Virgin Media Business has announced that Peter Kelly, former Enterprise director at Vodafone, is to become its managing director from next month. He’ll report directly to Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media’s CEO.
Mr Kelly has spent the last five years at Vodafone and previously worked at Nortel.
Vodafone Group has decided to reorganise its European businesses from October.
The Northern & Central Europe and Southern Europe regions will be merged into one Europe region, while Vodafone’s Turkish operating company will report its results within the Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific region.
No plans for release in Europe
Google-owned Motorola Mobility has announced its new Moto X smartphone, promising that every Moto X sold in the USA will also have been assembled in America.
The handset will be available in the US, Canada and Latin America within the next few weeks, although there are currently no plans for a UK release.
Podcast - 2nd August 2013
James Rosewell interviews Ruth Barnett, head of communications at British-based technology company SwiftKey.
As well as talking about the SwiftKey keyboard app they also discuss competition in the mobile application space, working with manufacturers and the opportunities presented by 'Bring Your Own Device' schemes.
Tablets and fixed-line phone business continues
Japanese technology company NEC Corporation says it has stopped developing, making and selling smartphones via its NEC CASIO Mobile Communications business.
The smartphone business is controlled by NEC, with Casio and Hitachi each owning a minority share.