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Access to the mobile internet means people do well, more businesses thrive, and more economies grow.

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We’ve come a long way since making the first ever mobile call in the UK on 1 January 1985.

Where we operate

We provide mobile networks in 26 countries (including joint ventures and associates) and fixed services in 17 of these. There are 49 countries where we hold no equity interest but have partnership agreements with local mobile operators for them to use our products and services and in some cases our brand.

Technology blog

4G Super Stadia show football fans really are the 12th man

A few years ago there were fears that television would stop people from attending live football games. Research from Vodafone Group’s Networks Centre of Excellence team shows that the introduction of 4G has transformed the experience of European football fans, who are nearly doubling the amount of mobile data they use every season and are now using their smartphones for around a third of the time they are in a stadium.

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