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Vodafone made the UK's first mobile call at a few minutes past midnight on 1 January 1985. Within fifteen years, the network was the largest company in Europe and the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. By the turn of the century, almost every second UK citizen had a mobile – and a third of them Vodafonere connected to Vodafone. The Vodafone story is one of investment, innovation and award-winning customer service. Above all, it’s one of growth and the ability to deliver the tremendous benefits of mobile communications, not just in the UK but worldwide. Vodafone’ve come a long way since the early 80s. Click on the tabs for decade-by-decade highlights of our pioneering achievements Company History 1982 The Racal Electronics Group wins its bid for the private sector UK Cellular licence. It sets up the Racal Telecomms Division and names the new network ‘Vodafone’ to reflect the provision of voice and data services over mobile phones. Based in Newbury, the company has less than 50 employees, all in one building 1985
The Vodafone analogue network is the first cellular network to launch in the UK, and the first call is made from St Katherine’s Dock in London to Newbury on 1 January 198 1987
Vodafone is recognized as the largest mobile network in the world • Vo-data is created as the ‘voice and data’ business to develop and market Vodafone Recall, the voicemail service • Vodapage is launched, providing a paging network that covers 80% of the UK populatio
1988 Racal Telecomms Plc floats on the London and New York Stock Exchanges 1989
Paknet is formed as a joint venture betVodafoneen Racal Telecom and Cable & Wireless 1991
Racal and Vodafone demerge and the Vodafone Group is listed as an independent company on the London and New York Stock Exchanges • Vodafone and Telecom Finland make the world’s first international roaming call • Vodafone launches its digital (GSM) mobile phone service – the first in the UK • 1992 Vodafone and Telecom Finland sign the world's first international GSM roaming agreement 1993 • Vodafone Group International is formed to acquire licences and supervise overseas interests • Vodafone opens its first High Street store 1994 • Vo-data is the first network operator in the UK to launch data. fax and SMS services over the digital network • Vodafone joins the Global star consortium to develop and launch a Low Earth Orbiting Satellite mobile phone service 1996 • Vodafone is the first network operator in the UK to launch a Pre-Pay analogue package • Per second billing on the digital network is introduced. as Vodafonell as options to buy ‘bundled’ minutes and make off-peak local calls to landlines 1997 • Chris Gent succeeds Sir Gerald Whent as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group Plc • 1999 Vodafone AirTouch Plc is created as a result of a successful merger betVodafoneen Vodafone Group Plc and AirTouch Communications Inc • On 5 January Vodafone connects the five millionth customer in the UK • 2000 .
T-Mobile and Vodafone form a new association to drive interoperable mobile payments 2004 • Content Control launched providing a bar to 18-rated material for younger customers • . Telefonica Moviles.The acquisition of Mannesmann AG almost doubles the size of the Vodafone Group making it the largest mobile telecommunications company in the word • Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem launched • Vizzavi – a 50/50 joint venture betVodafoneen Vodafone AirTouch and VivendiNet to deliver a multi-access branded Internet portal for Europe • Vodafone acquires the largest available 3G licence in the UK • WAP gateway opened. Italy and Germany • Vodafone launches the first European GPRS roaming service • The Vodafone Group Foundation is launched • Vodafone launches Vodafone live! and Mobile Office • Arun Sarin succeeds Sir Christopher Gent as Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc 2003 • Vodafone UK launches Speaking Phone for blind and visually impaired customers • Vodafone live! attracts one million customers in its first six months • Orange. offering customers access to Internet-style information • Vodafone UK and Microsoft announce a joint project to bring Microsoft Outlook functionality to wireless mobile devices • 2001 First 3G voice call made over Vodafone’s initial 3G network of 30 radio base stations in the Thames Valley • Vodafone introduces instant messaging to its network • Vodafone becomes to the first network to offer pre-pay customer the ability to roam • GPRS launched nationwide providing an “always on” connectivity • Find and Seek with Vizzavi UK allows customers to obtain locationspecific information through WAP 2002 • Vodafone trials a global mobile payment system in the UK.
a new voice roaming price plan • Vodafone wins Mobile Retailer’s National Retailer of the Year awar 2006 • Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G broadband (HSDPA) data card launched offering improved data speeds on laptops • The number of Vodafone live! Customers with 3G reaches 10 million 2007 • Vodafone announces the launch of the Vodafone UK Secure Remote Access providing data security for remote and flexible workers • Plans to build a state-of-the-art 850 seat customer services centre in Stoke on Trent are announced 2008 • Vodafone UK is the first European network operator to offer Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 ultra-mobile device with built-in broadband connectivity • The first ever touch-screen BlackBerry smartphone – The BlackBerry Storm 9500 – is announced. easy-to-use voice and text services • Vodafone introduces Passport. The device is built exclusively for Vodafone 2009 • A major expansion programme brings the number of Vodafone retail stores to 400 • The Vodafone Foundation launches the UK World of Difference programme giving 500 people the chance to get paid to work for charity • Vodafone signs an exclusive agreement with Twitter allowing customers to send updates and receive SMS notifications • Vodafone Sure Signal launched – a unique device to improve the mobile phone signal inside customers’ homes 2010 • .Vodafone launches its first 3G service in Europe with Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card for corporate customers allowing access to office applications at ten times the speed of GPRS • Vodafone live! with 3G is launched in 13 markets providing access to a range of services including video calling and video streaming 2005 • Stop the Clock launched for pre-pay and contract customers allowing an hour’s talk in the evenings and Vodafoneekend for the price of three minutes • Vodafone Simply is launched giving customers new.
Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile communications group with approximately 347 million proportionate customers as on 30 June 2010. . sign up to the business solution that merges mobile and landline numbers • Vodafone VIP launched. For more information. The company now has operations across the country with over 121. Essar employs more than 50.com. and Projects. Shipping Ports & Logistics.000 people across offices in Asia. FitMama. Energy. Africa.vodafone. please visit www.16 million customers**. Power. Communications. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 31 countries across five continents and around 40 partner networks worldwide.Vodafone UK wins Best Network in the Mobile News and Mobile awards • Vodafone UK ranges the Apple iPhone • Vodafone One Net reaches one million customers when pregnancy exercise specialists. The new reward scheme provides access for customers to a range of high-profile national events • VODAFONE INDIA Vodafone Essar is the Indian subsidiary of Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The Essar Group is a diversified business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets in the manufacturing and services sectors of Steel. Europe and the Americas.
Fax Retail Outlets .strategy or model] Tools used for reach in strategy are:• • • Call centers Written communication such as E-Mails.ENTERPRISE TEAM Is a Vertical [org with in an org]. They thus provide various customized solutions to their customers over the time. Vodafone Enterprise Team Strategy to handle customers: 1. This organization provides complete mobility solutions to its customers. turnover for availing the services of Vodafone. culled out to cater to corporate segment. Customers reaching to the co[Reach IN. The clientele should have 250cr.
The rest of the 3 departments are supportive departments to the sales team. Company reaching out to the customers [Reach Out – Strategy or model] Tools used for reaching out to the customers are: • • • Relationship managers Self service tools location/SMS] and On site services. 2. Enterprise Sales Team : Enterprise Sales team’s basic task at work is to do sales and generating revenue in tandem. Service Delivery contributes to the majority of customer relations for the enterprise team. gets Data Access [broadband links] from Vodafone for many years. They assist the sales team and thus for any .2. now they have also cross sell their portfolio of Vodafone handsets to the same in recent years. • Cross and Up-Sell: Vodafone [Enterprise Team] has successfully managed to increase their product portfolio hence they have also managed to up-down sell or cross sell their diverse product portfolio to their existing corporate clients. For e. 3. Enterprise Solution Team Solution Team performs all the technical functions and process which help in customer delight. KPMG (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler).g. [Vodafone website/kiosk at company Departments in Enterprise Team 1. Enterprise Service Delivery: This department contributes to the sales revenue by guiding the sales personnel in their different KPA’s.
. edited and returned. [At the door step service] 4. Enterprise Teams offerings 1. collection team helps the sales team with the customer/clients billing related queries. Mail on the move BlackBerry: BlackBerry Connect lets me access the functionality of a BlackBerry from a wide range of supported handsets.problem faced by the customer they help with the on site help. and Microsoft Office Excel® Mobile and Word Mobile attachments can be viewed. E-mails and tasks are synchronized directly from Outlook®. Collection team With the help of BSCS. helping them to their delight and offers them packages regarding product portfolio’s mentioned under the EPOS system. Having a common e-mail experience across the PC and Vodafone Windows Mobilepowered device makes service adoption simple and accelerates delivery of the benefits that mobile e-mail brings to business customers. view attachments. update my calendar and much more – and all in sync with my mail server Vodafone Mail : Vodafone mail gives you a quick & safe access to Microsoft Exchange & Lotus notes from your desktop straight to your Vodafone mobile phone You can even get your personal POP3/IMAP4 mail account on the same mobile phone using single software Microsoft Push Mail: Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone enables customers to enjoy a Direct Push e-mail service on the move in a format that anyone familiar with Microsoft Office will recognize. I can send and receive emails.
as well as the usual voice call and messaging services found on a mobile phone. receive emails and download music tracks. I just plug my Vodafone mobile phone into my PC or laptop and start browsing – without the need for an ISP subscription or modem! And with an HTML browser on my handset. access the high speed internet. I can get online directly through my mobile phone with great connection speeds. simple and secure. current affairs and sport content and video messaging USB Stick: The Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G USB Stick let me work from anywhere with real-time access to information. downloadable video of entertainment. the EDGE data card gives me instant access to the Internet and my company server. Edge Data Cards: Laptop becomes a mobile office. Quick. live streaming. with real-time access to information.2. Mobile Applications Apps on GPRS/SMS/CSD Wireless Monitoring/Tracking . And the best part is. With a 3G phone and access to the Vodafone 3G network you can make video calls. It enhances the service experience such as multimedia. watch live TV. Data Access Vodafone Mobile Connect: Mobile Connect gives me the freedom to surf the Internet whenever and wherever I want. And all at speeds that are faster than my traditional dial-up connection! That’s not all – the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G USB Stick also gives you 3G Broadband speeds while roaming abroad. internet access with the ability to view video footage on your mobile handset. it works 3 times faster than GPRS 3 G Cards: 3G stands for third generation wireless. and no installation hassles. It is based on an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative for a single global wireless standard called International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). I just plug it into my laptop and get connected to the Internet and my company server. 3. news. high speed mobile broadband. like person to person video.
In return. > We must always listen and respond to each of our customers. enjoy what we do. Enterprise SMS 4. . > > > > We We We We seek to attract. reward and retain outstanding individuals. > We are committed to be the best in all we do. > We value our customers above everything else and aspire to make their lives richer. > We all play our part in delivering results. develop. believe in empowerment and personal accountability. more fulfilled and more connected. Passion for Results > We are action-oriented and driven by a desire to be the best. we must strive to anticipate and understand their needs and delight them with our service. believe in the power of our teams. > We will strive to delight our customers. Voice Solutions Digital Gateways Analog FCTs Mobility Voice Vodafone’s CRM Vision and Mission Vision: To enrich our customer's lives through the unique power of mobile communication Mission: “Passion” Passion for Customers Our customers have chosen to trust us. anticipating their needs and delivering Passion for our People Outstanding people working together make Vodafone exceptionally successful.
close more business Datasheet Vodafone Business Sons Flexible solutions that work the way you do for guaranteed success Service – call centre and field service management. Increased choice and access to more information on alternatives make it harder than ever before to win new customers and retain existing clients in the face of stiff competition. job scheduling. To satisfy customers and achieve commercial success.> We seek speed. > We recognize the responsibilities that accompany the growth we have achieved. organizations need to collect. and what makes them come back to buy from you again and again. A spirit of partnership and mutual respect is critical in all our activities. more informed real-time lead and opportunity management. shorter sales cycle. Customers are more demanding than ever before. organize and share all the information they have about their customers throughout their business in a consistent. what makes them buy from you. automate campaign management and increase campaign success Sales – Sales force automation. > We will be a force for good in the world. make more informed investments. service reporting and analysis . efficient way. what products and services they are most likely to be interested in. flexibility and efficiency in all we do. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is all about understanding people: what makes them talk to you. Benefits • Intuitive user interface that works the way your people do • Flexibility to support your unique business processes Marketing – obtain a clearer view of customers. Passion for the World around Us > We will help people of the world to have fuller lives – both through the services we provide and through the impact we have on the world around us.
increase productivity and efficiency.Oracle CRM Microsoft® Dynamics™ CRM. requests which are been generated by the customers.Mobile access – instant access to customer and activity data. driving measurable improvements in business processes. Recognizing that different solutions address different levels of organizational complexity. enabling closer relationships with customers and supporting the achievement of new levels of profitability Tools used by the org • Oracle: Named “CRM”. complaints. CRM thus handles queries from the customer. deliver more value to customers and improve win rates. CRM is integrated with Vodafone’s billing system and switch [platform where the services are delivered to the customer being real-time]. . Vodafone uses Oracle Siebel CRM and Microsoft® Dynamics™ CRM to offer the right solution to meet the needs of every client.
it needed to be implemented as quickly as possible. The system now processes more than 5. Being a mission-critical part of the business.Voluntary Voluntary Customers: are those who voluntary want to give up the services of an organization [Vodafone] thus a special team is been managed by the enterprise team where they do task such as • • • • Telephonic Calls Offering New Products to the customer or more customized solutions to them and offering them delight Instant resolving of issues Network related issues . Microsoft® Dynamics™ CRM: Vodafone needed to develop a reliable. The company deployed Microsoft Dynamics® CRM to process the daily flow of orders. BSCS: Billing System and Customer Support: the billing system of Vodafone which is been rendered is been integrated with EPOS so that the field agent does have a clear view of the product portfolio and billing system of the client at the same time. easy-to-use sales channel to streamline orders sent to its sales staff from a large network of independent agents. check status.• EPOS: Electronic point of sales: Gateway about point of sales software.e.000 orders a month in a secure environment • • CONCEPTUAL CRM FRAMEWORK FOLLOWED BY ENTERPRISE TEAM 1. Manage sales portfolio. Voluntary and Non. Customer Retention: Vodafone’s Enterprise Team has strategy for customer retention named “Win Back Customer” Thus they divide the retention customers into two categories i. and gauge service levels and key performance indicators (KPIs).
like all organizations Vodafone also practice this CRM model that is taking example of launching Vodafone’s Zoo Zoo ad campaign. Average number of service calls per day. 6. 5. Bonding for customer relationship: 3. 13. 7. Brand image. Closed Loop Campaign Management: Since this is a best form of CRM practice mentioned. Number of cases handled by agent. Revenue coming from Commercial Partners.Involuntary Customers: are those customer for which the organization tend to discontinue there services from their end. Percentage of service renewals. 14. Women safety is a big issue in Delhi. especially for working women employees thus Vodafone is in pact with various organizations providing services regarding women security named [WEBTRA] CRM METRICS 1. Number of service calls. 4. (CLTV) 8. 4. Complaints handling (e-mail/letter). 2. 2. Customer satisfaction level. Average number of service requests by type. 9. Average time for resolution. 3. Event Based Marketing: Sales and marketing team has to act up on situations very quickly and efficiently because events occur time and again and to cash up on is a big task. Cases closed same day. Complaint time-to-resolution. Customer Categorization. Percentage compliance with service-level agreement (SLA). 10.g. 12. 11. E. ISSUES FACED POST IMPLEMENTATION .
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thus we recommend that . With a 3G phone and access to the Vodafone 3G network you can make video calls. Network operator makes copies of CDB and queries it to find out which network to send a call to Youth Nation Recommendations Recommendations for Vodafone are totally based upon our observations i. internet access with the ability to view video footage on your mobile handset. like person to person video. current affairs and sport content and video messaging.e. as well as the usual voice call and messaging services found on a mobile phone. MNP: A significant technical aspect of MNP (Mobile Number Portability) is related to the routing of calls or mobile messages (SMS. There response time and coverage is poor or not up to the mark. high speed mobile broadband. live streaming. since it is quite crucial for the customers for better service delivery. downloadable video of entertainment. news. MMS) to a number once it has been ported. access the high speed internet. Emerging Trends the company can capitalize on 3 G Services: 3G stands for third generation wireless. Value added service as the name suggests are the services which enhance the user experience. It enhances the service experience such as multimedia.Then comes the VAS [Value added services]. receive emails and download music tracks. They thus appreciate the value of the core product. 1. It is based on an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative for a single global wireless standard called International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). watch live TV. There are various flavors of call routing implementation across the globe but the international and European best practice is via the use of a central database (CDB) of ported numbers.
This will thus also help in having a support mechanism for the agent deployed in the field. its call center to company named ‘INTEL-E-NET Global Services’. • Thus we recommend dividing the work or creating a department for handling queries of B2B and B2C separately. 2. as this structure is deployed in the consumer (B2C) market by Vodafone.e. Genpact and V-customer are some good organizations. . Making a chaotic event for the organization. This can be done by hiring off role personal to support the staff of Vodafone.• • On the feet employees should be more in respect to what they are right now. • We also recommend heavy investments for B2B business that is shifting to a new BPO for handling B2B business queries. Vodafone has out sourced its reach-in activity i. They have deployed the same task force who handle corporate and consumers at the same time.
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