This means Vodafone has already bought the right to provide the most up to date technology, putting Fiji on par with other nations that offer the top level of mobile voice and online services.
VODAFONE New Zealand, which bought phone company TelstraClear for $NZ840 million ($A731.26 million) last year, gained 19,000 mobile customers in the second quarter, snapping nine straight quarters when it shed clients. Auckland-based Vodafone had 2.326 million mobile customers as at June 30, up from 2.307m customers three months earlier, according to its London Stock Exchange-listed parent’s quarterly result.
Vodafone is seeing improvements in markets outside Europe. Prices in India, the country where Vodafone has the highest minutes of use and one of the lowest customer bills on average, are “gently increasing”, helping drive a 14% increase in the unit’s revenue during the quarter.
Vodafone Australia has it lost a further 551,000 customers in the first half of this year, in further evidence that the turnaround plan put in place for the telco by its new chief executive Bill Morrow is having little effect upon the company’s fortunes; in fact, the numbers of customers leaving the troubled telco are actually accelerating.