Joseph Purnell is a Staff Reporter for TelcoTitans, contributing telecoms news analysis since 2019 as part of the TelcoTitans and Market Mettle Editorial team.
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.
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.
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.
- Venturing & Investments
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 ...
- Network & Infrastructure
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.
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.
Lance Matthews and Michael Rager ascend to MD, Growth Equity roles at Deutsche Telekom’s venturing arm.
- Suppliers & SCM
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Partnerships & Alliances
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.