Vodafone started operations from 1982;the company was associated with Racal Telecom of UK and in the year 1991 it was established after a de-merger with Racal telecom. Today, Vodafone has 200 million customers and it successfully operates across five continents.
Vodafone has a strong presence in 27 countries. Also, it has partner networks in 33 more countries. Over the years, Vodafone has provided unique products to the potential customers and this has been the prime reason of the company's growth.
Vodafone is a Fortune 500 company.
Vodafone offer a wide array of telecommunication products and services, the solutions offered by Vodafone have been outstanding.
The product ranges offered by Vodafone are as follows:
- Wireless through 3G
- HSDPA (High-Speed Download Packet Access)
- Fixed line broadband services like DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
Vodafone offers special services for the customers and there are specific offers that help the customers to enjoy privileges like tariff of local call from varied international destinations. Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem and 3G broadband services offered by Vodafone have been outstanding.
The wide array of special subscription and membership facilities and offers are as follows:
- Vodafone Passport
- Vodafone Simply
- Vodafone live
- Vodafone Mobile Connect data card
- Vodafone Push Email
- Vodafone Wireless Office
The Vodafone groupís subsidiaries are operating by using the brand name of Vodafone. The SMS and WAP services of Vodafone are outstanding. Other salient services are seamlessly roaming facilities, laptop e-mail facilities and GPRS services etc. Vodafone has popularized the concept of mobile office.
At the end of Financial year 2006,Vodafone's mobile telecommunication revenues grew by 9.3%.
The following table shows the trend of total revenue of the company for the last two years:
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The following table shows the trend of Total Assets by the company for the last two years:
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Vodafone is headed by Sir John Bond, who is the Chairman of the company.
The company employs about 60,000 people.
Vodafone Group Plc