A Quick Overview of Vodafone
Vodafone UK is a provider of telecommunications services in the United Kingdom, and a part of the Vodafone Group, the world's second-largest mobile phone company.
As of May 2016, Vodafone UK has 18.2 million subscribers and is the third largest mobile telecommunications network nationally after EE and O2. In 1981, Racal Electronics Group won its bid for the private sector UK Cellular licence, and created Racal Telecomms Division.
- The same year, Racal formed a joint venture with Millicomnamed 'Racal Vodafone'.
- Vodafone made the first ever cellular telephone call in the United Kingdom on 1 January 1985, from St Katharine Docks to Newbury, and launched the UK's first cellular network later that year.
- 'Vodapage' was launched two years later, providing 80% of the United Kingdom's population with a paging service.