Orange sees role for Huawei in 5G Africa rollout

Orange, France’s largest telecoms firm, will avoid using equipment from Chinese vendors when developing Europe’s 5G networks, opting for suppliers such as Ericsson and ...

Platform News: Vodafone plc

Vodafone ramps up investment to capture growth opportunity

Vodafone said it would accelerate investment in its network again this year after spending more to meet the demands of COVID-19, resulting in free cash flow growth falling short of...

Platform News: Vodafone plc

Vodafone teams up with Google Cloud on data analytics

Mobile operator Vodafone Group and Google Cloud entered a strategic partnership to jointly develop data services, Vodafone has stated over the weekend.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks

Germany would have to reach a consensus in government that a telecoms seller poses a national security threat so as to exclude its equipment from federal 5G networks, according to ...

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Vodafone says UK’s desire to lead in 5G will suffer a blow if Huawei is ripped out

Vodafone Group, the world’s second-biggest mobile operator, has warned that the UK’s desire to lead the world in 5G technology will face a big blow if it decides to rem...

MasMovil Telecoms

Spanish telecoms operator MasMovil agrees $3.3 billion private equity bid

KKR, Cinven and Providence said on Monday they had made a 2.96 billion euro (approximately $3.3 billion) board-backed bid for the Spanish telecoms operator MasMovil.

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Vodafone names Heineken’s Van Boxmeer as its new chairman

Vodafone, the world’s second-biggest mobile phone operator, has recruited Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer, the current Chief Executive of brewer Heineken, to succeed Gerard Kleiste...

Platform Economy: Vodafone logo on the side of a retail store selling smartphones

Vodafone meets full-year expectations, however pulls guidance on COVID-19 uncertainty

Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile phone operator, met expectations with a 2.6% rise in full-year core earnings to 14.9 billion euros (approximately $16.10 billion),...


Vodacom reports 8.9% jump in full-year earnings, postpones outlook

South African mobile operator Vodacom Group reported an 8.9% rise in annual earnings on Monday and postponed issuing medium-term forecasts due to the uncertain economic outlook as ...


Telecoms shares are losers as lockdown drives dot-com boom

As global lockdowns drive increase internet usage and boosting sales for dot-com businesses as varied as gaming and food delivery, the stocks of internet and telecoms service provi...

Kenya telecoms

Safaricom and Vodacom acquire M-Pesa from Vodafone

Kenya’s leading communications company Safaricom and South Africa’s Vodacom have stated that they had completed the acquisition of popular mobile money platform M-Pesa ...

India Rights

Indian rights group piles pressure on Vodafone Idea

A tiny Indian consumer rights group which has been leading a campaign to make telecoms companies pay billions of dollars due to the state said on Wednesday it would oppose a govern...

Communications Networks

Can networks cope with millions working from home?

Some European telecoms operators reported connectivity problems on Tuesday as millions of people logged on for work at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving up data traffic...

TIM, Vodafone Tower

Vodafone, TIM to win conditional EU approval for tower deal – sources

Vodafone and Telecom Italia (TIM) are set to secure conditional European Union antitrust approval to create Europe’s biggest mobile towers company, part of a strategy to roll...