Vodafone makes first mobile Internet acquisition

Vodafone made its first acquisition in the mobile Internet space, paying $49 million in cash for Zyb, a private Dutch company that provides social networking and contacts management technology--two hot applications in the mobile space. Zyb enables mobile users to back up their contacts on a website and offers IM services and calendar-sharing with other users online, a service that could morph into a platform for mobile advertising. The deal is part of Vodafone's "total communications" strategy in the newly created Internet Services division to offer services beyond the mobile phone.

For more about Vodafone's Internet strategy:
- check out this article from the Financial Times

Related: Vodafone, AT&T reportedly interested in Huawei handset business stake

Suggested Articles

Global Data principal analyst Ed Gubbins thinks more real-world activity like this could help Nokia get skeptical operators on board with vRAN.

Keysight Technologies recently announced that it has joined the multi-party 6G Flagship Program supported by the Academy of Finland and led by the University…

A new investigative study by the Chicago Tribune found some models of smartphones tested above the legal limit for RF radiation exposure. Device makers,…