One year — almost to the day — after the dramatic power shift at Vodafone KK, we couldn’t help but wonder ‘where is Darryl Green now’..?!? So after a bit of digging it turns out that the former head of J-Phone (and then Vodafone Japan) has actually landed a new gig — in India! While speculation was rife that he would end up (like many others) moving to Softbank, it seems this next challenge — and potential reward — is even more interesting. WWJ wishes him all the best building another telco in that future mass mobile market.
Tata Telecom definitely seems like the better choice, with a lot of possibility for commercial success; the company also picked up significant investment from Avaya, giving them access to a network equipment vendor and VoIP expertise.
While they only have about 4 million customers, estimates predict explosive growth in the region. It should be a wild ride for them over the next few years. Ganbatte!
– The Editors