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Company nameVodafone Group Plc
Company typePublic limited company
Predecessor1983 1991 Racal Telecom
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleGerard Kleisterlee (Chairman)
Vittorio Colao (CEO)
ProductsFixed line and mobile telephony, Internet services, digital television
Revenue(+) £45.88 billion (2011)
Operating income(-) £5.596 billion (2011)
Net income(-) £7.968 billion (2011)
Total assets(-) £151.22 billion (2011)
Total equity(-) £87.55 billion (2011)
Employees83,862 (March 2011)
SubsidiaryVodafone Albania
Vodafone Australia
Vodafone Czech Republic
Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Faroe Islands
Vodafone Germany
Vodafone Ghana
Vodafone Greece
Vodafone Hungary
Vodafone Iceland
Vodafone Essar(India)
Vodafone Ireland
Vodafone Italy
Vodafone Malta
Vodafone Netherlands
Vodafone New Zealand
Vodafone Portugal
Vodafone Romania
Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Sweden
Vodafone Turkey
Vodafone Qatar
Vodafone United Kingdom

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Vodafone Group Plc (Lse - VOD, Nasdaq - VOD) is a global telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues and the world's second-largest measured by subscribers (behind China Mobile), with around 341 million proportionate subscribers as of November 2010. It operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. It owns 45% of Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile telecommunications company in the United States measured by subscribers.

The name Vodafone comes from voice data fone, chosen by the company to "reflect the provision of voice and data services over mobile phones".

Vodafone has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £93 billion as of 9 March 2011, making it the fourth-largest company on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.

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