Delivering a proof of concept to an Australian retail client has sparked the creation of a new and developing 5G solution from the operator’s Global division.
TPG, Telstra, and Optus angle for lion’s share of spoils from the government’s Australian 5G Innovation Initiative. They caution against allocating funds to niche 5G projects and players, arguing it will produce poor returns on taxpayers’ money. Trio advocates MNO-led partnerships as best-suited applicants.
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.
Carbon-neutral sub-brand signals fresh start for newly merged TPG Telecom. TPG steps up customer acquisition push with green and unlimited data offers and gets busy on convergence. Australian sub-brand follows Vodafone playbook.
VodafoneZiggo flags Gigabit cable upgrades; 5G spectrum auction nearing in Australia.
Dutch cable switchover resumes; Subex gains a role in Vi’s IT consolidation.
Vodafone Smart Tech gets BizDev VP. Australia’s new telco TPG shifts its backroom.
Billionaire recluse Teoh is entirely focused on what the customer wants. He seems unlikely to rein in his instincts following a TPG Telecom “merger of equals” with Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Of our eight profiles, we think Teoh will likely cause Read the most trouble.
Vodafone associates and joint ventures people movements. Vodafone Towers Europe continues to take shape.
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.