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Vodafone Group Plc LSE:VOD London Ordinary Share GB00BH4HKS39 ORD USD0.20 20/21
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 134.10 134.04 134.08 - 0.00 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 39,964.5 706.4 -2.8 - 35,985

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23/2/2021
15:17
FWIW (Bloomberg) at 13:30 -- Vodafone Group Plc is planning to announce the giant initial public offering of its European towers unit in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter.... Possibly as early as Wednesday
togglebrush
23/2/2021
14:14
More like a tree feller ?
kito19
23/2/2021
12:58
Is there a 'Tree Shaker' going on here???
archibald5
23/2/2021
11:11
Berenberg: ‘cheap’ Vodafone is a growth stock Vodafone (VOD) is not being recognised by the market for its growth potential and the communications giant is looking cheap, says Berenberg. Analyst Carl Murdock-Smith retained his ‘buy’ recommendation and target price of 155p on the stock, which closed down 0.6%, or 0.7p, at 130p on Monday. Although fourth quarter trading ‘may show the impact of a return to lockdown’, Murdock-Smith said full year results are likely to provide confidence that Vodafone ‘is in a position to signal multi-year revenue, [earnings], free cashflow, and return on capital employed growth’. Despite that outlook, the analyst said the company was ‘not trading like a growth stock’. The shares trade on 6.3x enterprise value to pre-tax profits for its 2022 financial year. ‘Put simply, these are not multiples one would expect for a company that can grow…on a multi-year view,’ he said.
muscletrade
22/2/2021
20:03
What’s up with… Ericsson, 5G in the UK, Deutsche Telekom By TelecomTV Staff Feb 22, 2021 Ericsson unveils new 5G gear Brits get a 5G speed boost DT embraces 5G SA Ericsson’s broadening 5G portfolio and early evidence that 5G is giving the Brits more bandwidth for their bucks (so to speak) fuel today’s revving news engine. With mid-band 5G rollouts and sustainability targets in mind, Ericsson has launched three new radios in its Massive MIMO portfolio and added six new products to its RAN Compute product line. The new products are powered by Ericsson Silicon, the company’s system on chip (SoC) range, and are lightweights and power-efficient: The new Massive MIMO radios weigh only 20kg, allowing a field engineer to hold one above his/her head and smile at the same time (see pictorial evidence above), making them up to 45% lighter than the previous generation, and 20% more energy efficient, “featuring passive cooling to minimize costly maintenance site visits,” according to the vendor. The new RAN Compute products boast up to 50% higher throughput and 15-to-20% lower energy consumption, says Ericsson. For further details, see this announcement. Still with the Swedish vendor… It has landed a 5G radio access networks (RAN) gear deal at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator. Find out more here. The latest UK national mobile networks speed test for the first time adduces empiric evidence showing that 5G is already having noticeable impact in Britain, even though penetration of the new technology remains partial and patchy. Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), the Virginia, US-headquartered wireless benchmarking and testing company, analysed the 5G network performance achieved by the UK's Big Four mobile operators, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone, and found encouraging results. GWS throughput testing ascertained that a 5G signal is now accessible to commercial subscribers, on average, for 40 per cent of the time in an increasing number of British cities, for 16 per cent of the time in large towns and for 11 per cent of the time to drivers travelling on the UK's motorway network. Almost 40 per cent of 5G subscribers expect that the increasing rate of rollout of the technology will help the UK economy to recover quickly when the Covid-19 pandemic is contained and controlled, and life begins to return to some sort of normality. Meanwhile, 25 per cent say 5G has a major role to play in bridging the digital divide between Britain's rural and urban populations. The GWS research also shows that when 5G is deployed (by one or more operator), average access speeds rise to 150 Mbps, whilst similar locations without 5G achieved an average of no more than 33 Mbps. The data also shows that to achieve a baseline average 5G network speed of 100 Mbps, a minimum coverage area of 40 per cent of the population is required. However, whilst 5G was found to be available to 37 per cent of the areas of the cities and towns that GWS tested, 5G signals were being delivered to 5G-enabled handsets for a mere 20 per cent of the time. What's more, 5G availability remains lumpy and inconsistent because there is no overall national plan, and each operator is following its own deployment strategy. So, in summation, the new 5G annual report card would read something like this: "Showing signs of improvement, but could do better." Deutsche Telekom is advancing its 5G strategy with the deployment of its first 5G standalone (SA) site, in the town of Garching near Munich, that is connected to a cloud-based 5G core. “To ensure that our customers can take advantage of technologies such as network slicing or edge computing in the future, we continue to actively drive the development of 5G and its features,” noted Claudia Nemat, Board Member for Technology and Innovation at DT, in this announcement. The SASE interest surge continues with an apparent uptick in M&A activity likely to continue through 2021, according to observers. SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is the relatively new kid on the security block, offering an alternative to traditional data centre-oriented security by unifying networking and security services and delivering them to the data centre, remote offices, and roaming users via the cloud. SASE came along at about the right moment to address the yawning security problem induced by the explosion in corporate remote access brought on by the pandemic. Companies getting themselves into position to align with the SASE trend include Amsterdam-based Expereo, a managed Internet, cloud access and SD-WAN solutions provider, which has just acquired next-gen SD-WAN and SASE solutions provider Videns IT Services, bolstering its existing SD-WAN network transformation and management capabilities for its multinational enterprise customers. Find out more about Videns IT Services here; and about Expereo here. A new report by Vodafone Ireland says 58 per cent of Irish SMEs "face significant barriers" in adopting digital technologies even though they want to invest in new tech and use it to help drive economic improvement. The research for the paper, which analyses 500 small and medium-sized businesses operating across both rural and urban Ireland in various industrial sectors, was undertaken during the Covid-19 crisis and produced in collaboration with Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics at the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. Cost looms the largest in the list of obstacles to digitisation, with 37 per cent of SMEs citing it as their main concern. Next, interestingly and worryingly, with 36 per cent of respondents citing it as a major problem, is a lack of trust in vendors and suppliers. Now there's something that needs immediate attention. Integration with older extant systems comes in at concern number three, with 32 percent worried about it, while concerns that they might not have the right in-house capabilities (28 per cent) is the fourth most pressing anxiety. Ireland is well down the field of European countries enthusiastically embracing digitisation, ranking behind the likes of Denmark, Croatia, Malta, Latvia and Lithuania. Only 24 per cent per cent of bigger Irish SMEs are highly digitised and just 19 per cent of smaller ones. What's more, 25 per cent of small businesses say their staff are not fully trained in digital skills and, damningly, this rises to 65 per cent for larger SMEs. Pan-African data transport network operator Liquid Telecom is raising $820 million ($600 million in bonds, $220 million in loans) to refinance its debts and help further fund its expansion. The move has the support of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which has committed to buy up to $50 million of the bond issue. Liquid Telecom has built a data transport network running 73,000 km across the continent, connecting more African countries than any other company. - The staff, TelecomTV
waldron
22/2/2021
10:38
Financial daily Hospodarske Noviny reported on Monday that CEZ, central Europe’s largest listed energy group, was interested in buying Vodafone’s Czech business. Talks over a price for the market’s number three operator have been ongoing since the summer months last year, the paper said. Vodafone’s Czech subsidiary has since confirmed that it indeed held talks with state-controlled energy utility CEZ regarding strategic cooperation, but not on selling the unit as reported by the newspaper.
muzerewa
22/2/2021
09:04
That is a very big word to grasp...
diku
22/2/2021
08:24
These Indians and their market stall mentality. Wake up, pay up and stop procrastinating!spud
spud
20/2/2021
07:59
Orange CEO Says It’s Time to Talk About a European Tower Merger Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg News Parabolic antenna sit on the Rocacorba broadcasting tower alongside a yellow satellite dish in Girona, Spain, on Thursday July 16, 2020. Cellnex Telecom SA is considering bidding for a stake in CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.’s European wireless tower business, according to people familiar with the matter, as it scouts for new acquisitions. Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg , Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- Orange SA is calling on Europe’s other big phone companies to begin talks about a merger of their wireless towers, an alternative to a full-scale tie-up of the region’s carriers that risks being blocked by European regulators. The French company’s Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard made the call to Vodafone Group Plc, Deutsche Telekom AG and others on Thursday after announcing the separation of Orange’s domestic and Spanish tower assets into a standalone unit. “We’re looking at those across Europe who share our vision to not sell towers, to join forces and constitute together a real, very powerful tower company,” Richard told reporters on Thursday. Struggling European phone companies have been splitting off their wireless mast and fiber businesses to attract investors and cut the bill for future investments. Spanish tower operator Cellnex has bought a lot of those assets, and last month American Tower Corp. agreed to buy more than 30,000 towers from Telefonica SA for 7.7 billion euros ($9.3 billion) in its first concerted push into Europe. Orange May List Or Sell Stakes in New European Tower Company For Richard, an outright sale of Orange’s towers to an independent player like Cellnex would harm the long-term interests of France’s dominant phone company. He prefers a combination with the infrastructure of other European phone operators to create a company that can “compete with Cellnex and reach the same size as Cellnex.” Richard said no talks are under way right now, but Orange has received signs of interest in potential infrastructure consolidation. Orange’s new tower business, named Totem, will be operational by the end of the year and may eventually include Orange tower assets in more countries. How a tower merger might happen is still unclear: While Richard said he’s ready to list Totem or sell stakes to investors, he said Orange won’t give up control of the business as the price of a merger or sale.
waldron
20/2/2021
07:45
telecoms.com Orange CEO wants to merge towerco with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom Avatar Written by Mary Lennighan 1 day ago Orange is not looking to go it alone in the towers space. Quite the opposite, in fact: it is seeking a partnership with one or more fellow telcos, ideally Vodafone or Deutsche Telekom. When Orange published its plans to spin off its tower operations in France and Spain into the newly-christened TOTEM early on Thursday, it made it quite clear that it wanted to keep control of its passive infrastructure. “Orange wishes to retain control of TOTEM to benefit from the important source of sustainable value creation it provides for the Group,” were its exact words. Meanwhile, a canned statement from CEO St├ęphane Richard talked about the telco’s determination to “keep these strategic assets within the scope of the Group.” But when Richard spoke to analysts via Webcast later in the day, it quickly became clear that the telco has a pretty loose interpretation of what the word “control”; actually means. “We want to keep a controlling stake, either alone or with another big operator,” Richard said. Right. Well, that’s a very different story than Orange going it alone in a market currently awash with massive towers deals. Richard has two big operators in mind and – in what was something of an unusual development for this kind of telco analyst call – he was willing to provide names and dates…almost. Possible partners could include Vodafone, which spun off Vantage Towers last year and has still yet to provide more information on an IPO slated for early 2021, and Deutsche Telekom, whose domestic Deutsche Funkturm business has been a separate entity for many years; Deutsche Telekom recently brokered a towers deal with Cellnex in the Netherlands (and set up an investment fund to look at investments in infrastructure assets), but was quite insistent that the deal did not necessarily reflect its plans for its other towers assets. “The game of European consolidation will be in the next month, around those two players,” Richard said. The big three, including Orange, “have cards in this game,” he said. That’s a tight timeframe, especially considering Orange is not in formal talks with either Vodafone or Deutsche Telekom at present. The telco has a back-up plan should its big telco tower merger not come to fruition though. There is a second tier of smaller European operators that “are thinking about doing something with their towers,” Richard said. These tier two players, in Northern and Southern Europe, “might be interested in joining a towerco,” he said. However, selling to a neutral host like Cellnex – as another major European player, Telefonica, has recently agreed to do – is not an option. “Telefonica has made a different choice,” because it does not view its towers as a strategic asset, Richard said. “This is not, clearly, our view.” But Orange still has other options for TOTEM. The business will have a flexible capital structure that could be open to financial or strategic partners, or even a flotation, explained Orange’s chief financial officer Ramon Fernandez. “Listing is not an objective as such,” but it could be a means to create value, he said. “It’s a world of opportunities.”; Provide those opportunities allow Orange to retain a level of control it is comfortable with, of course.
waldron
19/2/2021
16:22
Orange is not looking to go it alone in the towers space. Quite the opposite, in fact: it is seeking a partnership with one or more fellow telcos, ideally Vodafone or Deutsche Telekom. When Orange published its plans to spin off its tower operations in France and Spain into the newly-christened TOTEM early on Thursday, it made it quite clear that it wanted to keep control of its passive infrastructure. “Orange wishes to retain control of TOTEM to benefit from the important source of sustainable value creation it provides for the Group,” were its exact words. Meanwhile, a canned statement from CEO St├ęphane Richard talked about the telco’s determination to “keep these strategic assets within the scope of the Group.” But when Richard spoke to analysts via Webcast later in the day, it quickly became clear that the telco has a pretty loose interpretation of what the word “control”; actually means. “We want to keep a controlling stake, either alone or with another big operator,” Richard said. Right. Well, that’s a very different story than Orange going it alone in a market currently awash with massive towers deals. Richard has two big operators in mind and – in what was something of an unusual development for this kind of telco analyst call – he was willing to provide names and dates…almost. Possible partners could include Vodafone, which spun off Vantage Towers last year and has still yet to provide more information on an IPO slated for early 2021, and Deutsche Telekom, whose domestic Deutsche Funkturm business has been a separate entity for many years; Deutsche Telekom recently brokered a towers deal with Cellnex in the Netherlands (and set up an investment fund to look at investments in infrastructure assets), but was quite insistent that the deal did not necessarily reflect its plans for its other towers assets. “The game of European consolidation will be in the next month, around those two players,” Richard said. The big three, including Orange, “have cards in this game,” he said. That’s a tight timeframe, especially considering Orange is not in formal talks with either Vodafone or Deutsche Telekom at present. The telco has a back-up plan should its big telco tower merger not come to fruition though. There is a second tier of smaller European operators that “are thinking about doing something with their towers,” Richard said. These tier two players, in Northern and Southern Europe, “might be interested in joining a towerco,” he said. However, selling to a neutral host like Cellnex – as another major European player, Telefonica, has recently agreed to do – is not an option. “Telefonica has made a different choice,” because it does not view its towers as a strategic asset, Richard said. “This is not, clearly, our view.” But Orange still has other options for TOTEM. The business will have a flexible capital structure that could be open to financial or strategic partners, or even a flotation, explained Orange’s chief financial officer Ramon Fernandez. “Listing is not an objective as such,” but it could be a means to create value, he said. “It’s a world of opportunities.”; Provide those opportunities allow Orange to retain a level of control it is comfortable with, of course. Like what we've got to say? Click here to sign up for our daily newsletter! Tags: DT, Europe, featured, Orange, towers, vodafone
vodman1
18/2/2021
15:12
Wasn't the Tower figure quoted much higher than 2.5bln in the past?...
diku
16/2/2021
18:13
Doubt a special divi...lower the debt down to counter act against probably lower revenues...BOD illusion...
diku
16/2/2021
14:34
Spot on. spud
spud
16/2/2021
13:55
Going to use the money to pay down debt about 2.5 billion. If I'm wrong somebody will put me right.
veryniceperson
16/2/2021
13:49
So what happens when they float the towers business? Special dividend? Free shares? Anyone know.
my retirement fund
15/2/2021
21:45
Nice to see VOD director buying shares!!!!!!
thunders
15/2/2021
19:29
hTTps://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9261625/Vantage-Towers-grows-sites-portfolio-82-000.html
davebowler
15/2/2021
08:57
Vodafone Group PLC said its Vantage Towers portfolio rose over the first nine months of fiscal 2021 and reaffirmed its full year targets, ahead of the planned spin-off of the European telecom tower company. The U.K. telecommunications group said Vantage Towers' portfolio in the nine months ended Dec. 31 rose by 450 new macro sites to 82,000 macro sites, with a presence in 10 European markets. Around 1,400 new tenancies were added over the period, and new agreements were signed with Eir and Three in Ireland, and Spanish industry body AOTEC. Vodafone said that in the first nine months, Vantage Towers' revenue was 725 million euros ($878.7 million), while adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization was EUR620 million. The company reaffirmed its fiscal 2021 targets for Vantage Towers, including a recurring cash flow of EUR375 million-EUR385 million, and an adjusted Ebitda of EUR520 million-EUR530 million, after adjusting to reflect accounting reassessments under accounting standard IFRS 16. Vodafone said Vantage Towers is on track for a total dividend payout of EUR280 million for fiscal 2021. Vodafone said on Feb. 3 that an initial public offering of Vantage Towers is firmly on track for early 2021. Write to Joe Hoppe at joseph.hoppe@wsj.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires February 15, 2021 02:50 ET (07:50 GMT)
la forge
15/2/2021
08:17
Love it or list it, lol. You could take the announcement either way: this is what it is, how much you gonna pay for it; or, now you know why we're not flogging it.
poikka
15/2/2021
07:58
Published by Correspondent Chloe Shakesby on 15 Feb 2021 European expansion for Vodafone tower company as 5G boosts demand A mobile tower network has announced that it has increased its portfolio to approximately 82,000 sites in its third quarter. Vantage Towers, part of the Vodafone Group, reported today (15 February) that its portfolio has expanded to include around 82,000 macro sites and a presence in ten European markets. The expansion is part of the company’s European 5G rollout, as mobile operators aim to grow their networks. Vantage expects to add a further 100 sites to its portfolio by the end of March, which would bring the year’s total to 550. This comes as the business acquires a 50 per cent stake in Cornerstone, a UK tower company. Vivek Badrinath, chief executive of Vantage Towers, commented: “The growth opportunity in Europe is considerable, as the roll out of 5G accelerates and mobile operators look to expand their networks to manage ever increasing data traffic. “I am very pleased with the commercial momentum we are building at Vantage Towers. “Customers are appreciating the high quality of our grid and their response to our focused commercial approach is encouraging. This underscores our confidence in our tenancy targets. “Adding Cornerstone, the UK’s number one tower company, to our portfolio in early January was a significant step. “Cornerstone is a great addition - it’s a market leader, with broad and dense coverage, providing services to two market leaders who already have a network sharing agreement in place. “In January, we also finalised the appointments for our supervisory board, securing members with deep towers, entrepreneurial and M&A experience, alongside world class governance and technical expertise.” Bdaily
waldron
15/2/2021
07:27
I didn’t realise that the towers business was such a high margin business. Phenomenal profit margin there.
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