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This excerpt taken from the VOD 6-K filed May 31, 2006.

Other Mobile associated undertakings

 

SFR, the Group’s associated undertaking in France, reported strong growth in revenue and operating profit, principally as a result of an 8.1% increase in average customers compared with the previous financial year. Usage of both voice and non-voice services increased in the year and SFR had a total of 5,268,000 Vodafone live! customers at 31 March 2006. SFR continues to grow its 3G base and at 31 March 2006 had registered 1,352,000 3G devices on its network.

 

On 30 November 2005, the French competition authority fined SFR €220 million for engaging in anti-competitive agreements that distorted market competition. SFR is in the process of appealing this decision.

 

On 7 April 2006, the Swiss Competition Commission notified Swisscom Mobile, the Group’s associated undertaking in Switzerland, of its intention to impose a fine of CHF489 million in relation to abusive pricing on the mobile wholesale call termination market between 1 April 2004 and 31 May 2005.

 

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This excerpt taken from the VOD 6-K filed Dec 15, 2005.

Other Mobile associated undertakings

 

In France, mobile to mobile termination fees were introduced for the first time in 2005.  As a result, SFR experienced a significant increase in incoming revenue, with a similar sized increase in interconnection costs.  Excluding the impact of mobile to mobile termination fees, SFR reported strong growth in revenue and operating profit, principally due to an 8.1% increase in average customers compared to the prior period.  Usage of both voice and non-voice services grew in the period, and SFR had a total of 3,823,000 Vodafone live! customers at 30 September 2005.  Since launching consumer 3G services in November 2004, SFR has established a customer base of 399,000 at 30 September 2005.

 

This excerpt taken from the VOD 6-K filed Nov 16, 2005.

Other Mobile associated undertakings

 

In France, mobile to mobile termination fees were introduced for the first time in 2005.  As a result, SFR experienced a significant increase in incoming revenue, with a similar sized increase in interconnection costs.  Excluding the impact of mobile to mobile termination fees, SFR reported strong growth in revenue and operating profit, principally due to an 8.1% increase in average customers compared to the prior period.  Usage of both voice and non-voice services grew in the period, and SFR had a total of 3,823,000 Vodafone live! customers at 30 September 2005.  Since launching consumer 3G services in November 2004, SFR has established a customer base of 399,000 at 30 September 2005.

 

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