Event sponsor: Vodafone
Vodafone Group plc /ˈvoʊdəfoʊn/ is a multinational telecommunications company. Its registered office is located in Newbury, Berkshire, England and its global headquarters is based in London, England.It predominantly operates services in the regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Among mobile operator groups globally, Vodafone ranked 4th (behind China Mobile, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, of which the Group owns a 45% stake) in the number of mobile customers (313 million) as of 2018.
As of 2018, Vodafone owned and operated networks in 25 countries, and had partner networks in 47 further countries.Its Vodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in 150 countries.
Vodafone has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £52.5 billion as of 10 February 2016, the eighth-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange.The company has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.