Vodafone Financial & Performance

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    Vodafone interest AST SpaceMobile completes merger


    LEO satellite venture combines with special purpose acquisition company to fuel expansion, with eyes on going commercial with a helping hand from Vodafone. “ ASTS ” trading on NASDAQ. CEO Avellan unfazed by competition from SpaceX and co.

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    Products & Services

    Vodafone Business gets industrious with IoT solution development


    Enterprise division targets IoT solutions growth in 2025 plan. Ambition is to build €1bn end-to-end IoT solution portfolio in next five years. Düsseldorf playing key role in product ramp‑up. Mobile private networks are emerging growth opportunity.

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    Vendor Voice

    Teradata: telco leaders must step up to seize data opportunity


    Breaking down silos to seamlessly orchestrate data can deliver a virtuous circle of customer improvement and operational efficiency, presenting a springboard for a strategic reboot. In adopting tech sector business models, telcos have yet to fully grasp the value of their data assets, with coordination acting as a ...

  • Q3 FY20–21: Top team turn bullish as growth returns, just
    Financial & Performance

    Q3 FY20–21: Top team turn bullish as growth returns, just


    Nick Read and Margherita Della Valle claim Group set for acceleration after sneaking back into growth territory during quarter. European macro and M A questions continue to overhang claims of confidence in regional prospects, however. Amid continued talk of yet more in‑country consolidation, “ pragmatic ” Vodafone ...

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    Liberty CEO puts two‑year timeframe on VodafoneZiggo IPO


    Fries cautiously tells analysts to watch out for some “ activity ” at its Dutch JV in the next 24 months. VodafoneZiggo burnishes its IPO credentials with target-busting financials for FY20.

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    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone centralising national tech functions for Europe platform union


    In-country tech l eadership to be extracted and taken over by Group, as part of broader, homogenisation-focused regional reorg. Top Group execs in London hope move will address longstanding frustration with fragmentation and bring efficiencies and speed. Some in OpCos might continue to have other ideas… ...

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    Vodafone’s Read coy on Spanish M&A possibilities


    “ Pragmatic ” Vodafone will “ always examine opportunities to enhance and strengthen our business ”, says Group Chief Executive.

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    Financial & Performance

    Go-to-market stasis hits Talkmobile numbers


    Vodafone UK’s in‑house MVNO yet to report uplift from u‑turn on customer acquisition and implementation of new platform.

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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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    Financial & Performance

    Vodafone Q2 FY20–21


    Cost-cutting props up performance during COVID‑19 -hit quarter and CFO indicates she is preparing to step up efficiency plans further. Lag in delivery of leadership’s “ Phase Two ” plans, including Tech 2025 , muddying attempts to assure stakeholders of a brighter future. Lots of ...

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    Financial & Performance

    Headline numbers: weathering the storm, for now


    Key numbers relatively solid, reflecting telecoms sector’s cushioning from worst of pandemic disruption. Cost-cutting props up earnings, offsetting top-line weakness. Results preceded latest coronavirus response measures, which will have exacerbated drag on roaming revenue. Government support measures and resumption of international travel cited as key ...

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    Financial & Performance

    Spend: Della Valle dials it up on COVID cost-cutting


    CFO flags acceleration of savings push during H1, and possibility of a further expansion of ambitions for the post- COVID  era. Planned developments at Vodafone Procurement Company briefly mooted. Stark Retail and Shared Services cutbacks detailed.

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    Financial & Performance

    Guidance: tightly-wound numbers obscure future


    On a like-for-like basis, Vodafone Group is holding its own in the pandemic so far and leadership appears confident regarding short-term outlook. Longer-term prospects remain a question mark, however, especially as cost-cutting — rather than the top‑line growth — is keeping the Group on a steady course. ...

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    Financial & Performance

    Europe: Read stresses asset line-up is not settled


    Vodafone leadership considering next phase of Group strategy, and indicates M A moves could form part of new medium-term plan. Group open to solutions in markets not generating sufficient return on capital employed. Germany’s importance to Vodafone on display again; commitment to other markets less obvious. ...

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    Financial & Performance

    Africa: resilient SA helps Vodacom through crisis


    Vodacom continues to perform well despite regulatory and macro pressures across its regional footprint. However, unfavourable currency trends remain fly in the ointment when Group’s results are translated to Vodafone’s P L. No sign yet that Vodafone management is going cool on its commitment to Africa, despite ...

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    Strategy & Change

    Liberty likes idea of VodafoneZiggo listing


    Vodafone partner’s CFO argues that an IPO would command “ premium valuation ” in comparison with incumbent KPN. Bracken casts Vodafone as “ wonderful partner ”, and that the JV has done a “ great job ” in cutting costs and increasing revenue. Talks enthusiastically ...

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    Vi cashes in from Indus Towers–Infratel merger


    Vodafone’s loss-making JV in India gets a much-needed cash boost from sale of Indus stake. Vi reportedly in talks with private equity investors to raise more funds.

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    Forthnet share shuffle puts United Group in charge


    Pending takeover ends will-they-won’t-they saga of possible Vodafone and Wind buyout. Forthnet MVNO supported by Vodafone Greece yet to be launched commercially, but reflects competitive threat for OpCo to ponder. Move for Wind rumoured as next step for United.

  • Elsewhere in Vodafone Africa: Safaricom shareholder base sees changes

    Elsewhere in Vodafone Africa: Safaricom shareholder base sees changes


    Big boys making their presence felt in Safaricom’s owner family; Loon nearing Mozambique launch.

  • O2 bill prompts Drillisch profits warning
    Financial & Performance

    O2 bill prompts Drillisch profits warning


    MVNO Drillisch is continuing to hit roadblocks, and get battered on costs, as O2 and the other German operators play hardball on contract terms.