Vodafone and Swisscom have agreed to extend their strategic partner market agreement by a further four years, which will extend their close collaboration to more than a decade.

Swisscom’s customers will continue to enjoy enhanced roaming benefits, including high-speed data in locations where Vodafone operates a 4G network. Vodafone’s consumer and Enterprise customers will be able to roam onto Swisscom’s network when visiting Switzerland.

Under the renewal, which takes effect from the beginning of 2016, Swisscom’s customers will continue to benefit from Vodafone’s mobile, voice and data products and unrivalled global reach. The combined footprint of Swisscom and Vodafone allows corporate customers to connect confidently across more than 80 markets. Swisscom will also draw on Vodafone’s scale to deliver procurement efficiencies, including the purchasing of network infrastructure, IT equipment and handsets.

Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Stefano Gastaut, said: “We are delighted to renew our longstanding Partner Market agreement with Swisscom, building towards a decade of successful collaboration.”

"Thanks to our partnership with Vodafone, we can offer our customers a seamless communication experience with a strong global reach," said Christian Petit, Head of Swisscom Enterprise Customers.

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About Vodafone
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2015, Vodafone had 454 million mobile customers and 12.5 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.

About Vodafone Partner Markets
Vodafone’s Partner Markets team works to form strategic alliances with operators all over the world, partnering to offer a range of global products and services that extend Vodafone’s reach into local markets.   Vodafone Partner Market agreements vary from roaming and service resale to full partner branding.  Established in 2002, Vodafone Partner Markets now partners with 37 companies in 57 countries.

About Swisscom
Swisscom is the leading telecommunications provider in Switzerland, headquartered in Ittigen, near the Swiss capital of Berne. In the first three quarters of 2015, Swisscom’s net revenue increased by CHF 22 million or 0.3% year-on-year to CHF 8,651 million. Swisscom has more than 21,000 employees and is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and in Europe. For more information, please visit: www.swisscom.com.