German operating business continues network and IT integration efforts. Plans to create 60 ‘future‑oriented’ positions in fields such as cloud and cybersecurity.
Another social pact unveiled as COVID‑19 and currency falls combine to wipe €1.5bn off reported revenue, and shred profitability. Cash generation a priority as strict — and seemingly permanent — spending and investment restrictions are put in place. Telefónica Infra ambition emerging as plans for new wholesale fibre networks ...
Group taps Ericsson for OSS leadership, and reworks its EU regulatory policy team at a pivotal time in discussions with Brussels. Changes seen across DT’s European NatCos and an extended mandate for Hrvatski Telekom CFO Daub. New MD Ramnewash sets out software-based vision for Dutch DT GBS operation. The ...
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.
Smart meters to cut O2 energy bills, Sky deal for pay‑TV expanded.
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.
Contact tracing app sees more than 15 million downloads in first weeks, and took 50 days and €20m to develop. T‑Systems’ new Digital Solutions unit said to be responsible for DT’s contribution to development, while DT contact centres will manage manual test result communications. German authorities muse whether a ...
Group continues to keep tight rein on content expenses, for now. Upstart Deutsche Glasfaser completes two‑into‑one M&A bulk‑up. Voic‑ification continues to be a key area of innovation focus.
Cybersecurity unit ElevenPaths looks ready to continue ambitious expansion. Former Chief Commercial Digital Officer Mariano de Beer takes on Independent Director role at Ribbon. Swaps at Wayra’s HispAm divisions.
Indian plant closures and unavailability of field engineers blamed for failure to meet revised 4G rollout targets.
Telefónica reportedly eyeing up €150m sale of twelve more DCs to Asterion. Also said to be angling for a stake in interrelated DC manager Nabiax. Same VC fund bought eleven Telefónica DCs in 2019, aiding Group efforts to alleviate debt and monetise assets.
Hrvatski Telekom elevates B2B into CEO’s mandate. Carter and Geldmacher among New T‑Mobile departures.
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.
Telefónica joined Restarting Together COVID-19 recovery programme, absent from ETSI’s E4P scheme, and one of 53 large companies to take a Bank of England emergency loan. TIWS test LEO satellite; ElevenPaths gets AWS security certification. Announcements across Telefónica’s core markets include ongoing 5G/China drama in the UK; Brazilian network-sharing ...
Telefónica Group alumni people movements for June-July 2020.
Telefónica people movements across European and Hispanoamérican OBs.