Vodafone builds open RAN influence with O‑RAN Alliance oversight spot. Takkar handed another three years to lead Vodafone’s troubled Indian JV Vi. Safaricom Board rejigged following exec changes at Kenyan operator and parent Vodacom.
Vi CTO Vishant Vora steps down leaving a vacancy. Several changes in Germany across departments. M‑PESA gets a CTO to aid expansion. Former VGE CEO gets board position; Cheang named Huawei security lead.
New Greek towers JV cleared; VodafoneZiggo future remains in spotlight.
Rejigged agreement offers a safety net for TowerCo amid ongoing questions over Vi’s future.
International arbitration court rules against India in long‑running tax dispute surrounding 2007 Hutchison Essar acquisition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government reportedly mulling an appeal, pending legal advice. In separate tax news, India’s Supreme Court calls for ten‑year payback period on outstanding AGR dues.
Changes rung in Group and OpCo enterprise arms. Czech, German, and Tanzanian OpCos name new cyber security heads. Another telco exec leaves for pastures new at AWS. Former Vodafone Transformation lead Finch takes Three UK CIO gig.
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.
Deal, agreed more than two years ago, continues to be clouded in uncertainty. Latest delay likely related to uncertainty over Vodafone Idea’s payment of AGR dues. Bharti Infratel chairman confident of favourable ruling from Supreme Court, and that Vodafone will “definitely stay” in India.
Straight-talking and hard-working, Birla is a formidable businessman. His commitment to Vodafone Idea cannot be taken for granted.
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.
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 ...
Indian plant closures and unavailability of field engineers blamed for failure to meet revised 4G rollout targets.