Vodafone, the 3rd largest telecom company both by number of subscribers and the total revenues had its roller coaster journey right from the day of inception. The company that has its presence in almost 30 countries and partnerships in about 20 more, had a very humble beginning in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
The revolutionary idea of cellular boom began when Racal Electronics plc and Millicom Inc. partnered in 1984 to offer mobile telephone services. This was the beginning of the Vodafone brand. Over the next few years, the ownership structures and the names changed a few times as the company grew. Vodafone Group plc had been finally established as an independent company in 1991.