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  Vodafone - About Vodafone Group
Vodafone is the largest mobile operator in the world.
Vodafone was granted a license in the UK way back in 1983.
One of the most exciting breakthroughs came in 1991 when the signal went on its first trip abroad to Finland and roaming was born.
www.vodafone.cz /gen_en/about/company.htm   (269 words)

  CNN.com - Vodafone books $40.9 billion loss - May 30, 2006
Vodafone, which has a market value of about $134 billion, announced in February a writedown in goodwill of between £23 billion ($43 billion) and £28 billion ($52.3 billion), largely for its operations in Germany, where it bought Mannesmann in 2000.
Group revenue from continuing operations was £29.4 billion ($55.1 billion), with organic growth of 7.5 percent.
Vodafone was expected to set out plans to cut costs through asset sales and job cuts, and move beyond mobile coverage into business areas that include a fixed-line broadband operation.
edition.cnn.com /2006/BUSINESS/05/30/vodafone.earns   (520 words)

 Vodafone Group News
Vodafone Group PLC, the world's largest mobile phone company, said Friday it is considering taking a controlling interest in Hutchison Essar Ltd., raising the possibility of a bidding war for the Indian mobile...
Vodafone is mulling a bid for India's Hutchison Essar that would pit...
Vodafone Group on Friday confirmed it was interested in making a bid for a controlling stake in Hutchison Essar, the Indian mobile operator majority owned by Hutchison Telecom.
www.topix.net /com/vod   (964 words)

 company overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vodafone Group was established in the UK in 1983, and has equity interests in 26 countries and partner networks in a further 13 countries - leaving an unmatched network footprint that has access to a total customer base of almost 155 million proportionate customers.
Vodafone Group Plc has played a significant role in Vodafone Australia's business since its inception as well as in the management and development of Vodafone New Zealand and Vodafone Fiji.
Vodafone was awarded the third Australian mobile telecommunications carrier licence in December 1992.
vodafone.com.au /rep/about/company/com_over.jsp?gs=foryou&...   (346 words)

 Vodafone Group Research and Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Group RandD research embraces all technologies that are or may become significant for the mobile communications business, delivering opportunities for new products and services and techniques to improve performance or reduce costs of networks and services.
Group RandD in conjunction with the Group Legal Department, are responsible for group-wide patent administration.
Group RandD also coordinates the developing of a showcase laboratory that will be used to exhibit and demonstrate innovative developments in mobile communications to Vodafone customers, partners and the media.
www.vodafone-rnd.com /whatwedo/workstreams.htm   (484 words)

 WebWire® | Vodafone Reports First Quarter KPIs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Group anticipates continued investment in customers together with ongoing operating cost management and therefore expects the full year proportionate mobile EBITDA margin to be around 1 percentage point lower than the previous financial year on an organic basis.
Vodafone Casa, a tariff option targeted at substituting fixed line voice usage for mobile, was successfully launched in the quarter with the strong take up being ahead of expectations.
Vodafone also continued to be a leader in the 3G market in Spain, with an increase of 320,000 in the number of registered 3G devices to 1,222,000 in the quarter.
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=17229   (3036 words)

 The Vodafone Group Foundation - Terms & Conditions
Vodafone assumes no responsibility for and does not endorse unless expressly stated, Content created or published by third parties that is included in the Sites and the Services or which may be linked to and from the Sites.
Vodafone shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure the maintenance and availability of the Sites and the Services but availability may be affected by your equipment, other communications networks, too many people trying to use the Internet at the same time or other causes of interference and may fail or require maintenance without notice.
Vodafone may elect to terminate the Services or your access to the Sites forthwith on breach of any of these Terms by you, including, without limitation, late or non-payment of sums due or if Vodafone ceases to offer the Sites and the Services to its customers for any reason whatsoever.
www.vodafonefoundation.org /terms.html   (2715 words)

 Vodafone Tender Offer
Vodafone Group holds a 66.70% voting and economic interest in Vodafone Holdings K.K. As at 31 March 2004, the Vodafone Holdings K.K. group had net assets of Y439 billion (#2.2 billion) and profit before tax and before exceptional items of Y209 billion (#1.0 billion).
Vodafone Holdings K.K. has a 45.08% interest in Vodafone K.K. Separately from Vodafone Holdings K.K., Vodafone Group also has a 39.67% interest in Vodafone K.K. giving it a total economic interest in Vodafone K.K. of 69.74%.
This announcement has been issued by Vodafone Group Plc and is the sole responsibility of Vodafone Group Plc and has been approved solely for the purposes of Section 21 of the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by UBS Investment Bank.
www.advfn.com /news_tender-offer_7740914.html   (856 words)

 Vodafone Group Plc :: Vodafone Germany Investor and Analyst Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vodafone Group is the world's largest mobile community with 154.8 million proportionate customers, equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Networks in a further 14 countries.
Vodafone Germany is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc, with over 27 million customers as at 31 March 2005.
Vodafone Germany accounted for approximately 17% of the Group's mobile revenues for the year ended 31 March 2005.
sev.prnewswire.com /telecommunications/20050714/NYTH11814072005-1.html   (446 words)

 Vodafone shows net loss, revenue growth
Vodafone attributes the increase in the proportionate figures chiefly to the acquisition of Mannesman in Germany and the formation of Verizon Wireless in the U.S. The net figures show a loss, mainly due to 5.3 billion pounds in goodwill amortization.
Vodafone's net loss for the year was 9.76 billion pounds, compared to a net profit of 487 million pounds in the previous year.
Group net debt on March 31 was 6.7 billion pounds, or 5.4% of Vodafone's market capitalization, the company noted.
www.networkworld.com /news/2001/0529vodafone.html   (759 words)

 Update: Vodafone first-half revenue grows 9 percent | InfoWorld | News | 2005-11-15 | By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service
Vodafone Group reported an increase in revenue for the six month period ending Sept. 30, although problems in Japan continued to inhibit the company's growth, the company announced Tuesday.
Vodafone Japan continues to be a drag on the group.
In 2006, Vodafone expects mobile revenue growth from 6 percent to 9 percent but overall growing penetration means that the increase in revenue in 2007 is likely to fall short of the increases in 2006.
www.infoworld.com /article/05/11/15/HNvodafonerevenue_1.html   (1337 words)

 Vodafone Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vodafone Portugal, a full subsidiary of the Vodafone Group, is the second mobile operator in Portugal, both chronologically and in market share (34% in 2006).
Vodafone Portugal was founded in 1991 as Telecel, Comunicações Pessoais, S.A. (Telecel) as it won the bid for Portugal's second GSM operator (going against incumbent operator TMN).
In 2002, when Telecel was already controlled by the Vodafone Group, the parent company decided to implement the Vodafone brand worldwide, in order to achieve synergies and improve brand notoriety.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vodafone_Portugal   (501 words)

 Vodafone Group : marketing and advertising profile at Adbrands.net
Vodafone Group transformed itself into a global giant with two breathtaking deals in which it acquired US company Airtouch and German industrial and telecoms giant Mannesman.
More recently, however, the group has come under increasing pressure from its shareholders to find new ways of delivering further growth.
The Vodafone brand reaches almost 171m customers worldwide, and the company is the #1 or #2 mobile service in more than 12 international markets including the UK and Germany.
www.mind-advertising.com /uk/vodafone_uk.htm   (231 words)

 The Vodafone UK Foundation - About us
Formerly known as The Vodafone Group Charitable Trust, The Vodafone UK Foundation (the UK Foundation) is an independent registered charity (registration number 1013850).
We are funded by annual donations from Vodafone UK and from The Vodafone Group Foundation.
We focus on the age group of 16-25 whose lives are on the cusp of change and where we believe there is the potential to make long-lasting change for the better.
www.vodafoneukfoundation.org /1.0.html   (274 words)

 Vodafone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vodafone Group plc is a British mobile phone operator headquartered in Newbury, England.
In September 1999, Vodafone Airtouch announced a $70-billion joint venture with Bell Atlantic Corp. The first wireless business with a national footprint in the U.S., Verizon Wireless was composed of Bell Atlantic's and Vodafone AirTouch's U.S. wireless assets and began operations on April 4, 2000.
Vodafone's accounts for the years shown in the table below include a great number of material one off transactions, and apart from noting the rapid expansion of the group in the years covered, no conclusions about underlying trends should be drawn from the figures without examining the accounts in more detail.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vodafone   (3297 words)

 Vodafone Group F1H06 (Half Year End 9/30/06) Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
For the Group as a whole in the first half, we handled 113 billion minutes of traffic which was an organic increase of 18% YoverY.
Telcom and Vodafone’s encouragement to go find other countries in Africa where we can be present on a mobile or mobile plus basis.
Absolutely, because Vodafone has a wonderful position to say that we are the CIO in the box – when you open the box, we do virtually everything that a CIO does but on a smaller scale.
seekingalpha.com /article/20557   (12269 words)

 Vodafone Group plc - BuddeComm
Vodafone is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world, with a significant presence in Europe, the United States and the Asia Pacific region through subsidiary undertakings and investments.
This report presents data and analysis for Vodafone’s operations in the 2005 financial year together with statistics to end-2005.
The report also evaluates the company’s profile in its operating markets, assesses shareholder dissatisfaction with recent performance, and considers the effect of convergence and the development of IP networks on its operations, and of the competition from a growing number of operators and MVNOs.
www.budde.com.au /Reports/Contents/Vodafone-Group-plc-1580.html   (461 words)

 Vodafone To Buy Singlepoint - Technology News by TechWeb
By Vodafone Group PLC said Monday it has agreed to buy British mobile service provider Singlepoint for $649.1 million in cash.
Singlepoint, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Caudwell Group, has more than 1,900 employees and manages 1.5 million Vodafone network users, which represents 27 percent of the London-based telephone company's contract customers in the United Kingdom.
In effect, Vodafone, the world's largest telephone company, is cutting out Singlepoint as the middleman to reap more revenue from its customer base.
www.techweb.com /wire/26802126   (226 words)

 The Vodafone Group Foundation - Home
Vodafone Fiji Foundation is committed to enabling the people and communities of Fiji to have fuller lives by supporting easier access to healthcare, environmental education and youth work
Vodafone Turkey Foundation aims at supporting children and the disabled with a special emphasis on education and a further focus on respect for the environment
Vodafone is committed to establishing corporate foundations in countries where it operates.
www.vodafonefoundation.org   (495 words)

 Datamonitor ComputerWire - Vodafone Group PLC - Company News & Research
Vodafone Group (Vodafone) is a leading cellular telecommunications company.
Vodafone Group Plc has agreed to sell its 25% stake in the leading Swiss mobile operator to Swisscom AG, as the world’s largest mobile operator continues to withdraw from markets where it cannot establish a dominant position.
A consortium of private equity groups led by Blackstone Group and Texas Pacific Group, are reportedly on the hunt to acquire telecom assets in the rapidly growing Indian market.
www.computerwire.com /companies/company/?pid=027A3DB0-9245-4CC4-B26E-5AA893B141EA   (327 words)

 Vodafone 2006 - Vodafone Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vodafone Ireland has a strong track-record in introducing product innovation to the Vodafone Group.
Speaking at the launch Minister Martin said, "Vodafone's decision to locate this Centre in Dublin illustrates its commitment and confidence in Ireland and is testament to the skills and knowledge of the Irish workforce, which has been crucial to Vodafone's success.
Before being appointed Head of the Centre of Excellence, Jennifer held the position of Head of Technology Strategy and Planning where she was responsible for developing and implementing the technology strategy for the company.
www.vodafone.ie /aboutus/company/press/2006/release020206.jsp   (748 words)

 Vodafone To Acquire TIW Subsidiaries - E-business & Business Technology News by TechWeb
Vodafone Group Plc on Tuesday said its subsidiary Vodafone International Holdings B.V. has agreed to acquire two mobile-phone operators from Telesystem International Wireless Inc. for $3.5 billion in cash.
Under the deal, Vodafone International would get 79 percent of the share capital of Romania-based Mobifon S.A. and all of the shares of Oskar Mobil A.S. in the Czech Republic.
Vodafone Group chief executive Arun Sarin said the acquisition is consistent with the company's strategy of increasing investments in Central and Eastern Europe.
www.techweb.com /wire/ebiz/159900488   (266 words)

 Vodafone Group Plc information and related industry information from Hoover's
Customers have voted with their phones to make Vodafone Group the world's #2 wireless phone services provider (by subscribers) with nearly 187 million customers (trailing only China Mobile).
Vodafone Group has grown rapidly through acquisitions and has advanced toward its goal of creating a pan-European wireless network.
Vodafone companies are leading mobile phone operators in the US (45%-owned Verizon Wireless), Germany (D2), and the UK (Vodafone).
www.hoovers.com /vodafone/--ID__47982--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (443 words)

 Vodafone Group Market Research Report from ABI Research
In addition to a roundup of the licensing and competitive landscape, it contains insights not only on Vodafone’s financial performance and investment decisions, but also its applications, servicing and pricing strategy, as well as key handset, network and applications vendor relationships.
Vodafone Group: Key Operational Dynamics and Markets is intended to serve as an invaluable information resource on Vodafone’s competitive positioning within ten markets that are actively shaping and molding the global cellular marketplace.
Therefore throughout the report and the accompanying MS Excel forecasts it is possible to draw upon a wide range of quantitative historical and projected benchmarks such as mobile data ARPUs, churn rates, 3G subscriber growth forecasts, handset shipments and base-station projections.
www.abiresearch.com /products/market_research/Vodafone_Group   (609 words)

 Vodafone Group - Vodafone.ro
Vodafone was formed in 1984 as a subsidiary of Racal Electronics Plc.
It was fully demerged from Racal Electronics Plc and became an independent company in September 1991, at which time it changed its name to Vodafone Group Plc.
Following its merger with AirTouch Communications, Inc. ("AirTouch"), the Company changed its name to Vodafone AirTouch Plc on 29 June 1999 and, following approval by the shareholders in General Meeting, reverted to its former name, Vodafone Group Plc, on 28 July 2000.
www.vodafone.ro /en/about-vodafone/vodafone-group   (137 words)

 Welcome to Vodafone Group Plc - Vodafone
Vodafone Group will be announcing KPIs for the quarter ended 30 June 2007 on Thursday 19 July 2007.
Vodafone has published its sixth policy paper on the social impact of mobile phones.
It presents new, independent research by leading economists from Frontier Economics and Groupe d’Economie Mondiale as well as consultants to the World Bank and calls for a new regulatory framework to allow greater access to financial services via mobile phones in developing countries.
www.vodafone.com /start.html   (220 words)

 Vodafone restructures business | InfoWorld | News | 2006-04-06 | By Shelley Solheim, IDG News Service
Vodafone Group announced Thursday a restructuring of its business operations and senior management, aimed at cutting costs and driving grown in emerging markets and new services.
Vodafone's Chief Technology Officer Thomas Geitner will become chief executive officer (CEO) of the New Businesses and Innovation group, which will focus on such areas as converged and IP (Internet Protocol) services, according to the company.
Notably included under this unit is Vodafone's German fixed-line subsidiary Arcor AG and Co. KG, which the operator acquired through its acquisition of Mannesmann in 2000.
www.infoworld.com /article/06/04/06/77204_HNvodafonerestructure_1.html   (1038 words)

 The Vodafone Group Foundation - Home
Vodafone Romania Foundation supports charity and community programmes for the sick, the needy and the disadvantaged (especially children and the elderly) across the country
Vodafone Spain Foundation focuses on the use, training and dissemination of leading-edge technology to improve living conditions of underprivileged and vulnerable groups
Vodafone Americas Foundation focuses on the priorities of strengthening families, supporting children and youth, leadership development, civic participation and urban issues, the arts and special projects
www.vodafonefoundation.com   (495 words)

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