Wireless Intelligence published its ‘Scoreboard’ operator ranking.for Q2, 2012. "The new ‘Scoreboard’ tracks the top 20 global operator groups by connections based on majority-owned assets in Q2 2012. Minority holdings (less than 50 percent plus one share) are excluded from the analysis".
Compared to the Q2 2011 scoreboard (see "World's Top20 Mobile Groups" - here) - Bharti Airtel (now #4) and Telefonica(#5) switched places.
"China’s three mobile operators all recorded double-digit subscriber growth over the last year .. France Telecom (#12) returned to the top 20 after dropping out of the list a year ago".
See "Analysis: The top 20 global operator groups by mobile connections (Q2 2012)" - here.