Vodafone has over 120 million mobile customers and 11 million fixed customers across Europe,

supported by our operations in 12 EU countries – Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, SpainUK and Albania.

European investment

We now offer 4G in 13 European countries and, over the two years to 2016, we’re investing even more through Project Spring, our €23bn (£19bn) global investment programme, the fastest and largest in our 30-year history. Our vision for Europe? To empower everyone to be confidently connected through Vodafone.

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We are on track to reach ≥90% 4G outdoor population coverage in Europe by March 2016.

Vodafone Ireland and ESB unveil SIRO

SIRO, the new brand of ESB and Vodafone’s fibre broadband joint venture company, has been unveiled. SIRO is investing €450 million in building Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building.

UK referendum on EU membership

22 May 2015

At Vodafone Group's annual financial results media briefing this week, Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao was asked by reporters for the company's views on the planned UK referendum on EU membership.

Vodafone welcomes Europe's new Digital Single Market strategy

6 May 2015

Vodafone has welcomed the Digital Single Market strategy announced today by the European Commission.

Vodafone said: “We welcome the Commission’s prioritisation of stimulating private investment in the next-generation mobile and fixed networks Europe needs to underpin its digital economy."

Vodafone and Europe: Investing for the future

26 February 2015

Vodafone has published a report analysing the company’s economic impact across the 12 EU countries in which it operates. Developed with KPMG, Vodafone and Europe: Investing for the future reports that Vodafone contributed €23.7 billion to EU economic growth in 2013/14.

Thirtieth anniversary of first UK mobile phone call

31 December 2014

Britain's first-ever mobile phone call was made 30 years ago on the newly launched Vodafone network.

Michael Harrison, the son of former Vodafone chairman Sir Ernest Harrison, was the first to test the system, calling his father at midnight on 1 Jaunary 1985.

Vodafone Foundation partnership to boost European paid internships

04 December 2014

Vodafone's philanthropic arm to support Intern Avenue in matching young people with employers across Europe.

Digitising Europe. Opportunities for the next generation

Vodafone hosted an international summit on the digital transformation of education and employment in the age of connectivity in Berlin on 4 December 2014.

Vodafone partners with Dresden University of Technology to expand global research programme

25 September 2014

This is part of Vodafone's global research programme and will bring together academics, developers and technology companies to explore the capabilities of 5G and establish technical guidelines for its development.

Vodafone Greece has agreed to acquire 72.7% of the share capital of Hellas Online SA, creating a leading integrated telecom operator in Greece

22 August 2014

Vodafone today announces that Vodafone Greece has agreed to acquire 72.7% of the share capital of Hellas Online SA (“HOL”) from the Intracom Group (“Intracom”) and World Equities Investments Holdings SA (“WEI”) for a total cash consideration of €72.7m (the “Transaction”).

Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain update fibre sharing agreement

23 July 2014

Vodafone Group announces that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have updated their agreement to co-invest in fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

Vodafone Portugal announces fibre sharing agreement with Portugal Telecom

21 July 2014

Vodafone Group announces that Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fibre networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal.

Vodafone and ESB to invest €450 million in 100% fibre broadband network across Ireland in European first

02 July 2014

ESB and Vodafone have signed an innovative joint venture agreement to invest €450 million in building a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps...

Vodafone publishes first global law enforcement disclosure report spanning 29 countries

06 June 2014

Vodafone Group has published its first Law Enforcement Disclosure report which provides a detailed insight into the legal frameworks, governance principles and operating procedures associated with responding to demands for assistance from law enforcement and intelligence agencies across 29 countries.

Fair access to fibre backhaul needed to ensure competition in European mobile market

23 May 2014

European consumers will be affected by a deterioration of competition in the mobile market over the next three to five years unless mobile operators can access fibre backhaul owned by incumbent operators at reasonable prices, a new report commissioned by Vodafone from Analysys Mason has found.

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