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In March 2007, Safaricom, which is part owned by Vodafone and
the leading mobile communication provider in Kenya, launched a
mobile payment solution developed by Vodafone. M-PESA is
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it was extending its footprint to Bulgaria with the signing of
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branding as Telsim Vodafone, and on 1 April 2007, Telsim
Vodafone Turkey dropped its original brand and
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At the beginning of September 2014, Vinaphone signed a
strategic cooperation agreement with Vodafone.
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telephone company operating in Hungary, the company st
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Romania's Connex to 99%. It also bought the Czech
mobile operator Oskar. On 1 July 2005, Oskar of the Czech
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On 24 June 2013, Vodafone announced it would be buying
German cable company Kabel Deutschland. The takeover is
valued at 7.7 billion, and was recommended over the bid of
rival Liberty Global.
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Partner Network Agreement with Mobiltel, which is part
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Vodafone also received public and media criticism for allowing the
authorities to send mass pro-government messages via SMS over
their network during the protests. One such message requested
Russia. The agreement adds Russia, Armenia, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to the group footprint.
On 20 March 2009, it was announced that the group's
Luxembourg partner has been changed to Tango: the agreement
with LuxGSM was not renewed in fa
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of Bell Atlantic Corp to form Verizon Wireless. The merger was
completed on 4 April 2000, just a few months prior to Bell
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acquired operations will form the nucleus of a new Unified
Communications and Collaboration practice within VGE, which