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Suppliers & SCM

Vodafone’s supply chain unit targets enterprises with ‘buying club’

New procurement service for enterprise customers and Partner Markets. Marketplace aggregates tail spend to control procurement costs.

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Products & Services

Vodacom eyeing M‑PESA’s biggest money transfer yet?

M-commerce froth suggests possible eight-figure valuation for M-PESA. High-profile friends could add further appeal. Joosub showing signs of monetisation interest, possible temptation.

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Network & Infrastructure

Vivo deploys private 5G at São Paulo uni campus

Brazilian OB inspects young entrepreneurial talent via open innovation engagement with FEI uni. Students tap into potential of 5G in Industry 4.0 environments. Hardware provided by long-standing partner Ericsson.

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Content & TV

Ex-BT chief Patterson tipped for Super League top‑spot

Former BT CEO Patterson said to be among those considered for controversial European Super League stewardship. Former employer BT stands against the breakaway league proposals.

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Innovation (R&D)

BT wants SIM-fitted drones as standard

Head of BT’s Drone Solutions keen on developing out-of-the-box SIM card solution. Telco wants Project Xcelerate to showcase EE network’s suitability for BVLOS flights. Scaling drone-flight volumes in BVLOS environment a pressing challenge. Collaboration with US-based TEOCO in the pipeline to optimise flightpaths.

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