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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 210 million customers. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone's commitment and success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.

     

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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

    Vodafone Group Plc. acquires Cable and Wireless

    Vodafone India is INR 32,000 crores in revenues, crosses the 150mn subscriber mark

    June: Vodafone India recognized as the 'Best Marketing Company in India' by an Economic Times survey

    Sept 21: Vodafone completes five years in India

    Nov: Vodafone India announces a strategic alliance with ICICI Bank to launch –mpesa –unique mobile money transfer and payment service –facilitate financial inclusion.

    Nov: Vodafone India acquires additional spectrum in 14 circles in the 2G auction.

    Vodafone Group Plc. acquires Cable and Wireless

    2011

    Vodafone Group buys out its partner Essar from its Indian mobile phone business. Pays $5.46 billion to buy Essar’s 33% stake in the Indian subsidiary taking Vodafone’s share to 74%.

    Vodafone Essar Limited becomes Vodafone India Limited

    March: Vodafone commences launch of 3G in India in phased manner

    April: Vodafone India revenues stand at INR 27,000 crores

    May: Vodafone Essar is now Vodafone India

    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

    Acquires a 67% stake in Hutchison Essar for $11.1 billion with a subscriber base of 30 mn.

    The company is renamed Vodafone Essar and “Hutch' is rebranded as 'Vodafone'

    Sept 21: Vodafone launches in India with massive multi-media campaign

    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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