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The leading telecommunication operator Vodafone Group Plc announces the completion of merger of Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) to establish a fully integrated telecommunications operator in Australia.

  • The merged entity will trade under the name TPG Telecom Limited.
    • Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited (HTAL) each own an economic interest of 25.05% in the merged entity, with TPG shareholders owning the remaining 49.9%.

The major deals and partnerships by Vodafone are mentioned below:

May 2020: The leading consumer electronics and mobile communications company OPPO announced a comprehensive partnership agreement with Vodafone to bring a broad range of OPPO’s smartphones to Vodafone’s European markets.

April 2020, Vodafone Group announced that it had completed the sale of 100% of Vodafone Malta to Monaco Telecom SAM for approximately $284 million. Monaco Telecom is the incumbent telecoms operator in the Principality of Monaco, offering a comprehensive range of fixed, TV and mobile services.

March 2020, Vodafone, Telecom Italia Group (TIM), announced the merger of Vodafone Italy’s towers into INWIT. INWIT is now Italy’s largest tower operator and will focus on maximising tower utilisation whilst also supporting the deployment of TIM and Vodafone Italy’s respective 5G networks.

March 2020, Vodafone Ukraine, Vodafone Group had extended its partnership agreement with the company. Vodafone Ukraine will continue to use the Vodafone brand, and the company will also enjoy direct access to Vodafone’s central procurement and roaming services. The new agreement looks to deliver further synergies, with the two companies collaborating on a range of consumer and business products.

January 2020, Vodafone Group had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Telecom Company (“stc”) in relation to a potential sale of Vodafone’s 55% shareholding in Vodafone Egypt to stc.

About Vodafone
Vodafone Group, headquartered in Berkshire, United Kingdom, is one of the world’s leading telecommunications groups. The group provides voice, messaging, data and fixed communications globally. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries and approximately 700 million mobile customers worldwide.