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Vodafone: Global Operations

November 23, 2015

Vodafone Group Plc does business as a global telecommunications company. It is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom and was founded in 1984. Vodafone offers voice, messaging, and data services across mobile and fixed network. It also offers fixed broadband and TV services. Vodafone also provides cloud and hosting as well as internet protocol-virtual private network services; roaming services; and unified communications services.

Vodafone also offers M-Pesa, a mobile money transfer and payment service that enables customers with access to a bank account to send and receive money, purchase goods, pay bills, and save money and receive short-term loans. The company also offers Vodafone One Net, a converged fixed and mobile communications service for large and multinational companies, and small and medium-sized companies. Aside from the Vodafone Group Plc provides M2M business solutions; carrier services, such as fixed and mobile connectivity and other services. It also offers smartphones and tablet; and telematics products and services.

The firm serves 446 million mobile, 12 million fixed broadband, and 9 million TV customers. The company now operates in around 30 countries and partner with networks in more than 50 more. As the company points out it has always been committed to deliver useful and inspiring innovations. The firm in 1991 enable the world’s first international mobile roaming call. With Vodafone Live!, in 2002, the company set a new standard for mobile communications with internet access on the move. With the desire for sustainable innovation, Vodafone recently introduced Vodafone Money Transfer which allows customers in emerging markets to send and receive money safely and easily using their mobile phone. They caused a stir in the industry with the Vodafone 150 — the most affordable ultra low cost handset to date.

Vodafone also has commitment to the community which they operate in that is manifested in the Vodafone Group Foundation’s various activities.

Vodafone sells its products through around 16,000 branded stores, distribution partners, and third part retailers. 

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