Vodafone Group Plc VOD Spectrum licences in India

  Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) - Spectrum licences in India

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Vodafone Group Plc
15 November 2012




15 November 2012



   VODAFONE INDIA SECURES SPECTRUM TO ENHANCE MOBILE SERVICES FOR CUSTOMERS

Vodafone India has been awarded spectrum licences in 14 telecom circles in the
Indian government's 1800 MHz spectrum auction, enabling the company to provide
customers with enhanced mobile services across the country, including in rural
areas.

Vodafone India  bid successfully  for 2.5MHz  of spectrum  in Madhya  Pradesh, 
Uttar Pradesh West, Haryana, Orissa, North East, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam
and West Bengal and 1.25MHz in  Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh  East, 
Maharashtra and Kerala. Vodafone's  total bid in  the auction was  £138million 
(INR11.28bn^1).The spectrum secured is available for use immediately.

Vodafone's decision to participate in the 2G auction was to secure  additional 
spectrum in circles  where it  has not received  new 2G  spectrum since  2008. 
Since then, Vodafone's  customer base in  India has grown  from 60 million  to 
over  150  million  today.  The  additional  spectrum  and  continued  network 
investments will enable Vodafone India to  build on its success in  delivering 
superior mobile services to its customers throughout India.

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About Vodafone

Vodafone is  one of  the world's  largest mobile  communications companies  by 
revenue with approximately 407 million customers in its controlled and jointly
controlled markets  as of  30 September  2012. Vodafone  currently has  equity 
interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner
networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com



Notes

^1 At an exchange rate of £1.00: INR 81.86

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