Feeds

Vodafone gets fixed in Spain and Italy

Buys up broadband-supplier Tele2

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Vodafone has splashed out £537m on Tele2 in Italy and Spain, reaffiring the firm's commitment to quad-play and giving it three million new fixed-line customers with over 600,000 using broadband.

Tele2 Italy brings 2.6 million customers into the Vodafone family, 400,000 of those using broadband, while Tele2 Spain brings just over half a million with nearly half using broadband connections.

Both markets are rapidly expanding and offer Vodafone the opportunity to gain customers by selling the advantages of broadband, rather than having to get people to change providers as they do in the UK.

Both Tele2 companies also have their own, unbundled, ADSL offering in major cities, something Vodafone has shied away from in the UK where competitive pressure is much higher.

Vodafone reckons it can save money through the inevitable "synergies", but also intends to make money by cross-selling its products like a proper quad-player. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
EE plonks 4G in UK Prime Minister's backyard
OK, his constituency. Brace yourself for EXTRA #selfies
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.