Quick changes made to company officers for major BT holding companies in the wake of Treasury Manager’s widely reported arrest. Review of Winnister’s responsibilities highlights complexity of BT’s many tiers of subsidiaries, and echoes of losses past still reverberating.
New Next Generation IP Multimedia Subsystem (NIMS) platform up and running. Marks another step in DT’s journey to software telco. NIMS suppliers include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Mavenir, Metaswitch, and Red Hat.
Open Future innovation hubs scout for Spanish startups with broad technological focus.
German CIO Spenlé confirms his departure, swapped with Irnich. Brázdilová steps up to take senior role in Czechia and UK telco regular McWeeney takes on “dream” Vodafone role. Vantage Towers fills out its roster. Vodacom names its new CFO after top-level reshuffle.
Ex‑BT CEO Ian Livingston expected to foster support for challenger vendors as UK transitions from reliance on Huawei equipment. Predecessor Sir Peter Bonfield charged with smoothing relationships between government and Chinese‑funded chipmaker Imagination Technologies. Ex-Chairman Rake has been under fire as Huawei-apologist.
Airwave unlikely to be switched off until 2024, possibly 2025. EE on track with 4G network.
BT’s de‑duplication effort accelerates with more than two thirds of EE’s operations staff being swallowed up by its parent Group since April 2019.
Italy’s plan to create a single national broadband network moves closer, but deal still has some hurdles to overcome and Vodafone CEO Read signals he is opposed. Beyond broadband network, project might include 5G, edge computing, cloud and data centres, creating further strategic complexity for Vodafone’s Italian interests.
Ten sites are to be opened in the next two years, focused on enabling edge services across Spain. Telefonica’s data centre partners may be waiting in wings to fuel further investment.
European CCOs get swapped, with Austria and Poland bringing in new faces. TMUS continues to bed its directors in with ongoing rejig. T‑Systems Hungary CEO exits “by mutual consent”, following failed sale in 2019. MTN South Africa’s changes draw another telco bigwig — this time T‑Sys SA MD Molefe. ...
Cybersecurity spin‑off ElevenPaths brings in H2020 lead Granadino for investment roadmap. O2 UK’s Suvo Datta gets called up to WM5G, leading the growing regional hub’s finance strategy.
Post-COVID-19 reset for make-up of new digitisation‑focused unit, whose creation was first flagged in April 2018. Detecon consultancy unit and T‑Sys MMS no longer involved. Partner implications yet to emerge.
Project tests 5G for agile media production in broadcasting. BT’s Adastral Park is a main test facility for EU-funded 5G-VINNI project.
O2 hands over the keys to the campus network it built at the automaker’s Factory 56: seen as a “flagship” for 5G in manufacturing. Production green light marks the start of Mercedes’ all‑digital production overhaul.
BT is attempting to turn down the heat on expectations for broadcast sport auctions in a market that has already seen signs of cooling.
The evolution of BT TV reflects a BT journey from an outward‑looking “buy” approach to new technology, to a more self‑reliant “build” mindset. Divisional BT architects said to have re‑focused on project delivery, with strategically-minded enterprise architects taking a Group‑wide perspective.
While whole Group faces headwinds, Consumer and Enterprise take the brunt of COVID‑19 impact. The “usual” working capital payments on top of slumping earnings result in negative cash flow for the quarter.