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Vodafone slows revenue decline in Europe during Q3

Vodafone Group slowed the rate of organic revenue decline in Europe to 2.7 per cent in its financial third quarter to end-December, and noted that the UK market returned to revenue growth during the three-month period.

Operators continue to have mixed feelings about quad-play

Quad-play or multi-play strategies got another airing this week, as one operator hailed its success in bundling fixed, mobile and TV services together and another raised doubts again over the appetite that consumers are likely to have for such service bundles.

Vodacom picks Alcatel-Lucent for FTTH network in convergence drive

South Africa-based Vodacom selected Alcatel-Lucent as a key supplier for a new converged network that will ultimately support the provision of fixed and mobile services across South Africa

Vodafone signs partner market agreement with DoCoMo Pacific

Vodafone signed a further partner market agreement to expand its reach into yet more distant corners of the globe, this time linking up with DoCoMo Pacific to target Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

In Europe's mobile sector, M&A is still on operators' minds

The Spice Girls may have waxed lyrical about two becoming one, but in Europe's mobile market many operators would be happy if four just became three. Indeed, the buzz around consolidation refuses to die down as we move further into 2015, and operators continue to believe that consolidation is necessary for their future survival.

Telefónica courted by Hutchison Whampoa regarding O2 UK sale

Telefónica may have been offered a lifeline regarding its UK mobile operation by rival Three UK's parent company Hutchison Whampoa, as the Hong Kong-based company seeks to expand its European business.

Vodafone appoints Ericsson networks head to replace Steve Pusey

Vodafone announced that its long-serving CTO Steve Pusey is to retire at the end of July this year and will be replaced by the head of Ericsson's networks division, Johan Wibergh.

Vodafone faces Kabel Deutschland price probe at EGM

Kabel Deutschland investor Elliott Management Corp on Tuesday explained its decision to call for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to discuss Vodafone's 2013 takeover of the German cable operator

LTE: Quality matters

The issue of coverage versus signal quality was addressed this week by the CEO of Vodafone UK, Jeroen Hoencamp. Perhaps he was attempting to allay any potential concerns that Vodafone is still well behind EE in terms of LTE network coverage, but he made some valid points over the value of consistency when 4G services are actually available.

Vodacom rivals say Neotel takeover would deal fatal blow to South African competition

Vodacom Group, a South Africa-headquartered mobile operator that is 65 per cent owned by Vodafone Group, will deliver a "fatal" blow to competition in its home market if regulators approve an acquisition of Internet service provider Neotel Pty, the country's third largest mobile operator claimed.