The new CTO at mobile network capacity and resource management software provider Vasona Networks is Rui Frazao, who previously was director of network engineering for Vodafone. While at Vodafone, his responsibilities included overseeing network engineering efforts in central Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Operators across Europe heralded the start of 2016 with reports of surging data traffic and record numbers of texts sent during 2015 and the first hours of the New Year.
The global number of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) subscribers is expected to reach 265.2 million at the end of 2015.
A new report has provided some insights into how mobile money services in Ghana and Rwanda are providing formal financial services for the first time to people in rural areas or living on less than $2.50 (€2.28) per day.
Vodafone Group, Huawei and u-blox claimed a first in the new field of narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, saying that they sent the first pre-standard NB-IoT message across a live commercial mobile network.
Vodafone said its UK 4G subscribers will now be able to roam onto 4G networks in 73 destinations after the operator added Morocco, Turks and Caicos and Uruguay to the list.
Vodafone revealed that the number of M-Pesa mobile money transactions grew 26 per cent year-on-year in the six months to end-September, as it announced that it had launched the service in the West African country of Ghana.
Vodafone and Swisscom agreed to extend a strategic partner market agreement by four years with effect from 2016 to maintain mutual roaming benefits for consumers and enterprise customers.
While voice over Wi-Fi has existed in various formats, the key challenge for mobile operators is that, like VoIP and other over the top voice technologies, they can't control these services.
In the UK, the next generation of Wi-Fi calling-- where the service is embedded in the smartphone and accessed via the normal phone dialer-- is offering operators a way to take back control by enabling them to provide voice services in areas where they have little or no coverage due to poor signal strength. Special report