Vodafone


Vodafone to shutter over 1,000 stores as CEO calls Germany the “heart of the company”

Vodafone is to close 15% of its 7,700 stores, the telco has announced.  Group CEO Nick Read (pictured) confirmed the move on Tuesday at a briefing in Duesseldorf.  He confirmed that the decision has been informed by an increasing number of consumers shifting their purchases to online and their changing expectations of in-store retail experiences.  […]

Vodafone Deutschland doubles number of 500Mbps homes

Vodafone Deutschland says it has doubled the number of homes that receive internet speeds of up to 500Mbps over the last year to 20.8 million. Of the total, Vodafone says that over half – 10.9 million, can receive speeds of 1Gbps or above. The milestone comes after Vodafone upgraded cable networks in 20 more cities […]

Liberty Global positioning itself for fixed-mobile future, says Fries

Liberty Global’s sale of its German and central European assets and planned sale of its Swiss unit “all make sense” in a market that is moving towards fixed-mobile convergence, but the company nevertheless sees “a lot of runway” to build value from its remaining assets, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at Goldman Sachs Communacopia […]

Vodafone taps Nagra for cloud-based content protection

Vodafone has deployed Nagra’s cloud-hosted and cloud-operated security services platform, Nagra cloud.SSP to help protect Vodafone TV services across operating companies, including its units in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Romania, Nagra has revealed. Nagra said that its Nagra Connect client and player are also being used by Vodafone to complement the end-to-end security solution […]

Vodafone Group Introduces TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery Platform

TiVo has announced that the Vodafone Group is  deploying its Personalized Content Discovery (PCD). Vodafone is introducing PCD as part of the new Vodafone TV service in Portugal, the first country to deploy its new “Intelligent Voice Search” feature. It uses TiVo’s Conversation, a natural language voice solution, that enables users to find and enjoy […]

Vodafone calls on Kaltura tech for expanded European cloud TV launch

Kaltura’s Cloud TV tech will support the launch of Vodafone TV in Greece, Romania and Portugal, the company has announced.  This adds to the company’s existing relationship on the service in Spain and Italy. Video tech provider Kaltura says that this is a multi-country telco-grade TV service relying on a single cloud-based platform, enabling the […]

Vodafone and Unitymedia begin joint marketing of products

Vodafone and Unitymedia, the former Liberty Global German operation it took control of last month, have begun marketing joint fixed-mobile and mobule  products across their combined network of retail outlets in North-Rhine Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The pair’s joint marketing initiatives include providing coupons for benefits such as mini wireless routers, additional data for mobile and […]

“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 […]

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