Cloud Platform Improves Road Safety

Using data and digital for road safety

A new mobility cloud platform to improve the safety of road users is being tested for the first time on the open road in the UK.  Drawing on the power of mobile and data technologies, the platform is a new type of information superhighway which will ultimately connect vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and infrastructure in a…

Sustainable Phones: New Eco-Rating System

Environmental impact of smart phones

Five of Europe’s leading mobile operators have joined forces to update and launch a new pan-industry Eco Rating labelling scheme that will help consumers identify and compare the most sustainable mobile phones and encourage suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their devices. The Eco Rating initiative has been created jointly by Deutsche Telekom, Orange,…

Green Digital Coalition

Vodafone Group has become a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition, committing to significantly reducing its carbon footprint by 2030, and becoming climate neutral by 2040. The Coalition will be focused on investing in the development of more energy and material efficient digital technologies and co-creating deployment guidelines of green digital solutions, together with…

Digital Development Targets

The Europe Commission has set out new targets as part of Europe’s Digital Decade 2030. Reaction to the announcement on Monday was swift with Vodafone Group External Affairs Group Director, Joakim Reiter telling this website, “Vodafone believes that the new Digital Decade 2030 targets set out by the European Commission today, combined with the €672.5…

Digitalisation: An Opportunity for Europe

A new report, Digitalisation: An opportunity for Europe, shows how increased digitalisation of Europe’s services and value chains  over the next six years could boost the European Union’s GDP per capita by 7.2% – equivalent to a €1 trillion increase in overall GDP. The report, commissioned by Vodafone and conducted by Deloitte, looks at the five…

Building Back Better

On Friday Nick Read Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Group, delivered a keynote speech at LSE’s German Symposium event, where he highlighted the importance of the EU Recovery Funds in enabling Europe to Build Back Better, and why Europe must set higher ambitions for its digital transformation, in order to lead on a global scale.  He also stressed the…

More Funds Need to be Devoted to Digital Skills

New research reveals wide support for the European public’s attitudes towards the European Union’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). Three out of four people believe digital public services (75%), digital skills (74%) and broadband internet access (73%) are important aspects for the recovery of Europe. But the report says that the public remain sceptical on…

Vodafone Investing in Digital Education

Vodafone has announced  an investment of €20 million by the Vodafone Foundation to expand Foundation digital skills and education programmes by funding local initiatives in Albania, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. This investment is expected to reach 16 million learners by 2025. The programmes delivered…

Preparing for the 5G Era

Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange S.A., Telefónica S.A., and Vodafone Group Plc are joining forces to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) as the technology of choice for future mobile networks to the benefit of consumer and enterprise customers across Europe.  In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the four operators expressed their…

Strengthening Digital Infrastructure

Vodafone Institute has released a new report in partnership with the Borderstep Institute and the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany. Key highlights include: CO2 emissions from data centres have been declining in Europe for 5 years, despite a massive increase in processing power; Politics must invest in research and funding in areas such…