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Partnerships & Alliances

Vodafone on OpenRAN trail but tricky terrain ahead

Tenorio reaches TIP summit, appointed Chairman. Vodafone joins O‑RAN Alliance. Stubborn open RAN resistance from large suppliers. Low-volume barrier for hardware newcomers. 5G OpenRAN critical to achieve scale.

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Financial & Performance

Vodafone leadership awaits COVID-19 diagnosis

Share price nose-dives below £1 for first time since 1997. Impact on financial and strategic plans yet to emerge. OpCos focus on network resilience and employee welfare.

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Network & Infrastructure

Ericsson leads, Huawei stumbles, TIP surges: Vodafone 5G Momentum Index, March 2020

Vodafone’s 5G ecosystem sees drastic changes, Ericsson holds its lead. Nokia slips into dogfight with Huawei, TIP and Samsung. Mavenir heads challenging pack with ZTE on its heels, pursued by Qualcomm, Parallel Wireless, Altiostar, and several others.

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Network & Infrastructure

Vodafone gets 5G ball rolling on 3.6GHz update

Higher frequency cleared for 5G use. Ametsreiter talks a gigabit 5G game.

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M&A

Vodacom eyes more B2B M&A as part of growth push

South African operator eyeing a new wave of strategic tie-ups and buyouts in growth areas.