Vodafone exits German M2M partner Device Insight

Vodafone’s near-total loss of interest in startup investments remained evident as it sold off an interest in the enabler of its Energy Data Management 2.0 system. Another shift in OpCo-Group balance as VC activity decentralises. Vodafone Ventures (VfV),...

Huawei joins Vodafone’s NFV vendor family

The Chinese supplier is to contribute OpenStack platforms to support future telco cloud applications within OpCos. Vodafone continued to increase reliance on Huawei Technologies throughout its IT and network infrastructure realm by selecting the vendor as a partner on...

VodafoneZiggo hits suppliers with 5% price squeeze

The fledgling joint venture looks to have been quick to use its new-found scale for advantage over suppliers, negotiating savings in network equipment, handsets, and IT services. Central functions within Vodafone have also weighed in to support what could provide a...

Vodacom eyes up Safaricom-led B2B play

Now united with Safaricom, Vodacom looks to be enlisting the Kenyan operator to enact a long-mooted regional business-to-business expansion programme, while also avoiding complications of intervention in Safaricom’s home patch. Vodacom Group reiterated ambition...

Vodafonewatch #160 (November/December 2017)

Snapshots and insights from this Vodafonewatch report… Report: #160 Covering: November/December 2017 Next report: January 2018 Vodafone exits German M2M partner Device Insight Vodafone’s near-total loss of interest in startup investments remained evident as it sold...