Vodafone and Proximus have agreed to renew their strategic partnership for Belgium and Luxembourg for a further five years, building on a successful long-term relationship that began in 2003. The agreement enables both companies to offer joint products and services across their networks to provide the optimum experience for their consumer and enterprise customers.
Under the agreement, which commenced on 1 April 2017, multinational companies in Belgium and Luxembourg that have global agreements with Vodafone and Proximus will continue to benefit from international managed mobile services and have access to a wide range of Vodafone Global Enterprise services. These include Vodafone Spend Analytics, which provides visibility and control of a company’s telecommunications spend, and Enterprise Managed Mobility, which enables employees to securely use smartphones and tablets.
Vodafone and Proximus remain preferred partners for roaming traffic on each other’s footprint. Mobile customers of Proximus will continue to benefit from mobile voice and data roaming, including high-speed data on Vodafone’s 4G networks. Vodafone customers visiting Belgium and Luxembourg will also enjoy voice and data roaming, including high-speed data on the 4G network of Proximus and its affiliate Tango in Luxembourg.
Vodafone and Proximus will continue their joint mobile device procurement and device promotion initiatives, strengthening the leading position of Proximus in the Belgian device market. Within the framework of the partnership, the two companies will also explore further specific areas such as mobile data monetisation, connected cars and mobility solutions in cooperation with Proximus’ equity partner Be-Mobile.
Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus, said: “We look forward to continuing our excellent collaboration with Vodafone. Being the partner of a global player allows us to offer our residential and professional customers the best of both worlds: a local quality partner and global advantages such as the best value proposition for smartphones and accessories. Within this partnership, Proximus and Vodafone will also explore some specific areas like connected cars and mobility solutions.”
Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Diego Massidda said: “We have built a strong relationship with Proximus, dating back to 2003, and I am delighted to announce the next stage in our mutual co-operation. Customers of Vodafone and Proximus will continue to benefit from an excellent range of consumer and enterprise products and services across our networks for many years to come.”
For further information
Vodafone Group, Media Relations
Telephone: +44 (0) 7919 990 230
Jan Margot +32 475 585037
Haroun Fenaux +32 476 60 03 33
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 48 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 December 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14.3 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 30 companies in 48 countries.
About Proximus Group
Proximus Group is a telecommunications & ICT company operating in the Belgian and international markets, servicing residential, enterprise and public customers. Proximus’ ambition is to become a digital service provider, connecting everyone and everything so people live better and work smarter. Through its best-quality integrated fixed and mobile networks, Proximus provides access anywhere and anytime to digital services and easy-to-use solutions, as well as to a broad offering of multimedia content. Proximus transforms technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud and Security into solutions with positive impact on people and society. With 13,633 employees, all engaged to offer customers a superior experience, the Proximus Group generated an underlying turnover of EUR 5,871 million end-2016.
Proximus (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is also active in Luxembourg through its affiliates Telindus Luxembourg and Tango and in the Netherlands through Telindus Netherlands. Its subsidiary BICS offers best-in-class international wholesale solutions for voice and mobile data service providers worldwide. For more information, visit www.proximus.com and www.proximus.be.