Vodafone axes 500 jobs from Germany and moves part of operations to Romania and India

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Vodafone will cut 500 jobs in Germany, and move a part of its operations to Romania and India, according to Bloomberg.

The information appeared in an internal letter sent by Jens Schulte-Bockum, CEO of Vodafone’s German unit, who mentioned that part of Vodafone’s main regional operations will be transferred to Romania while information-technology operations will be transferred to India.

In February, Vodafone reached an agreement to cut 620 jobs in Spain, says Bloomberg.

This is the result of the group’s intention to adjusts to harsher competition and lower fees in Europe’s largest economy, says Reuters.

This measure comes after Vodafone Romania announced in mid- March the official inauguration of its Danubius Regional Network Operations Center which caters for several of the group’s divisions in Europe. The Danubius center was to provide services to seven networks, including Vodafone Germany. The other networks the center caters to are Vodafone Romania, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Netherlands, Vodafone Czech Republic and Vodafone Albania. The seven Vodafone networks that are monitored from the regional center in Bucharest cater for over 90 million clients.

The Danubius center counts 250 Romanian engineers. The team monitors the 2G, 3G, 4G networks, manages incidents taking place in the networks, addresses the alarms in the territory and interacts with local technical support teams.

 Otilia Haraga

 

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