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Gig Economy or Giga Economy? Equipping young people with digital skills for the jobs of the future

Vodafone is pleased to invite you to the launch of an innovative new approach to enhance young people's prospects in the digital economy.

Setting the right policy for the digitisation of European urban mobility

27 November 2017

By Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Public Policy, Vodafone Group


How can policy be set in a way that enables both these services and other innovative urban mobility applications to evolve in the interests of consumers?

Connected Healthcare can improve lives

7 September 2017

In a new white paper, Vodafone – supported by Bernard Vrijens, Professor in public health at the University of Liege, Belgium – claims that new connected solutions based around the Internet of Things will help people to follow their medical treatment programmes more closely. This latest development could improve millions of lives and save billions of dollars.

Call to young Europeans: your views on the future of Europe

1 September 2017

“Why Europe Matters” is a campaign based on a combination of innovation workshops across different countries and a survey exploring young Europeans’ views about Europe, their education and employment, and their hopes and expectations for the future. The project is supported by the European Round Table of Industrialists and JA Europe.

Follow the discussions at #EuropeMatters or share your views in this survey.

Vodafone Spain launches commercial 4.5G

27 June 2017 

Vodafone Spain has started activating download speeds of up to 700Mbps in downtown Madrid and Salamanca, and will spend the next few months rolling it out in the central areas of Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Seville, Bilbao, Zaragoza and A Coruña

Applications open for the next F-LANE class

23 May 2017 

In collaboration with Impact Hub Berlin and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, the Vodafone Institute has launched the next round of F-LANE, a competition focused on finding innovative technology start-ups  by women or for women.

Photo credit: Vodafone Institute

06 April 2017

Competition at the heart of the Gigabit Society

Markus Reinisch, Vodafone Group Public Policy Director, discusses the importance of competition as the main driver for investment in infrastructure for digital societies

22 March 2017

The role of 5G in the Gigabit Society

A new report commissioned by Vodafone looks at how businesses and consumers will benefit from 5G.

Watch the video for highlights of the launch event in Brussels or read more to download the "Creating a Gigabit Society - the role of 5G" report.

21 February 2017 

10 years of M-Pesa

M-Pesa: the story of how the world’s leading mobile money service was created in Kenya.


7 February 2017 

Robots and I: how will automation shape the Gigabit age

Are robots a friend or foe? The Vodafone Institute, Vodafone’s European think tank, hosted “Robots and I: how will automation shape the Gigabit Age?” in Brussels to explore the issue.

20 October 2016 

Broadband World Forum 2016

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum in London, Vodafone Group Public Policy Director Markus Reinisch summarised how the right policy environment can enable connectivity.