Vodafone New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand is a telecommunications company operating in New Zealand. It is New Zealand's largest mobile phone operator, based in Auckland, was formed in 1998, after Vodafone purchased BellSouth's New Zealand operations; the company employs over 3,000 people and has operations nationwide, with its main offices based in Auckland and Christchurch. The company is part of New Zealand Telecommunications Forum; the company has invested millions of dollars in its 3G network, improving capacity in congested urban areas. It continues to maintain its 2G network. In February 2013, Vodafone New Zealand launched their LTE network, available in 54 centres in total. In June 2014, Vodafone was ranked the fastest mobile network on the planet by speed-testing service Ookla. In October 2006, Vodafone bought ihug, New Zealand's third largest Internet service provider and now provides Internet service under the Vodafone New Zealand brand name. In 2012 Vodafone bought TelstraClear, making it NZ's second largest ISP.
In June 2016, Sky TV and Vodafone agreed to merge, with Sky TV purchasing 100% of Vodafone NZ operations for a cash payment of $1.25 billion NZD and issuing new shares to the Vodafone Group. Vodafone UK will get 51% stake of the company. However, the proposed merger was rejected by the Commerce Commission which saw a plunge in Sky TV's shares. Vodafone has over 2.3 million customers nationwide. According to the Commerce Commission's 2012 Telecommunications Market Annual Report Vodafone's market share in the mobile market was 42%, Telecom New Zealand's 37% and Two Degrees Mobile 20%; the remainder of the market is made up of MVNO operators who have a combined customer base of 1%. BellSouth had 138,000 customers when it was purchased by Vodafone in November 1998; the company's main rival was Telecom New Zealand, New Zealand's second largest telecommunications company behind Vodafone. Telecom had the advantage that it had a 6-year head-start on BellSouth, however this advantage slipped away in recent years.
After Vodafone took over Bellsouth, it expanded network coverage to compete more with Telecom. Vodafone has increased its market share and surpassed Telecom in mobile customers. On 31 October 2012, Vodafone acquired 100% of TelstraClear from Australian company Telstra. Vodafone operates a GSM mobile phone network at 900 MHz and 1800 MHz, a UMTS network at 900 MHz and 2100 MHz, a 4G LTE network on 1800 MHz, with supporting 4G frequencies on 2600 MHz,2100 and 700 MHz, it states that the network provides service in "Our mobile network covers over 98.5% of the population, with 4G extended coverage to over 93%". Vodafone operates a nationwide GSM service in the 900 MHz band. In areas with high demand there are additional GSM services operating in the 1800 MHz band from existing 900 MHz cell sites, to provide more capacity. Areas with both 900 MHz and 1800 MHz service cover most major business districts and large shopping malls. In recent years Vodafone has established some cell sites that only provide 1800 MHz service where it is difficult to release spectrum for more 900 MHz cell sites.
Most phones sold. 2degrees, a rival operator, provides its own GSM service in both the 900 1800 MHz bands. 2degrees has a roaming agreement with Vodafone allowing 2degrees customers to access Vodafone's GSM and UMTS network in areas where 2degrees does not have its own mobile coverage. In March 2016 Vodafone New Zealand announced plans to shut down its 2G network, beginning with voice and messaging services. Vodafone's Spokesperson Elissa Downey commented that they would keep the GSM network running until 2025, although it would only support devices using GSM data such as electricity meters that send readings over the network, that they would be announcing the end date for its 2G voice service soon. In early August 2016, however, it was reported that Vodafone was reconsidering its choice to shut down the network, with Spokesperson Andrea Brady stating that the 2G network "will not be switched off anytime soon as it continues to serve customers across New Zealand"; this announcement came following the company's criticism of rival operator Spark's billboard campaign that claimed "Vodafone's 2G network is shutting down" and invited customers to "switch before ditched", despite neither Spark, nor its child division Skinny Mobile – whom the campaign was run under – operating a compatible 2G network.
The campaign was denounced by Vodafone as "pretty misleading", shortly followed by the announcement that 2G voice services would not be ended any time soon. As of December 2016 Vodafone has not confirmed a date for the termination of its 2G voice network. In the main centres, Vodafone operates UMTS service using the 2100 MHz band. UMTS service is provided from the same cell site as 900 MHz and/or 1800 MHz GSM services. Most of the existing 900 MHz sites were built in the 1990s when it was not expected that a 2100 MHz network would be built, hence the existing 900 MHz network was not at all optimised for 2100 MHz service. Due to the fact that 900 MHz and 1800 MHz signals propagate further than 2100 MHz signals, there were many areas beyond 2100 MHz coverage where UMTS phones would have to hand down to 900 MHz or 1800 MHz GSM service. In recent years Vodafone has established many individual 2100 MHz UMTS sites to enhance 3G coverage. In rural areas, Vodafone has installed 900 MHz UMTS service alongside their existing 900 MHz GSM service.
The 900 MHz UMTS service has the same coverage area as 900 MHz GSM service, so instances of UMTS service being handed down to GSM should occur far less in rural areas than in areas co
Globacom Limited is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company founded on 29 August 2003 by Mike Adenuga, the 2nd richest black man in the world. As of June 2018, the company has employed more than 3,500 people worldwide. GLO has over 45 million subscribers. In 2011, GLO became the first telecommunication company to build an $800 million high-capacity fibre-optic cable known as Glo-1, a submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria, it is the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. Globacom has the following strategic business units: Glo mobile, Glo Broad Access, Glo Gateway and Glo-1. GLO is owned by the Mike Adenuga Group which consists of Cobblestone Properties and Estates, a real estate and property development company, Conoil PLC, a petroleum marketing company, Conoil Producing, a crude exploration and production company. Glo Mobile, a subsidiary of Globacom, is Nigeria's second largest Mobile Network Operator. In the first year of operation, it had one million subscribers in over 87 towns in Nigeria and over 120 billion Naira in revenues.
Glo Mobile has now spread to other African countries, namely Ghana. Glo Mobile’s subscriber base in Nigeria stood at over 45 million by December 2018. Glo Gateway, is Data Exchange Trading Business Unit. Glo Gateway Roaming has Postpaid relationships with 532 networks in 196 countries, Prepaid connections with 219 networks in 99 countries and Data roaming relationship with 405 networks in 148 countries. GLO has the largest roaming coverage for voice and data in Africa. Glo Gateway Carrier Business is connected to over 150 operators and Carriers in all the continents, trading billions of minutes annually. Glo Gateway has a Point of Presence in London with virtual POPs in Frankfurt, New York and Hong Kong through which seamless connectivity is provided. Glo Gateway is the biggest wholesale voice trader in West Africa with a 24/7 Network operating centre to ensure customer satisfaction at all times. Glo Broad Access is the unit responsible for laying the optic fibre network for Globacom and for offering Fixed Line services.
It was launched on 24 November 2009. It offers all on a single digital wire line; as part of Glo’s increasing service offering, Glo Broad Access will continue to expand the metro fibre rings and pan-Nigeria fibre backbone network. It has rolled out over 13,500 kilometres of active fibre. Glo-1 is the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria, GLO is the first individual African company to embark on such a project. Glo-1 has the potential to provide high speed internet services, more reliable and cheaper telecom services. Glo-1 will facilitate foreign investment and employment opportunities to Africans; the 9,800 km long cable originates from Bude in the UK and is laid from this origin to Alpha Beach in Lagos, where it will have its Landing Station. Glo-1 will improve teleconferencing, distance learning, disaster recovery and telemedicine among several other benefits for Nigerians and the people of West Africa. In August 2003, Glo Mobile was launched in Nigeria. Glo Mobile introduced lower tariffs, pay per second billing and alongside other value added services.
Although Glo Mobile was the fourth GSM operator to launch in Nigeria, within seven years of the company's operation, its subscriber base has grown to over 25 million. In June 2008, Glo Mobile was launched in Benin. Glo Mobile showed unprecedented growth through the sale of 600,000 SIM cards in the first ten days of operation. Glo Mobile offered Per Second Billing, they offered other value added services such as MMS, Glo Magic Plus news and information, vehicle tracking, musical ring-back tones and mobile banking. In May 2008, GLO acquired an operating license through its Glo Mobile division in Ghana and plans to capture 30% of the current 11 million subscriber market within 18 months of launch, they plan on achieving this goal by launching with bundled voice and Internet services for Ghana and through targeting ‘un-serviced’ areas outside Ghana’s two major cities and Kumasi. Glo Mobile was set to launch in Ghana the first quarter of 2010; this has however been postponed to the third quarter of 2011, again to 2012.
In January 2012, Glo Ghana opened the "Reserve your number" campaign, but still without opening the network. On 8 April 2011 GLO launched the sub-marine optical fiber GLO1, one part of its maiden operation in Ghana, to usher in another major player in the Ghana telecommunication industry. In October 2009, GLO acquired submarine cable landing rights and International Gateway Services in Côte d'Ivoire. In 2005, Glo Mobile introduced the Glo Fleet Manager, a Vehicle Tracking Solution. Glo Fleet Manager helps transporters/fleet operators manage their fleet, they introduced the Glo Mobile internet service which provides subscribers with access to internet sites which have been customized for mobile phone browsing. In 2006, Glo Mobile introduced BlackBerry. GLO started the sponsorship of the Confederation of African Football African Player of the Year Award; the company started the sponsorship of Glo Lagos International Half Marathon. In 2009, Glo Mobile launched Blackberry prepaid services which gives subscribers options to pay daily, weekly or monthly for the service.
Blackberry prepaid service gives subscribers free blackberry messenger. The company launched 3G High Speed Internet services through the sale of its 3G modem. Glo Mobile 3G network is
Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, with headquarters in London and Newbury, Berkshire. It predominantly operates services in the regions of Asia, Africa and Oceania. Among mobile operator groups globally, Vodafone ranked 4th in the number of mobile customers as of 2018. Vodafone owns and operates networks in 25 countries, has partner networks in 47 further countries, its Vodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in 150 countries. Vodafone has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, it had a market capitalisation of £52.5 billion as of 10 February 2016, the eighth-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company has a secondary listing on NASDAQ; the name Vodafone comes from voice data fone, chosen by the company to "reflect the provision of voice and data services over mobile phones". The evolution of Vodafone started in 1982 with the establishment of the Racal Strategic Radio Ltd subsidiary of Racal Electronics, the UK's largest maker of military radio technology, which formed a joint venture with Millicom called'Racal', which evolved into the present day Vodafone.
In 1980, Ernest Harrison, the chairman of Racal Electronics, agreed to a deal with Lord Weinstock of the General Electric Company to allow Racal to access some of GEC's tactical battlefield radio technology. The head of Racal's military radio division, Gerry Whent, was briefed by Ernest Harrison to drive the company into commercial mobile radio. Whent visited a mobile radio factory run by General Electric in Virginia, USA the same year to understand the commercial use of military radio technology. Jan Stenbeck, head of a growing Swedish conglomerate, set up an American company, Inc. and approached Racal's Whent in July 1982 about bidding jointly for the UK's second cellular radio licence. The two struck a deal giving Racal 60% of the new company, Racal-Millicom and Millicom 40%. Due to UK concerns about foreign ownership, the terms were revised, in December 1982, the Racal-Millicom partnership was awarded the second UK mobile phone network license. Final ownership of Racal-Millicom, Ltd was 80% Racal, with Millicom holding 15% plus royalties and venture firm Hambros Technology Trust holding 5%.
According to the UK Secretary of State for Industry, "the bid submitted by Racal-Millicom Ltd… provided the best prospect for early national coverage by cellular radio."Vodafone was launched on 1 January 1985 under the new name, Racal-Vodafone Ltd, with its first office based in the Courtyard in Newbury and shortly thereafter Racal Strategic Radio was renamed Racal Telecommunications Group Limited. On 29 December 1986, Racal Electronics issued shares to the minority shareholders of Vodafone worth GB£110 million, Vodafone became a owned brand of Racal. On 26 October 1988, Racal Telecom, majority held by Racal Electronics, went public on the London Stock Exchange with 20% of its stock floated; the successful flotation led to a situation where Racal's stake in Racal Telecom was valued more than the whole of Racal Electronics. Under stock market pressure to realise full value for shareholders, Racal demerged Racal Telecom in 1991. On 16 September 1991, Racal Telecom was demerged from Racal Electronics as Vodafone Group, with Gerry Whent as its CEO.
In July 1996, Vodafone acquired the two-thirds of Talkland it did not own for £30.6 million. On 19 November 1996, in a defensive move, Vodafone purchased Peoples Phone for £77 million, a 181 store chain whose customers were overwhelmingly using Vodafone's network. In a similar move the company acquired the 80% of Astec Communications that it did not own, a service provider with 21 stores. In January 1997, Gerald Whent retired and Christopher Gent took over as the CEO; the same year, Vodafone introduced its Speechmark logo, composed of a quotation mark in a circle, with the O's in the Vodafone logotype representing opening and closing quotation marks and suggesting conversation. On 29 June 1999, Vodafone completed its purchase of AirTouch Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Vodafone Airtouch plc. The merged company commenced trading on 30 June 1999; the acquisition gave Vodafone owner of the largest German mobile network. To gain anti-trust approval for the merger, Vodafone sold its 17.2% stake in Mannesmann's German competitor, E-Plus Mobilfunk.
On 21 September 1999, Vodafone agreed to merge its US wireless assets with those of Bell Atlantic Corp to form Verizon Wireless. The merger was completed on 4 April 2000, just a few months prior to Bell Atlantic's merger with GTE to form Verizon Communications, Inc. In November 1999, Vodafone made an unsolicited bid for Mannesmann, rejected. Vodafone's interest in Mannesmann had been increased by the latter purchase of Orange, the UK mobile operator. Chris Gent would say Mannesmann's move into the UK broke a "gentleman's agreement" not to compete in each other's home territory; the hostile takeover provoked strong protest in Germany, a "titanic struggle" which saw Mannesmann resist Vodafone's efforts. However, on 3 February 2000, the Mannesmann board agreed to an increased offer of £112 billion the largest corporate merger ever; the EU approved the merger in April 2000 when Vodafone agreed to divest the'Orange' brand, acquired in May 2000 by France Télécom. On 28 July 2000, the Company reverted to Vodafone Group plc..
On 17 December 2001, Vodafone introduced the concept of "Partner Networks", by signing TDC Mobil of Denmark. The new concept involved the introduction of Vodafone
Ziggo Sport is a sports television channel in the Netherlands, operated by Ziggo owned by VodafoneZiggo. It is only available for Ziggo subscribers and broadcasts a variety of sports with a focus on major sporting events, a weekly talk show called "Peptalk", sports related films and documentaries, it has a paid counterpart, Ziggo Sport Totaal, which can be received by non-Ziggo subscribers. The channel started with a repeating promotional film on 2 November 2015 and launched on 12 November 2015. In November 2014, Liberty Global took over Dutch cable company Ziggo, including the Sport1 premium sports channels. On 12 November 2015, the Sport1 premium sports channels were rebranded as Ziggo Sport Totaal. During this rebranding, Liberty Global launched new Ziggo Sport channel, available for all digital TV subscribers of Ziggo
Vodafone Egypt is the largest mobile network operator in Egypt in terms of active subscribers. It was launched in 1998 under its former name Click GSM, it covers various voice and data exchange services, as well as 4G, 3G, ADSL and broadband Internet services. Vodafone Egypt was headquartered in Maadi, Cairo since 1998 and until 2003; some of the key members of the core network launch team were: Neil Marley, Ian Crawford and Peter Karney. All of Vodafone's core operations are run from Vodafone's campus at the Smart Village Technology Park. In November 1998, Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications announced that MisrFone Group was awarded the second license for GSM operations in Egypt; this decision was part of the move to liberalize the Egyptian market at the time. The first license had been given to the national incumbent which had launched the first mobile service in 1996. In 2007, the telecommunications market in Egypt grew further and became more competitive when the third entrant to the market, Etisalat Misr, was awarded the third license for GSM operations.
In January 2007, Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Agency awarded Vodafone Egypt a 15-year 3G licence. On October 16, 2016, Vodafone Egypt was awarded the fourth-generation 4G mobile services license for a royalty fee of $335 million from the Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority. In 2011, Vodafone became the market leader in terms of revenue share and with the largest customer base. Vodafone Egypt provides its services for both individuals and enterprises in Egypt focusing on telecommunication services from Voice to Data and Internet services; as part of that strategy, Vodafone Egypt acquired 51% of Raya Telecom in September 2006 which offered a variety of resources that would help Vodafone expand. It had a geographically dispersed network within Egypt and a solid experience in the fixed-line data communication field; as Raya Telecom’s resources provided an ideal match for Vodafone’s growth strategy, the remaining portion of Raya Telecom was acquired and, in June 2007 Vodafone Egypt assumed full ownership.
Vodafone International Services VIS is a Vodafone Egypt subsidiary dedicated to delivering Business process outsourcing and information technology outsourcing services for sister Vodafone operators and beyond. Vodafone International Services started to provide services to Vodafone UK with 4 IT professionals in 2002. Sarmady In 2008, Vodafone Egypt acquired Sarmady. Established in 2001, Sarmady led some of Egypt’s popular internet content and services including FilGoal.com, FilFan.com, Akhbarak.net, ContactCars.com, DarAlAkhbar.com and Reyada.com and mobile including sports, music, city guides and social network. It became the digital arm. Vodafone Egypt Foundation makes long term social investments and was registered in 2003 as a Corporate Donor in the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity; the Foundation is registered as a separate legal entity from Vodafone Egypt, governed by an independent Board of Trustees that includes a number of prominent figures in the area of development and social work in Egypt.
Vodafone Egypt Foundation is among 23 Vodafone Foundations around the world and is part of Vodafone's commitment to be a responsible global citizen and member of society. The Foundation is driven by Vodafone's strategic goal of being a leading responsible business by engaging in various forms of social investment aiming at improving the livelihood for marginalized people in Egypt. Vodafone Egypt Foundation implements all its projects through NGOs by granting funds to implement projects in addition to in-kind and volunteering support by Vodafone Egypt employees. In February 2011, Vodafone Egypt Foundation launched the literacy initiative, a nationwide program to tackle a major problem in Egyptian Society, illiteracy; the initiative aims to eradicate the illiteracy of 17 million Egyptians by 2017. As of October, 2017, Vodafone has about 43 million active subscribers from 110 million mobile subscribers in Egypt During the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, Vodafone was criticized by the Egyptian republic for switching off services when protests against former president Hosni Mubarak began.
But the Egyptian authorities ordered to switch the network back on, in order to send unsolicited text messages under Egypt's enacted, emergency laws. In response to the criticisms regarding those text messages, Vodafone announced that the Egyptian government forced all telecom operators to send pro-Hosni Mubarak text messages to its customers in that country; the company says it protested to the authorities that the current situation regarding these messages is unacceptable. Vodafone faced a backlash in Egypt over an advert suggesting it helped inspire this year's revolution in the country; the three-minute commercial featured excerpts from a previous Vodafone ad campaign entitled “Our Power”. The video goes on to show images from protest rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square before claiming: "We didn't send people to the streets, we didn't start the revolution … We only reminded Egyptians how powerful they are." Vodafone has disassociated itself from the commercial, produced by the international marketing firm JWT.
"The company does not have any con
Vodafone Romania S. A. is a Romanian mobile phone network operator. It launched in April 1997 as the first GSM network in Romania. Before acquisition by Vodafone, it was known as Connex, after which it was rebranded Connex-Vodafone and in April 2006, the Connex name was dropped, the operator being known as Vodafone Romania, aligning itself with the global Vodafone brand. Vodafone Romania is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group plc, is the seventh-largest Vodafone subsidiary in the world by number of subscribers. Vodafone became the majority stakeholder after it brought 79% of Mobifon's shares from Canadian company Telesystems International Wireless, the previous majority shareholder. Furthermore, it acquired 5% of Mobifon's shares from Canadian Entrepreneur Elani Grobler; the operator is the main competitor of Orange for the 22.8 million active mobile telephony users in Romania. Connex, the ancestor of Vodafone Romania, held the largest number of subscribers, except the year 2000, until September 2004, when Orange edged ahead.
The motto of Vodafone is Trăiește fiecare clipă. Previous mottos were: Tu faci Viitorul sună bine. Vodafone Romania used numerous others brands, they include: Xnet – an internet service provider, offering free unlimited dial-up for Connex mobile phone subscribers between 2000 and 2003. The brand is no longer used. MyX – Romania's first mobile portal. Used by the company for a short-lived venture in the fashion industry; the portal has been relabeled as Vodafone Live. MyBanking – Mobile Banking service myDomain – domain name service homemade.ro – video sharing website 1998: SMS services introduced 1999: Xnet Internet service introduced. 2003: myBanking introduced – a service in collaboration with Raiffeisen Bank, for customers to pay Connex bills and do banking automatically 2003: Connex Meeting Call introduced. 2005: 3G services based on W-CDMA introduced, giving way to video telephony and broadband internet via mobile phone. 2005: In partnership with RIM, Connex launches the second BlackBerry service in Romania.
2005: Liliana Solomon is named CEO of Connex. 2005 November 1: The name of the operator is changed to Connex-Vodafone. 2006 April 27: The name of the operator is changed to Vodafone Romania. The following is a list of known frequencies which Vodafone employs in Romania: List of mobile network operators Communications media in Romania Vodafone official site
Ziggo Sport Totaal
Ziggo Sport Totaal is a Dutch premium television service operated by Ziggo and owned by VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture between Liberty Global and Vodafone. Ziggo Sport Totaal launched as Sport1 with its sister service Film1 on 1 February 2006 and replaced the Canal+ Netherlands channels. Film1 was sold to Sony Pictures Television on 21 July 2015, while Sport1 remained Liberty Global-owned. At launch the service consisted of two main channels, six extra channels and one HD simulcast of the first main channel. On 2 February 2009 the number of extra channels was reduced to four; the extra channels only broadcast when necessary to live broadcast multiple sport events at the same time. The service was rebranded to Ziggo Sport Totaal on 12 November 2015; the channels are available on digital cable of most Dutch cable companies. Satellite provider CanalDigitaal only provides the two main channels. Ziggo Sport Select: The primary channel Ziggo Sport Voetbal: Soccer channel Ziggo Sport Golf: Golf channel Ziggo Sport Racing: Racing channel Ziggo Sport Docu: Sports Documentary channel Ziggo Sport Extra: Extra channel, only broadcasts when needed Ziggo Sport On Demand: Sports highlights on-demand S-VOD service Ziggo Sport Totaal Go: Live appZiggo Sport, which offers live broadcasts of major sporting events is exclusive to Ziggo subscribers and not included with Ziggo Sport Totaal.
UEFA Champions League Most matches live UEFA Super Cup Premier League from the 2016-17 season FA Cup Spanish La Liga At least six matches per round live. F. and FC Barcelona live Serie A Three or Four matchts per round live Spanish Copa del Rey One match per round live.