Joseph Purnell

Joseph Purnell

Joseph Purnell is a Staff Reporter for TelcoTitans, contributing telecoms news analysis since 2019 as part of the TelcoTitans and Market Mettle Editorial team.

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    People

    Latest BT people moves: procurement revamp sees high profile exits

    2021-08-02T15:41:00

    Changes for BT’s procurement leads past and present as Joshi and Lord make tracks. Maniar named CEO at now-wholly‑owned converged offering OnePhone. BT’s nterprise operation on the Iberian peninsular readies for high‑profile changes, with CEO Ronda on the way out. Altnet challengers draw former BT and Openreach talent.

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    People

    Latest Vodafone people moves: Pasquali steps into Italy’s Consumer leadership

    2021-07-30T08:09:00

    With Duilio leaving for Sky Italia, Pasquali is lined up to become Director of Vodafone Italy’s Consumer Business Unit. In Albania’s Consumer division, Kir takes the helm. Safaricom makes two changes to its senior leadership team: Kamunyu and Senanu to lead Channels and Enterprise respectively.

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    M&A

    Cancom joins Telefónica Tech stable

    2021-07-29T14:45:00

    Telefónica Tech picks up cloud and security specialist Cancom, as the Group’s growth‑oriented technology division targets a strengthened UK presence. Move appears enabled by compete parameters in Virgin Media–Telefónica UK shareholders’ agreement.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Vodafone eyes corporates with Unisys tie‑up

    2021-07-29T07:20:00

    Group launches Digital Factory, offering digitalisation support and integration services for AR/VR, big data, blockchain, edge compute, and IoT. Move chimes with Business:2025 growth strategy.

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    People

    CTO said to exit Vodafone Spain after Tech reshuffle

    2021-07-27T13:18:00

    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.

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    Venturing & Investments

    BT investment signals cybersecurity intent

    2021-07-23T10:25:00

    BT named lead investor in $33m Safe Security funding round. SAFE cyber risk quantifier to be added to BT security offering, with the potential to target 30 million BT Consumer customers flagged by the partner. As well as exclusive securing UK rights, BT’s cash injection to fund accelerated innovation ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    German MNOs face “Herculean” flood recovery projects

    2021-07-21T15:40:00

    O2, Telekom Deutschland, and Vodafone make headway in respective network restoration efforts after flash floods take out networks. Portable base stations plugging gaps left by damaged fibre.

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    People

    Latest Deutsche Telekom people moves: German sales rejig

    2021-07-20T15:27:00

    1NCE co‑founder departs for Truphone. Former DT IoT CFO confirms his move to Telekom Deutschland. Renewed sales leadership in Germany. T‑Mobile MONEY lead exits for insurtech player.

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    People

    TPG sets out vision with refreshed exec line‑up

    2021-07-16T11:43:00

    Three senior appointments look to drive TPG growth ambitions in fixed wireless, enterprise, and customer experience improvement. Expertise drawn from TPG Corp. and Vodafone’s European OpCos.

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    People

    Deutsche Telekom builds out Growth Equity leadership

    2021-07-14T12:57:00

    Lance Matthews and Michael Rager ascend to MD, Growth Equity roles at Deutsche Telekom’s venturing arm.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT, Vodafone “actively pushing” procurement collaboration

    2021-07-14T11:11:00

    BT and Vodafone procurement chiefs back Trust Your Supplier to bring harmony to telco purchasing. Vodafone eventually to “mandate” Trust Your Supplier use. Collaboration between operators key to simplification and digitalisation of the industry, claim Cyril Pourrat and Ninian Wilson.

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    People

    Latest Telefónica people moves: rivals join O2 Germany

    2021-07-12T14:41:00

    O2 Germany draws in talent from rivals Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. Infra adds partnerships lead with M&A know‑how. VM–O2 firms up networks and technology leadership. Martinez takes Di Meo’s old CIO spot at Movistar Argentina.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Shell G&PD, T‑Sys to share green energy smarts

    2021-07-09T16:00:00

    Transatlantic agreement benefits multiple DT domains. Renewed MSA signed in 2020 extended by MoU, as Shell and T‑Systems aim for respective environmental targets. Smart city tech also in the works.

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    People

    Latest BT people moves: high‑flying Finance swaps

    2021-07-08T13:54:00

    Brenchley, Lockwood, and Smith pivot in executive finance positions across Group entities. O’Flaherty settled into permanent CIO posting, leaving interim MD, IT role vacant at BT Digital.

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    M&A

    Telefónica Tech preps for part‑sale

    2021-07-07T15:08:00

    Long‑mooted divestment plan appears close to initiation, with reports indicating private equity interest. Division not the big‑hitter it once claimed to become, but hoping to draw punters through M&A and partnerships. Downsized ambition and reset scope remind of last decade’s Telefónica Digital, where grand ambition faded away.

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    People

    Vodafone’s Ethiopian OpCo gets a leader

    2021-07-06T07:37:00

    Anwar Soussa takes job as first MD of as‑yet‑unnamed OpCo. Industry veteran brings M‑PESA experience. EOC plans and ownership remain vague.

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    People

    Deutsche Telekom moves: T‑Mobile names national security lead

    2021-07-05T15:01:00

    Letitia Long, former US intelligence lead, joins T‑Mobile Board of Directors as Director of National Security. Deutsche Telekom IoT gets a new CFO in Claudia Moritz. OTE veteran Tzimea adds Sustainability to her remit. Evolution of the Hungarian T‑Systems division gets closer to completion.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Vodafone signs HERE for traffic warning R&D

    2021-07-03T00:00:00

    5G‑enabled real‑time traffic warning system in development. Partnership takes in HERE Technologies and Porsche. Precision location and edge computing utilised. 5G Mobility Lab hosts R&D project, adding to a growing list of V2X partnerships.

  • EE backtracks on post‑Brexit roaming charges
    Products & Services

    EE backtracks on post‑Brexit roaming charges

    2021-07-01T01:00:00

    EE became the first UK MNO to announce plans to reinstate roaming charges for customers travelling to the EU. O2 UK and Three UK follow suit to an extent, tweaking fair usage policies.

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    Strategy & Change

    BT bets on Sisal lottery bid

    2021-07-01T01:00:00

    National Lottery licence up for grabs, with three challengers to Camelot incumbency. Sisal, with BT as technology supplier, faces competition from Allwyn and its partner Vodafone UK. Digital transformation top of the ticket for tender adjudicators.

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