Vodafone signals plan to integrate SpaceMobile service with Vodacom, Safaricom, and Vodafone offerings initially in DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Key numbers relatively solid, reflecting telecoms sector’s cushioning from worst of pandemic disruption. Cost-cutting props up earnings, offsetting top-line weakness. Results preceded latest coronavirus response measures, which will have exacerbated drag on roaming revenue. Government support measures and resumption of international travel cited as key to maintaining solidity.
Vodacom continues to perform well despite regulatory and macro pressures across its regional footprint. However, unfavourable currency trends remain fly in the ointment when Group’s results are translated to Vodafone’s P&L. No sign yet that Vodafone management is going cool on its commitment to Africa, despite weaknesses and willingness ...
Vodacom CEO defends Rain tie‑up; Lesotho crisis continues; dominant Safaricom back in political spotlight; African OpCos keen on Huawei tech.
Tolga Tomruk takes SCM Networks Director role, leading relationships with established equipment vendors and the ‘open’ challenger set. Safaricom follows up consumer‑centric shift with new CTIO. VodafoneZiggo taps rival KPN for mobile networks lead. Musical chairs on Vodacom Group’s Board of Directors.
Vodacom acquisition anticipates faster international growth, prompting operational changes along territorial lines. Among the trio of internal appointments is Mark Beets, handed responsibility for developing business with Vodafone’s Partner Markets organisation.
Vodacom reportedly tangled in murder scandal in South Africa, and taking political fire over Tanzanian election.
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”.
Big boys making their presence felt in Safaricom’s owner family; Loon nearing Mozambique launch.
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.