Safaricom- and MTN-led groupings — the only two bidders for new licences — talked up as having scale and “quality” to make impact.
Investor hesitancy seen as partly down to fears of incumbent’s political heft, added to macro uncertainty.
Ethio Telecom part-sale could have diverted attention too.
Technology from acquisition IoT.nxt is helping Vodafone to better optimise its office space.
Rollout chimes with coronavirus challenges and Group’s cost savings goals.
External customers being scoped out for system.
Cloud-based comms provider does not expect strategic partnership with Vodafone Business to start bearing fruit until “beyond 2021”.
RingCentral COO says tie-up “on track to launch this year in multiple countries across Europe”.
Government kicks off first phase of £1.2bn Project Gigabit.
£210m for rural voucher scheme, but fewer communities are eligible; £110m for connecting rural doctors’ surgeries, libraries, and schools.
DCMS Delivery Plan suggests considerable uncertainty on most effective way to target government spending.
Innovation hothouse hubraum closed applications for its Network Sustainability Award, being run in partnership with Solar Impulse Foundation.
Microsoft, Orange, and SK Telecom also in support.
Green network management and energy production among the focuses as Deutsche Telekom ups its climate protection endeavours.