Vodafone's announcement that it is teaming with Portugal Telecom to boost fibre coverage in Portugal is bad news for NOS as the move undermines the domestic rival's chances of being re-rated following a downgrade in January, according to analysts.
Around 45 per cent of mobile operators worldwide now offer at least one zero-rated application, and the zero-rated app in 65 per cent of these cases is Facebook.
Vodafone piled pressure on UK rival EE with the launch of an own-brand LTE smartphone that undercuts the cheapest comparable device EE offers by around €25 ($34).
Vodafone is extending its business activities to the somewhat exotic regions of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after forming a non-equity arrangement with a local player.
Alcatel-Lucent became the latest vendor to benefit from Vodafone's £7 billion (€8.79 billion/$11.97 billion) Project Spring network investment plan, after being picked as the operator's supplier of reference for LTE metro cells that come integrated with Wi-Fi.
It's been a good week for Vodafone: the UK-based group has finally won unconditional approval from European Union regulators to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion ($9.7 billion), while Italian regulator Consob also approved Vodafone's tender offer for telematics specialist Cobra.
Telefónica Deutschland's plan to buy E-Plus from KPN is set to benefit mobile virtual network operators throughout Europe, analysts say.
Vodafone Ireland and Irish electricity utility ESB are emerging as a new broadband challenger to incumbent telco eircom with a $615 million investment to build a fiber to the building (FTTB)-based broadband network that will deliver speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
Every event I go to and every conversation I have with operators tends to at some point touch on how operators are putting the customer first and how customer experience is at the forefront of everything they do. But time and time again, this still fails to be reflected in how they treat their customers when it comes down to the personal contact level.
Deutsche Telekom emerged as the frontrunner to replace Verizon as the German government's main communications provider, after a decision to drop the U.S. operator due to concerns about spying.