What does it actually take to become a successful MVNO? Network operators, MVNOs and enablers of MVNOs likely have different answers to that question. The overwhelming message appears to be that to succeed MVNOs need to find a business model that works for all parties concerned.
Vodafone said it plans to buy telematics and security specialist Cobra Automotive Technologies through a voluntary offer that values the Italy-based company at around €145 million ($197 million).
Telenor plans to raise its ownership of Indian unit Uninor to 100 per cent from 74 per cent at present, following a similar move by Vodafone in April that saw the UK-based operator increase its stake in Vodafone India to 100 per cent.
Deutsche Telekom revealed German security agencies requested nearly 50,000 phone line intercepts in 2013, in a move that came less than a week after Vodafone caused a stir by revealing similar data relating to its global operations.
Vodafone has disclosed that 29 countries have requested customer call data on its network in the last year, in one of the first mobile operator reports of its kind.
European politicians agreed new data protection rules for companies headquartered outside the European Union, as part of reforms of privacy laws.
Vodafone Group announced it will establish a new hub in London for its global product and services innovation and development activity, following the closure of its research and development base in Silicon Valley.
Samsung detailed plans to launch its first Tizen powered smartphone in the third quarter of 2014, however, analysts remain sceptical the device will be a success for the company.
Vodafone said it is exploring a legal challenge to the acquisition of Telefónica's O2 Ireland by Hutchison Whampoa, and called on Irish regulator ComReg to ensure a level playing field going forward, after the European Commission (EC) approved the deal on Wednesday.
BT revealed plans to enter the UK's increasingly busy LTE market, with a service for business users due to launch in a matter of weeks.