- TMUS confirmed it is no longer involved in an IoT partnership with Vodafone.
It was confirmed that T‑Mobile US (TMUS) is no longer involved in an Internet of Things (IoT) partnership with Vodafone. A US‑based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that Vodafone Business was running over TMUS’ network was shuttered a “few years ago”, according to a Vodafone Group spokesperson. The MVNO was formed in 2014, with a high‑profile announcement geared towards talking up Vodafone’s commitment to the US market after its exit from market‑leader Verizon Wireless the previous year (Vodafonewatch, #131 and #139). However, the lack of subsequent updates on progress, and the formation of a connected‑car-focused strategic partnership between Vodafone and AT&T in 2019, had raised questions about progress (Vodafonewatch, #173). The spokesperson said that Vodafone’s US network relationships are currently roaming‑based, and include the AT&T IoT services tie‑up.