BeMobile and Vodafone forge new partnership
Updated 15 July, 2014 – We attempted to contact Vodafone regarding the kind of services that Papua New Guineans could expect but their response did not give us anything.
Instead, Group Head of Media – External Affairs, Ben Padovan, sent us a copy of their press release and advised us to contact BeMobile for further local details.
A link to the press release is made available at the bottom of the post.
Although the relationship between BeMobile and Vodafone Fiji did not solidify, Vodafone has struck a new agreement with Papua New Guinea’s first mobile operator to service the country and neighboring Solomon Islands market.
Vodafone’s website says the partnership is a non-equity agreement which makes BeMobile the carrier’s exclusive partner in the two Melanesian countries. They plan to jointly offer a range of consumer and business products and services.
CEO of Vodafone’s Partner Markets, Stefano Gastaut, said the partnership will enable the communications provider to expand its presence into the Asia-Pacific market. This, he said, would be beneficial for both their consumer and corporate customers.
Meanwhile BeMobile CEO, Sundar Ramamurthy, said they were delighted to form a strategic partnership with Vodafone.
“We are delighted to form a strategic partnership with Vodafone which will enable us to provide a comprehensive range of products and services for our customers locally and globally. In addition, BeMobile customers will benefit from being able to roam on to Vodafone’s global mobile network.”
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers and has more than 400 million subscribers.