Vodafone sees German TV base fall but recovers ground in Spain

Vodafone saw its overall TV base decline by 245,000 in the year to March, which the company said primarily reflected the loss of lower ARPU basic subscribers in its German Kabel Deutschland footprint, as well as some customers of the former Unitymedia. Despite the losses over the full year, Vodafone added 41,000 TV customers in […]

Vodafone Deutschland and Arte bury hatchet and strike long-term deal

Vodafone Deutschland and cultural channel Arte have formally ended their long-running dispute over carriage terms by striking a long-term distribution agreement that will also see Arte content made available on-demand via cable. The agreement between the pair will see advanced TV features such as instant restart of programmes made available to Vodafone subscribers. The Arte […]

Vodafone partners with Synamedia to accelerate Unitymedia integration

The Vodafone Group has signed a multi-year contract with independent video software provider Synamedia. The deal will include the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services, with a statement from the pair saying that Synamedia “will help Vodafone Group deliver on its vision of a unified global cloud TV platform running on next-generation […]

Vodafone Deutschland extends Gigabit broadband to 18m homes

Vodafone Deutschland is now providing Gigabit connectivity to  close to18 million homes across Germany, the company has claimed. The number represents an increase of 630,000 in six weeks. The company said that its 1Gbps broadband service was now available in 30 new towns and cities including Straubing, Wismar, Perleberg, Soltau, Landstuhl, Bautzen, Völklingen, Magdeburg and […]

Vodafone Deutschland extends CEO mandate

Vodafone Deutschland’s supervisory board has extended the mandate of CEO Hannes Ametsreiter by three years. The extension comes ahead of schedule. Ametsreiter has been CEO of Vodafone Deutschland since October 2015, and is currently nearing the end of his second term, as mandated by the board. The latest extension extendshis mandate September 2024. Vodafone said that […]

Vodafone’s AbCom acquisition approved

Vodafone’s acquisition of AbCom has been approved by Albania’s competition authority. AbCom, the largest cable operator in the country, agreed to a deal in October 2019 with the value not disclosed. Its network covers approximately 460,000 homes, with it providing broadband and pay TV to 100,000 households. At the time, Vodafone said that “This transaction […]

German operators take legal action against Liberty Global-Vodafone approval

German regional network operator NetCologne has confirmed it is taking legal action to challenge EU approval of Vodafone’s acquisition of Unitymedia from Liberty Global, after European Court of Justice officials told German press that it, together with Deutsche Telekom and Tele Columbus had filed complaints about the decision.   The Cologne-based operator said that the […]

Vodafone to avoid Unitymedia box swap-out as it integrates TV offering

Vodafone plans to integrate the TV service of Unitymedia, Liberty Global’s German unit which it acquired last year, with its own Giga TV offering by upgrading the software on the existing Horizon set-tops deployed in the Unitymedia footprint rather than by doing an expensive box swap-out, according to Vodafone CEO Nick Read. Answering an analyst […]

Vodafone hails ‘encouraging’ success of converged offers after Liberty Global acqusition

Vodafone is seeing “encouraging” take-up of converged offers in the markets where it integrated assets from Liberty Global last year, the acquisition of which boosted its top line in Europe by over 10%. Excluding the VodafoneZiggo JV with Liberty Global in the Netherlands, Vodafone had 24.7 million fixed broadband customers, including 21 million ‘next-generation network’ […]

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