- Vodafone said it had formed an alliance with US telecom AT&T to accelerate Internet of Things connectivity in the automotive industry.

The alliance would see the companies develop connected car solutions and experiences for customers across their combined footprints in North America, Europe and Africa.

'This alliance with Vodafone Business is a natural extension of our existing relationship," AT&T Internet of Things solutions head Chris Penrose said. 'We each have rich experience in connected vehicle technology.'

Separately, Vodafone said it had signed a strategic agreement with Arm to help organisations implement IoT solutions.

At 4:11pm: [LON:VOD] Vodafone Group PLC share price was -2.22p at 139.58p

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