February 24, 2024

Vodafone signs Microsoft deal for AI

London: Reuters, Cairopost

Vodafone UK (VOD.L) has agreed a 10-year partnership with Microsoft (MSFT.O) to bring generative AI, digital, enterprise and cloud services to more than 300 million businesses and consumers across its European and African markets.

The British company will invest $1.5 billion in customer-focused AI developed with Microsoft’s Azure AI technologies, it said, and will replace physical data centres with cheaper and scalable Azure cloud services.