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’ […]

Vodafone agrees US$2.4 billion Egypt sale to STC 

Vodafone looks set to exit the Egyptian market with Saudi Telecom (STC) agreeing a deal to acquire the British telco’s 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt for US$2.4 billion. Vodafone Egypt is the largest telco in the country, with Vodafone being the nation’s largest foreign investor. The operator has a market share of 44% of a […]

Fix & Foxi joins Vodafone line-up along with extended VOD content

Vodafone Deutschland has added Your Family Entertainment AG’s (YFE) children and family channel Fix & Foxi TV to its pay TV line-up and has extended its existing video-on-demand agreement with the German kids programmer. From the end of February 2020, Fix & Foxi will be added to Vodafone’s Giga TV TV offering as part of […]

CityFibre announces restructured Vodafone deal, FibreNation acquisition

Vodafone has announced a restructuring of its deal with CityFibre with a view to accelerating its full-fibre rollout.  The new deal will see Vodafone offer its Gigafast Broadband to homes in the 12 cities and towns covered by its phase one deployment on a 12-month exclusive basis. Previously, the period of exclusivity was dependent on […]

Kaltura hires Sanches as GM of media and telecom

Video tech provider Kaltura has announced the hire of Nuno Sanches as its general manager of media and telecom. Sanches joins Kaltura with over 15 years of experience working in the industry and most recently was at Vodafone. There, he created the company’s TV product and development business, and led the global strategy and product […]

Vodafone Espana launches new TV packages

Vodafone Espana has announced the launch of a range of new TV packages. The operator has launched five new packs that include sports, music and entertainment ranging from €0-10 per month. Vodafone said that the packages “complete its commitment to offer a more flexible television in which customers choose only the contents that really interest […]

Vodafone turns corner after positive Q2

Telco Vodafone has increased its earnings guidance following a positive Q2. Following a Q1 that was marred by difficult markets in Spain and Italy, the company has seen stabilisation in the mediterranian along with a positive initial impact of the recently acquired Liberty Global assets in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. Overall, the […]

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