“Smart RAN” momentum building.
Potential three‑way deal could exclude BT over costing roadblock. O2 UK leads pushback, warning BT fees may undermine project viability. March 2020 deadline looms.
Sign-off to mega-deal would give New T‑Mobile management a raise/fold option in north-eastern US states.
Unit part of new “special-purpose entity” for automated settlement. Data-on-demand and international voice settlement to be first products. Timelines hazy for commercial deployment, however.
Group‑wide commitments made to maintaining network capacity in light of changing demand. Cisco and Microsoft partnerships enabling additional enterprise customer support. Consumer benefits include temporary free content and information access, and leeway on data use. Cooperation with public administrations and local rivals seen across the Telefónica footprint.
Tenorio reaches TIP summit, appointed Chairman. Vodafone joins O‑RAN Alliance. Stubborn open RAN resistance from large suppliers. Low-volume barrier for hardware newcomers. 5G OpenRAN critical to achieve scale.
Green light for tower fusion gives Vodafone heft and offers up cash. Group appears chuffed with EC remedies, which focus on access rights rather than trimming scaled‑up new entity.
Massachusetts, US-based vendor tapping into themes of cloud infrastructure, cost efficiency, and churn reduction. Lightening of product portfolio, through disaggregation, enabling expansion into new use-cases around security, CX, bid data, and enterprise IoT. Cost-conscious Vodafone an early mover on shift away from integrated hardware/software.