Vodafone has rolled out the first commercial 5G mobile services in Spain, with Huawei as the core equipment supplier for the project.
The fallout from the United States ban on Huawei is now having its first major effect on upcoming smartphones from the Chinese company in the UK.EE and Vodafone have announced that they have pulled Huawei’s phones from their 5G network launch, joining other global telecoms groups in dropping launch plans after the Chinese group was hit by a US export ban that could stop it using Google’s Android operating system.
Vodafone UK and Atos IT Services are among 12 firms suspended for not paying their suppliers in line with the Prompt Payment Code (PPC), under which 95% of supplier invoices are paid within 60 days.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available to pre-order from April 26 in Italy from Vodafone. Customers can order the device in 15 Vodafone stores in major cities.
O2 and Vodafone plan to extend the existing network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio network sites. This would enable both O2 and Vodafone to deploy 5G faster, to offer 5G services to more customers over a wider geographic area, and to do so at a lower cost.
The Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone’s philanthropic arm, and Hestia, London’s leading domestic abuse charity, are launching Bright Sky, a free and unique mobile app to help people affected by domestic abuse.
The ZTE Axon M is coming to the UK, bringing its two 5.2-inch displays, one of which folds out from the rear of the device. The Axon M has been available in the US since November, but Vodafone UK has now confirmed that the device will be available in the UK "soon".
Aberdeen is set to become a forerunner for digital transformation in Scotland with the announcement of a new Gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network under the Vodafone and CityFibre Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) programme. The Vodafone and CityFibre partnership will mean that Aberdeen becomes Scotland’s first city in which nearly every home and business will have access to gigabit-speed broadband.