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University of Surrey's 5GIC opens doors with £70M investment

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.

Vodafone partner Afrimax raises $120M in funding for LTE expansion in Africa

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 UK launches Wi-Fi calling

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 becomes latest member of Global M2M Association

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: Vodafone continues to lead global 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 takes lead in Turkish 4G tender

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 leaves race for Lebanese mobile operator management

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.  

Europe's fragile mobile market continues to show improving trends

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 says would invest in separate BT broadband unit

Vodafone joins competition and regulators to break up BT as it also proposes investing in third party operator of Britain's landline network.

Ovum: Telecoms M&A drops from 67 deals in 2007 to 21 in 2014

M&A activity was also higher in 2014 than in 2012, with deals including Hutchison Whampoa's takeover of O2 Ireland in May 2014.