Vodafone and SFR have renewed their partner market agreement for France for a further four years to 2020. In addition, Vodafone announces it has signed a strategic framework agreement with Altice for the Dominican Republic.
The renewed SFR agreement builds on the successful partnership between the two companies in France since 2002 and will ensure that SFR’s corporate and consumer customers will continue to benefit from enhanced, seamless roaming services across Vodafone’s operations in 26 countries and the 56 other countries where Vodafone partners with mobile networks.
Vodafone’s consumer and enterprise customers will continue to benefit from SFR’s strong presence in the French market. SFR’s 4G services are expected to cover more than 90% of the population of France by 2017.
Today, Vodafone has also signed a new Partner Market agreement with Altice in the Dominican Republic. Customers of Altice’s operations will now be able to roam seamlessly onto Vodafone’s network and Vodafone’s customers travelling to the Dominican Republic will enjoy full roaming services on Altice’s network.
Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Stefano Gastaut said: “We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with SFR for another four years, enabling us to continue to bring our customers the best of Vodafone and SFR. I am also delighted that our partnership is now expanded to encompass Altice’s operations in the Dominican Republic, which means that Vodafone is now present in 82 countries, of which 57 are partners.”
Pascal Rialland, Head of B2B Altice said: “This strong collaboration with Vodafone, initiated more than 14 years ago, confirms SFR’s leading position in the French telecoms market. The combined footprint of both companies, enabling our customers to connect in more than 80 countries, offers a fantastic worldwide opportunity.”
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About Vodafone Group
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 31 December 2015, Vodafone had 461 million mobile customers and 13 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.
A global operator, SFR holds prime positions in all of France's telecommunications market segments, from consumer to B-to-B, local authorities and wholesale. Being the sole owner of its infrastructures, the Group pairs two powerful networks and, thanks to its investments, SFR aims to rapidly extend its fiber and 4G coverage to every corner of the country whilst offering optimal service quality.
Building on from the existing top-tier fiber optics network and a leading mobile network, SFR aims to create the nation's new leader in the combined broadband and mobile markets. SFR offers a comprehensive range of Internet-access, fixed-line, mobile and audiovisual services. SFR is also an expert for solutions in the fields of unified communications, Internet of Things and cloud computing for businesses. On the Consumer segment, the Group operates under the SFR and RED by SFR brands. On the B-to-B segment, it operates under the SFR Business brand, serving over 190,000 companies.
The Group serves 21.9 million mobile customers and 6.4 million households subscribing to broadband services.
Listed on Euronext Paris (Euronext NUM) and owned by Altice group (78%), the Group posted turnover of €11 billion in 2015 and gathers a total of 14,500 men and women.