HiWEB deal takes Vodafone to Iran

Vodafone’s Partner Markets federation expanded its reach into Iran for the first time by linking up with HiWEB, a local wireline and mobile service provider. The deal – stressed as a “non-equity” arrangement by Vodafone – will see HiWEB provide local...

Vodafone has Brazilian options up sleeve

Vodafone holds options to take a stake in Brazilian Internet of Things (IoT) partner Datora Mobile Telecomunicacoes, a brief note in the Group’s latest Annual Report reveals. The recently-released Report, for the year to 31 March 2016, flags that a Call Option...

Vodafone energy tech strategy under “full review”

The Group’s latest Sustainable Business Report, covering the twelve months to 31 March 2016 (FY15-16), indicated energy generation for Vodafone’s networks and data centres is an area where the Group could be seeking to bring about significant change to...

Vodafone Group Enterprise launches CX overhaul

An increased focus on customer experience (CX) emerged from within Vodafone’s Group Enterprise division, as the operator seeks to protect an enterprise sales stream that is now back in growth (rising 2.1%, to £10bn, during April 2015-March 2016/FY15-16), and...

Strategy & Commercial boss Bertoluzzo returns to Italy

Paolo Bertoluzzo, Group Chief Commercial Operations & Strategy Officer at Vodafone, is to leave the operator on 8 July 2016, and take on the Group Chief Executive (CEO) position at Italian banking services provider Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari (ICBPI)....

Schultz relinquishes supply chain leadership

Detlef Schultz, long-serving Global Supply Chain Management Director at Vodafone, and Chief Executive of Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC), the operator’s central buying unit, is understood to have retired from both positions. He has been succeeded by...