Saturday, 24 June 2017

Friday Review: Smoke and mirrors

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 12 March 10

Vodafone plays down job cuts while Cisco talks up a router, plus the rest of the week's highlights.

It's always the quiet ones, as the saying goes. This week we learnt that when telecoms players are making a lot of noise about an upcoming announcement, there's every chance it will turn out to be a damp squib. Conversely, declining to comment is usually indicative that something is afoot. Vodafone battened down the PR hatches on Monday when rumours emerged over a new job cuts plan in the U.K. The story came from Mobile Today, which reported the mobile operator had plans to shed 500 jobs under its £2 billion cost-cutting programme…

It's always the quiet ones, as the saying goes. This week we learnt that when telecoms players are making a lot of noise about an upcoming announcement, there's every chance it will turn out to be a damp squib. Conversely, declining to comment is usually indicative that something is afoot. Vodafone battened down the PR hatches on Monday when rumours emerged over a new job cuts plan in the U.K. The story came from Mobile Today, which reported the mobile operator had plans to shed 500 jobs under its £2 billion cost-cutting programme…

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