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Network & Infrastructure

Vodafone Portugal threatens to boycott 5G auction

Objections to auction terms favouring new entrant. Complaints escalated to Brussels, and R&D centre plans reconsidered.

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Network & Infrastructure

Telkom calls for Rain-check on Vodacom spectrum tie-up

Complaint to South African Competition Tribunal calls time on spectrum‑sharing agreement. Claims competition is at risk, ahead of upcoming spectrum auctions. Vodacom adamant that deals are “pro‑competitive”.

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People

Latest Vodafone people moves: Petty on diversification board; new CFO in Ireland

Sir Ian Livingston drafts Scott Petty alongside fellow telco leaders for infrastructure policy changes. Sales changes in Spain. Evin named CFO in Ireland, while two former Group CFOs take new posts elsewhere.

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M&A

MÁSMÓVIL CEO calls Vodafone link a “bluff”

Spenger scoffs at recent media reports that MÁSMÓVIL was in consolidation talks with Vodafone. CEO pointedly adds, however, that mergers eliminate “unnecessary infrastructure costs”.

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Public Affairs

Vodacom fights Lesotho decision to revoke license

Urgent interdict sought over license revocation and “staggering” fine. Insisting still business-as-usual for customers. Lesotho crisis adds to troubling incidents across Vodacom Group.

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