Joseph Purnell is a Staff Reporter for TelcoTitans, contributing telecoms news analysis since 2019 as part of the TelcoTitans and Market Mettle Editorial team.
Newly‑formed Unsere Grüne Glasfaser FTTH joint venture names a handful of team members ahead of anticipated approval. Movistar CEO rotates to lead Telefónica Tech’s Cloud unit, while Sergio Oslé takes the Spain spot. New strategic planning lead at Group‑level.
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.
Veteran executive departures at the top of India’s Vi. Vodafone Hungary’s Enterprise Business Unit gets a new lead from Apple. Raimondi named Commercial Director in place of now‑Chief Commercial Officer Duilio.
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.
- Products & Services
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.
20‑year veteran Axel Petri named Deputy CSO under Thomas Tschersich. In‑house consultancy makes exec swaps. New CFOs installed at T‑Systems in Brazil and the Netherlands. Changes at T‑Mobile US’s Emerging Technologies unit: Dwayne Benefield and Ivo Rook leave; Julie Goldthwait steps up.
BT continues Digital refresh: Group Data & AI Solutions unit further fills out with Groth joining to lead partnerships. Weston picks up Transformation Performance remit at Global. Chet Patel takes Americas MD spot at Global, with Vanderick holding fort as MD, Commercial. James Lilley to drive all‑IP for Openreach ...
Juan Carlos Garcia becomes the face of Telefónica’s collaborative innovation endeavour by succeeding David del Val at 5TONIC and Telecom Infra Project. Michael Falkensteiner takes on German brand leadership. Another former O2 exec joins Deutsche Glasfaser management.
New Transformation Director in as CFO mulls yet another step‑up in efficiencies plans. New CEO Aksoy formally takes over at Vodafone Turkey. Vantage Towers inaugurates its Supervisory Board with Grube as Chair. CISO swap at India’s Vi.
- Strategy & Change
VP, Digital Transformation Bruné highlights skill upgrades as fundamental to success, pushing “new‑skilling” to top of the Group’s strategic priority list. DT aims for 30% uptake of up‑skilling programme by 2024.
Oi finalises mobile asset sale to three‑strong consortium of Claro, TIM Brasil, and Vivo. Oi CFO: regulatory approval expected within the year. Trifecta of assets now divested by in‑administration Oi as it seeks route to recovery via fibre.