German CIO Spenlé confirms his departure, swapped with Irnich. Brázdilová steps up to take senior role in Czechia and UK telco regular McWeeney takes on “dream” Vodafone role. Vantage Towers fills out its roster. Vodacom names its new CFO after top-level reshuffle.
Vodafone said to remain committed to a market exit. stc and Vodafone keep the dialogue open as MoU expires. Telecom Egypt denies it has a role in enabling deal. Possibility of price cut, reflecting new realities.
Kenyan operator to expand Vodafone’s Africa test-ground for open solutions. Project gearing is more towards core and backhaul than RAN. Scale and efficiency gains highlighted.
Vodafone Smart Tech gets BizDev VP. Australia’s new telco TPG shifts its backroom.
VfI Chief Business Officer rotates; GCR SVP Eliza Kwok returns. Vodafone Business freshens its Asia Pacific leadership and new Heads across European entities. Vodafone’s old faces get new spots at NGMN, Sky Deutschland, and MTN.
Partnering a world-leader may be indicative of ambitions for mobile payments, and maybe also e-commerce. Early stage African venture for Alipay, but strategic investor Alibaba has been spinning up regional strategy for several years. Where do M-PESA and Safaricom fit?
Three new managing directors at European infrastructure spin‑offs in Germany, Ireland, and Spain. VfUK CEO Nick Jeffery joins COVID‑19 Recovery Commission. Vodacom and Safaricom find temporary replacements for outgoing execs.
Asset-light playbook repeated. BT to continue serving MNCs and retain local SoC.
Tenorio says industry “not scratched the surface” on systems integration. Achieving lower TCO, compared with large-scale traditional vendors, an enormous task. O-RAN Alliance doing “great job”, but smaller vendors disadvantaged. Ambition of sub-$1000 RRH pushed back until 2021. Tech still not ready for prime time in urban ...
Shockwaves have evidently not yet subsided from strikingly severe treatment of executives in April 2019 incident.