A score for Telefónica in global Partners Program vs Partner Markets match-up. Axiata to integrate and resell ElevenPaths cybersecurity. Deal expands Telefónica presence in ASEAN region as it strives to deliver growth through an overdue expansion in the MNC space.
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.
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.
Lords pushing to raise obligations of infrastructure owners to police the supply chain in a way that goes beyond current modern slavery legislation. Government recognised concerns as legitimate, but prioritising improving UK infrastructure rollout. Proposed amendments could put exclusion of Huawei from fixed infrastructure on a faster track than ...
Massive Google investment underscores both Jio’s domination and its ambition to develop wide range of popular digital services. Who’s Who of foreign investors, which includes digital-savvy Facebook, now accounts for nearly a third of Jio Platform equity. Vodafone’s long-term outlook in India looks even more perilous than before, after ...
Trump admin tactics force hand of NCSC on restricting Huawei in networks. Ability of UK security to assess and monitor Huawei deployments undermined when simultaneously trying to secure a threadbare alt supply chain. At least that’s the mainstream story.
Indian plant closures and unavailability of field engineers blamed for failure to meet revised 4G rollout targets.
Reports that tightened US sanctions may be a game changer on Huawei security pave the way for a UK government U‑turn on its approach to the vendor. In Germany, leaked DT contract details underline willingness of Huawei to hedge operator risks with stockpiled supplies and financial guarantees.
A decision on Chinese vendors’ involvement in German 5G deployment sees another delay, and is now (tentatively) expected for September 2020. Huawei security concerns remain central to opposition, with operators forced to make hedge their bets in the meantime.
Vodafone associates and joint ventures people movements. Vodafone Towers Europe continues to take shape.
Deals and updates from across the Vodafone Group include the latest CNTT release, Vodafone Business partnership with Energy Web, and a coordinated Track and Trace effort from European telcos. Vodafone Idea flagged collaborations with Nokia, Red Hat, and Mavenir. Vodafone Greece launched ToBi; Ireland expanded its relationship with Exclusive ...
Read infers Group is better placed, post-Colao for economic downturn. Della Valle confirms new, AT Kearney-inspired €1bn cost-cutting plan, after trailering move in late-2019. No disruption to Read’s M&A overhaul, beyond Egypt. Targets hit but glitchy performance, both at OpCos and Vodafone Business.
Rival Jio gets fillip from hefty FDI and Facebook digital expertise. Unnamed VfI exec does not rule out similar webscale tie‑up for the embattled JV. Indian JV relinquishes last urban stronghold and is set to lose second spot overall.
Facebook features among consortium pals. Sign Vodafone Carrier Services has not been forgotten. Continent’s existing long‑distance networks, including those co‑owned by Group, seen as inadequate.
Shake-ups across Vodacom Group as the SA OpCo gets reconstituted with Balesh Sharma as MD. Vodafone Turkey sees rotations.
Indian JV relinquishes last urban stronghold and set to lose second spot overall.