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Vittorio Colao steps down as Vodafone CEO

Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao is leaving after a decade of retreating from aggressive global growth in favour of the European market, handing the reins to company veteran Nick Read. Colao, 56, will depart from the

Vodafone in €18bn Liberty Global deal

Vodacom parent Vodafone has agreed to buy German and Eastern European units from Liberty Global in an €18.4bn deal that shakes up the region’s TV and broadband market and signals a retreat by US billionaire

Vodacom, Vodafone in global brand refresh

Gone is “Power to You”. In is “The Future is Exciting. Ready?”. Vodafone and its major subsidiary Vodacom, which owns operations across sub-Saharan Africa, on Thursday announced a global brand overhaul aimed at refreshing the group’s

Vodafone CEO upbeat about SA ICT policy

Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao is optimistic that a breakthrough is near regarding government’s controversial ICT policy white paper, saying a “hybrid” model proposed by local mobile operators, including Vodafone

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TalkCentral: Ep 173 – ‘The Skypes’

Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are back for another episode of technology news and analysis. In this week’s show: how Samsung dealt with the Galaxy Note7 crisis. Also this week, Vodafone’s CEO, Vittorio Colao, is in town

Telecoms deals back as CEOs head to Barcelona

Telecommunications executives from Vodafone Group to Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are headed to the industry’s annual get-together in Barcelona next week with more on their minds than the latest handsets. Deals under consideration

Neotel sale expected to pass regulatory muster

Telecommunications company Neotel expects regulators to approve the sale of its business to Econet-owned Liquid Telecom before the end of March 2017. India’s Tata Communications, which owns a controlling stake in Neotel, announced on Tuesday

Red tape holds up telecoms shake-up

Regulators are taking extraordinarily long to weigh up a number of big deals, including Vodacom’s proposed acquisition of Neotel, while the industry waits on tenterhooks for news that could change the sector. A number of significant deals that could