Vodafone http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25402/all en UPDATE 1-Vodafone apologises for Blackberry fault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-vodafone-apologises-blackberry-fault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mobile operator Vodafone apologised on Friday after some customers using Research in Motion's Blackberry handset lost emails in Europe, Middle East and Africa.</p> <p>Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator with 407 million customers globally, said the problem was due to a router error and said services were now being restored.</p> <p>"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused and we will provide updates as necessary," the group said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-vodafone-apologises-blackberry-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Economy of Canada Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:45:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733168 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone Spain to lay off 650 workers - unions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/vodafone-spain-lay-650-workers-unions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Clare Kane</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Mobile phone operator Vodafone plans to dismiss 650 staff in its Spanish division, labour unions said on Wednesday, lower than the cuts of up to 1,000 initially expected.</p> <p>The London-listed company is in talks with unions to reduce its staff of around 4,000 in Spain, where it is losing out to cheaper competitors such as Yoigo and "virtual" mobile operators which sell on bandwidth rented from other operators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/vodafone-spain-lay-650-workers-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Connect Labor Vodafone Vodafone Yoigo Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:00:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741534 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone fall pushes Britain's FTSE 100 lower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/vodafone-fall-pushes-britains-ftse-100-lower <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark share index edged lower on Monday, weighed down by a fall in heavyweight telecoms group Vodafone after investment bank Citi downgraded its recommendation on the stock.</p> <p>The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.2 percent, or 10.41 points lower, at 6,336.83 points.</p> <p>Vodafone fell 1.5 percent to take the most points off the FTSE 100 index, with traders citing the impact of the Citi downgrade, which cut its rating on Vodafone to "neutral" from "buy".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/vodafone-fall-pushes-britains-ftse-100-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Racal Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745087 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone adds to Spain corporate job cull with 620 dismissals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/vodafone-adds-spain-corporate-job-cull-620-dismissals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Clare Kane</p> <p>MADRID, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Mobile phone operator Vodafone said it had reached agreement with labour unions to lay off 620 workers at its recession-hit Spanish unit, adding to a list of job cuts in Spain's hard-hit economy.</p> <p>Many companies in Spain, where the unemployment rate already stands at 26 percent, are laying off staff to cut costs. The ruling centre-right government, in the midst an austerity drive to slash its deficit, has introduced measures to make hiring and firing easier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/vodafone-adds-spain-corporate-job-cull-620-dismissals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business ONO Spain Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756566 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Vodafone hires bank for possible German cable bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-vodafone-hires-bank-possible-german-cable-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Appoints Goldman Sachs to advise on options-source</p> <p>* Kabel Deutschland hires Morgan Stanley, Perella-source</p> <p>* Potential 10 bln deal would transform German telco market</p> <p>* Vodafone looking at fixed assets in Europe</p> <p>* German antitrust regulator would need to review deal</p> <p>By Arno Schuetze and Peter Maushagen</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-vodafone-hires-bank-possible-german-cable-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cable television companies Deutsche Telekom Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:01:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759986 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Kabel Deutschland won't fight Vodafone bid - sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-kabel-deutschland-wont-fight-vodafone-bid-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kabel Deutschland is in no defence mode - source</p> <p>* Vodafone offer could be worth 10 billion euros</p> <p>* Kabel Deutschland shares flat</p> <p>FRANKFURT, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Kabel Deutschland has no plans to fend off a potential 10 billion euro ($13 billion) takeover offer from British mobile operator Vodafone , two people close to Germany's biggest cable company said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-kabel-deutschland-wont-fight-vodafone-bid-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cable television companies Deutsche Telekom Kabel Deutschland Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762211 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia Vodafone class action could reach tens of millions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/australia-vodafone-class-action-could-reach-tens-millions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian lawyers plan to press ahead with a class action suit against Vodafone over the alleged unreliability of its mobile phone network, which they believe could be worth tens of millions of dollars.</p> <p>Law firm Piper Alderman said the proposed case related to customers who experienced calls dropping out, unreliable mobile phone reception, erratic Internet performance and poor customer service in 2010 and 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/australia-vodafone-class-action-could-reach-tens-millions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hutchison 3G Technology Vodafone Vodafone AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:15:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768116 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone to pull plug on F1 sponsorship-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/vodafone-pull-plug-f1-sponsorship-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - British mobile operator Vodafone is set to end its long-running sponsorship of the Formula One team McLaren following a review of marketing strategy, The Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing a Vodafone spokesman who confirmed the decision.</p> <p>The Financial Times reported that Vodafone has paid as much as $75 million (50 million pounds) every year as part of its deal with McLaren, which it struck in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/vodafone-pull-plug-f1-sponsorship-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business McLaren Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782899 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone to end McLaren sponsorship deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/vodafone-end-mclaren-sponsorship-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - British mobile phone operator Vodafone will end its seven-year title sponsorship of McLaren at the end of the 2013 season, the company and Formula One team said on Thursday.</p> <p>Vodafone said the sponsorship, which started in 2007 and was worth up to $75 million (50 million pounds) a year, was being ended following a review of marketing strategy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/vodafone-end-mclaren-sponsorship-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783137 at http://www.globalpost.com India refuses to extend Vodafone unit licences http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/india-refuses-extend-vodafone-unit-licences <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's government has told the Indian unit of British mobile phone giant Vodafone that its licences for three big cities cannot be extended and it will have to bid again, the company said on Saturday,</p> <p>The government has also refused to extend the licences of India's mobile carrier Bharti Airtel, the sector leader by subscribers, in the same three lucrative urban centres, according to local media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/india-refuses-extend-vodafone-unit-licences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bharti Airtel Economy of India Vodafone Vodafone AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791880 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive - Verizon eyes roughly $100 billion bid for Vodafone's wireless stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/exclusive-verizon-eyes-roughly-100-billion-bid-verizon-wireless <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Soyoung Kim and Kate Holton</p> <p>NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc has hired advisers to prepare a possible $100 billion (64 billion pounds) bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from its partner Vodafone Group Plc, two people familiar with the matter said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/exclusive-verizon-eyes-roughly-100-billion-bid-verizon-wireless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell Atlantic Bell System Business Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Human Interest Verizon Communications Verizon Communications Inc Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5824686 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone says annual profit slumps on eurozone woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/vodafone-says-annual-profit-slumps-eurozone-woes-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British mobile phone giant Vodafone said Tuesday that annual net profits tumbled 90 percent after taking a vast impairment charge relating to its businesses in debt-laden eurozone nations Italy and Spain.</p> <p>Earnings after taxation nosedived to £673 million ($1.03 billion, 796 million euros) in the group's financial year to the end of March, compared with £7.0 billion in 2011-2012, Vodafone said in a results statement.</p> <p>Group revenues retreated 4.2 percent to £44.44 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/vodafone-says-annual-profit-slumps-eurozone-woes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Racal Vodafone Vodafone AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 08:15:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842624 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone moves for Kabel Deutschland in quad-play push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/vodafone-moves-kabel-deutschland-quad-play-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Holton and Harro Ten Wolde</p> <p>LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British mobile firm Vodafone has approached Kabel Deutschland about a bid for Germany's biggest cable operator that could top 7 billion euros ($9.3 billion) and help fend off competition in its most important European market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/vodafone-moves-kabel-deutschland-quad-play-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deutsche Telekom Human Interest Kabel Deutschland Politics Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:33:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5856092 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. exit to leave Vodafone with M&A war chest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130902/us-exit-leave-vodafone-ma-war-chest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Sandle and Leila Abboud</p> <p>LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Vodafone's exit from the United States in a $130 billion deal expected to be sealed on Monday will give it a war chest to make acquisitions even after it rewards its shareholders.</p> <p>The board of Verizon Communication will meet on Monday morning New York time to vote on buying out Vodafone from its joint venture, meaning a full announcement could come after the London market close, sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130902/us-exit-leave-vodafone-ma-war-chest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business ONO Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Mon, 02 Sep 2013 04:33:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5922579 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone deal days back with a twist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130902/vodafone-deal-days-back-twist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Hugo Dixon</p> <p>LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Vodafone's deal-making days are back - with a twist. The UK mobile giant still holds the record for the world's biggest deal - its $203 billion hostile acquisition of Germany's Mannesmann in 2000. It is now on the verge of taking the number three slot as well, by selling its minority stake in Verizon Wireless, America's largest mobile phone company, for $130 billion to Verizon Communications, which owns the rest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130902/vodafone-deal-days-back-twist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Social Issues Technology United Kingdom Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:04:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5922805 at http://www.globalpost.com