Vodafone Germany

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Vodafone GmbH
Type Subsidiary of Vodafone Plc
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1990 as Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH
2002 rebranded Vodafone D2 GmbH
Headquarters German headquarters in Düsseldorf
Key people MD of German operations: Jens Schulte-Bockum
Products Prepaid and postpaid mobile phones
Employees Germany: approximately 9,000
Website www.vodafone.de

Vodafone GmbH is a mobile telephone company, operating in Germany. It is a non-listed, wholly owned subsidiary of British-based Vodafone Plc.

The company resulted from the 2000 takeover by Vodafone of the German operator Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH. D2-Netz, the company's primary asset, was the second digital (GSM) network licensed in Germany. It was rebranded in 2002 to Vodafone D2.

Currently, the Vodafone Germany's network serves both prepaid and postpaid customers on GSM and UMTS (with HSDPA). In December 2010, Vodafone started providing LTE (Long Term Evolution) services.[1]

In February 2011, Vodafone Germany started with IPTV via DSL and VDSL connection. In April 2011,[2] Vodafone Germany started to contribute a lot of Disney content via IPTV.[3]

At the end of 2010, Vodafone had 36.676 million customers with mobile phone or mobile internet contract and 3.945 million customers with a DSL / VDSL connection.[4]

Following T-Mobile, Vodafone Germany started selling the Apple iPhone 4S in September 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vodafone LTE Breitband Internet per Funk - LTE Tarife & Verfügbarkeit". Vodafone-lte.de. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Vodafone TV - Digitales Fernsehen IPTV per Vodafone DSL / VDSL Tarif". Vodafone-iptv.de. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Local media contacts". Vodafone. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Vodafone in Deutschland auf Wachtstumskurs / + 238000 DSL Kunden". Vodafone-angebote-news.de. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  5. ^ (german)