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Companies often struggle to recruit and retain women in management and leadership roles. Innovations such as our global maternity policy and now our new ReConnect program can make a real difference to women who work for us today and who will work for us in the future.
We are committed to ensuring that our employees are drawn from diverse communities and societies. Our ambition to be one of the best employers for women in the world is central to that commitment. Companies often struggle to recruit and retain women in management and leadership roles. Innovations such as our global maternity policy and now our new ReConnect programme can make a real difference to women who work for us today and who will work for us in the future.
We treat Switzerland, which is not part of the EU, as part of it so why would we not treat the UK that way? I think in the end the UK will be part of the system. Essentially, telecom rules and regulations in the UK are aligned to the European ones so the same rules will probably determine the same treatment.
We are disappointed the Commerce Commission was unable to see the numerous benefits this merger brings to New Zealanders.
We have concerns that this could impact competitiveness of key third players in these markets.
The Commerce Commission's decision to decline the proposed merger between Sky Network Television Ltd and Vodafone New Zealand is a big positive for Kiwi consumers.
I don't think it will mean that we get fewer US corporates issuing into the Formosa market since the economics for them to issue dollars from an economic standpoint is still the most attractive. There is a potential that it may be different names. We have seen a decrease in Formosa bond issuance from US financials with the slack being made up from Middle East issuers and other corporates. Pfizer, Apple and Vodafone are all working on potential deals this week, for example. The binding constraint will be more from the demand side.
We're taking action to address this trend. We are now more cautious on the outlook for the international markets for this year and next and we've revised downwards our expectations of future growth rates in this part of our business.
Global enterprise used to grow (around) 5 percent, now it's 2, so yes there is a deceleration. What I hear, what I see is there is a pressure on revenues and we are a little bit stricter on the profitability of some contracts, so we don't always bid to the last penny to win.
This is about creating an amazing asset and a very strong company, not about retrenching.
Everyone is chasing growth and customers.
If data (from Jio) is free and the likes of Bharti, Vodafone and Idea have a huge post-paid subscriber base and good products, I wouldn't be surprised if there is further consolidation in the sector or some smaller players exit.
There is a little bit of anxiety now regarding what the economic survey will say and what the budget holds. So, the market is playing it safe.
The Idea tie-up looks like a way to limit the casualties on either side. A merger could help the combined group maintain higher prices and take on the likes of Reliance Jio. Something had to be done and this merger might be the way to strengthen Vodafone's hand in the Indian price war.
I don't see us doing those types of structural transactions in other markets.
It's only been three weeks, but I will tell you we're encouraged. We will immediately start looking at products and services that are quad play in nature and we have a management team that is the best of both.
Each market is different, they have different objectives in other markets, we have different strengths in different markets, but of course it helps. My sense is it depends on how their strategy evolves and how the markets evolve.
The European Commission has clearly indicated that they like the idea of stronger competitors to former incumbents. They see that in each country there is a KPN (KPN.AS), a Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI), a Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE), a BT (BT.L), that are at the end of the day still incredibly, I would not want to use the word dominant, but let's say influential. And you want a counter force, and we could be that counter force.
Hard to say, (but) I would probably say not.
This was a unique situation.
We have further improved our performance during the first half of the financial year with Europe modestly ahead of our expectations – led by Germany and Italy – and good execution in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Overall, we expect to sustain our underlying performance in the second half of the year and remain on track to meet our full-year objectives despite macroeconomic uncertainties.
"Phone services are a vital part of people's lives, and we expect all customers to be treated fairly and in good faith."
Vodafone's failings were serious and unacceptable, and these fines send a clear warning to all telecoms companies. Phone services are a vital part of people's lives, and we expect all customers to be treated fairly and in good faith. We will not hesitate to investigate and fine those who break the rules.
We cooperate with Siemens, Dell, Intel , T-Systems and Vodafone among others. We talk to other partners as well. That is the direction we will continue to look at. To work with others in partnerships.
Both of them are struggling with their data revenue market share and ahead of a big competitive change in the industry they might want to get bigger.
It's very unlikely. I'm doubtful whether this can go through but there could be some other form of merger, such as spectrum-sharing deals.
There's been some renewed selling pressure on equities given this state of uncertainty, and the ECB has not dispelled that with its 'wait-and-see' policy. Equities should rally further down the road when more monetary easing kicks in, but they are unlikely to make much progress in August.
The FTSE 100 is actually reacting in a positive manner. That, of course, is down to expectations the Bank of England may apply the economic stimulus markets absolutely love in August.
The new management team's strategy of focusing on customers and product may be the start of a turnaround story, but things can get worse before they get better. We expect a painful transition and material EPS downgrades.
Our growth momentum in AMAP remains strong, with excellent performance in South Africa, Turkey and Egypt and ongoing recovery in India.
Our position is we continue to care a lot for the single digital market. We believe pragmatic solutions will be found to make sure Britain does not get disadvantaged from not being part of it.
MTN has weathered a rather difficult storm and will continue to review its governance and management operating structure.
We will have to reassure clients.
Once we're through uncertainty, you would expect the (commercial paper) to drop down. There's no other uses of cash. It's just more, I would argue, timing and tactical.
There can be serious business risks to them sticking to long-term policies in a situation like this. They are in communication with the chairman, the MDs (managing directors), the board.
I am confident we will sustain our positive momentum in the coming year, allowing us to maintain attractive returns for our shareholders.
We are getting a decent amount of customers each month, and when we are ready we will launch our own content-rich TV offer. For the time being we have not reached an agreement with BT.
The market that slightly disappointed us this quarter is India, where we have slowed down. There has been quite a bit of pressure on voice (and) there has been quite some pressure on data, but we had a very good quarter in terms of net additions.
Although in-line (with forecasts) at the headline level, we see these (third-quarter) results as a positive given improvements in Germany and Italy and the likelihood that the pressures in India will pass.
Every market is different. We are very pragmatic, we do whatever it takes to give better services and have better returns.
The combination of Vodafone Germany and Kabel Deutschland will greatly enhance our offerings in response to those needs.
Our two-year, 19 billion pound (24.24 billion euro) investment programme is well underway, and customers are beginning to see the benefits.
We have made a good start to the year, reporting robust results despite challenging macroeconomic conditions across southern European economies and the impact of cuts to mobile termination rates. With our broad geographical mix and improving market positions, we are well placed for the rest of the financial year.