The Beginning, featuring Ivan Donn

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Matt Roberts, Amdocs

S2 E7

17 Mar 2021


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The idea you would have seven billion phones on the planet at some point in the company's future was just nonsensical.

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Ivan Donn

Telcom business pioneer

Mar 17, 2021
The Beginning, featuring Ivan Donn

On this episode of The Great Indoors, Matt is joined by Ivan Donn. Ivan is a pioneer and a legend in the telecommunications industry in the U.K. He made the inaugural sale adding subscriber #1 to a U.K. cell network in 1985. Matt and Ivan discuss his monumental history with Vodafone, their international rise, the transformation of the telecommunications landscape over the past decade, and how Vodafone in a short matter of time became one of the most recognizable brands on the planet.

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1980s Vodafone mobile phone ad:

35 years ago: Ivan Donn on his first Vodafone sale:



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