Thursday, 04 March 2021

With vendors beginning to delay new orders, is Vodafone Idea out of time?

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 04 August 20

Without new equipment, Vodafone Idea will struggle to achieve the expansion necessary to survive

Reports from the Economic Times suggest that Vodafone Idea’s vendor partners, such as Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, and ZTE, are delaying incoming equipment orders from the operator, with fears that the telco will not be able to pay up.   This could see the struggling Indian telco stuck in a vicious cycle of decline: without more equipment, Idea cannot expand to increase its revenue; without new revenue, the telco will not be able to provide assurances to vendors and purchase more equipment…

Reports from the Economic Times suggest that Vodafone Idea’s vendor partners, such as Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, and ZTE, are delaying incoming equipment orders from the operator, with fears that the telco will not be able to pay up.   This could see the struggling Indian telco stuck in a vicious cycle of decline: without more equipment, Idea cannot expand to increase its revenue; without new revenue, the telco will not be able to provide assurances to vendors and purchase more equipment…

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