Vodafone has been using Partner Market arrangements since 2002 to create a strategic presence outside its own network footprint. DT is now signalling plans to create competing alliances.
STC to pay $2.4bn for controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt, at modest valuation. Deal aimed to close by mid-2020. Groundwork of _VOIS Egypt separation previously completed.
Self-styled “Intelligent” division nods to shift towards automation and AI.
VfEg becomes first service provider in Egypt to gain the status.
Awkward co‑ownership with incumbent dealt with. A step in recalibration of Shared Services — and possibly VfEg too.
Latest partner/supplier people movement highlights include: Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Red Hat.
Latest people movements include: Aneeqah Vahed, Tanja Vermeulen, Nuno Duarte, Marwan Amin, Zeinab Sono, Tushir Malik, Sahil Verma.
VfEg among the beneficiaries of a local visit in May 2019 by Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade The visit was accompanied by the signing of new partnership agreements.