The University of Surrey has officially opened the much-anticipated 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) as part of efforts to ensure that the UK and Europe maintain a leading role in the development of 5G technology.
Afrimax, which last year formed a strategic framework agreement with Vodafone for Sub-Saharan Africa, has raised $120 million (€106 million) in funding to accelerate the rollout of LTE services across the region.
Vodafone announced plans to deploy a nationwide Wi-Fi calling service in the UK in the coming months, but only for subscribers with the right handsets.
Swisscom has become the latest major operator to join the Global M2M Association (GMA), which is now a cooperation of seven major international operators that are active in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.
Machina Research said Vodafone maintained its position as the number one global operator in the field of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, measuring the company's success on its overall global strategy and not just "raw M2M connections".
Vodafone Turkey emerged as the highest bidder in a 4G network tender process launched by the country's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) that aims to raise €2.3 billion ($2.6 billion) in total.
Vodafone Group dropped out of the race to gain a Lebanese management contract that would have seen it run one of the county's two government-owned mobile operators, Reuters reported.
In May, a selection of quarterly results from some of Europe's largest operators indicated that the tide might be turning in the region's mobile sector. Now, as results for the April-June period start to emerge, the omens still look good as some operators report a return to revenue growth for the first time in some years.
Vodafone joins competition and regulators to break up BT as it also proposes investing in third party operator of Britain's landline network.
M&A activity was also higher in 2014 than in 2012, with deals including Hutchison Whampoa's takeover of O2 Ireland in May 2014.