Telecoms.com – Vodafone slows sales decline, UK in growth in Q3

Bengt Nordström, CEO of consultancy firm Northstream agreed Project Spring is starting to work. “It’s also becoming increasingly obvious that Vodafone has historically underinvested in its networks in Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK,” he said. “The signs are that its Project Spring network upgrade is beginning to pay off, especially in Germany and the UK, but there is still some way to go.”

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