview of remote specialist co-ops, the organization got the best score out of the majority of the national transporters. U.S. Cell fills in as the title patron of a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the U.S. Cell 250, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. It has likewise filled in as the displaying supporter of the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, since its origin in 2008. During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $3,939 million and a Net Profit of $49 million. At the end of the Financial Year, the company had a customer base of 4.97 million customers.

Revenue (in Million $): 3939

Net Profit (in Million $): 49

Customers (in Million): 4.966

9. Cox Communications

Cox Communication, called Cox Cable, and once in the past Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable.


The company is an American exclusive backup of Cox Enterprises giving advanced digital TV, media communications and Home Automation benefits in the United States. It is the third-biggest satellite TV supplier in the United States, serving more than 6 million clients. This includes 3 million advanced link supporters, 3.5 million Internet subscribers, and very nearly 3.2 million computerized phone endorsers, making it the seventh-biggest phone bearer in the country.

Cox Enterprises ventured into the digital broadcast business in 1962 by obtaining various link frameworks in Lewistown, Lock Haven and Tyrone (all in Pennsylvania), trailed by frameworks in California, Oregon and Washington. The backup organization, Cox Broadcasting Corporation (later renamed to Cox Communications), was not authoritatively shaped until 1964, when it was set up as an open organization exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange. It was taken private by Cox Enterprises in 1985. During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a total revenue of $11,000 million.

Revenue (in Million $): 11000

8. DISH Network

Dish Network (frequently adapted as DISH Network) is an American direct-communicate satellite specialist co-op.

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The organization gives satellite TV, sound programming, and intuitive TV administrations to business and private clients in the United States, and has roughly 16,000 representatives. The organization is headquartered in Meridian, Colorado, however the postal assignment of adjacent Englewood, Colorado is utilized as a part of the corporate mailing. In January 2008, Dish Network was spun off from its previous parent organization EchoStar, which was established by Charlie Ergen as a satellite TV gear wholesaler in 1980. The organization started utilizing Dish Network as its shopper image in March 1997[citation needed] after the fruitful dispatch of its initially satellite, EchoStar I, in December 1995. That dispatch denoted the start of its membership TV administrations, and EchoStar has since propelled various satellites, with nine claimed and rented satellites in its armada as of January 2013. EchoStar keeps on being the essential innovation accomplice to Dish Network.

Services offered by the organisation are:

• Tailgater

• Hopper

• Hopper with Sling

• Sling TV

• DishNet

During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $15,094.56 million and a Net Profit of $1449.85 million. By the end of 2016, it had a customer base of 13.67 million customers.

Revenue (in Million $): 15094.5

Net Profit (in Million $): 1449.8

Customers (in Million): 13.67

7. CenturyLink

CenturyLink, Inc. is an American media communications organization, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

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The company gives interchanges and information administrations to private, business, legislative, and discount clients in 37 states. An individual from the S&P 500 file, the organization works as a nearby trade bearer and Internet get to supplier in USA advertises. It is the third-biggest broadcast communications organization in the United States as far as lines served, behind AT&T and Verizon. It likewise gives long distance services as well. The earliest ancestor of CenturyLink was the Oak Ridge Telephone Company in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, which was possessed by F. E. Hogan, Sr. In 1930, Hogan sold the organization, with 75 paid subscribers, to William Clarke and Marie Williams, for $500. They moved the switchboard to the Williams family front parlor. In 1946, the Williams' child, Clarke McRae Williams, got responsibility for family's phone organization as a wedding gift. In 1947, Clarke Williams took in the phone organization in Marion, Louisiana was available to be purchased. With an advance from business relate Joe Sydney Carter, Clarke bought the Marion Telephone Company and in the end made it his base of operation as he developed his organization through more acquisitions. CenturyLink still keeps up workplaces in the previous central command building. The organization stayed as a family-worked business until it ended up noticeably consolidated in 1968. The company has a subscriber base of 17.36 million users (31st December, 2016). During the Financial Year 2016, it earned a total revenue of $16,255 million and a Net Profit of $2,300 million.

Revenue (in Million $): 1625

Net Profit (in Million $): 2300

Customers (in Million): 17.36

6. Sprint Corporation

Sprint Corporation, normally referred to as Sprint, is an American telecommunications holding organization that gives remote administrations and is a web access supplier.

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It is the fourth biggest versatile system administrator in the United States, and serves 59.7 million clients, as of April 2017. The organization likewise offers remote voice, informing, and broadband administrations through its different backups under the Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands, and discount access to its remote systems to portable virtual system administrators. The organization is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. In July 2013, a lion's share of the organization was bought by Japanese media communications organization SoftBank Group Corp., in spite of the fact that the rest of the offers of the organization keep on trading on the NYSE. Sprint follows its inceptions to the Brown Telephone Company, which was established in 1899 to convey telephone utility to the provincial range around Abilene, Kansas. In 2006, Sprint left the neighbourhood landline phone business, turning those advantages off into a recently made organization named Embarq, which later turned into a piece of CenturyLink. The organization keeps on being one of the biggest long separation suppliers in the United States.

Preceding 2005, the organization was otherwise called the Sprint Corporation, yet took the name Sprint Nextel Corporation when it converged with Nextel Communications that year. In 2013, after the shutdown of the Nextel organize and simultaneous with the procurement by SoftBank, the organization come back to utilizing just Sprint Corporation. In July 2013, as a feature of the SoftBank exchanges, Sprint procured the rest of the offers of remote broadband bearer Clearwire Corporation which it didn't officially possess. During the Financial Year 2016, Sprint earned a Total Revenue of $33,300 million and a Net Loss of $1,477 million.

Revenue (in Million $): 33300

Net Profit (in Million $): -1477

Customers (in Million): 59.7

5. T-Mobile

T-Mobile US is a noteworthy remote system administrator in the United States.

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The German media communications organization Deutsche Telekom (DT) is its larger part shareholder. Its central station are situated in Bellevue, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan zone. T-Mobile US gives remote voice and information benefits in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands (which it obtained in an invert takeover in 2013, bringing about the organization opening up to the world on the NASDAQ stock trade), and furthermore fills in as the host arrange for some versatile virtual system administrators. Its system comes to 98 percent of Americans. In 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the main American remote transporter. In 2017, T-Mobile was positioned #1 in Customer Service Satisfaction by Nielsen.

From as ahead of schedule as 2004, the organization has caught numerous J. D. Control yearly honors in the territories of retail deals fulfilment, remote client care, and general client satisfaction. In 2011, J. D. Power and Associates expressed that T-Mobile retail locations accomplished the most astounding evaluations among significant remote bearers for consumer loyalty for the fourth back to back year, performing especially well in cost and promotions. Also in 2011, J. D. Power and Associates positioned T-Mobile USA most elevated among significant suppliers in remote client look after the second continuous year.

On December 3, 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the main American remote specialist organization. On February 6, 2016, T-Mobile was granted the JD Power Award for consumer loyalty in the full administration remote class for the second year consecutively. During the Financial Year 2016, T-Mobile earned a Total Revenue of $37,242 million and a Net Profit of $1,500 million. At the end of the year, the company had a user base of 71.5 million subscribers.

Revenue (in Million $): 37242

Net Profit (in Million $): 1500

Customers (in Million): 71.5

4. Charter Communications

Charter Communications is an American broadcast communications organization, which offers its administrations to purchasers and organizations under the marking of Spectrum.

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In late 2012, with the naming of long-lasting Cablevision official Thomas Rutledge as their CEO, the organization moved its corporate central station from St Louis, Missouri to Stamford, Connecticut. Most of its operations still stay based out of St Louis. On May 18, 2016, Charter gained Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for a consolidated $65.5 billion, making it the third-biggest pay TV benefit in the United States. Charter Communications was established in 1993 by Barry Babcock, Jerald Kent and Howard Wood, who had been previous officials at Cencom Cable Television in St. Louis, Missouri. It was additionally joined in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1993.

In 1995, Charter paid about $300 million for a controlling enthusiasm for Crown Media and gained Cable South. In 1997, Charter and EarthLink united to convey rapid Internet access through link modems to Charter's clients in Los Angeles and Riverside, California. In 1998, Paul Allen purchased a controlling interest. The organization paid $2.8 billion to gain Dallas-based link organization Marcus Cable. Charter Communications had 1 million clients in 1998.

As per the Financial Report for the Financial Year 2016, Charter Communications earned a Total Revenue of $40,023 million and a Net Profit of $4,801 million. By the end of the Financial Year, the company had a customer base of 26.2 million subscribers.

Revenue (in Million $): 40023

Net Profit (in Million $): 4801

Customers (in Million): 26.2

3. Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (previously enlisted as Comcast Holdings) is an American worldwide media communications combination.

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Comcast corporation is the biggest telecom and satellite TV restraining infrastructure on the planet by income. It is the second-biggest pay-TV organization after AT&T, biggest digital TV organization and biggest home Internet specialist co-op in the United States, and the country's third-biggest home telephone utility supplier. Comcast administrations U.S. private and business clients in 40 states and in the District of Columbia. The organization's home office are situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the proprietor of the global media organization NBCUniversal since 2011, Comcast is a maker of highlight movies and TV programs planned for showy display and over-the-air and digital transmission.

Comcast works over-the-air national communicate arrange stations (NBC and Telemundo), different link just stations (counting MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSN, E!, The Weather Channel, among others), the film creation studio Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts in Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; and Osaka, Japan. In February 2014, the organization consented to converge with Time Warner Cable in a value swap bargain worth $45.2 billion. Under the terms of the understanding Comcast was to get 100% of Time Warner Cable. Be that as it may, on April 24, 2015, Comcast ended the understanding. During the Financial Year 2016, the organisation earned a Total Revenue of $80,403 million and a Net Profit of $9,045 million. At the end of the Financial Year, the organisation had a customer base of 58.9 million subscribers.

The major subsidiaries of Comcast are:

• Xfinity

• NBCUniversal

• Comcast Spectator

• DreamWorks Animation

Revenue (in Million $): 80403

Net Profit (in Million $): 9045

Customers (in Million): 58.9

2. Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications, Inc. is an American multinational broadcast communications aggregate and a corporate part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


The organization is based at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, yet is fused in Delaware. What in the long run progressed toward becoming Verizon was established as Bell Atlantic. It was one of the seven Baby Bells that were shaped after AT&T Corporation was compelled to give up its control of the Bell System by request of the Justice Department of the United States. Chime Atlantic appeared in 1984 with an impression from New Jersey to Virginia, with every region having a different working organization (comprising of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone, and C&P Telephone).

As of 2016, Verizon is one of three organizations that had their foundations in the previous Baby Bells. The other two, as Verizon, exist accordingly of mergers among kindred previous Baby Bell individuals. One, SBC Communications, purchased out its previous parent AT&T Corporation and accepted the AT&T name. The other, CenturyLink, was shaped at first in 2011 by the procurement of Qwest (earlier named US West). On June 13, 2017 Verizon reported that some of Yahoo! Inc's web resources would be joined under another auxiliary, Oath. As per the Financial Reports for the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $126,000 million and a Net Profit of $13,127 million. At the end of the Financial Year 2016, the company had a customer base of 206.7 million subscribers.

Revenue (in Million $): 126000

Net Profit (in Million $): 13127

Customers (in Million): 206.7

1. AT&T

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational media communications aggregate, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.

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AT&T is the world's biggest broadcast communications organization. AT&T is the second biggest supplier of cell phone administrations and the biggest supplier of settled telephone utilities in the United States, and furthermore gives broadband membership TV benefits through DirecTV. AT&T is the third-biggest organization in Texas. AT&T Inc. started its reality as Southwestern Bell Corporation, one of seven Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) made in 1983 in the divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (established 1885, later AT&T Corp.) taking after the 1982 United States v. AT&T antitrust claim. Southwestern Bell changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995. In 2005, SBC obtained previous parent AT&T Corp. furthermore, went up against its marking, with the combined element naming itself AT&T Inc. also, utilizing the famous AT&T Corp. logo and stock-exchanging image.

The current AT&T reconstitutes a significant part of the previous Bell System and incorporates ten of the first 22 Bell Operating Companies, alongside the first long separation division. In the Financial Year 2016, AT&T earned a total revenue of $163,786 million and a Net Profit of $13,333 million. At the end of the Financial Year 2016, the company had a customer base of 191.64 million. AT&T is also the sponsor of several events and teams across USA and even globally.

Revenue (in Million $): 163786

Net Profit (in Million $): 13333

Customers (in Million): 191.637

Rank Methodology:

1. The leading telecom companies of US are taken

2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and number of customers are seen

3. Based on the final revenues the final ranks are evaluated

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