14 March 2007
The Eastern Management Group has released the names of the World's 50 Largest Telecommunications Service Providers for 2006. Compilation of the list is an annual joint effort between the firm's two largest and oldest practices. The Service Provider Consulting Practice assists businesses to establish and manage distribution channels and channel partners that sell to service providers throughout the world; while the Service Provider Market Research Practice performs ongoing tracking of all of the world's telecommunications service providers, in more than 200 countries and territories.
Topping the list as the world's largest service provider in 2006 was Japan's NTT, with revenues of US$95 billion. Verizon ranked number two among service providers worldwide, followed by AT&T. The smallest company making the list of the 50 was Italy's Wind Telecomunicazioni, with revenues of US$6 billion.