Vodafone Group reported service revenue that rose more than analysts estimated as European markets recovered.
The mobile giant said growth in organic service revenue, the like-for-like measure of its core business, accelerated to 1.2 per cent in the second quarter, from 0.8 per cent in the first.
It meant an overall increase of 1 per cent in the first half, to £18.4 billlion, the first consistent growth after years of decline.
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