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In Good Company: Vodafone's Tan Yen Yen dials into the 'Gigabit Society'

Her tech background is an asset as telco boosts its data capabilities

In the time before a management consultant coined the term ITES, short for information technology-enabled services, the telecommunications business was all about fixed lines and mobile networks supported by mobile-device manufacturers, and aggressive market campaigns that competed on price and free talk-time.

Subsequently, data, even more than time, became the new currency. These days, the swift march of digitalisation has meant that IT, telecommunications and data have fused as never before.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Vodafone's Tan dials into the 'Gigabit Society''. Print Edition | Subscribe