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People

Teoh junior faces TPG ire after assault conviction

TPG Telecom said to be mulling disciplinary options after son of Chairman David Teoh is fined for assaulting Uber driver. Shane Teoh’s position as Non-Executive Director apparently safe.

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Partnerships & Alliances

VodafoneZiggo consults virtual twin on fibre rollout strategy

Post-trial, Dutch operator partners with Tata Consultancy Services on AI-based network planning — and perhaps other functions too.

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Strategy & Change

Deutsche Telekom blockchain spinout beamed back to mothership

trust2core’s work on enterprise blockchain application development to continue from within T‑Labs. Group said to be expanding focus on blockchain services.

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Suppliers & SCM

Hot property Sitetracker expands ties with Vodafone

Group buying and property units join forces to form new collaboration with project management software supplier. Sitetracker builds on collaboration with Tomorrow Street, securing tie-up with latter’s parent VPC.

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Partnerships & Alliances

‘Techmaker’: DT’s South Korean 5G JV surfaces

New venture’s executive team to build 5G innovation pipeline from South Korea to Europe. JV initially aims to build go-to-market around 5G in‑building solutions, and then spread to import and development of other systems. Working name chimes with mandate to commercialise Asian 5G tech in western markets.

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Financial & Performance

Telefónica wobbles over 2020 finish line, targets stability

Revenue and OIBDA down 11% as COVID‑19 and currency fluctuations hit. Guidance on cash flow just about achieved; stabilisation a focus for 2021. Dividend down 25% as COVID‑19 challenges continue and 5G auctions loom. Infra picking up minority stakes in Group infrastructure; Tech growth solid.

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