Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Vodafone Group added 7.1 million net new customers in the fiscal third quarter to 31 December. That represents 16.5 percent annual growth on an organic basis, for a total customer base of almost 127 million. Including minority shareholdings and partnerships, Vodafone's customer base reached almost 180 million. The mobile operator added 3.1 million 3G users in the quarter for a total 8.0 million, including 7.4 million consumer devices. The 3G net additions in the quarter were up 80 percent compared to the previous quarter to September.