Top 10 Telecom Companies of the World 2018

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4. Deutsche Telekom

Headquartered at Bonn, Germany, Deutsche Telekom is a 22year old Denmark – originated German telecommunication company.

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The company is driven with 14.5% of its stake with the German government and 17.4% with government bank KfW. The company is also a part of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index and the current market capitalization for the company as of March 09, 2018 is $77.66B.


In Telecommunication industry, the company holds 9th rank in Fortune world’s most admired companies.

When the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatized, the largest telecommunications provider (by revenue) in Europe, the Deutsche Telekom was formed. The company operates several subsidiaries worldwide, including T-Mobile- the mobile communications brand. The company owns substantial shares in other telecom companies, including Central European subsidiaries Magyar Telekom (Hungary), Slovak Telekom (Slovakia), Hellenic telecommunication operator OTE. Now the company has 156 m mobile, 18 m broadband and 29 m fixed- network customers thus paving the way for gigabit society. In the Financial Year 2017, the company earned revenue of 74.95 Billion Euros, Adjusted EBITDA stood at 22.45 billion euros, and free cash flow amounted to 5.5 billion euros and was up by 11.3% as compared to 2016. It has 218,341 employees worldwide (31st Dec. 2017 figures). The company was has received the national German Sustainability Award in the "large companies" category for  the year 2017 The company is also one of the 112 enterprises worldwide that made it into the Climate A list.

Revenue (in Million $): 92184.810

Net Income (in Million $): 6827.73

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