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At this year's International Telecoms Week (ITW), held in Chicago from May 13-15, Vodafone will introduce its new Vodafone Carrier Services business to the telecommunications industry.

  • One of the world’s largest communications companies, Vodafone, demonstrates commitment to communications service providers (CSPs) with the launch of its carrier services business unit
  • Combines the carrier businesses of the Vodafone operating companies and Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW)

Drives innovation and efficiencies for Vodafone Group by consolidating all buying and partnering with CSPs

At this year’s International Telecoms Week (ITW), held in Chicago from May 13-15, Vodafone will introduce its new Vodafone Carrier Services business to the telecommunications industry.

The new unit within Vodafone Group Enterprise, Vodafone Carrier Services has been created following the company’s acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc in 2012. Vodafone Carrier Services combines the carrier services of Vodafone’s operating companies and CWW into one integrated global carrier business. This will deliver economies of scale and give CSPs a single interface to Vodafone, creating cost savings and efficiencies for both parties when buying and selling.

Vodafone Carrier Services will provide CSPs with adaptable voice and data services that are ready for the next generation. The business already has more than 1,000 customers and partners around the world and offers a broad portfolio of fixed and mobile services with unrivalled global and local reach.

By exhibiting at ITW 2013, the annual meeting point for wholesale telecommunications, Vodafone is demonstrating its commitment to the carrier community and the wider telecommunications industry. This announcement comes straight after the appointment of Brian Fitzpatrick as CEO of Vodafone Carrier Services.

Visitors to ITW will be able to see how Vodafone Carrier Services can work with CSPs to create value and enhance growth. Vodafone Carrier Services delivers consistent, reliable and secure services both locally and globally.

Brian Fitzpatrick, CEO of Vodafone Carrier Services, commented: “The industry needs to work together to solve the commercial, operational and technical challenges of delivering end-to-end telecoms services. Vodafone Carrier Services aims to promote collaboration in the global telecoms industry – bringing together carriers and service providers from the fixed and mobile worlds to deliver new services and drive innovation.”

For further information:

Vodafone Group

Media Relations - Telephone: +44 (0) 1635 664444

About Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 403 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 December 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide. Vodafone owns 45% of Verizon Wireless. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com

Vodafone Carrier Services

For further information please contact pari.faramarzi@text100.co.uk

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