New Hutchison/Vodafone network would be biggest UK operator
Vodafone Group plc and CK Hutchison Group Telecom Holdings Limited have agreed to combine their UK telecommunication businesses, respectively Vodafone UK and Three UK. The merger will create a large new network operator to compete with Virgin Media O2 and EE.
Mobile phone customers from the UK have been warned about the increasing cost of making calls in Europe.
The UK's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU opened the door for mobile operators to reintroduce 'roaming' charges when customers travel abroad.
Mobile industry veterans Ben Wood and Matt Chatterley have launched an online mobile phone museum with over 2,000 different handsets from 200 manufacturers.
Nokia and Vodafone have developed and launched a ‘machine learning’ product that can detect and resolve network anomalies before they affect Vodafone customers.
Research and consultancy business GlobalData expects 5G data usage to generate monthly average revenue per user of $14.15 in 2026, which is more than double the monthly ARPU from 4G.