Vodafone has done well for its shareholders following the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion (€94.6 billion) reports financial newspaper Barron's, and is now a good play for U.S. investors seeking exposure to European telecoms.
Telecom Egypt will pay a hefty fee for a new unified operating license in the country, under plans revealed by telecoms minister Atef Helmy.
Telefonica became car maker Tesla's largest connectivity provider in Europe, with a deal to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for the auto company's Model S car.
AT&T's announcement Monday that it will repurchase 300 million shares, or about 6 percent of its outstanding stock, could further cool speculation that the carrier is interested in making a bid for Vodafone.
Vodafone launched its M-Pesa mobile payment system in Romania on Monday, marking the first time the successful service has been available in Europe.
Fixed-mobile convergence is a popular proposition once again, but with better prospects than a decade or two ago. More tightly integrated fixed and mobile will be the hallmark of future networks and services with fast, reliable and economic delivery, and upon which access to prime video content will be paramount.
Portuguese cable operators could be among Vodafone's next acquisition targets as the mobile giant bulks up its fixed-line assets across Europe, and companies owned by Altice have been cited as potential contenders for such a deal.
Vodafone, already the world's second largest mobile carrier, is looking to increase its footprint in the cable space as well--either through acquisition or competition, its top executive says.
Orange's board of directors has renewed CEO Stephane Richard's tenure, after apparently heeding a warning about destabilising the company if he was replaced.
Vodafone's Kenya-based unit Safaricom may drop plans to buy some of the mobile network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya due to a lack of regulatory certainty.