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  • dtw107-tt-exec-pay--dissent

    DT sees shareholder dissent over exec pay: report


    Georgeson flags DT among big European companies facing increased dissent from institutional investors over exec remuneration. BlackRock unhappy about growing trend among firms to contrive large bonuses from changing previously agreed performance metrics. Unclear if DT falls into this category.

  • dtw107-tt-t-mobile-sievert

    Sievert ranked highest paid US telco CEO


    T‑Mobile US CEO overtakes previous US telecoms front‑runner Mike Fries. Sprint takeover turbo charges DT executive compensation in FY20.

  • btw327-people-crozier

    BT confirms Crozier as ‘turnaround’ chair


    Former ITV CEO unanimously picked to replace Jan du Plessis, with BT highlighting his experience in changing the fortunes of struggling public and private businesses. Digital evolution and a return to growth highlighted as key priorities for Crozier‑era BT.

  • btw327-tt-adam-crozier

    BT targets serial moderniser to back Jansen transformation


    Strong media rumours emerged identifying former Royal Mail Chief Executive Adam Crozier as the likely Chairman-successor to du Plessis, reflecting continued pressure on BT to accelerate restructuring. Crozier would come with little direct digital background, but considerable experience of shaking up venerable institutions, and with recent experience linked to ...

  • btw326-tt-bt-enterprise-division-x
    Strategy & Change

    Shuter shake-up preps BT Enterprise for growth


    New CEO Rob Shuter presented his plan for BT Enterprise. He’s shaking things up for future growth, but first priority is stabilising revenue decline. Revamped organisation tightens commercial focus on customer segments. New Division X to place bets in high-growth areas, with inorganic ventures aligned with ...

  • tfw155-tt-telefonica-work-week

    Four-day weeks and home working at Telefónica


    “ Avant‑garde ” union deal writes in provisions for permanent hybrid working for 15,000 employees. Four‑day week pilot promised for volunteer employees, with an accompanying drop in pay. 1% salary increase also flagged.

  • vfw197-tt-van-boxmeer-board-room
    Strategy & Change

    Van Boxmeer gifted remit to disrupt Vodafone Board


    Latest Board Evaluation calls for increased “ liveliness ” of conversations across the Group’s top table. Composition changes mooted for dozen-strong grouping brought together by former Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee. Start of TechCo strategy seen as moment to strengthen accountability of top duo Read and Della Valle. ...

  • dtw105-tt-top-team-shares
    Financial & Performance

    DT’s top team drops €4m on shares


    Leadership puts money where its mouth is following ambitious mid-term strategy update. German operator seeking to boost T‑Share perceptions and align with T‑Mobile US’ rising valuation.

  • btw325-tt-mike-inglis

    Inglis out as BT continues Board refresh


    Another Board change as Mike Inglis, six‑year Non‑Executive Director, readies for his departure later this year. Sara Weller to (partly) fill his shoes on committees.

  • Telefónica Argentina seeks enterprise gains with B2B reboot
    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica Argentina seeks enterprise gains with B2B reboot


    Movistar Negocios merges with Telefónica Business Solutions in Hispam consolidation effort. Brand identity, simplification, and value creation underlined as key motivators.

  • tfw153-tt-telefonica-logo-branding
    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica draws new logo to reflect digital vision


    New marque is the first corporate identity refresh this century for the operator. Executive Chairman Álvarez‑Pallete outlined symbolism behind the change at Group AGM.

  • dtw104-tt-tmus-pay-day

    T‑Mobile execs fill pockets after Sprint merger success


    SEC filings show a bumper pay‑day for new CEO Sievert and CFO Osvaldik. Predecessors Legere and Carter picked up sizable severance packages.

  • dtw103-tt-ulrich-dt-chairman

    DT’s long-running search for new chair continues


    A replacement for Deutsche Telekom’s outgoing Supervisory Board Chairman Lehner continues after tight‑lipped incumbent gave nothing away at Group AGM. External candidates considered. Disappointment of scuppered Harald Krüger appointment not yet rectified.

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    Public Affairs

    Telefónica sacks security execs in fraud probe: reports


    ElevenPaths’ partner relationships under scrutiny as Group looks into dealings within managed security services unit. Report ties investigation with Govertis takeover in 2020, and senior executive reshuffle flagged in February.

  • dtw103-tt-hottges-longest-reign

    Höttges achieves longest CEO reign at DT


    After seven years (and a few days), Tim Höttges outlasts predecessors. He is also the highest paid telco CEO in Europe. Sprint merger bonus puts his FY20 takings close to €7m.

  • btw322-tt-jan-du-plessis-bust-up

    BT denies right royal dust‑up at the top


    Group moved to issue a denial of Jansen ultimatum as speculation swirls on du Plessis’ surprise departure decision. Two camps emerging, with some discontent at Jansen power moves, but CEO’s position appears safe for now. Beyond rumours and gossip, BT board looks starved of experience needed for ...

  • btw321-tt-openreach-strike
    Public Affairs

    Openreach strike action goes ahead


    Strike underway in row over engineer pay grade restructuring. Industrial action described as a ‘wake‑up call’ for the whole of BT amidst wider unrest.

  • dtw102-tt-dt-it-management

    Deutsche Telekom IT lets employees choose their own managers


    Group’s agile working frontrunner Deutsche Telekom IT to act as internal prototype for a new method of filling management positions.

  • vfw194-tt-nick-read-offices

    Vodafone’s Read: “pre‑COVID office concept is gone”


    Future Ready office pilots taking place in UK, Czechia, and Hungary. Nick Read outlines long‑term policy changes implemented in response to the pandemic, with norms changed to support a “ hybrid ” work future. Distributed, regional model to promote diversity and inclusion.

  • btw321-tt-rob-shuter

    BT’s Jansen set to add Sharp Shuter to evolving dream team


    BT Enterprise successor Rob Shuter to land at the start of February. Shuter and Chief Digital Innovation Officer Harmeen Mehta fill out Jansen’s A‑Team , leading “ furious ” pursuit of transformation goals. New hires complement other Group rising stars, adding gusto to the Jansen ...