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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Len focuses on helping small and new businesses succeed through developing appropriate marketing and sales strategies. Len enjoys mentoring, relishes in getting both arms and feet wet in addressing technology, marketing and sales issues. He understands the drivers impacting business results for today and tomorrow including time-to-market, time-to-revenue, marketing, sales channels and social media.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Who do you think are the Top 10 Mobile Phone Networks in the World?

These numbers are the latest and represent the first quarter of 2010. When we think of wireless providers we tend to see North America as the primary market. But in fact the largest market by far is in Asia, followed by Europe and Latin America. Although India has great potential in terms of growth it significantly lags behind China in mobile customers.

RankCarrier# of SubscribersPrimary Areas ServedBrands
1.China Mobile Ltd.
China, Hong KongChina Mobile
2.Vodafone Group Plc
Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, U.S.Vodafone, Vodacom, Verizon Wireless
Spain, Latin America, EuropeTelefonica, Movistar, O2
4.America Movil
Mexico, Central & Latin America, U.S.Telcel, Claro, Comcel, Tracfone
5.Telenor Group
Scandinavia & EuropeTelenor, Pannon, Kyivstar
6.China Unicom
ChinaChina Unicom
7.Deutsche Telekom
Germany, Europe, U.S.T-Mobile
Sweden, EuropeTeliaSonera
9.Bharti Airtel
India, Sri Lanka, BangladeshAirtel
10.France Telecom
France, EuropeOrange

When planning marketing strategies, even small companies have to pay attention to where market opportunities lie. Often they aren't in your own backyard as is the example shown here. Asia represents fertile ground for anyone in the mobile communications space.

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