Visions of tumbleweed continued to pervade around Vodafone’s rudderless venture capital unit, as its portfolio of past “strategic” investments was allowed to erode further.

Group investment unit Vodafone Ventures (VfV) emphasised its near-dormant status by sitting on its hands during transactions by two existing players in its stable: British mobile voice recording technology player Cognia and Canadian enterprise marketing specialist Flybits.

  • Cognia – which received a series of investments from VfV during 2011, after striking a deal to support Vodafone Global Enterprise’s Mobile Recording solution for banks and other large businesses (Vodafonewatch, 2010.04 and passim) – is to be taken over by Smarsh, a US vendor that sells information archiving solutions into financial service providers, helped by partnerships with American telecoms providers AT&T and Verizon Communications. Smarsh said the deal will enable it to expand within Europe, and “leverage Cognia’s intellectual property and development resources to offer its global customer base enhanced capabilities around mobile and fixed-line voice communication”. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, so it is not yet clear how much VfV will receive for its stake in Cognia (thought to have stood at around 12.2% as of 31 March 2016).
  • Previously, Flybits – another VfV investment, and also partner of Vodafone on analytics-led corporate customer engagement projects – announced a $6.5m (£5m/EUR5.5m) Series-B funding round, but did not name VfV as one of the participating investors. It remains unclear what dilution effect the round will have on VfV’s position in the business, pegged at just under 9% as of 31 March 2016. Dr. Hossein Rahnama, founder and Chief Executive of Flybits, said the injection will enable the vendor to “ramp up our sales efforts in the United States and Europe, reinforce our existing global presence, and expand our product and engineering teams to strengthen Flybits’ unique machine learning capabilities”.

Out of office

While VfV’s level and range of activity has fluctuated wildly since its inception during the dotcom boom in 2000, and Vodafone continues to insist VfV remains active, the last three years or more have seen the unit become increasingly sedentary, selling off several assets (stakes in Expertmaker, Jibe Mobile, MobileIron, Perfecto Mobile, Pontis, and Yelp) and impairing others (including the Cognia holding, which was partially written down following an “investment impairment review” in 2016 – Vodafonewatch, #148).

Although some existing investments have been provided with further funds, it appears no new startups have been brought into the VfV portfolio since its tie-up with Flybits during 2014 (Vodafonewatch, #132). With Cognia’s sale, Vodafonewatch‘s research indicates VfV now has only 14 providers in its portfolio, compared with in excess of 20 as recently as 2015. Further, while VfV was talked up at launch as having a £100m (EUR109m), “global” funding pot, its assets’ net book value stood at just £26m at 31 March 2016 (down from £29m in the previous year), with only five countries represented (see table).

At the same time as VfV’s activity levels have fallen away, there have been a series of recent OpCo and Group function-level investments that, in the past, might have fallen under its mandate. These include Vodafone Germany’s takeover of network analysis specialist Radio Opt, Vodafone Spain’s lending to virtual network enabler Pareteum Corporation, and Group Enterprise backing of cloud service provider Outsourcery, prior to its sale to GCI (Vodafonewatch, #145, #152 and passim). Even Vodafone Procurement Company has been getting in on the startup support game with its new, Luxembourg-based Tomorrow Street Global Innovation Centre (Vodafonewatch, #154).

Another aspect that remains unclear is which Group departments are actually driving VfV’s approach, with management having been perpetually batted back and forth between Group Commercial, Global Technology, and other divisions throughout the unit’s history (Vodafonewatch, passim). Currently, Navneet Vasishth, Director of Group Strategy & Commercial Programmes, and Pierre Klatt, Head of Group M&A, are VfV’s directors, suggesting split oversight between Group Commercial and Group Finance (but with neither department providing obvious enthusiasm or impetus).

The dwindling of Vodafone’s startup investment portfolio is yet another signal of the risk-averse nature of the Group as a whole, and continues to contrast markedly with that of rivals such as Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica, which are using the carrot of financing to fuel a wide range of partnerships in strategic growth areas, such as the Internet of Things and security, and to encourage internal innovation.

Image: © Chris Talbot (Geograph/Commons).

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE BRIEF

Q1 FY17–18

Management update

Group continues to satisfice with slim Q1 growth

Faded to grey
Recovery via the scalpel
Figure 1 Vodafone Group, q-on-q ‘organic’ service revenue change, FY16-18
Table 1 Vodafone Group, revenue summary, Q1 FY17-18
Regions quarantined from sharp Indian and Dutch declines
Table 2 Mobile data analysis for twelve selected OpCos, Q1 FY17-18 (TB)
Group still nowhere near firing on all cylinders
Figure 2 Vodacom Tanzania, post-listing shareholder structure

Deals

Vodacom seeks partner buyout after Tanzanian IPO

A neat fit with Vodafone’s AMAP pivot
Table 3 Vodafone Africa presence, post-2017 Safaricom sale and VdT IPO
Now, for some shopping: Vodacom seeks to regain majority…
Table 4 Tanzanian operator subscription comparison, June 2017
… and VdT continues to work on local M&A openings
Wireline ambitions could be revived
No capex splurge coming, though

Ventures arm still on snooze as startups move on and up
Out of office
Table 5 Vodafone startup investments and interests, where known

Group Commercial

Vodafone Pass launch bids to soften ‘unlimited’ blow

Not “throwing in the towel” to unlimited — Colao
Table 6 Vodafone: energy-related headline data, FY16-17/31 March 2017

Colao gets hands-on as Consumer IoT portal nears launch

Can new in-Group upstart gain traction where others have failed?

VGE teams with Ingram Micro on smartphone entrance

Group Technology

Vodafone gives VMware ‘biggest ever’ telco win

Incomplete jigsaw
Cisco lands VfD SDN task

Vodafone adds Lime to OPEN RAN cocktail

Vodafone getting past its own vested interests
Innovate to accumulate
Radical radio

Vodafone backs open source IoT group

Security is a constant challenge for the entire IoT industry
Where prpl Foundation and Vodafone collide
Table 7 People movement highlights
Table 8 Partner/supplier people movement highlights

EUROPE REGION

Germany

VfD brandishes Gigabit Investment Plan

Table 9 Vodafone Europe: NGN marketable homes (million), Q1 FY17/18
Table 10 Germany’s broadband race: key contestants, 31 March 2017
VfD puts a bundle on ‘half gig’ speeds
Still advantage-Telekom, though
Table 11 Vodafone Europe Region, converged customers summary,
The customer care angle
Signs of readiness for true fixed-mobile convergence push

VfD puts 5G Mobility Lab in gear

Table 12 Motoring on: selected initial partners for 5G Mobility Lab
Revving up with different partners
Steering for pole position

Ireland

VfIr to launch VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling in 2018

In eir’s slipstream
Table 13 VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling launches by Vodafone OpCos to date

Spain

VfS suffers legal setback over ONO bonuses

Corporate responsibilities

UK

Openreach next in line for a Vodafone fibre combo

Table 14 Vodafone’s Europe Region ‘build, buy, and partner’ wireline agenda
Overreach risk with Openreach
Table 15 Vodafone Europe Region selected markets, fixed penetration, 30 June 2017
VfUK needs to pick an enemy

Talkmobile bows to inevitable, initiates MVNO shutdown

Under Read, Vodafone finally getting tougher with UK problem child
Early signs of some direction and consistency
As one door closes…

Vodafone UK steps up digital customer support

Table 16 Vodafone CXX initiative, key tenets
VfUK says it is getting a customer care grip, but sales drop continues
More signs of ‘Digital First’

AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, AND ASIA PACIFIC REGION

Australia — Vodafone Hutchison Australia

VHA and NBN trade blows over wholesale pricing

Land grab? No thanks

India

Cisco’s SON tech now live in India

New Zealand

Sky and VfNZ seek to hit back after merger collapse…

… but VfNZ said to be going solo, via float

Qatar

VfQ suffers major network outage…

… seeks damage limitation via YOU FIRST loyalty scheme

Turkey

VfT quietly starts active-sharing trial with rival Avea

A small first step
Rural rundown: vendors now in place via back-to-back setup
Table 17 Major, publicised Vodafone network-sharing initiatives, to early-2017

Vodacom — Kenya

Huawei to boost Safaricom fibre output

An agenda item for new Vodacom relationship

Vodacom — South Africa

VdSA gets FTTH leg-up from more wholesale deals

The price is right?
MTN fibre JV still on the cards
Broadband Infraco buyout looks less likely

VdSA wins WOAN reprieve; spectrum squeeze continues

WOAN still on
SA spectrum constraints starting to show; rural rollout stalls

Billing issues continue to dog VdSA

Another Customer 3D headache

FURTHER READING

INDEX

Index

Symbols

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 29
5G Automotive Association 42

A

Aachen University of Technology 41
Actsoft.com 60
Aditya Birla Group 14
Idea Cellular 6, 9, 14, 66
AdMaxim 20
Affirmed Networks 20
Afilias Ltd
mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd. (dotMobi) 20
Africa 6, 9, 14, 57, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73
Angola 14
– Congo 14
– Egypt 10, 32, 59
– Ghana 14, 64
– Guinea 14, 33
– Kenya 10, 14, 63, 64, 68, 69
Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd. 69
Lesotho 14
– Malawi 14
– Mozambique 14, 64
– Namibia 14
– Nigeria 14, 64
– Rwanda 14
– South Africa 4, 10, 13, 14, 17, 32, 60, 64, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
Competition Commission 14
– – Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) 73
Tanzania 13, 14, 16, 17, 66, 68, 69
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) 69
Uganda 14, 64
– Zambia 14
– Zanzibar 16, 17
Afrimax Group 14
Agora Mobile 20
Alcatel-Lucent 33
Alfa Group
Altimo (Alfa Telecom International Mobile)
Turkcell (see Curkurova/TeliaSonera/separate) 33, 64
Amazon.com Inc. 53, 55, 61
Amdocs 60
American Express 59
American Express Company 59
Americas
Canada 18, 20, 33, 69
– USA 19, 20, 22, 25
States
New York 53
– – – Ohio 38
Apigee Corp. 20
Apple 39, 41, 59
iPhone 39
Argyle Data 20
Aricent Inc. 28
Arqiva 66
Asia-Pacific 25
Australia 58, 59, 66
National Broadband Network (NBN) 58, 59
China 42, 63, 68
– Fiji
Commerce Commission 61
India 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 25, 32, 33, 54, 60, 66, 69
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) 14
– – Licence Circles 33
Japan 19, 42, 64
– Malaysia 14
– Mauritius 14
– New Zealand 33, 61, 63
Commerce Commission (New Zealand) 61
Singapore 14
– South Korea 65
ASSA ABLOY AB 47
Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (Alto, Ireland) 33
AT&T 18, 19, 28
Axiata Group Bhd (TM International)
India (Idea Cellular, see also Aditya Birla) 6, 9, 14, 66

B

Be Heard Group 55
Beintoo 20
Bharti Group 66
Airtel 16, 17, 66
– Indus Towers 25, 32, 66
BMW Group 42
Bosch Group, The 42
Botswana Telecommunications Corp. 14
Brilliant Telecommunications Inc. 20
Broadcom 31
BT Group 4, 28, 29, 30, 33, 47, 49, 50, 51
Openreach 4, 10, 33, 47, 48, 49, 50

C

Canonical 29
Caringo Inc. 20
Cavium Networks Inc. 31
CellEra Inc. 20
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC, India) 32
China Mobile 42
Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) 55
Ciena Corp. 28
Cisco Systems 27, 28, 33, 60
Cognia 20
Cukurova Holding
Turkcell (see Altimo/TeliaSonera/separate) 33, 64
CVC Capital Partners Group SICAV-FIS S.A. 32

D

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange 13
Dell 26, 32
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 17, 45
Dennis Publishing 60
Deutsche Bank 61
Deutsche Telekom 19, 22, 24, 28, 30, 36, 42, 49
Europe
Netherlands 19
– – UK (EE) 51
Germany 36, 38, 39, 48
– T-Venture
Lantiq 31
USA 19, 22
Device Insight 20, 21
Digicel 33
Dixons Carphone 51

E

Eaton Towers 66
eBay
Expertmaker 19, 20
EE (see DT, FT) 51
Electricity Supply Board (Ireland) 48
Embee Mobile 20
EMC 26, 27, 32
VMware 26, 27
Enel SpA 44, 48
Ericsson 42
Etisalat 17
Europe 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 30, 33, 35, 40, 48, 50
Austria 22
– Czech Republic 48
– France 14, 22
– Germany 6, 10, 20, 22, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 48, 50, 61, 66
Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 38
– – Länder
Bavaria (Munich) 39
– – – North Rhine-Westphalia (Düsseldorf) 42
Greece 10, 48, 66
– Hungary 48
– Ireland 20, 43, 48, 54, 55, 66
Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) 48
Italy 6, 10, 40, 44, 48, 50, 55, 66
– Luxembourg 19
– Netherlands 6, 9, 22, 33, 40, 41, 48, 50, 54, 66
– Poland 22
– Portugal 10, 48, 50, 66
– Romania 10, 48, 66
– Russia 32
– Spain 6, 10, 28, 40, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 66
Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia 49
Sweden 20
– Turkey 10, 21, 33, 43, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66
– United Kingdom (UK) 6, 10, 14, 20, 24, 25, 28, 29, 33, 40, 42, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 64, 66
Office of Communications (Ofcom) 48, 49, 50, 54
European Telecommunication Holding AG (ETH)
Millenicom 33
European Union 21, 44
European Commission 42, 44
Evolution Robotics Inc. 20
EWE
EWE Tel 38
Expway 42

F

Facebook 21, 52, 55
WhatsApp 39, 52, 53
FarCare 20
Finsphere Corp. 20
Flybits 18, 19, 20
Forthnet 48

G

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) 42
GameGround 20
GCI 19
Outsourcery 19
Globacom Ltd 14
Google 41
Android 59
– JIBE 19, 20
GSM Association (GSMA) 15, 43, 66
Mobile World Congress 15, 29, 42

H

Headwater Partners 20
Helios Investment Partners
Helios Towers Africa, Ltd. 66, 68
HipLink Software (formerly Semotus Solutions)
Clickmarks 20
Huawei Technologies 18, 28, 37, 39, 42, 44, 60, 68, 69
Humin 20
Hutchison Whampoa 49
Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA, (see Vodafone) 19, 43, 58, 59, 60, 66

I

IBM 53
Iliad 10
Indus Towers 25, 32, 66
INETCO Systems 20
InfraCo Management Services 71
Ingram Micro 25
Intel 28, 42
ItsOn 20

J

Juniper Networks 27
Brilliant Telecommunications 20

K

Kabel BW GmbH & Co. KG 38
KDDI 42
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Deutsche Glasfaser 37, 48
KPN 30, 48, 66

L

Largo Ltd
WIND Hellas 66
Lenovo 33
Liberty Global 4, 33, 36, 47, 49
UPC Germany GmbH
Unitymedia GmbH 36
Virgin Media 47, 48, 49, 50
– Ziggo 41, 48
Lime Micro 28, 29
Lite Access Technologies 69

M

Market segments
Contactless payment (NFC) 59
– Fixed broadband 43, 50
– Mobile broadband 4, 39, 73
– Mobile data 10, 16, 40
– Mobile virtual network (MVNA/MVNE/MVNO) 10, 33, 51, 52
– Network-sharing 48, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69
– Outsourcing 17, 66
– Over-the-top (OTT) 44
– Value-added services (VAS) 41, 51, 70
– Voice 4, 10, 18, 19, 20, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 53, 60, 70
MasterCard 59
Metroweb S.p.A. 48
Microsoft 41
Middle East
Egypt 10, 32, 59
– Israel 20
– Qatar 62, 66
Millicom International Cellular 17, 32
MIC Tanzania Limited (tiGO/ Mobitel/Buzz) 17, 32, 66, 68
– Tigo Ghana 16, 17, 32, 66, 68
mimik technology 20
MIPS 31
Mirambo Ltd 13, 15
MobileIron 19, 20, 25
MTN 33, 64, 70, 71
South Africa 71

N

Naratte 20
Naspers Limited (MIH Group) 60
NEC Corporation 24
Neotel (Pty) Ltd (SNO Telecommunications, see also Reliance) 71
Net Cologne 38
Netcracker Technology 33
Netflix Inc. 21, 44
New Zealand Warriors (Vodafone Warriors/Auckland Warriors) 61
Nexperience Ltd 20
Nokia 17, 42
NTT 30, 42, 64
Dimension Data 33, 64
Internet Solutions 64
Nuance Communications
SnapIn Software 20
NZ Communications
2degrees 61

O

OBS Medical 20
Oger Telecom
Avea 63, 64, 65, 66
Ooredoo 66
Oracle 25
Sun Microsystems
SavaJe Technologies 20
Orange
Orange 30, 32, 48, 66
– Romania 66
– Spain 48, 66
– UK (see EE) 51

P

Perfecto Mobile 19, 20
Phluido 28
Phones4U 17
Pontis 19, 20
Proximus Group 30
prpl Foundation 30, 31
PwC 17, 54

Q

Qualcomm 31, 42
Qualia Media 20
Quixey 20

R

RCS & RDS SA 48
Rogers Communications 33
RWE AG 42

S

Safaricom 10, 14, 17, 63, 64, 68, 69
Executives
Rerolle, Thibaud 69
M-PESA 33, 63
Samsung 15, 43
Singapore Telecom
Amobee Media Systems 20
– Optus (Australia) 58, 66
Skorpios Technologies 20
SK Telecom 28, 42
Sky Network Television 61
Smarsh 18
Cognia 18, 19, 20
Smart Telecom 16
Sonaecom 48
Optimus 48
Spotify Ltd 21
Sprint Nextel 32
Standard Life 17
SLI 17
Supreme Court 48
Swisscom 19
Fastweb 44, 48

T

TalkTalk Telecom Group plc 48
Taqua 20
Tata Group
Tata Communications
Neotel (see separate listing) 71
Technology
2G 19, 29, 65, 66, 68
GSM 15, 43, 66
3G 29, 66
– 4G 16, 18, 29, 43, 49, 65, 73
Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4, 10, 18, 29, 39, 41, 42, 43, 48, 59, 64
– – VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) 43
5G 4, 26, 29, 41, 42, 44, 49, 64, 65
– Billing 74
– Cloud computing 17, 19, 25, 26, 27, 42, 44, 47
– CRM 74
– Data centre 21, 26
– DSL 48
– Femtocell 10
– Fibre 4, 10, 17, 33, 36, 37, 39, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71
FTTC 48
– – FTTP 36, 37, 47, 48, 49
FMC 40
– FTTH 48, 50, 68, 69, 70, 71
– IM 55
– IP 17, 43
– Linux 30
– M2M 19, 20, 30, 65
– MAN 68
– MMS 10
– Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 29
– NFC 59
– NGN 36, 37, 47, 48, 50
– NOC 69
– OSS 68
– OTA 29
– RAN 21, 28, 29
– R&D 28, 29, 41, 49
– RF 29, 73
– SIM 15, 65, 69
– Smartphone 20, 25, 33, 39, 43, 61, 68
– SMS 42, 62
– Spectrum 4, 16, 17, 19, 29, 39, 42, 44, 49, 58, 64, 65, 72, 73
700 MHz 16, 73
– – 800 MHz 39, 73
– – 900 MHz 16, 73
– – 1000 MHz 72
– – 1800 MHz 16, 39
– – 2100 MHz 16, 73
– – 2600 MHz 39, 73
– – Digital dividend 72
TETRA 39
– WAN 29
– W-LAN 4, 43
Telecom Egypt 14, 59
Telecom Infra Project 28
Telecom Italia 30, 44, 48
Teleena 33
Telefónica Group 19, 30, 38, 42, 48, 49, 64, 66
Europe
España 48
– – Ireland 66
– – UK 49, 64, 66
TeliaSonera 30, 64
Turkcell (see Alfa/Curkurova/separate) 33, 64
Telkom South Africa 71
Telstra 28, 58
Texas Instruments 28
Texas Pacific Group (TPG) 58
TPG Capital 58
Tiscali 44
Top Optimized Technologies 20
Turkcell (see Alfa/Curkurova/TeliaSonera) 33, 64
Twenty-First Century Fox
Sky
Sky Italia 44
Twitter Inc. 52

U

United Internet
1&1 Internet 38
UPC 48

V

Vasona Networks 20
Verizon Communications 7, 18, 19, 28, 42
Verizon Wireless 7, 19
Viettel Group 69
Visa 59
PlaySpan 20
VisionOSS (VOSS) 20
Vocus Communications 58
Vodacom Group 4, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 32, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
Congo 14
– Gateway Communications 30
– Group 10, 13, 14, 32, 64, 65, 69, 71, 73, 74
– Lesotho 14
– Mozambique 14, 64
– South Africa 4, 10, 13, 14, 17, 32, 60, 64, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
– Tanzania 13, 14, 16, 17, 32, 66, 68, 69
– Vodacom Business 14, 32, 68
Vodafone
Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific Region (AMAP) 6, 9, 10, 14, 57
Africa 9, 14, 57, 64, 68, 69, 70, 73
– – Asia 25
– – Australia 58, 59, 66
VHA Pty. Ltd (see Hutchison Whampoa) 19, 58, 59
Egypt 10, 14, 32, 59
– – Ghana 14, 64, 66
– – India 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 25, 32, 54, 60, 66, 69
Indus Towers 25, 32, 66
Kenya (see Safaricom) 10, 14, 17, 63, 64, 68, 69
– – Mozambique 14
– – New Zealand 14, 33, 37, 61, 63
– – Pacific 25
– – Qatar (see Vodafone and Qatar Foundation and Vodafone Qatar) 14, 33, 62, 66
– – South Africa (see Vodacom) 4, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 32, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
– – Turkey 10, 21, 33, 43, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66
Board of Directors
Davis, Sir Crispin 32
– – Kleisterlee, Gerard 7, 17, 52
– – Land, Nick 17
Europe Region 9, 10, 19, 35, 48
Cable & Wireless Worldwide 48
– – Czech Republic 43, 48
– – Germany 4, 6, 10, 15, 19, 20, 22, 27, 31, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 50, 61, 66
KDG Holding GmbH (Kabel Deutschland) 37, 39, 44, 48
Greece 10, 21, 48, 66
Hellas On Line (HOL) 48
– – – Victus Networks 66
Hungary 21, 48
– – Ireland 4, 20, 43, 48, 54, 55, 66
Complete Telecom 48
– – – Netshare Ireland 66
– – – SIRO 48
Italy 4, 6, 10, 21, 40, 43, 44, 48, 50, 55, 66
– – Netherlands 6, 9, 22, 40, 41, 43, 48, 50, 54, 60, 66
VodafoneZiggo 6, 8, 9, 40, 41, 50
– – – Wiericke 48
Portugal 10, 43, 48, 50, 66
– – Romania 10, 21, 48, 66
– – Spain 6, 10, 19, 21, 37, 40, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 66
Grupo Corporativo Ono (ONO) 45, 48
UK 4, 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 33, 40, 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 64, 66
Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd 49, 66
– – – Talkmobile 51, 52
Executives
Ametsreiter, Hannes 36
– – Becker-Pennrich, Peter 32
– – Berroeta, Inaki 58
– – Berry, Brad 32
– – Brenneis, Erik 19
– – Coimbra, António 45
– – Colao, Vittorio 6, 15, 21, 22, 24, 40, 50, 55
– – Davies, Andrew 33
– – Geldmacher, Jan 32
– – Goschen, Brett 33
– – Gray, Ian 62
– – Heeran, Fran 33
– – Jeffery, Nick 51, 54
– – Joosub, Shameel 69, 71, 73
– – Mathur, Vivek 15, 32
– – Nair, Kavita 32
– – Read, Nick 9, 51, 63, 71
– – Rook, Ivo 19
– – Sahin, Meltem 33
– – Sharma, Balesh 32
– – Sinha, Pryanka 32
– – Sood, Sunil 32
– – Stefano Parisse 24
– – Terry-Brown, Peter 32
– – Timuray, Serpil 54, 55
– – van Essen, Ellen 32
– – Walters, Steve 33
– – Wibergh, Johan 27, 37
Ex-executives
Amzallag, David 33
– – Bybjerg, Kim 33
– – Ghosh, Sohini 33
– – Horn-Smith, Julian 33
– – Laurence, Guy 32, 33
– – Midgen, Andrea 33
– – Moors, Simone 33
– – Morrow, Bill 58
Group 8, 9, 18, 19, 25, 32, 52
Americas (see Verizon Wireless) 32
– – Commercial
Invitation Digital 20
Marketing
Vodafone Lab (Italy) 55
– – – Vodafone Warriors (New Zealand) 61
Partner Markets 14
Africa (Afrimax) 14
– – – Kenya (Safaricom) 10, 14, 17, 63, 64, 68, 69
– – – Switzerland (Swisscom) 19
R&D 18
– – Strategy
Total Communications 17, 64
Vodafone Automotive (formerly Cobra Automotive Technologies) 24
– – Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) 18, 19, 25, 32
– – Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC) 19
Tomorrow Street 19
Vodafone Ventures 18, 20
Affirmed Networks (see separate) 20
– – – Argyle Data (see separate) 20
– – – Caringo (see separate) 20
– – – CellEra (see separate) 20
– – – Cognia (see separate) 20
– – – Device Insight (see separate) 20, 21
– – – Finsphere (see separate) 20
– – – Flybits (see separate) 18, 19, 20
– – – Headwater Partners (see separate) 20
– – – ItsOn (see separate) 20
– – – Key Revolution Ltd, The (now liquidated) 20
– – – mimik technology (see separate) 20
– – – Naratte (see separate) 20
– – – OBS Medical (see separate) 20
– – – Perfecto Mobile (see separate) 19, 20
– – – Pontis (see separate) 19, 20
– – – Qualia Media (see separate) 20
– – – Quixey (see separate) 20
– – – Skorpios Technologies (see separate) 20
– – – Taqua (see separate) 20
– – – Top Optimized Technologies (see separate) 20
– – – United Hubbing Ltd (now liquidated) 20
– – – Vasona Networks (see separate) 20
– – – VOSS (see separate) 20
xone 24
Investments & Associates
Americas (see Verizon Wireless) 7, 19
Products
Business 60
– – Europe 40, 50
– – Liberty (Malta) 4, 33, 36, 47, 48, 49
– – MachineLink 3G
call plus 43
My Vodafone 53, 54
– – Red 22, 63
– – Terminals
541 10
Vodafone Cloud 60
– – Vodafone TV 44
Project Spring 36
Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. 14, 33, 62, 66

W

Weather Investments
Orascom Telecom
Wind Telecomunicazioni 44
WPP 52
Ogilvy & Mather 52

Y

Yelp 19, 20
Qype 20

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Report: #158
Covering: September 2017
Published: September 2017
Next report: October 2017
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