Vodafone may have given up on asset-swap talks with Liberty Global for now, but the company is continuing its global strategy of offering fixed services within individual markets to drive additional revenue and make sure fickle users stay.
Vodafone UK said it has launched a new pilot scheme in partnership with rural pubs organisation, Pub is The Hub, to provide rural community pubs with indoor mobile coverage for the first time.
Vodafone Group confirmed this week that discussions with Liberty Global on a possible asset swap have ended. The question now is what lies ahead for the mobile giant, which has been pursuing a strategy of launching converged fixed and mobile services in key markets in order to secure new revenue streams as well as attract and-- importantly-- retain customers.
Vodafone said discussions with Liberty Global on a possible asset swap have ended, but analysts say a deal between the two companies still remains a "distinct possibility.
Music-streaming service Deezer has signalled its intention to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange after filing an IPO registration document with the French financial market authority (Autorité des marchés financiers or AMF) on Sept. 21.
The Small Cell Forum formally established six teams that will tackle specific work areas, including small cells in unlicensed spectrum, 5G and multi-operator small cells.
Liberty Global chairman John Malone admitted the company is no closer to agreeing on an asset swap with UK-headquartered Vodafone after around three months of talks.
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.