Joseph Purnell is a Staff Reporter for TelcoTitans, contributing telecoms news analysis since 2019 as part of the TelcoTitans and Market Mettle Editorial team.
- Partnerships & Alliances
Deutsche Telekom wholesale division ties with China Mobile International for connectivity services in Asia and Europe. Agreement launches point of presence at CMI’s German data centre. Ciena technology leveraged for access and transport services.
- Public Affairs
Competition Appeals Tribunal tells BT it has little prospect of success in a call to block US‑style class action. Operator will take case to Court of Appeal as it seeks to swap opt‑out procedure for an opt‑in alternative. The latest update in an ongoing £589m saga amid allegations of ...
Gervase King coronated as MD at MBNL. Permanent appointment fills gap left by Pat Coxen, who moved to BT Consumer last year.
- Products & Services
Telefónica Tech launches evolved flexWAN proposition, addressing the cybersecurity demands of ‘new normal’ hybrid working. Longstanding security partner Fortinet tapped for updated offering. Spain first, rest of Telefónica footprint to follow. Fortinet ups engagement with telco players.
New unit established to draw together hunt and nurture unicorn startups, with Bento at the helm, while a unified European software engineering team installs Connelly at the top. Vacant Vodafone IoT Technology leadership filled by pair of promotions, with IoT solutions development also in the crosshairs elsewhere in the ...
- Strategy & Change
Elms steps down from MNC unit. Lorilloux seen absorbing remit. Latest change at Vinod Kumar’s re-morphing Vodafone Business division.
Thomas Duecke pivots from Global and Kevin Lee moves from eBay to join BT Digital’s top‑table. BT Sourced lures Fulden Sener to new Dublin offices, while Carmel McInally’s exit leaves a vacant IT Procurement post. Enterprise finance leadership changes.
- Venturing & Investments
Marketing platform provider No Big Deal banks €465,000 in funding to scale in Benelux region. Founded in 2020 by former Vodafone Procurement Company and Tomorrow Street managers Bergstra and Klemetz.
Sharaf steps up to lead Devices & Platforms, taking the reins from Kohler.
Telefónica Tech replaces Cancom UK&I board members with Group executives, following buyout. Vivo names Rocha de Matos and Simões network planning and IT directors, respectively. Former O2 UK executive Stansfeld joins fixed broadband player Quickline.
Inaugural leadership team named at Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia, with remaining executives reported in local press. Vodafone Ghana opens search for new CTO after incumbent exits for MTN. Further changes at Partner Markets after meld within Vodafone Business.
Reports indicate BT is in “advanced” stage talks with DAZN to offload BT Sport, with a deal mooted “within weeks”. Broadcasting rights the big‑ticket item for US streaming specialist, while BT looks to focus efforts on network expansion.
- Network & Infrastructure
Openreach challenger announces fresh funds through stake sale and bond issue. Capital “enables” Project Gigabit ambitions. CityFibre’s FTTP rollout reaches 650,000 premises. Altnet momentum builds with an estimated £8bn in investment publicly promised.
A host of changes at DT’s European NatCos include two new CEOs and two new CTIOs, and a reworked Commercial division. Finance lead swaps at T‑Systems Alpine. Group venturing unit DTCP targets portfolio partnerships growth.