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 Company History​

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Vodafone India is a 100% subsidiary of Vodafone Group. It commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. Brand Vodafone was launched in India in September 2007, after Vodafone Plc. acquired a majority stake in Hutchinson Essar in May 2007. From a single operation base with 31 million customers, the company has expanded its operations across the country to cover all 22 telecom circles and service 180 million customers. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone's commitment and success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.

 

2014

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Vodafone India is fully owned by Vodafone Group

2013

Vodafone files FIPB application to increase stake to 100% in Vodafone India (following 100% FDI in Telecom sector)

Vodafone receives FIPB clearance to increase stake to 100% in India unit

2012

2011

2010

April: Vodafone crosses 100mn subscribers

May: Vodafone acquires spectrum for 9 circles in India in the auction for 3G spectrum

Oct: Soft launch of 3G in India

2007

2005-06

Starts operations in three more circles – Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra, after acquiring BPL Mobile. BPL operates only in Mumbai under the brand 'Loop Mobile.

2003

Acquires AirCel Digilink (ADIL — ESSAR Subsidiary) and launches services in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East and Haryana

All circles rebranded under “Hutch” brand, ‘Orange’ in Mumbai

2002

Operations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chennai

2000

Service in other metros – Delhi & Kolkata and also Gujarat markets through Essar acquisition

1995

Hutchison Whampoa launches Operations in Mumbai

 
 
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