09 September 2011
Redwood City, CA. -- Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue, today announced the launch of its Silicon Valley integrated R&D Centre, Vodafone Xone™.
Under the Vodafone Xone™ program Vodafone, with 382 million customers in more than 30 countries, will provide technical expertise, potential financial assistance, logistical support and facilities to help promising US technology companies gain a fast track into proof-of-concept trials across Vodafone’s global network.
As Vodafone’s first fully integrated mobile R&D centre in Silicon Valley, Vodafone Xone™ is intended to:
Siavash Alamouti, director of Vodafone Group Research and Development said: “Vodafone Xone™ offers Silicon Valley start ups access to more than a third of a billion customers in more than 30 countries around the world. We’re excited about this opportunity to share our scale and global expertise with the brightest and best the valley has to offer.”
The Vodafone Xone™ team is set to organise and host a range of collaborative events including seminars, and other initiatives aimed at attracting new technologies into the program.
For companies looking to contact the Vodafone Xone™, please go to www.vodafone.com/xone
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 382 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as at 30 June 2011. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.
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