Vodafone and Swisscom to extend their strategic partnership
Swisscom (Switzerland) AG and Vodafone today announced an extension of their strategic partnership agreement.
This partnership will enable both companies to fully support the communications needs of large businesses and multinational companies and continue to offer beneficial roaming arrangements to Vodafone and Swisscom customers. The companies will also jointly source and deploy a full range of products and services targeted at the business and consumer markets.
Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will continue to jointly procure phones, network equipment, service platforms and other technology infrastructure.
Morten Lundal, Vodafone’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Switzerland is an important communications market and we are pleased to be extending our partnership with Swisscom, the market leader. The agreement enhances our ability to serve our international customers headquartered in Switzerland and to continue to offer them a full range of international products and services.”
Christian Petit, Head of Residential Customers Swisscom, said: “It is a partnership for the benefit of our customers. It brings together the leading international communications group and Swisscom’s leading position in the Swiss market so our customers will enjoy the best of both worlds. This smart, industry cooperation adds value and I am sure it will bring great benefits to both companies.”
With more than 42 members - including this partnership with Swisscom - Vodafone’s Partner Market programme has become the world's leading mobile communications alliance.
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