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Vodafone to launch NB-IoT in 'multiple markets' in 2017

Vodafone said it plans to launch narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) in "multiple markets" in 2017, and called on the industry to focus on trials that would enable customers to quickly add the technology to their products.

ITU urged by operators to produce 5G energy efficiency standards

Executives from Vodafone, Telefónica, and Orange were among those who called for the ITU to develop a white paper covering the energy efficiency of 5G networks, as part of a series of measures covering the energy consumption of telecoms infrastructure.

Ericsson inks mobile payments deal with Rwanda to boost financial inclusion

Ericsson signed a "breakthrough" mobile payments deal with the Rwandan government that it said will boost financial inclusion for the African country's citizens.

Vodacom to stop selling M-Pesa mobile payments service in South Africa

Vodacom, the South Africa-based mobile operations of the Vodafone Group, said it has decided to stop selling mobile money services under the M-Pesa brand in South Africa with effect from Jun. 30, 2016.

Huawei, Vodafone open first NB-IoT lab in UK

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 increases M-Pesa users by 27% to 25M in year to end-March

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.

Vodafone reviews Ofcom charges of PAYG billing, marketing rule breaches

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 renew France alliance for 4 more years

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 picks Ericsson for network upgrade

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 sets up new security unit for enterprise customers

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.