Vodafone ties with American quartet on AI

The Group is forming new relationships to support a next phase of cost efficiency efforts around networks and customer experience. Vodafone looks to US for AI collaboration. Internal use-cases remain the key focus; commercial data opportunities still on shelf....

VHA preps Vodafone TV release

The Group’s fledgling IPTV platform looks to be set to extend into Pacific markets, including a soon-to-be-broadband-enabled Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) looks to be preparing an expansion into pay-TV after applying to...

Safaricom pushes back against Vodacom control

The Kenyan operator continued to appear an arm’s length and avowedly individual business within Vodafone, using its Annual General Meeting to assert independence on key decisions and ensure freedom to expand M-PESA according to its own strategy....

Vodafonewatch #159 (October 2017)

Snapshots and insights from this Vodafonewatch report… Report: #159 Covering: October 2017 Next report: November 2017 Zambia appears on radar again Reports reaffirm Group plans for a fully fledged mobile operation in Zambia, seemingly driven by Partner Markets ally...

Zambia appears on Vodafone radar again

Reports reaffirm Group plans for a fully-fledged mobile operation in Zambia, seemingly driven by Partner Markets ally Afrimax Group. This leads on to further questions over how Afrimax and Vodacom Group – both of which are already present in Zambia – can...

Red Edge expanding behind Vodafone scenes, targets APAC

Vodafone’s data-led enterprise sales venture, set up in 2015, looks to eyeing markets beyond Europe for the first time. Group Enterprise’s fledgling Vodafone Red Edge inside sales unit is understood to be expanding into Asia-Pacific (APAC). The division...