Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said the company's European businesses showed signs of stabilising in the calendar second quarter of 2014--the company's fiscal first quarter--despite the region dragging down total group revenue during the period.
Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.
Telefónica said more than 250 companies including device manufacturers, solution providers and distributors in Europe and the U.S. have now joined its machine-to-machine (M2M) programme, meaning that the Spanish operator has reached its target for the end of 2014 six months ahead of schedule.
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.