Telecommunications Companies

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Telecommunications Companies (commonly abbreviated as "telcos") are those businesses (whether public or private; for-profit, not-for-profit or non-profit) which provide telephone, radio, television, internet or other communications services to other businesses as well as individual consumers and households. Telcos typically provide only the infrastructure to connect to other services, but in some cases actually provide their own service offerings to which to connect (i.e. their own .


The following will list major Telcos worldwide:

North America

Canada

Rogers

Bell

Telus


United States of America

AT&T

Cingular

Cingular purchased AT&T's "AT&T Wireless" division in 2004[3][4], only to later be bought in its entirety in 2007[5] by the AT&T parent company as it restructured and re-shaped its strategic vision.[6] Some criticized this as an intentional act or back-room deal to acquire Cingular at a cheaper price, from the beginning.[7][8][9][10][11]

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is another company that AT&T attempted to aggressively take over through merger and/or acquisition, however this time legislators put a stop to the merger for purposes of anti-trust and anti-competition prevention.

Sprint

Verizon

Virgin

AMP'D


Europe

United Kingdom

British Telecom (BT)

Vodafone

O2

Blyk


France

Bouygues Telecom

France Telecom


Italy

Telecom Italia

Spain

Telefonica/Movistar

Germany

Deutsche Telekom (DT)

Middle East


Asia

Russia & Eastern Europe

Japan

NTT

Docomo


KDDI/au

AU

Softbank

e-Mobile


South Korea

SK Telecom

Korea Telecom

China

China Mobile

  • China Mobile: (state-sponsored and strictly run by the government)


India

Airtel

BSNL/MTNL

Idea cellular

Reliance Infocomm

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Oceania

Australia

AAPT

New Zealand

Telecom New Zealand Group

Resources

External Links


References

  1. wikipedia: Bell Aliant
  2. History of MT&T (MTT): https://web.archive.org/web/20110716092535/https://ns1758.ca/tele/teleph01.html
  3. Cingular completes AT&T Wireless acquisition: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/96956/Cingular_completes_AT_T_Wireless_acquisition
  4. Cingular nabs AT&T Wireless for $41B: http://money.cnn.com/2004/02/17/technology/cingular_att/
  5. Historic AT&T-BellSouth deal approved / Regulators OK $86 billion merger -- biggest in telecommunications history: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Historic-AT-T-BellSouth-deal-approved-2482969.php
  6. Goodbye Cingular, Hello to the New Bell, AT&T : http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/business/21phone.html
  7. From AT&T To Cingular And Back Again: http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500395_162-2356736.html
  8. Cingular-AT&T Merger (Coneff v. AT&T Corp., et al): http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/case/cingular-att-merger-coneff-v-att-corp-et-al
  9. Fact Sheet on the Cingular-AT&T Merger Lawsuit: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/feature/fact-sheet-cingular-att-merger-lawsuit
  10. Lowering the Bar: Cingular Crippled Cell Service, Deceived & Overcharged AT&T Customers After Merger, Lawsuit Says: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/newsrelease/lowering-bar-cingular-crippled-cell-service-deceived-overcharged-att-customers-after-mer
  11. Consumer Watchdog Warns Regulators Not to Be Fooled Twice by AT&T, Calls For Rejection of Merger with T-Mobile: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/newsrelease/consumer-watchdog-warns-regulators-not-be-fooled-twice-att-calls-rejection-merger-t-mobi
  12. Say hello to Blyk: http://about.blyk.com
  13. Promotions - Spring 2008: http://vimeo.com/2295600?pg=embed&sec=2295600
  14. SoftBank CEO Son says Saudi fund to continue despite Khashoggi murder: https://japantoday.com/category/tech/SoftBank-CEO-Son-says-Saudi-fund-to-continue-despite-Khashoggi-murder?
  15. wikipedia:Communications in India

See Also

Telephone | Television | Internet | Radio