VPC’s Wilson says hard-wired, monolithic vendor deals stifling telcos and moving towards collaborative partnerships. Spend mix change seen as in post. Accenture held up as key strategic ally and early adopter of new model. Reality-check acknowledged: old school procurement seen as problem rather solution.
LEO satellite venture combines with special purpose acquisition company to fuel expansion, with eyes on going commercial with a helping hand from Vodafone. “ASTS” trading on NASDAQ. CEO Avellan unfazed by competition from SpaceX and co.
Enterprise division targets IoT solutions growth in 2025 plan. Ambition is to build €1bn end-to-end IoT solution portfolio in next five years. Düsseldorf playing key role in product ramp‑up. Mobile private networks are emerging growth opportunity.