Mobile Industry Extra: September 2021

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Telefonica

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Mark Evans heads up new Telefonica unit

Former O2 CEO Mark Evans has been rewarded for his role in the operator’s merger with Virgin Media with leadership of Telefonica’s new ‘Strategy and Development’ unit. The new division will have influence over strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and digital innovation. Virgin Media CEO Lutz Schuler became CEO of the combined Virgin Media O2.

Nadine Dorries

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Nadine Dorries appointed UK culture secretary

Former health minister Nadine Dorries has been appointed as culture secretary, assuming responsibility for the UK’s digital strategy, including 5G and full fibre broadband. She takes over from Oliver Dowden who has moved on to become Co-Conservative party Chairman after 18 months at DCMS.

Houses of Parliament

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Matt Warman is no longer Digital Infrastructure Minister

Matt Warman has confirmed he is no longer Digital Infrastructure Minister following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. No replacement has been named. Meanwhile John Whittingdale has been ousted as Media and Data minister.

Recycle

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Genuine Solutions partners with British Exporters Association

Mobile distribution and services provider Genuine Solutions is working with the British Exporters Association (BExA) to help recycle old technology. The company will recycle and redistribute old devices from BExA members and give proceeds to a nominated charity of choice.  

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