Huawei and Vodafone are off and running in the quest to build an ecosystem for Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. The two companies opened a new test lab in the UK to work on the development of products and applications related to NB-IoT.
Vodafone group director of mobile money, Michael Joseph, hailed strong growth for the company's M-Pesa service after the number of active users grew by more than a quarter to 25.3 million in the year to end-March.
Ofcom rounded out a tough few weeks for Vodafone UK by announcing it believes the operator breached consumer protection laws when billing for PAYG services between 2011 and 2015.
Vodafone and SFR extended a partner market agreement covering France for a further four years to 2020, while Vodafone also signed a separate agreement with SFR parent company Altice for the Dominican Republic.
Airtel Zambia selected Ericsson to overhaul its 2G and 3G networks, as the country's three mobile operators remain under pressure to improve the quality of their services and reduce costs.
Vodafone created a new line of business that is dedicated to providing its enterprise customers across the globe with cyber security technologies, and specialist advice and support.
Philips selected Vodafone as its global wireless connectivity partner for an Internet of Things (IoT) based smart street lighting system that the company said will pave the way for additional smart city initiatives in the future.
Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile Netherlands business narrowly beat rivals KPN, Vodafone Netherlands and Tele2 Netherlands in terms of voice call success rates, research company Omnitele said.
Ericsson announced that upgrades to Vodafone Netherlands' (NL) core network have enabled the operator to launch the first cloud-based, fully virtualised, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling service in the country.
Tesco emerged as another company that hopes to benefit from the potential takeover of O2 UK by CK Hutchison, after reports said the UK supermarket giant views the proposed merger of O2 with Three as an opportunity to take full control of its MVNO business in the country.