Vodafone and Rogers Communications announce Partner Market agreement in Canada
TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Vodafone and Rogers Communications ("Rogers") -
a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company - today
jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement.
Under the non-equity agreement, Rogers becomes Vodafone's exclusive partner in
Canada and the two companies will explore new business opportunities as well
as offer customers a range of products and services, including 4G roaming
Multinational customers of Vodafone Global Enterprise will benefit from the
addition of Canada to their existing contracts for international managed
services. In addition, Rogers will be able to draw on Vodafone's expertise in
building and developing 4G mobile broadband networks, working with leading
global equipment providers.
Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said: "We are delighted that
Rogers has joined our successful Partner Markets community. Canada is an
important market as we continuously expand our roaming capabilities across
Rogers CEO Guy Laurence commented: "We're focused on significantly improving
our customers' experience and believe that the knowledge and resources we will
get from this alliance will be a big benefit to our customers. We will draw
on expertise and best practices from operators around the world to improve the
products and services, like roaming and unified voice solutions, that we offer
our consumer and business customers."
Rogers joins Vodafone's Partner Market group of more than 30
telecommunications companies operating in nearly 50 countries. The Partner
Market agreement extends Vodafone's international experience, innovation and
scale to the Canadian market to generate revenue opportunities, cost savings
and value for both companies and their customers.
About Vodafone 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 49 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:
About Rogers Communications Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless
voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers
of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through
Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital
media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and
RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information
about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.
Vodafone Group, Media Relations, www.vodafone.com/media/contact, Investor
Relations, Telephone: +44 (0) 7919 990 230; Rogers Communications, Patricia
Trott, +1 (416) 935 - 7359, firstname.lastname@example.org
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