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M&A

Vantage back in shop window as Vodafone builds revival

M&A remains a lever to help Vodafone revive growth, says CEO Read. New Chairman van Boxmeer lighting a fire under Group strategy and ambition. Another chunk of Vantage could be sold off to “like-minded” partner. Hint made of some UK deal-making in pipeline. Egyptian and Spanish assets remain in ...

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Products & Services

Movistar+ sets stage for aggregator play in Spain

New CEO Cristina Burzako restructures and refocuses strategy. Focus tightening on partnerships and customer experience, but original content and exclusive sport remain important differentiators. Amidst Movistar+ revamp, Telefónica faces big decisions and bigger bills for content rights.

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Venturing & Investments

BT investment signals cybersecurity intent

BT named lead investor in $33m Safe Security funding round. SAFE cyber risk quantifier to be added to BT security offering, with the potential to target 30 million BT Consumer customers flagged by the partner. As well as exclusive securing UK rights, BT’s cash injection to fund accelerated innovation ...

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Strategy & Change

Vodafone shuffles international partnership team

Oversight of Partner Markets federation shifts to Vinod Kumar’s Vodafone Business division. Move comes with Vodafone seeking platforms for margin-friendly B2B growth, to improve cash flow.

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Partnerships & Alliances

BT targets Amazon as key commercial partner

As Consumer embraces a platform strategy and seeks new partners to help boost customer value and enhance its billing relationships, a concerted effort is being made to woo internet giant Amazon. Relationship building reflects determination to achieve a “best for partnerships” strategic objective.

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Network & Infrastructure

BT accelerates Huawei swap‑out and sets 2028 full 5G goal

By 2028 EE’s 5G network to reach 90% of landmass and the remainder “on‑demand”. Consumer and Network‑fronted event intended to stake BT’s claim for national network superiority, and development of a platform for growth. Exacting ESN connectivity demands pinned as a reason for open access caution, but accelerated Huawei ...

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