Vodafone in talks to buy Spanish rival MasMovil: Report - Times of India 2020/09/25 07:41:00 The India Times
International Business News: Mobile telephone operator Vodafone has started talks to buy Spanish rival MasMovil with the three buyout funds who recently took it over, a newspaper
Vodafone talking with MásMóvil about buyout - report (NASDAQ:VOD) 2020/09/24 18:33:47 Seeking Alpha
Vodafone (VOD +1.7%) has reached out to MásMóvil to discuss buying out the Spanish telecom, according to reports. That would place Vodafone in a prime spot
Stock market news: Vodafone Idea shares slide nearly 3% 2020/09/24 06:45:39 Economic Times India
A total of 57,887,439 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:27PM (IST).
Sitetracker Announces Unprecedented AI Capabilities to Fuel Data-Driven Decision Making and Revenue Growth for Its Customers 2020/09/23 17:56:00 Business Wire
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sitetracker, the global standard for managing high-volume projects for infrastructure owners and operators like Verizon, Vodafone, SAC Wireless, and ChargePoint, is proud to announce that Sitetracker Artificial Intelligence (Sitetracker AI) is now available to all Sitetracker customers. Sitetracker AI is the only native predictive analytics and advanced data visualization tool available to critical infrastructure providers. Delivering proactive and predictive
Vodafone wants Irish customers to use new Covid-19 research app 2020/09/23 12:48:44 SiliconRepublic
Vodafone Ireland has launched a new app that aims to use AI and phone computing power to speed up Covid-19 research.
Telcos may face the economic fallout of Galwan clash 2020/06/21 16:16:50 Economic Times India
Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel could be forced to quickly pay $600-650 million and $300 million respectively in Chinese vendor dues, if they were to cancel existing equipment contracts with Huawei and ZTE and are barred from future dealings as well with the duo, a scenario that could cause more financial pain for Vodafone Idea.“If Vodafone Idea and Airtel are suddenly barred from buying network gear from Chinese suppliers, Huawei and ZTE may have no choice but to step up efforts to quickly recover the money the two incumbent operators owe them for gear supplies,” an industry executive, aware of the matter, said.Telcos, though, maintained there was no communication as yet from the government to restrict or stop their business involvement with Huawei and ZTE.Vodafone Idea’s vendor payables to Huawei and ZTE are estimated at around $450 million and $150-200 million respectively, while Airtel is reckoned to owe Huawei around $300 million for network gear purchases.Both telcos could also face potential penalties in case of premature cancellation of existing managed services and asset maintenance (AMC) contracts with the two Chinese vendors, with international arbitration a possible option.
BT and Vodafone told to stock up on Huawei kit after US sanctions 2020/06/19 19:27:15 The Guardian
Security officials fear UK telcos could run out of vital parts if US pressure disrupts supplies British security officials have told telecoms operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment owing to fears that US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm’s ability to maintain critical supplies, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Senior officials at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), who are studying the impact of new US measures intended to restrict Huawei’s ability to source advanced microchips , wrote to BT and Vodafone last week, said three people familiar with the matter. Continue reading…
Vodafone Idea may deposit up to Rs 2,000 crore 2020/06/19 17:34:20 Economic Times India
NEW DELHI: Vodafone Idea may deposit Rs 1,000-2,000 crore as an upfront amount to get the benefit of staggered payments of its adjusted gross revenue dues, analysts said, adding that the Supreme Court's observations on Thursday have added to optimism about the cash-strapped telco's survival.The company can get funds from its parent and from the sale of its stake in Indus Towers, which is being merged with Bharti Infratel, according to ICICI Securities."VIL can source funds from Vodafone Plc's unpaid indemnity of Rs 67 billion and can receive Rs 36 billion for its Indus stake on merger between Bharti Infratel and Indus," ICICI Securities said in a note. "In our view (this amount) would satisfy the SC since the company's balance sheet position would justify it as 'reasonable' payment." Credit Suisse estimated that without access to incremental debt funding, Vodafone Idea could at best pay Rs 5,000 crore of incremental dues. The telco owes over Rs 58,000 crore in licence fees, spectrum usage charges, interest and penalties, of which it has paid almost Rs 7,000 crore.The top court said on Thursday that operators must make an upfront payment to avail of a payment timeline staggered over 20 years to pay their dues, as proposed by the government.The Vodafone Idea stock fell 6.4% to Rs 9.14 at the close on the BSE on Friday.
Vodafone customers unable to make calls due to 'network issues' 2020/06/19 14:03:05 Wales Online
The company said it was working to fix the issue
Vodafone down: Coventry hospital and police unable to answer calls 2020/06/19 12:58:28 CoventryLive
The ambulance service is also having troubles
Internet-of-things use cases have proliferated amid the pandemic and adoption will likely persist long-term 2020/05/05 16:15:27 Business Insider
Internet of things (IoT) providers have reported an uptick in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, with new use cases arising in accordance with social distancing guidelines and shifts in healthcare operations. Here are a few examples of how IoT solutions have been developed or accelerated in response to the coronavirus pandemic: Vodafone UK helped develop an IoT-enabled thermal camera to facilitate safe easing of social distancing measures. The thermal camera, developed in collaboration with surveillance company Digital Barriers, can track the temperatures of 100 individuals per minute. A number of entities are reportedly interested in using thermal camera technology to accelerate the return to normal operations, including a Premier League team and Heathrow Airport , according to The Telegraph. Amazon reportedly spent almost $10 million on thermal cameras to monitor the health of its US employees. Though some studies suggest thermal cameras may not be effective in identifying coronavirus-positive individuals, the technology has been used heavily in the early stages of China's reopening of factories.
O2 and Vodafone customers unable to make calls after networks go down 2020/05/05 13:38:00 The Telegraph
The problems started around midday with hundreds of customers complaining that they have lost signal
O2 and Vodafone down leaving customers unable to make calls 2020/05/05 12:25:00 Evening Standard
Hundreds of O2 and Vodafone customers have reported problems with the networks. The reason for the outages is unclear, but, according to Downdetector, the issues started at around 12.09pm, and are affecting O2 and Vodafone customers across the UK. More than 5,000 O2 customers have complained their signal has dropped and they can't connect to the internet. O2 said it’s aware of
Vodacom launched 5G services in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria 2020/05/05 12:11:01 TheSouthAfrican
Vodacom confirmed that 5G services will be rolled out to South Africa's main economic hubs. Here's how to check coverage in your area.