Top 10 Mobile Network Operators (GSM and CDMA) in 2016

Are you want to check Top mobile network operators in India 2016 ? Well, Lets check the list of top 10 Best Mobile SIM provider in India. In listed mobile network, I highly recommend you to check top 5 mobile network in the listed series because they have high and best network coverage mobile network.

In this post, you will know which is the best mobile network in India. As you know there are many mobile network operators that’s why they have large competition in providing the telecom service. Here i have listed all details according to Wikipedia.

Top 10 Mobile operators of India :

#1. Airtel

I have positioned Airtel in 1st Position in the top 10 mobile network provider. According to my personal experience and friends review, I can say Airtel is the best mobile network provider which has best network coverage, customer care service and offers.

Its network coverage is good in urban as well as rural area.

Airtel company is founded by Sunil Bharti Mittal in 1995. Airtel has 248.6 million GSM subscribers (April 2016) according to Wikipedia. Airtel is the best award winning mobile network provider.

Contact Airtel Customer care @ 121 .

#2. Vodafone

Vodafone is second largest mobile network service provider on the bases of its subscriber. Vodafone has 196.7 million customers (April 2016) according to Wikipedia. It operates prepaid and postpaid GSM service.

#3. Idea

Idea is another best network provider in india. Idea network coverage is good in both rural and urban areas. Idea is third largest mobile network in India.

Idea Cellular Limited was founded in 1995. Idea is an Indian mobile network operator. Idea has recently lunched 4G mobile services. Idia has 174.6 million subscribers (April 2016) according to Wikipedia.

#4. Reliance

Reliance is forth largest mobile network operator in India. Reliance India has lunched firstly CDMA mobile SIM and then lunched GSM network. This mobile network is not good for rural people because of poor network connectivity.

Reliance mobile communications Ltd. was founded by Anil Ambani in 2002. It has 106.81 million subscribers (April 2016) according to Wikipedia. Reliance provides services in CDMA (1xRTT, CDMA2000, EV-DO), GSM (2G, 3G, 4G, Voice) mobile services, fixed line broadband and voice services, DTH depending upon the areas of operation.

#5. Aircel

Aircel is the fifth top mobile network operator in India which offers 2G, 3G, 4G and voice service. It has 86.06 million subscriber. Aircel mobile network is very famous in southern part of India. Aircel is founded in 1999. Chennai and Tamil Nadu are the headquarters in India.

#6. BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is an indian owned telecom company whose headquarter holds in New Delhi. BSNL is founded in 1 Oct. 2000. It has 85.29 million subscribers in India. So I categories BSNL as rank 6 in top mobile operator in India.

BSNL network is very bad in rural area. If someone is calling you then most of the time he listen ‘Person you are calling is out off coverage area‘.

#7. Tata Docomo

TATA DOCOMO is the best cellular service provider on the CDMA, GSM network. Tata Docomo is cheap as compared to Airtel and BSNL. Tata Docomo is seventh largest mobile operator. It has 60.89 millions subscribers in india.

Tata Docomo is a combination of Tata Teleservices and NTT Docomo company. They joined in November 2008. DOCOMO stands for Do Communications over mobile network.

#8. Telenor (Changed name from Uninor)

Telenor is having cheapest voice call rate But very slow internet provider. Telenor is listed on 8th rank according to its subscribers. It has 5.16 million subscribers in india.

Telenor Mobile network service run in some states as Andra Pradesh & Telangana, Bihar & Jharkhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Prades (West) & Uttarakhand

#9. MTS India

MTS is 9th largest mobile networks subscriber in India. So i listed this in top 10 mobile service provider in India. It has 8.13 million subscribers from India. MTS India provides voice, broadband internet, messaging and 2G,3G,4G data services in India.

#10. MTNL

Full form of MTNL is Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited. MTNL is tenth largest mobile operator in India. It has 3.6 million subscribers in India. MTNL provides Voice, GSM, HSDPA and CDMA service.


These are the List of top mobile operators of India 2016.



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Hi Sakshi,

Great and accurate list.

Thanks for the post.



thanks for sharing the amazing list of all ussd network companies


BSNL. I am using it for many years. I have had no problems from Rameswaram to Katra,J&K.
It has become a fashion to blame public sectors. Not true that call drops are there.