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ThyssenKrupp Doubles Its Vodafone Contract Volume

22 Feb 2013Technology news
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  • 60,000 voice and data connections across 30 countries on 3 continents
  • 50,000 M2M connections to aid remote management of ThyssenKrupp industrial products

Vodafone today announced that it has been selected by ThyssenKrupp to provide mobile communications services in Germany and 29 other countries across Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.

As a global mobile services provider, Vodafone will provide the industrial corporation with 60,000 mobile voice and data connections and services including mobile device management. Vodafone will also provide ThyssenKrupp with 50,000 machine-to-machine (M2M) cards which will aid the remote control and maintenance of industrial products including tens of thousands of ThyssenKrupp elevators and their emergency intercom systems. The new contract represents a doubling in volume of Vodafone's previous contract with ThyssenKrupp.

"We decided to partner with Vodafone because it offers us excellent value for money and is able to meet our individual needs. On top, they offer a worldwide service management from one source," said Klaus Mühleck, CIO at ThyssenKrupp AG, explaining why the corporation opted to expand its relationship with Vodafone.

"We're delighted that ThyssenKrupp has decided to expand its mobile communication services contract with Vodafone and that we'll be working together even more closely in the future, particularly in the fast-growing machine-to-machine sector. It's testament that our product and service portfolio, business model and global network are optimally geared to international corporations' requirements," explained Jan Geldmacher, CEO Vodafone Global Enterprise.

With 9.7 million M2M connections and over 250 M2M specialists around the world, Vodafone is a leading provider in this fast-growing market and was recognised in February 2013 as an M2M Industry Icon by Analysys Mason in its independent M2M scorecard report.

Under the slogan "Connected Power", Vodafone will be presenting a comprehensive range of M2M solutions for the energy, health, mobility, transport and logistics sectors at this year's CeBIT trade show in Hanover from March 5th to 9th.

For further information:

Vodafone Group
Media Relations
Tel: +44 1635 664444

Notes to editor:
For further information on Analysys Mason's independent M2M scorecard report 2012:

About Vodafone

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About Vodafone Global Enterprise

Vodafone Global Enterprise provides managed communications services to many of the world's leading global companies. It supports communications wherever its customers are present: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Please visit:

About Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications

Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet, delivering new functionality and enhanced services without the need for human intervention. Supported by over 20 years' experience and 250 dedicated staff, Vodafone's global M2M platform makes it easy for global businesses to centrally manage M2M deployments across multiple territories, with greater control and at a lower cost than previously possible. Please visit: Follow us on Twitter: @vodafone_m2m

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