Complaint to South African Competition Tribunal calls time on spectrum‑sharing agreement. Claims competition is at risk, ahead of upcoming spectrum auctions. Vodacom adamant that deals are “pro‑competitive”.
Sir Ian Livingston drafts Scott Petty alongside fellow telco leaders for infrastructure policy changes. Sales changes in Spain. Evin named CFO in Ireland, while two former Group CFOs take new posts elsewhere.
Vodacom South Africa tests used Edgecore‑based DCSG product running Infinera software. Vodafone’s Rossi highlights move to create a “diverse supply chain”.
Potential acquisition of Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa would meet Vodacom need for fibre network assets.
Fortinet and SpecPage grow T‑Systems relationships; division bags another airport win.
AppsFlyer and Cloudflare gain foothold within Vodacom ecosystem.
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.
DT IoT targets startups with new NB‑IoT enabler and T‑Sys expands Industry 4.0 play to Dutch manufacturers.
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.
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?
Shockwaves have evidently not yet subsided from strikingly severe treatment of executives in April 2019 incident.
People movements at Vodafone’s African businesses.