Group makes final push for New T‑Mobile summit

Strategy & Change

Deutsche Telekom Group makes final push for New T-Mobile summit

DT and TMUS emphasise continuity and aggression with leadership change, 5G acceleration, and extension of Un-Carrier initiatives to New T‑Mobile era. Legere to step down in May 2020, with WeWork posting a possibility.

Vodafone

Partnerships & Alliances

Vodafone seen as “natural” tower buddy for Deutsche Telekom

Ill feelings for European enemy pushed aside, superseded by common goal of better capital utilisation.

Vodafone invests in Avellan’s US satellite upstart

Venturing & Investments

Vodafone invests in Avellan’s US satellite upstart

Vodafone takes minority stake in US-based satellite venture AST & Science. Another entrant into growing low-earth orbit competition.

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Strategy & Change

Álvarez Pallete into 5th gear on Telefónica transformation

‘Big Four’ operating businesses of Brazil, Germany, Spain and UK to be the focus of the Group, with Latin America operationally isolated, and potentially spun‑off. New divisions Telefónica Infra and Telefónica Tech created. The former handling physical assets with Telxius as its cornerstone, while Telefónica Tech will drive commercial ...

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BT's H1 FY19–20: Jansen warns this might sting a little…

Financial & Performance

BT’s H1 FY19–20: Jansen warns this might sting a little…

In-line performance, and commitments to keep building transformational momentum, but medicine may have short-term side effects. Fibre acceleration revving up, but uncertainty, both political and regulatory, acting as a brake. Lowth committed to prudence, but open to upping investment. Consumer getting more combative, Enterprise hoping to ride the waves ...