All the latest insight, news and analysis on telecoms deals involving BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone.
Jansen optimistic on prospect of digital solutions reviving BT fortunes with the NHS. BT recruiting to support its NHS win back activity, as hundreds of millions of pounds are made available for health service IT upgrades, with increased focus on security.
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.
Managed Nextcloud offer taps into a rising data sovereignty sentiment in Europe, but are efforts to combat the might of US hyperscalers futile? DT said to be market leader among European cloud providers with a 2% market share.
Expanded wholesale deal encompasses TDE provision of wholesale fibre access. Deal ties in with Group goals of delivering an efficient accelerated fibre rollout in Germany.
Four data centres are said to be on the table, with a 20%‑stake in Asterion subsidiary Nabiax the price. Nabiax‑Telefónica JV reportedly in the pipeline to manage the estate.
Telefónica Chief Digital Consumer Officer will reportedly lead the project, dubbed the “Netflix of the press”. EU reconstruction funding said to be on the cards.
Liberty Global confident of JV clearance, and anticipates Telefónica talks on ambitious and aggressive fixed‑line rollout. Liberty’s Sky relationship appears key, with prospects for collaboration heightened by a friendly face at the helm. Meanwhile, Virgin Media appears to be finally embracing PIA from Openreach for cheaper fibre rollout.
Vodafone Egypt signs MoU for minority stakes in digital payment players Bee and Masary. New Vodafone Egypt CEO Abdallah seeks to paint deal as part of “promising” strategic investment plan, following Group’s failed exit.
Fries cautiously tells analysts to watch out for some “activity” at its Dutch JV in the next 24 months. VodafoneZiggo burnishes its IPO credentials with target-busting financials for FY20.