All Alberto Ripepi articles

  • vfw204-tt-exec-germany
    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone Germany strategic shift forces exec changes


    Dimitrova handed Strategy & Transformation remit, with Velthuis brought in to lead Finance. Exiting CTO Mack will not be replaced as OpCo mirrors Group’s split‑structure TechCo vision. CEO Ametsreiter seeks transformation focus with fresh‑faced executive team.

  • vfw199-tt-vodafone-lenovo
    Suppliers & SCM

    VPC’s Wilson praises Lenovo for help in pandemic crisis


    Ninian Wilson impressed by Lenovo’s ability to meet “huge demand” for laptops when Vodafone call‑centre operatives needed to work from home during lockdown. Extends existing Lenovo contract as reward: “when people help you in a crisis you don’t forget”.

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    CTO said to exit Vodafone Spain after Tech reshuffle


    CTO Ismael Asenjo set to leave, according to local reports. Changes continuing to take hold from reworking of Europe‑wide Technology operating model. Move follows appointment of Networks and Digital leads at OpCo.

  • Group Technology toes line on “new-gen” plan
    Strategy & Change

    Group Technology toes line on “new-gen” plan


    Top-down flavour to Tech 2025 initiatives as Group Finance (again) steals a lot of the Group Technology thunder, keeping ambitions in check with fiscal targets. Programme kept closely in line with Group leadership’s medium-term, twin-track ambition to refuel its commercial engine while keeping a tight rein on investment. Headline ...

  • Group furthers shake-up with open RAN vendor picks
    Suppliers & SCM

    Vodafone Group furthers shake-up with open RAN vendor picks


    Capgemini Engineering, Dell Technologies, Keysight Technologies, NEC, Samsung, and Wind River selected for commercial UK deployment. Vodafone top brass insists that accelerating the pace of RAN innovation, rather than cost reduction, is initial the strategic driver for open RAN rollout. Quietly trimming UK open RAN site commitment from 2,600 ...

  • vfw198-tt-tech-2025-focus
    Suppliers & SCM

    VPC’s Wilson says Tech 2025 bringing clarity


    Wilson expects speedier decision-making, faster onboarding of new suppliers, and a stronger drive to standardisation across Group OpCos. Ericsson says it will be “ happy ” to pass on greater cost efficiencies to Vodafone. Swedish vendor targets African gains on back of tech reorg.

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    Vodafone people moves: Group tech rejig spreads out


    Donà and El Sayed share technology leadership at Vodafone UK. Vodafone Business builds out SoHo commercial team. Vodacom draws Paytm’s Kaul as financial services Super App emerges with its first “ tenants ”. YeboYethu rotates its board, with long‑time Chair Bassa set to leave. ...

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    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone centralising national tech functions for Europe platform union


    In-country tech l eadership to be extracted and taken over by Group, as part of broader, homogenisation-focused regional reorg. Top Group execs in London hope move will address longstanding frustration with fragmentation and bring efficiencies and speed. Some in OpCos might continue to have other ideas… ...

  • vfw193-tt-it-split
    Strategy & Change

    EXCLUSIVE: Vodafone splits IT, networks to advance TechCo vision


    New bifurcated tech network division of responsibilities. Group and OpCo trickle‑down. Groundwork for delayed TechCo strategy and build‑out. Promoted Scott Petty lays out vision of 5G‑based telco resurgence, but warns Vodafone could become M A prey if data monetisation puzzle remains unsolved. Further insight ...

  • vfw#187-noc-map
    Network & Infrastructure

    Vodafone’s AI-based NOC overhaul steps up a gear


    Migration of first line support tasks to Celfocus-supported CIAS system set to extend to ‘big four’ territories of Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK. Target is 50% of functions to be zero-touch by end of 2020. Project said to reflect shift to new collaborative models within Vodafone ...