Vodafone Group Plc operates as a telecommunications company worldwide. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services across mobile and fixed networks; fixed broadband and TV services; cloud and hosting, as well as Internet protocol-virtual private network services; roaming services; and unified communications services. It also provides M-Pesa, a mobile money transfer and payment service that enables customers with access to a bank account to send and receive money, purchase goods, pay bills, and save money and receive short-term loans; and Vodafone One Net, a converged fixed and mobile communications service for large and multinational companies, and small and medium-sized companies. In addition, Vodafone Group Plc offers M2M business solutions; carrier services, such as fixed and mobile connectivity and other services; smartphones and tablets; and telematics products and services. The company serves 446 million mobile, 12 million fixed broadband, and 9 million TV customers. It sells its products through approximately 16,000 branded stores, distribution partners, and third party retailers. Vodafone Group Plc was founded in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.