Vodafone and Rogers Communications announce Partner Market agreement in Canada

 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  services.  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  North America."  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:  www.vodafone.com   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, patricia.trott@rci.rogers.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/03/c2710.html  CO: Vodafone Group Plc ST: Ontario NI: TLS VNT  
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