Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. It has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in another 55, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of September 30, 2014, Vodafone had 438 million mobile customers and 11 million fixed broadband customers.
- Vodafone India Limited is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994
- Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across fi ve continents
- Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue with over 370 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets
- The company has more than 40 partner networks worldwide
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
Vodafone has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £89.1 billion as of July 6, 2012, the third-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.
Around the world, Vodafone is working to enable as many people as possible to share in the mobile internet revolution. The company is extending access to mobile broadband to remote areas across the world and is also creating new services that make mobile phones easier to use for people who are elderly or people with a disability.
Vodafone India Limited is a member of the Vodafone Group. Its predecessor Hutchison Telecom commenced operations in 1994 when it acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. In 2001, the Company acquired Eircell, the largest wireless communications company in Ireland, from Eircom. Eircell was subsequently rebranded as Vodafone Ireland.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
The company’s unique programme ‘Mobile for Good’ combines Vodafone’s charitable activities and the technology to make a difference to the world. Globally, the Vodafone Foundation supports projects that are focused on delivering public benefit through the use of mobile technology across the areas of health, education and disaster relief. The Vodafone Foundation funds projects which use mobile communication technologies to address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and to enhance people’s quality of life.
The company creates innovative mobile services to help people and organisations make the most of limited resources and focuses on using mobile to help transform financial services, healthcare, education and agriculture. The company’s business focus is on emerging markets, enterprise, data and new services, giving it the ability to achieve its ambition to contribute to global development. Vodafone is a leading M2M provider with more than 9.5 million of its connections already helping businesses in cost savings and carbon reductions.
Vodafone India Limited has been awarded as the “Best Mobile Service Provider 2011” at the Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2011. Also, in a survey conducted by India’s leading financial daily, Vodafone India Limited featured in the Top 10 ‘Most Trusted Brands in India’ for 2011. The company has also been titled as the ‘Most Respected Company’ in the Telecom Sector for 2010, in a survey conducted by a leading business daily.