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 
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: 
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: 
CO: Vodafone Group Plc
ST: Ontario
-0- Jun/03/2014 12:00 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.