The European Commission has blocked the proposed merger of Telefonica UK’s O2 network with Hutchison’s Three.
It said it was concerned that the deal would have harmed innovation, reduced consumer choice and caused prices to rise.
The Vodafone M-Pesa mobile money transfer service is being used by more than 25 million customers, the company has revealed.
For the 12 months until 31st March 2016, the number of active M-Pesa customers increased by 27.1%.
The UK Government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project has only seen 16 masts installed since it launched – despite its original ambition to cover around 600 sites.
Most of the budget remains unspent.
A new report from wireless analyst firm Berg Insight predicts there’ll be 1 billion cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) subscribers by 2022.
It says the number of cellular M2M customers worldwide increased by 23% last year to a total of 265.2 million.
Vodafone UK has confirmed that some of its customers were targeted by hackers last week.
However, it says its own systems were not compromised or breached in any way.