One-time bearer of Vodafone’s growth ambitions slowly fading away. Organisation set for major recalibration in 2020. Vodafone’s interest no longer appears to extend beyond Vodacom.
VBA formed a partnership with SEACOM, growing geographical reach for business clients.
Vodacom Tanzania (VdT) attempted to fend off growing controversy over its alleged role in the arrest of local journalist Erick Kabendera in July 2019, with a statement asserting that it has “always followed due process and fully complies with the country’s laws and regulations” on data privacy.
Vodacom Tanzania (VdT) partnered with local innovation hub Smart Lab to launch Vodacom Digital Accelerator, an incubation programme intended to support early‑ and growth-stage technology startups.
Rain South Africa, a data‑only new entrant and Vodacom South Africa (VdSA) roaming partner, launched an “uncapped”, 5G‑based Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service in parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane.
Vodafone’s Rest of the World Region Chief Executive Vivek Badrinath was said to have paid a visit to Ethiopia, underlining ongoing Group interest in the country.
Latest partner/supplier people movement highlights include: Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Red Hat.
Zambia’s telecoms regulator confirmed the demise of Vodafone Zambia, the local unit of Vodafone’s defunct regional Partner Markets’ associate Afrimax Group.
Latest people movements include: Aneeqah Vahed, Tanja Vermeulen, Nuno Duarte, Marwan Amin, Zeinab Sono, Tushir Malik, Sahil Verma.
Stock tactic of arms-length footprint expansion seen again. Vodafone has ‘still got it’ for challenger partners, despite questionable competitive record.
Oddly-timed switch at the helm of Vodafone Idea. Latest people movements include: Riaan Naude, Anthony Theunissen, Shwetha Iyer, Rajat Mukarji, Mohit Narula, Balesh Sharma, Ravinder Takkar, Aish Sinha.