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Operations

TPG: no plans to drop Vodafone brand

Telco forced to clarify position on sub-brand strategy amid media speculation. Appointment of former Vodafone NZ exec to see refresh of brand strategy, with focus on driving better customer experience.

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People

Latest Vodafone people moves: Deutsche Glasfaser taps Vodafone again

New MNC marketing head at Vodafone Business. Two more Vodafone Germany execs head to fibre altnet Deutsche Glasfaser. Vodafone Hungary appoints replacement Deputy CEO for pivoting Budai.

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Network & Infrastructure

Vodafone bulks up Vantage Towers with Cornerstone

Vodafone UK and Telefónica UK give each other freedom to “commercialise” their 50% stakes in Cornerstone JV. Transfer of Vodafone’s shareholding to Vantage Towers to take place within weeks. Important (and long-awaited) addition to Vodafone’s European TowerCo ahead of upcoming IPO.

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Suppliers & SCM

Altiostar flagged as supplier for Vodafone partner AST SpaceMobile

Vodafone signals plan to integrate SpaceMobile service with Vodacom, Safaricom, and Vodafone offerings initially in DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

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Financial & Performance

Vi eyes $2bn cash injection

Reports suggest Vodafone’s Indian joint venture will announce funds from a consortium of investors imminently. Fundraising initiative began in September to ease Vi’s debt burden, with 4G expansion also expected to get a boost.

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