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 Company History​


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.



company history

Vodafone India is fully owned by Vodafone Group


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




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



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.


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


Operations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chennai


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


Hutchison Whampoa launches Operations in Mumbai

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