• 1982Awarded UK’s first mobile licence
  • 1984Incorporated as Racal Strategic Radio Limited
  • 198820% of the Group floated on the London Stock Exchange as Racal Telecom Plc
  • 1991Vodafone Group listed on the London Stock Exchange following demerger from Racal Telecom Plc
  • 1999 Merger with AirTouch Communications, creating the largest mobile business in the world Formation of Verizon Wireless between Vodafone and Bell Atlantic, with Vodafone having a 45% stake
  • 2000Acquisition of Mannesmann AG, acquiring businesses in Germany and Italy and increasing our holding in SFR
  • 2006Acquisition of Telsim (Vodafone Turkey) for £2.6bnDisposal of our 97.7% stake in Vodafone Japan for £8.9bn
  • 2007Entered the India mobile market and acquired a controlling stake in Vodafone Essar for £5.5bn
  • 2009Vodacom Group became a subsidiary following the purchase of an additional 15% stake for £1.6bnVodafone Australia merged with Hutchinson 3G Australia to form a 50:50 joint venture trading as Vodafone Hutchinson
  • 2010Sold our 3.2% interest in China Mobile for £4.3bn
  • 2011 Acquired a further 11% of Vodafone Essar for £3.1bn Sold our 44% interest in SFR for £6.8bn
  • 2012 Verizon Wireless pays $10bn and $8.5bn dividend, £2.9bn and £2.4bn received by Vodafone Acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide for £1.3bn
  • 2013 Acquisition of Kabel Deutschland Announced proposed sale of US Group, incl. Verizon Wireless