Vodafone named as best fibre network operator

Vodafone has been named as best fibre-optic network operator in Europe at the FTTH Council Europe event in Stocholm. Vodafone received the Operator Award for FTTH for its deployment in Portugal, Spain and Italy. Vodafone Portugal CEO Mário Vaz received the award at the FTTH Council Europe conference in Stockholm this week. Vodafone has committed […]

Liberty Global rules out Spanish push

Liberty Global has denied that it is looking to make a move into the Spanish market, despite recent reports that the European cable giant and Vodafone had both explored multi-billion Euro bids for ONO. Speaking on Liberty Global’s fourth quarter earnings call, CEO Mike Fries said that while the firm does not comment on mergers […]

ONO board backs IPO plan, posts strong TiVo growth

Spanish operator ONO’s board of directors have backed plans to take the company public, despite reports of a takeover approach from Vodafone. In a statement, following a board meeting at the company’s headquarters in Madrid yesterday, ONO said that no proposals related to an acquisition of the firm were presented or discussed. Instead, it said […]

Vodafone in reported €7 billion bid for ONO

Mobile telecom giant Vodafone has reportedly tabled a €6.9 billion bid for ONO. According to Spanish newspaper Expansión, citing sources close to the process, the cable operator’s board will consider the all-cash offer for 100% of the company’s capital today. The deal would include ONO’s €3.417 billion of debt, leaving about €3.48 billion for the […]

Vodafone rules out UK quad-play, plays down need for content

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has said he sees no strong need to invest in content and has played down expectations that the company might launch a fixed-line offering in the UK. Speaking after Vodafone’s latest quarterly results, Colao said he saw no need to invest in content directly. “You don’t need to own content but […]

At800 scales back UK DTT service disruption efforts

At800, the UK body set up to test for interference from 4G networks on DTT in the UK, has scaled back plans to pre-emptively curb service disturbances, claiming that disruption to Freeview will be “less widespread than initially estimated.” Announcing at800’s new approach to at a press briefing in London, CEO Ben Roome said that from […]

Netflix signs UK deal with Nokia

Netflix is teaming up with Nokia to give UK buyers of the phone maker’s latest smartphones free access to the subscription video-on-demand service.  The offer, which is available via Vodafone, will give new customers who buy a contract for Nokia’s September-released Lumia 1020 Windows Phone a 12-month free subscription to Netflix. The operator will also give […]

Vodafone completes Kabel Deutschland acquisition

Vodafone has completed its acquisition of Kabel Deutschland by acquiring 76.57% of the company’s share capital. Vodafone said its voluntary public takeover offer was settled and complete as of yesterday. The company intends to enter into a ‘domination and profit and loss transfer agreement’ (DPL) in line with German legislation.

Kabel Deutschland sees stronger growth, Vodafone to complete on Monday

Kabel Deutschland, whose acquisition by Vodafone will be completed on Monday, saw a net increase of 55,000 premium TV customers and 84,000 internet and telephony customers in its second fiscal quarter. The rise in pay TV customers follows a weak first quarter that saw growth of only 24,000 customers. The second quarter saw the migration […]

Kabel Deutschland abandons Tele Columbus appeal

Kabel Deutschland has abandoned its appeal against the German Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt’s blocking of its acquisition of smaller cable operator Tele Columbus. According to Reuters, Kabel Deutschland took the decision because it does not want to be involved in a protracted legal battle following its acquisition by Vodafone. The acquisition of Tele Columbus […]

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