Vodafone

Vodafone is the world's 2nd-largest mobile telecoms corporation calculated both by 2013 revenues and subscribers, in the wake of China Mobile with its head office in London, This worldwide telecoms British company had 434 million subscribers as of 31 March 2014.

The evolution of 'Vodafone'


The evolution of 'Vodafone' started in 1982, the creation of Racal Electronics Ltd., a modestly successful U.K. electronics firm then the UK's largest manufacturer of military radio technology, and Millicom, a U.S. communications business – they both formed a joint business enterprise which evolved into the present day Vodafone.



Note that these were the very beginnings of the mobile phone industry in the UK, suffice to say that Vodafone was awarded one of two mobile licenses in the UK, now this mobile license became the first in the UK's to be granted to any company.  And the second licence went to not other than Cellnet (later evolved into O2)



When Vodafone first opened for business, Obviously First-off the mark, the corporate sector was super quick to see the value and advantages of mobile telecommunications (lets just say taking business outside the office and everywhere really started here) and individuals were just as quick to see the status symbol potential of the new tech. Vodafone launched in January 1985 and the monster success was phenomenally out of this world.



The name of the company, so well and appropriately Chosen by the company to mirror its industrial progressional history in where, the VO symbolized voice and the DA denoted data, suffice to say the designation Vodafone comes from VOice DAta FONE, therefore Vodafone, the name fits nicely.



To give the short story of the pioneering feats of this Great British Company, in two decades, Vodafone develop into the telecommunications pioneer in Global Systems for Mobile networks (GSM) first used by Vodafone in 1991, allowed Mobile Users to "roam" throughout Europe and Scandinavia.  It allowed international calls between participating nations. Vodafone provides ground-breaking and advanced telecoms services on the largest wireless network on the planet.



And for 4G the Initial roll-out of Vodafone's 4G network only covered London, but the network is now operating in over 20 cities across the UK including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Birmingham.

Vodafone claim that 4G coverage will come up to to 98 per cent of the population, as it has plenty of 800MHz spectrum, intended for better performance in and outdoors. 


Spotify Premium, Netflix, Sky Sports, Mobile TV or NOW TV Entertainment Pass 


Vodafone’s campaign to merge media, music and TV, is forward-looking and going down a treat because add-ons such as Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV, NOW TV Entertainment Pass and Netflix to Mobile tariff plans, made to appeal to a wide cross section of mobile users of all ages.10



Vodafone possess and manage networks in 21 countries and plus in addition, has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, listed on the New York NASDAQ and London stock exchange, suffice to say that Vodafone had a mind blowing market capitalisation of more or less £89.1 billion as of 6 July 2012, almost 1/10 of a trillion pounds, how many companies can claim figures like These? Maybe, just one in China.