Top 10 Telecom Companies in USA 2016

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9. CenturyLink

Having its presence currently in 37 states of the United States, CenturyLink is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, United States and was founded in the year 1968.

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In terms of number of lines served, this company is one of the largest in the USA close to AT&T and Verizon. CenturyLink provides data and network systems management, IT consulting and Big Data analytics in more than 55 data centers in Europe, North America, and Asia and primarily provides voice, data, broadband, video and other services.


The company had comprehensive service portfolio, high bandwidth infrastructure and remarkable customer support to meet the demands of the customers. With a subscriber base of around 6 million, CenturyLink continuously focuses on higher subscriber retention and lower churn rates considering the extremely competitive telecommunications market that requires the companies to be highly capital-intensive and hence has turned out to be one of the reliable and largest service providers in the country.

The company aims to maximize the total number of business subscribers by their fiber network by designing and strongly engineering their fiber-to-tower builds, thereby creating additional revenue growth opportunities.

The company had a revenue of $17.9 billion in the financial year ending 2015. Frost & Sullivan honored CenturyLink with an award by title Company of the Year for the Cloud Industry in North America and also awards for excellence in data center services and related infrastructure.

As an integrated provider of global network, cloud solutions and data hosting, the company serves more than 6 million broadband customers and offer entertainment services under CenturyLink Prism TV and DirecTV brands. Recently the company acquired 2 companies Orchestrate and netAura LLC, to specialize more in engineering and consulting database and security technologies.

Revenue (in $ billions): 18

No. of subscribers (in millions): 6.2

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