Vodafone - additional information
As is clear from the graph above, Vodafone is a highly dominant and successful company in many markets around the world. Vodafone has millions of loyal customers across the 30 plus countries where they operate worldwide. Unsurprisingly Vodafone is ranked high in the list of the most valuable telecom brands worldwide, and beyond its own industry Vodafone also ranks well in the list of the most valuable companies overall.
The British multinational telecommunications company was first started in the 1980s, and with its headquarters in London, is the leading telecom operator in all of the United Kingdom. In 2013, Vodafone was on record as the most valuable company in the United Kingdom with a brand value of more than 39.7 billion U.S. dollars. Annually the company has been turning over revenue figures of more than 40 billion pounds since 2009 (more than 60 billion U.S. dollars). The company’s operating profit has been somewhat less consistent but has also remained in the multi-billion pound bracket for some years.
Vodafone has a large number of employees based in locations all around the world. As of 2013, the company reported a total of more than 90,000 employees, working across customer care and administration, selling and distribution and operations.