FIJILEAKS HAS BEEN reliably informed that Aslam Khan, the CEO of Vodafone Fiji Limited will be retiring soon. He had informed the Board as far back as 2010 that he intended to retire in 2013 but was persuaded to remain for another year. In 2013 it was 20 years for Khan with Vodafone who had nurtured the company from scratch since 1993. Under his watch, the company saw it evolve from 2G, 3G and now 4G. He had seen through deregulation in 2008 and Vodafone has 85 per cent of the market share. Since 2010 the Board had been planning a smooth transition, with Pradeep Lal poised to takeover on Khan's retirement. Fijileaks could not get a comment from Khan of his future plans but Geneva could be a new destination where his wife and former High Court judge Nazhat Shameem was recently appointed as Fiji's Ambassador. A source inside Vodafone said "Khan's job is well done and they wish him all the best in his future plans".
Vodafone Fiji has clarified that they do not listen to or record calls.
This is according to Managing Director Aslam Khan while responding to a report released by their headquarters in the United Kingdom which has publicly released statistics of legal intercept of call and calls records.
Khan said Vodafone Fiji provided this information to its Head Office in UK and consented to the statistics to be published for public consumption. He said they have nothing to hide and the 670 cases listed in the report under Vodafone Fiji is for information related to call records that is provided to Police and the Court on production of a search warrant or court order. According to Khan the only information they provide on the production of a search warrant is the date and time of calls made or text messages sent between two parties and the duration of that call. He said this is the only information they capture and record for billing purposes. He said Vodafone Fiji does not have technical capability in its network to either listen to a telephone conversation or record a phone call or a text message. Source: Fijivillage News, 7 June 2014