Second, the mobile giant has developed an Android smartphone app, the Vodafone Guardian, which enables parents and carers to protect children from inappropriate calls, messages and online content. The app, which is free, is currently available in Egypt, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the U.K., with other markets to follow in 2012.
Another free Android app, Vodafone Digital Parenting, which provides parents and carers with information and advice on how smartphones can be used without exposing children to risk, is available in the U.K., with other markets to follow. The operator is also a founding member of a new pan-European task force, the CEO Coalition, established by the European Commission, to enhance child safety online.
And, third, Vodafone has declared an interest in buying a 10 percent stake in Metroweb SpA , the owner of Milan's largest fiber network, reports Bloomberg. (See Vodafone's Key Data Points.)
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading