Vodafone sees signs of European recovery in Q1

Vodafone Group talked up the positives in its quarterly update, although it is still clearly facing challenges in its core European markets – and the company offered no further updates on its asset exchange discussions with Liberty Global. Group service revenue decreased 2.9 …

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Idea readies its banking services

Idea Cellular, India’s third largest operator, updated on mobile banking during its Q1 2016 results, one of three business segments it picked out. While the operator did not offer any financial figures, it did provide a progress report on its …

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Vodafone reshuffles European leadership team

Vodafone today announced a reorganisation of its European leadership structure, including the departure of chief executive for the region, Philipp Humm (pictured). The move follows ongoing speculation that Vodafone’s European operations could be broken up if a deal emerges with US …

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Convergence opens operators to content policy challenges – Vodafone

Vodafone Group said that operators may need to “develop the kind of content policies and procedures followed by OTT companies and others” as the telecoms sector continues to converge with the TV market and the role of the connectivity provider …

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More enterprise disruption is coming, warns Vodafone

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: Vodafone’s Global Enterprise unit claims a rise in “connected infrastructure” over the next year will see new competitors and disruptors emerge across global industries at a faster rate than ever before. Peter …

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Vodafone, Ericsson start UK small cell test

Vodafone started an internal trial in the UK of an Ericsson small cell system, which has previously been pushed by the vendor as a means to drastically reduce the cost of indoor coverage. The operator’s Netherlands unit was announced as the …

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UK to look at €5B German auction in setting licence fee

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom will consider the recent, high-rolling German auction when calculating annual licence fees for operators in the UK. The German auction, which concluded last month, defied expectations by raising €5 billion. Expert opinion ahead of the event forecast …

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Australia backs rural coverage with $297M in funding

Australia’s federal government, with support from state and local governments, as well as operators Telstra and Vodafone, will invest a total of AUD385 million ($297 million) to build 499 base stations in remote locations over the next three years. Public …

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Vodafone Netherlands goes big on small cell gains

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Vodafone Netherlands declared itself a big proponent of small cells, promising it will “definitely” expand its network due to the technology’s ability to deliver “the best customer experience, particularly in crowded places where the …

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