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.
VHA continued to inch towards its transformational merger with TPG Telecom after the two operators said they had received consent from the USA’s Committee for Foreign Investment and Federal Communications Commission.
DT is signalling plans to license the Magenta brand to create new strategic alliances that could compete with Vodafone’s Partner Markets arrangements.
TDE IoT partner 1NCE expanded its service to a further 60 countries beyond Germany, moving beyond Europe for the first time.
Vodafone’s 5G ecosystem sees drastic changes, Ericsson holds its lead. Nokia slips into dogfight with Huawei, TIP and Samsung. Mavenir heads challenging pack with ZTE on its heels, pursued by Qualcomm, Parallel Wireless, Altiostar, and several others.
Nokia lands five‑year deal in Australia’s post-Huawei landscape. Berroeta lauds the Finnish vendor’s “advanced 5G roadmap”. 5G launch slated by 30 June 2020.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) could be about to jump aboard the Group’s sub‑brand train with a new service called “Felix”
David Teoh, Chief Executive of TPG Telecom, reiterated his optimism that the TPG–Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) merger saga is coming to a close.
BT signs contract with icare, to deploy its cloud‑based cybersecurity solution.
There were further signs that Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) will have to wait until early‑2020 to find out whether it has successfully resurrected its merger with rival-cum-partner TPG Telecom.
Latest people movements include: Aneeqah Vahed, Tanja Vermeulen, Nuno Duarte, Marwan Amin, Zeinab Sono, Tushir Malik, Sahil Verma.
VHA and partner TPG focus on self-deprecation.
VHA admitted it had made false or misleading representations about its third-party direct carrier billing service, agreeing to refund customers.