Vodafone GmbH is a German subsidiary of Vodafone Group plc, a company based in the UK. It provides mobile phone, DSL, LTE, cable internet, landlines, cable TV and IPTV services to customers in Germany. As of the second quarter of 2016, Vodafone GmbH has 41.89 million mobile customers in Germany, making it the second largest provider of mobile phone services in Germany The company's headquarters are in the Düsseldorf suburb of Heerdt, with regional offices throughout Germany.
The company in its present form resulted from Vodafone's takeover of the German engineering group Mannesmann GmbH in 2000. On 8 December 1989, the West German Federal Ministry for Posts and Telecommunications awarded the second digital GSM-900 network in Germany to Mannesmann, as the first private company in Germany to break the monopoly of the telecommunications services operated by Deutsche Bundespost.