“Vodafone doesn’t have real 5G” snipes O2 CEO

Mark Evans, CEO of Telefonica-owned O2, has taken a jab at Vodafone, claiming that the company doesn’t offer “real 5G”. The UK’s 5G market is becoming increasingly crowded and competitive, with each player looking for an edge over the pack. This has led to some fighting talk, with major execs openly criticising their competition.  Speaking […]

Vodafone Deutschland follows Deutsche Telekom with cloud gaming service

Vodafone Deutschland has launched a cloud gaming platform that it says is optimised for 5G mobile. Vodafone has teamed up with Hatch to launch what it describes as the first mobile streaming service in the country, optimised for the 5G network. The Hatch Cloud Gaming app is available on the Google Play Store and Vodafone […]

Vodafone Portugal and TVI in holographic 5G first

Vodafone Portugal and Portuguese public broadcaster TVI have teamed up to transmit a holographic broadcast over 5G, which Vodafone described as “an unprecedented milestone for our country”. A live broadcast of TVI’s Jornal das 8presented by José Alberto Carvalho was transmitted from TVI’s studio via the Vodafone 5G network to the Vodafone Paredes de Coura […]

Vodafone España bundles HBO, Amazon and Netflix in single offering

Vodafone España has launched a new bundle that includes the three main international streaming offerings available in the country – HBO España, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix – in a single offering for €74.99 a month. The offering is available to new customers for a year and to current customer who sign up before the […]

Vodafone launches OTT Vodafone TV in New Zealand

Vodafone NZ has announced the launch of a new OTT set top box. The plug and play Vodafone TV, which goes on sale in September for NZ$179 (€106), will be pre-loaded with a range of apps including TVNZOnDemand, ThreeNow, Sky, Sky Sport, Netflix and YouTube. The company promises that soon after launch this will be […]

Vodafone and Liberty Global complete deal

Vodafone has completed its €19 billion acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. Liberty will net approximately €10.1 billion in cash from the sale. The company said that the purchase price represented a multiple for all four businesses combined of 11.5 times adjusted segment operating cash flow, or 24.0 […]

Vodafone: Liberty Global deal is a ‘decisive shift’ for the company

The acquisition of Liberty Global’s German and central European assets will make the telco “Europe’s largest owner of Gigabit next-generation network infrastructure” and “decisively shift the group’s mix in Europe to growing fixed and converged services, which will represent almost half of our consumer revenues going forwards”, according to Nick Read, the company’s CEO. Speaking […]

Telecom Italia and Vodafone partner for Italian 5G launch

Telecom Italia and Vodafone have agreed to merge their mobile tower infrastructure to roll out 5G in Italy. The deal, announced Friday, July 26, will see Vodafone transfer its mobile masts in the country to Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (INWIT), which Telecom Italia currently owns 60%. The agreement will see Telecom Italia and Vodafone have a […]

Vodafone TV numbers down in Germany and Spain

Vodafone lost TV customers in both of its principal European pay TV markets, Germany and Spain, in the quarter to June. However, the company’s quarterly performance was generally well-received, and its share price was boosted by a plan to spin off its towers business with a potential IPO. In Spain, Vodafone lost 24,000 TV customers, […]

FTTH passes nine million mark in Spain

The number of FTTH lines in Spain passed the nine million mark in May, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 148,000 new lines were added in May, contributing to year-on-year growth of 1.8 million. Over the same period, DSL lines declined by 1.3 million. Telefónica/Movistar has a 44.4% share […]

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