Vodafone today announced it has won a hat-trick of contracts with International SOS, the world’s leading international medical and travel security risk services company. The contracts are for a range of integrated communications services and demonstrate Vodafone’s strength as a total communications company.
Under the first agreement, Vodafone will manage mobility services for around 1,300 employees in a number of key markets. The new contract will help International SOS, which provides medical and travel security services to multi-national corporate clients, governments and non-governmental organisations, reduce the complexity of managing its mobile communications.
With International SOS’ global communications becoming ever-more sophisticated, the Group has also signed a contract for Vodafone Telecoms Management. This suite of services allows International SOS to manage all its fixed and mobile telecoms services centrally, giving it greater visibility over usage and spend per user either by region or business unit.
Finally, Vodafone has also won a contract for cloud and hosting services in the UK. This provides International SOS with a secure IT infrastructure to host a range of applications. The flexible computing service allows the company to scale its IT resources to meet its business requirements, meaning it only has to pay for what it needs.
Chief Information Officer at International SOS, Richard Davies, said: "Good, reliable communications isn’t just important to the smooth running of our business, it is essential. With every single call potentially a lifeline, it was vital that we teamed up with a global operator whose coverage was particularly robust in the regions where we operate. With Vodafone’s strength and experience in our key markets the company seemed a natural fit. And it’s not just about having the right communications in place. Vodafone’s Telecoms Management service allows us to track usage and spending across multiple providers and countries, while its cloud and hosting services allow us to only pay for the services we use and to respond rapidly to changing business needs."
President Asia and Africa, Vodafone Global Enterprise, Stevan Hoyle, said: “International SOS plays an important role in helping multinationals keep their employees safe and healthy, and with communications being the life blood of the company, it is testament to Vodafone’s prowess as a total communications provider that we have been chosen to play such a pivotal role in providing International SOS with a range of integrated communications services.”
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 27 countries, partners with mobile networks in 48 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2014, Vodafone had 434 million mobile customers and 9 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com
About International SOS
International SOS www.internationalsos.com is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 700 locations in 89 countries. Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,200 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members. We have pioneered a range of preventative programmes and offer an unparalleled response to emergencies. We are passionate about helping clients put ‘Duty of Care’ into practice. With us multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.