Top 10 Telecom Companies in India 2016

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Telecommunications have revolutionized the way people stay connected with each other. Every boy, girl, husband, wife, children, parents, business partners etc are always connected with each other with the power of telecommunication which not only services voice calling but data plans also help staying online. The top Indian telecom companies include brands like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL followed by players like Reliance Communications, Aircel, Tata Communications; and MTNL, Tata Docomo & MTS, which complete the top ten list. Here is a list of the top 10 telecom companies in India in 2016.

Quick Glance

Rankwise Top 10 Telecom Companies in India 2016

  • Airtel
  • Vodafone
  • Idea
  • BSNL
  • Reliance Comm
  • Tata Communications
  • Aircel 
  • MTNL
  • Tata Teleservices
  • SSTL

For More details about parameters and rankings, read on.

10. Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. (SSTL)

Russian Mobile Telesystems operates through Sistema Shyam Tele Services Limited (SSTL) also known as Mobile telesystems (MTS) in the Indian market.


It has headquarters in Gurgaon & the products offered by them are mobile telephony and internet services- voice, broadband, messaging and data services. It is growing in the indian market and has been growing consistently in the field of internet and telephony.


It is a subsidiary of Russian conglomerate Sistema, and has been in the telecom sector as MTS since a long time, which a substantial subscriber base. To compete in the Indian market it has launched EVDO Rev, a high speed mobile broadband service.

IT also has launched MTS TV, MTS Blaze which is spread over 100 countries in India. It also has plans to roll out roaming free services in the whole country to gain a competitive edge in the telecom industry.  MTS gained popularity in internet services being in the top 3 internet service providers in India. With the focus on customers, it was the first company to launch Half Paisa Per Second Calling and also high speed broadband service.

With MTS mAd it is the first company to provide free mobile calls through its comprehensive set of android mobile phone range targeted at the youth of the country. Initially operating in 22 circles, it lost its 21 circles’ licenses in connection with the 2G scam with Rajasthan being the only active circle. Later, MTS won back licenses and spectrum in 8 circles. They have been using the CDMA technology to operate its mobile services. In 2016, it was announced that Reliance Communications acquired Sistema's MTS India in all-stock deal.

Revenue (in Millions): 14287 INR

Subscribers Base (in Millions): 8.9

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