Vodafone UK in merger talks with Hutchinson
A merger of the two companies would give them the largest network in the UK.
Vodafone is in talks with CK Hutchison about merging their businesses in Britain, according to a report in Reuters. The merger would create a market-leading mobile network that could accelerate the deployment of 5G serv... Read more
IBM, Vodafone and GSMA collaborate on post-quantum cryptography
Telecom industry association GSMA launched a collaboration with IBM and Vodafone to integrate post-quantum encryption into the telecom industry.
The trio will become part of the GSMA Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce. The partners aim to develop policies, guidelines and workflows for post-qua... Read more
Rising energy costs will delay 5G rollout in EU, Vodafone exec says
Rising energy costs will almost certainly cause European telecom carriers to postpone plans for 5G deployments, the president of Vodafone Italy's operations said in a statement on Friday.
"To pay energy bills, I don't see other solutions but to postpone investments", Vodafone Italy's Aldo Bisio ... Read more
Vodafone launches network slicing service in the Netherlands
Vodafone introduced a network slicing service for business customers in the Netherlands. The service allows customers to reserve part of the operator's mobile capacity and use it as they see fit.
The international telecom giant is the first to make network slicing available to business customers... Read more
‘KKR-led consortium offers $20 billion for Deutsche Telekom division’
According to insider sources, a consortium of investors led by KKR is quickly gaining ground in the race to acquire a stake in Deutsche Telekom AG's sizable wireless tower portfolio.
Deutsche Telekom is trying to sell a stake in its tower business. The sale may rank among the most prominent infr... Read more
Vodafone plans a “super cookie” to target ads at the ISP level
The carrier claims the new system is needed to "save the targeted advertising industry".
Vodafone is piloting a new advertising ID system called TrustPid, which will work as a persistent user tracker at the mobile Internet Service Provider (ISP) level. This is according to a report in BleepingC... Read more
Vodafone Portugal suffers cyberattack
The attack affected the company's 4G/5G network, TV, and SMS services.
Vodafone Portugal announced on Tuesday that it had undergone a cyberattack that caused network disruptions across the country.
Vodafone Portugal’s CEO said on Tuesday that a cyber-attack on the company was “a criminal ... Read more
Supply chain crunch affects mast rollout for Vodafone in Europe
The global supply chain crunch has affected almost every industry, including smartphones. Now, it affects the antennas that propagate the signals those phones need.
Vantage Towers AG, a unit spun out of Vodafone Group, makes mobile masts and has said its plans to build new towers are facing issu... Read more
Vodafone joins with Intel to challenge network suppliers on OpenRAN
The project will be powered by a new R&D centre in Malaga, Spain
Vodafone has teamed up with Intel and other silicon vendors to design its own chip architecture for nascent OpenRAN network technology, according to a report in Reuters. The partnership aims to weaken the grip of traditional te... Read more
European network carriers are already blocking iOS 15’s Private Relay feature
Last year, iCloud got Private Relay, a feature that sets up an encrypted tunnel (much like a VPN) for all iPhone traffic that goes through Safari. Private Relay is currently available on the iOS 15 beta. It is not enabled by default- users have to opt-in.
The feature, according to Apple, makes i... Read more