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Products & Services

BT to launch Eagle‑i security as statement of intent

New cybersecurity platform to debut in coming months, as a flagbearer for Global’s re‑energised and evolving digital portfolio. Creation of internal digital, threat, and network units within Global enabling integration of new solutions across traditional and cloud‑based services. Workflow platform provider ServiceNow namechecked as a crucial partner.

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Partnerships & Alliances

DT teams with Cellnex for European tower expansion

Two groups firm up relationship following a long courtship. Dutch unit T‑Mobile Infra to be DT’s anchor investment in new Digital Infrastructure Vehicle. Move releases DT to join European TowerCo gold rush, but while keeping options open on future ownership of its own infrastructure assets.

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Venturing & Investments

Wayra plants further capital in Ireland’s SalesOptimize

Ireland-based startup given (another) leg-up by Telefónica’s incubator hub.

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Strategy & Change

EXCLUSIVE: Vodafone splits IT, networks to advance TechCo vision

New bifurcated tech-network division of responsibilities. Group-level with anticipated OpCo trickle-down. Groundwork for delayed TechCo strategy and build-out.

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Partnerships & Alliances

Vodafone bolsters Partner Markets federation with MTS renewal

Russian group flags extension to long-standing Partner Markets agreement. Existing relationship billed as fruitful, with eyes now on further “joint projects”.

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People

Vantage Towers CEO says he’s no Vodafone lackey

Vivek Badrinath emphasises operational and strategic independence from Vodafone. CEO claims Europe is 20 years behind the USA in commercialisation of towers. Newspaper interview used to defend upcoming listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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