Have you ever wondered if it was possible to enable high-definition streaming from the lunar surface for viewers on Earth? That might very well be possible in the future as a 4G mobile phone network is going to be set up on the Moon. It’s part of a project to support the first privately funded mission to the moon as a result of which the first mobile phone network on […]
Now, the idea of fitting electronic devices to animals is definitely not a new thing at all, especially since technology has advanced to such an extent where we use them to locate the animals, no matter where they are in the world. This time around, we have British harbor seals that have been fitted with smartphones by scientists in an effort to stop the rather mysterious decline of the iconic […]
It was assumed that since Vodafone had sold its stake in Verizon back to Big Red the communications giant, based in the UK, had permanently pulled out of the U.S. market. Vodafone’s stake was worth $130 billion and many believed that it would take its money and run. That’s not proving to be the case. Vodafone has announced its return to the U.S. market through a press release published online, […]
Not everyone is able to own a high end smartphone, and more often than not, it would be the entry level and mid-range models that are the “bread and butter” for many a smartphone manufacturing company. Vodafone has just revealed a decent smartphone that will not blow away competition like the Galaxy S5, but rather, the Smart Power 4 that ought to offer affordable performance to the masses.
Now this is probably not going to sound a lot like a shocker after what we have gone through in the past year with revelations on the NSA from Edward Snowden, but it is still unnerving to say the least. Telecoms operator Vodafone has admitted that government agencies did install wires in the company’s system which allowed them to eavesdrop on customer calls, in addition to keeping track of them.
Time and again it has been rumored that SoftBank is shopping around for a major mobile carrier. Over the past few months there has been endless speculation about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile U.S. by SoftBank, and a subsequent merger with Sprint, which it owns. Apparently federal regulators aren’t warming up to the idea, so perhaps SoftBank has started looking elsewhere. There’s increasing speculation that it may be considering a […]
Those who happen to be in the UK, love the Samsung Galaxy S5 and have a mind to pick one, and are eligible in their contract to get a new handset, might be interested to hear that Vodafone UK will be receiving pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 from March 28th onwards, where they will also be selling the device in a shade of gold as an exclusive.
Vodafone Germany has just announced a new SIM card based encryption for data communication over its network, where they intend to expand this particular feature to voice communication, too. Apparently, Vodafone has plans to secure customers’ data communication using a SIM card based solution that was made possible in the past thanks to the use of separate smart cards or tokens. Vodafone Germany came up with this particular solution after […]
Disasters can come upon us in the blink of an eye without us knowing any better. Take volcanic eruptions for instance – that, as well as a tsunami or an earthquake could just happen in a split second without any prior notice, leading to untold loss of lives as well as damage to property. In the event of a natural disaster, setting up a communications line is extremely important, and […]
It seems that AT&T can’t catch a break these days when it comes to bidding on other companies. According to our report from earlier, it seemed that AT&T was willing to bid for UK carrier, Vodafone, and was willing to pay as much as $80 billion for the company. Unfortunately it seems that was not the case as AT&T has since released a statement announcing that they do not have […]
European telecom juggernaut Vodafone has agreed to sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications for $130 billion, the shareholders of both companies meet next Tuesday to vote on the deal. Vodafone might have agreed to end its association with a U.S. carrier, but if rumors are true, it may end up being acquired by one. Rumor has it that AT&T is willing to offer as much a […]
Vodafone has just unveiled that they too, have their very own branded smartphone that is known as the Vodafone Smart 4G. This particular handset is also the first from the mobile carrier to carry LTE connectivity, where the manufacturer of the Smart 4G would be Coolpad of China. Hence, it goes without saying that this is starting to shape up to be an extremely affordable device. The Vodafone Smart 4G […]
Remember our story that we ran last week about an iPad which exploded? Well, back then we did mention that chances of identifying the correct iPad that burst into flames was one in four, since Apple is selling four different kinds of iPad models at the moment, but it seems that the iPad Air is now out of running from the race (which is a good thing for those who […]
Vodafone is the largest mobile carrier in Europe and AT&T reportedly wants a piece of it. Bloomberg reports today that AT&T’s employees are internally “laying the groundwork” for a takeover of Vodafone as soon as next year. Apparently both companies have yet to enter formal negotiations, but AT&T is said to be focusing on which Vodafone assets it would retain and which could be sold off to others if a […]
Vodafone Germany announced today that its servers were targeted by a hacker recently, which resulted in an illegal intrusion. The hacker was able to steal data of more than 2 million accounts. Data included names, date of birth, gender, bank account numbers, bank sort code and addresses. Vodafone says that despite the intrusion, customers’ credit card data, passwords, phone numbers and call data was not stolen. The carrier believes that […]
A couple of weeks ago rumors were circulating that Verizon might finalize a deal with Vodafone to buy the latter’s 45 percent stake. Last week Verizon finally announced that the deal had been reached to the tune of $130 billion. Under the deal, Verizon pays the British telecommunications giant $59 billion in cash and another $60 billion in its stock and other considerations. A lawsuit has now been filed in a New […]
It was rumored last week that both Verizon Wireless and Vodafone were having discussions over a possible buyout of the latter’s 45 percent stake in Verizon. Vodafone had confirmed the talks a few days ago. Yesterday it was rumored that both parties might make an official announcement on Monday, which is today. The rumor has turned out to be true. Verizon Wireless has just confirmed the $130 billion deal which […]
Britain’s Vodafone Group Plc currently holds a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier in the U.S. Last week it was rumored that both parties were involved in discussions regarding a possible buyout of Vodafone’s stake, analysts believe such a deal might cost Verizon around $130 billion. Vodafone confirmed the talks a few days ago but an agreement has not been reached as of now. According to Reuters, […]
Earlier today rumors were circulating that Verizon Wireless is currently in talks with Britain’s Vodafone to buy back the latter’s 45 percent stake in the largest U.S. carrier. Vodafone has now confirmed that talks are indeed underway, adding that there’s “no certainty” that both parties will reach an agreement. Analysts expect that if a deal is reached, it may be worth up to $125 billion, making it one of the biggest deals […]
Vodafone also wants a slice of the tablet pie, and in order to achieve that, they have plans to introduce a couple more tablets to the market that will continue from where the Vodafone Smart Tab II tablets left off after being introduced in 2012. The thing is, these tablets from Vodafone would be manufactured by the good people over at Lenovo, and courtesy of the Bluetooth SIG, we do […]