9 September 2011
New facility designed to take innovative concepts through rapid testing process to potential high-volume production.
Redwood City, CA. September 9, 2011 -- Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue, today announced the launch of its Silicon Valley integrated R&D Centre, Vodafone Xone™.
Under the Vodafone Xone™ program Vodafone, with 382 million customers in more than 30 countries, will provide technical expertise, potential financial assistance, logistical support and facilities to help promising US technology companies gain a fast track into proof-of-concept trials across Vodafone’s global network.
"Vodafone Xone™ offers Silicon Valley start ups access to more than a third of a billion customers in more than 30 countries around the world. We’re excited about this opportunity to share our scale and global expertise with the brightest and best the valley has to offer."
director of Vodafone Group Research and Development
As Vodafone’s first fully integrated mobile R&D centre in Silicon Valley, Vodafone Xone™ is intended to:
The Vodafone Xone™ team is set to organise and host a range of collaborative events including seminars, and other initiatives aimed at attracting new technologies into the program.
For companies looking to contact the Vodafone Xone™, please go to www.vodafone.com/xone
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year