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Vodafone chooses Spain for 5G debut

Vodafone has chosen Spain as the setting for its 5G debut, with the launch of its commercial network across 15 cities scheduled for June 15. Vodafone España will launch 5G in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, La Coruña, Vigo, Gijón, Pamplona, Logroño and Santander The network will initially offer downstream […]

Vodafone Deutschland’s Cubero to leave at end of June

Vodafone Deutschland consumer chief Manuel Cubero is to leave the company and will be replaced by consumer marketing chief Andreas Laukenmann. Cubero is to leave Vodafone at the end of this month. The cable industry veteran has worked for Kabel Deutschland, the former Deutsche Telekom-owned cable operator now owned by Vodafone, since 2003, serving as […]

Vodafone Deutschland adding HGTV to line-up

Vodafone Deutschland is to add Discovery’s Home and Gardens TV (HGTV) to its programming line-up. From June 6 Vodafone customers with the operator’s Giga TV offering will be able to view HGTV alongside Discovery’s other channels for the German market: free-to-view services Eurosport 1, DMAX and TLC and pay TV offerings Eurosport 2 and Discovery […]

German broadcasters group slams Vodafone concessions

German commercial broadcaster association Vaunet has slammed Vodafone’s moves to secure EC regulatory approval of its acquisition of Liberty Global’s Unitymedia as missing the point. Vaunet managing director Harald Flemming said that Vodafone’s moves were “could only astonish” observers as they “mostly” met requirements under existing German regulations for open access to broadband networks under […]

Vodafone takes hit in full-year results, but sees green shoots in Spain

Vodafone was hit by a perfect storm in its end of year results, leading the mobile and fixed telecom giant to cut its long-preserved dividend by 40% after it sustained a massive loss. While the company’s €7.6 billion loss was primarily due to a loss on disposal of Vodafone India (following the completion of the […]

Fries: Liberty Global ‘never so well positioned’ to create value

Liberty Global has never been “so well positioned to create value for shareholders” despite the challenges it faces, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking after the company released modest Q1 results, Fries said that the cable giant was “on the verge of completing a series of transactions that will leave us with a more concentrated […]

Vodafone moves to secure green light for Liberty Global deal

Vodafone Deutschland has struck a cable wholesale agreement with Telefónica Deutschland in a move designed ensure that the EC gives approval to cable giant Liberty Global’s sale of its Germany business to the operator. Vodafone has submitted a remedy package comprising the cable wholesale agreement and a commitment to ensure sufficient capacity is available for […]

Vodafone Spain launching dedicated kids app

Vodafone España has teamed up with OnMobile to launch a dedicated kids app, Kids Planet, with over 3,000 episodes of content aimed at children aged three to 12. Content channels on the app include Sanrio, Planeta Junior, Highlights for Children, Lingo Kids and Motion Pictures. The app will give Vodafone customers access via a range […]

Starzplay joins revamped Vodafone TV following Spanish debut on Orange

Subscription video-on-demand streaming service Starzplay is making its content available on a revamped Vodafone España TV platform following its debut in Spain last week on Orange’s platform. All Starzplay original series and movies will be available on the Vodafone TV service as part of the Serielovers package. The Starzplay line-up will include series available on-demand […]

Vodafone confident on ultimate approval for Liberty Global deal

Vodafone has told Bloomberg that its proposed US$20.6 billion (€18.4 billion) takeover of Liberty Global’s cable assets in Germany and Eastern Europe is still on track for completion in mid-2019, despite regulatory scrutiny of the deal. The update followed news that the European Commission has sent both companies a statement of objections setting out why […]

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