All Tony Roy articles

  • btw318-tt-procurement-suplari
    Suppliers & SCM

    BT seeks instant purchasing power with Suplari

    2020-11-20T12:10:00Z

    Procurement function seeking “ relevance ” by addressing “ huge legacy ” of aging IT, and reliance on Excel . Calculating spend with individual suppliers was long-winded. Quick-fire info seen as increasingly important amid COVID‑19 and Brexit disruption.

  • Ericsson joins Nokia in 5G RAN mix
    Network & Infrastructure

    Ericsson joins Nokia in 5G RAN mix

    2020-10-30T09:08:00Z

    Swedish supplier claims it will handle 50% of EE ’s 5G  traffic. Vendor stockpiles antennas ahead of Brexit  to meet projected UK demand. BT’s Watson talks optimistically about reshaping networks for the future in the absence of Huawei .

  • btw316-tt-bt-covid-19-headache
    Suppliers & SCM

    Brexit and COVID: BT’s twin supply chain headaches

    2020-10-09T07:47:00Z

    Group continuing to scrutinise status of 450 key partners, amid logistical and financial turmoil wrought by pandemic. Spread of critical partners under consideration to create greater resilience post-coronavirus and split from EU. Telcos, traditionally known for squeezing suppliers to the max, now focused on keeping them afloat.