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Vodafone’s incoming CEO weighs masts sale

Vodafone’s incoming CEO weighs masts sale

New chief says disposal a ‘consideration’ as he details job losses to cut £31bn debt. The incoming chief executive of Vodafone has said he is considering a sale of tens of thousands of mobile masts to reduce the company’s €31bn debt pile, if the right deal can be struck. Nick Read, chief executive designate until he takes over from Vittorio Colao....more

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Airtel, Jio say fined by Trai for slipping on quality norms
Bharti AirtelNSE 1.83 % and Reliance JioInfocomm said they have received demand notices from the telecom regulator for slipping on multiple quality of service (QoS) norms during the March quarter. .... more
Finn co Zyfra’s Industrial IOT solutions for Indian firms
Finnish company Zyfra, which provides Artificial Intelligence-based solutions for heavy industries, foresees huge potential for industrial digitalisation in India. more
TechM sacks ‘diversity’ executive for ‘discrimination’ against ex-employee
Less than a week after former Tech Mahindra employee Gaurav ProbirPramanik spoke out against his homo-phobic supervisor, the company has sacked RichaGautam, the global head of training at the IT services firm’s Business Services Group. more
DoT awaits clarification on in-flight connectivity norms from shipping ministry
The telecom department is awaiting clarification from the shipping ministry over area to be covered in the sea for mobile services under In-flight connectivity service before releasing the final rules. In-flight connectivity norms will also cover maritime transport. more
WhatsApp Said to Be Bringing 'Swipe to Reply' Feature to Android; Dark Mode May Arrive Soon Too
WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring the Swipe to Reply feature to its Android app. The messaging app has had an eventful 2018 as it has been launching and testing new features with high frequency. more
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