Vodafone Germany

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Vodafone GmbH
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
Number of employees
Germany: approximately 9,000
Slogan Netz, wenn's drauf ankommt: Power to you
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. It is the second largest telecommunications provider in Germany.

The company resulted from the 2000 takeover by Vodafone of the German engineering group Mannesmann GmbH and acquiring D2-Netz, the company's primary asset. It 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]

The company sponsored the AMG-Mercedes team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Blancpain Sprint Series and Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.


  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)