Vodafone is one of the leading telecoms and technology service providers in Germany. Half of all citizens in Germany are Vodafone customers – using Vodafone technology to access the internet, make calls and watch TV; and for connectivity at offices, farms and factories. Vodafone’s networks keep Germany connected: families and friends, as well as politics, business and society. They are also helping essential sectors such as education and health care to continue operating in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Düsseldorf-based company provides a comprehensive portfolio of internet, mobile, fixed and TV services. As digital transformation partner to German business and industry, Vodafone caters to enterprises of all sizes, from startups and SMEs to DAX-listed corporations. Vodafone is the #1 mobile network operator in Germany: no other market player connects more people and machines in Germany via its mobile network. It also has more gigabit fixed network connections and more TV customers in the country than any other German company.
Vodafone Germany employs some 16,000 people and generates service revenue of around 13 billion euros with more than 30 million mobile customers, almost 11 million broadband customers, over 13 million TV customers and numerous digital solutions.
As a gigabit company, Vodafone is a key contributor to the development of Germany’s infrastructure. Its German cable footprint extends to more than 24 million households and it provides a gigabit service to more than 23 million of those. Vodafone will provide two-thirds of all Germans with gigabit connections in 2022. With its 4G network, Vodafone reaches more than 99% of Germany`s households and the Vodafone NB-IoT network for the industrial and business sectors is delivering IoT connectivity on 97% of Germany’s total area. Vodafone has been operating Germany’s first 5G network since mid-2019. Its 5G services are currently available to about 45 million people, and 5G will have been rolled out to 60 million people by 2023.
Vodafone Germany is the largest operating company of the Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, contributing around 30% of its revenues. Vodafone Group has over 300 million mobile customers, more than 28 million fixed broadband customers, over 22 million TV customers and connects 142 million IoT devices worldwide.
Vodafone is connecting people, places and things around the globe to improve lives and create a better future. A focus on sustainable business practices ensures that the technology building tomorrow’s digital world does not come at the cost of our planet. The goals are: climate neutrality by 2025 and zero net emissions by 2040. To achieve them Vodafone is using electricity from renewable sources, switching to an electric vehicle fleet, has a sustainable supply chain and re-purposes re-sells or recycles 100% of network waste. Vodafone also helps other companies to minimise their carbon footprint with smart IoT technologies.
A diversity and inclusion agenda with a wide range of measures is at the heart of the Vodafone culture. It includes support for families, networks for women, fathers and members of the LGBT+ community, as well as diversity training programmes for managers. Vodafone is respectful of all individuals, regardless of nationality, disability, age, religious or sexual orientation, gender identity, belief or cultural background.