I read today that Wally Olins, described as the man who rebranded British Telecom as BT, has died at the age of 83. According to the report in the Guardian, Olins was also "an integral part" of the launch of the Orange brand, and was generally described as the "world's leading practitioner of branding and identity". Yet no brand is irreplaceable it seems, and indeed the European mobile brand landscape has been subtly changing in recent months.
Vodafone's move to take full control of its Indian subsidiary is unlikely to deter potential suitors that are eying an acquisition of the UK-headquartered group, a leading Ovum analyst says.
The number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.
SoftBank is reportedly turning its sights on a possible bid for Vodafone in the face of growing opposition by U.S. regulators to the Japan-based company's desire to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US.
Vodafone has done well for its shareholders following the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion (€94.6 billion) reports financial newspaper Barron's, and is now a good play for U.S. investors seeking exposure to European telecoms.
Telecom Egypt will pay a hefty fee for a new unified operating license in the country, under plans revealed by telecoms minister Atef Helmy.
Telefonica became car maker Tesla's largest connectivity provider in Europe, with a deal to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for the auto company's Model S car.
AT&T's announcement Monday that it will repurchase 300 million shares, or about 6 percent of its outstanding stock, could further cool speculation that the carrier is interested in making a bid for Vodafone.
Vodafone launched its M-Pesa mobile payment system in Romania on Monday, marking the first time the successful service has been available in Europe.
Fixed-mobile convergence is a popular proposition once again, but with better prospects than a decade or two ago. More tightly integrated fixed and mobile will be the hallmark of future networks and services with fast, reliable and economic delivery, and upon which access to prime video content will be paramount.