The brand value of the world’s biggest companies could lose about $1 trillion due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the sector is suffering less than others such as aviation.
The supervisory board of Vodafone Germany has confirmed Hannes Ametsreiter will continue as CEO for another three years, even though his current term had yet to end.
The French operator's Solid-19 fund will offer support through long-term financing over five to seven years in the form of subordinated bonds.
Being blacklisted by the US Administration last May is taking its toll, with a 10% shortfall on predicted revenues in 2019. There are other factors too.
The firn says AI and automation are needed for network and service management as operators struggle with the growing complexity of 5G and IoT use cases, service requirements, virtualisation and network slicing.