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Zapp signs up retailers, targets H1 2015 launch

UK payments app Zapp announced partnerships with leading retailers, including supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda, claiming …

Vodafone takes the build route to quadplay in Portugal

Vodafone Group struck a fibre-sharing agreement with rival Portugal Telecom that will see the two …

Zapp signs banking partners although some big names are elusive

UK payments app Zapp has closed deals with five of the country’s major financial institutions …

Zapp zips up coverage

Zapp, the newcomer that plans to offer mobile payments in the UK next year, will …

Zapp gains access to Worldpay’s merchants

Newcomer Zapp has announced a strategic partnership with payments processor Worldpay to offer its mobile …

UK payments start-up hires top bank exec

Zapp, the start-up backed by VocaLink, has hired the executive credited with developing Barclays Bank’s …

Zapp selects Oracle for m-pay system

Zapp, the new mcommerce firm set up by UK payments processor VocaLink, has chosen Oracle …

Zapp UMTS network covers 15 cities

Romanian operator Zapp says it now has UMTS 3G network coverage in 15 cities, with another four cities to be added by the end of next month. Its 3G equipment is being supplied by ZTE of China. Zapp is set to launch its first commercial UMTS services later this year, having been awarded its 2100MHz licence back in 2006. It currently offers mobile data services over a 450MHz CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network.
    

Romanian 3G ops meet obligations

Cellular News reports that Romania’s telecoms regulator, ANRCTI, has published a report which confirms that the country’s two newest 3G license holders, RCS&RDS and Zapp, have met the initial phases of their 3G rollout obligations.

Report: Cosmote to acquire Romanian mobile rival

The Romanian mobile arm of Greek operator Cosmote is reportedly poised to acquire local rival Zapp in a deal valued at around EUR200 million. Romania’s Business Standard newspaper, which cites sources close to the discussions, reports this week that Cosmote Romania is interested in acquiring Zapp primarily to obtain the latter’s 3G license.