What's so interesting about that? Well, guess what - the biggest carrier in the world is neither AT&T Mobility, nor Verizon Wireless. So, who has the largest number of subscribers?
China Mobile is the biggest carrier in the world with 703.46 million subscribers.
But if China Mobile is the biggest, and China Telecom is the third-biggest carrier in the People's Republic of China, then who is in the middle? The answer is China Unicom - yet another state-owned carrier.
So where do our well-known US carriers fit into the whole picture? Right now, the biggest US carrier, Verizon Wireless, is 19th in the global carrier rank-list by number of subscribers (108.7 million), while AT&T Mobility is 21st with 107 million. Unfortunately, both Sprint and T-Mobile USA are not in the top 30 of the global rank-list, signaling that the attempted merger between AT&T and T-Mobile may have indeed been a bad idea!
You can access a fuller list of the world's biggest mobile carriers here.