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Watch: Vodafone’s new era with new owners

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In the first of a three part interview with Newsroom’s Bernard Hickey, Vodafone CEO Jason Paris discusses his plans for the company under its new owners. Watch part two here.

NZX-listed Infratil and Canadian investment company Brookfield recently bought Vodafone NZ off its global parent for $3.4 billion.

It will continue to use the Vodafone branding, preferential roaming arrangements and Internet of Things platform under a partner market agreement, but its strategy will change.

Paris says Vodafone NZ will lift its investment in fixed wireless access and develop multi-brands to target different segments of the mobile phone market.

Paris also talks about the changes that have taken place within the company that he says was performing at about 80 percent of its potential. These include switching employees to new roles and renewing his executive team.

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*Watch the full interview in the video player above*

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