Special Telecoms Reports

Special Reports

Vodafone's Martin Wesenaar providing insights into the OpCo’s transition to a cloud‑native environment

Strategy & Change

DTW19: Vodafone Germany on charge to cloud payments

2019-07-11T00:15:00+01:00By Market Mettle

Long-running, Huawei-supported project said to have been met well, with customer experience and efficiencies benefits. Some compromises made on legacy and vendor retention.

Deutsche Telekom's "One App"

Strategy & Change

HAL’s odyssey: Deutsche Telekom grows API framework to drive savings

2019-07-11T00:14:00+01:00By Market Mettle

Executives claim progress in Europe’s digitally-flavoured simplification plan, flagged at DT’s last Capital Markets Day. OneApp customer support platform nears full reach across Europe area. E-commerce and TV services next. Data-analytics layer in pipeline.

Lester Thomas, Vodafone's Chief Systems Architect, on "zero touch" partnering

Strategy & Change

DTW19: Another Vodafone Group signal of coming partner platform refit

2019-07-11T00:13:00+01:00By Market Mettle

Vodafone recognises need for improvement in partner collaboration, to fuel 5G success. Chief Systems Architect looking to reshape IT, to help open-up while protecting “secret sauce”. TM Forum and University of Surrey among collaborators.

Rachel Higham, Managing Director of IT at BT, reviewing Da Vinci project progree


BT Group scales new peaks with IT transformation expedition

2019-07-11T00:12:00+01:00By Market Mettle

The Da Vinci project is putting human-centric design at the core of BT’s IT approach, requiring a fundamental change in outlook for the telco. Higham’s programme helping BT cut IT costs by nearly 40%, while improving internal perceptions of the Group’s IT function through new services. Da Vinci approach ...

TATA Communications board, The Future Telco, at DTW19

Partnerships & Alliances

Google and telco: a beautiful budding relationship

2019-07-11T00:11:00+01:00By Market Mettle

Web services giant gees-up operator audience, stressing their go-to-market strength. Opportunities highlighted across network, IT, and services.

Presentation slide by André Kriger, CIO at Telefónica/Vivo

Strategy & Change

Telefónica/Vivo: opening Pandora’s box

2019-07-11T00:10:00+01:00By Market Mettle,

CIO recounts experiences from digital overhaul of Brazilian operator’s sprawling IT operation.

Rob Visser, CIO at Italian operator Wind Tre, discussing the importance of reskilling employees


Digital transformation (DTW19): culture change, reskilling crucial

2019-07-11T00:09:00+01:00By Market Mettle

Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies.