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Vodafone to acquire Spanish broadband and pay-TV provider Ono

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Spanish broadband, phone and TV provider Ono in a deal worth £6 billion.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the autumn.

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The UK leads Europe when it comes to mobile broadband services, says Ofcom

Figures from Ofcom’s latest European Broadband Scorecard show that the UK leads the EU’s five biggest economies when it comes to mobile broadband coverage, mobile broadband take-up, mobile broadband choice and general internet usage.

The comparison rated the UK against the other countries in the ‘EU5’: France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

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EE reveals its first 4G roaming deals for UK customers

EE customers who’ve signed up for 4G service are now able to enjoy the same fast mobile data connections in France and Spain.

This 4G connectivity is expected to be rolled out to Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA by the Summer.

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Mobile World Congress was bigger than ever this year, says the GSMA

Figures from the GSMA reveal that more than 85,000 delegates, exhibitors, contractors and media representatives attended Mobile World Congress this year, which is a new record for the event.

That total comprises more than 80,000 attendees at the main Fira Gran Via venue plus over 5,000 people visiting associated events at Fira Montjuïc.

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One of the world’s biggest WiFi networks is in place for Mobile World Congress 2014

Although Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona is described by the GSMA as “the world’s premier mobile industry event”, many of the anticipated 75,000 attendees will be relying on WiFi rather than a cellular connection.

Fira de Barcelona, the organisation behind the city’s trade fairs, says it’s deployed 1,200 WiFi access points across the Fira Gran Via site, making this one of the world’s largest WiFi networks ever installed in an exhibition centre.

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