Vodafone has signed a partner market agreement with UAE-based integrated telecom service provider du.
Under the terms of this agreement, du will have exclusive access to Vodafone’s range of products, devices and services in the UAE and will be able to draw on Vodafone’s experience in supply chain management, technology development, acquisition of enterprise customers from multi-national companies as well as improved inter-working between networks.
To be available in phases over a period of time, the partnership with Vodafone is expected to provide du customers with improved voice and data roaming access across 67 countries. In turn, Vodafone will be able to use du’s 3G network to offer its customers full set of services available on home network capabilities and extended coverage within the UAE.
Osman Sultan, CEO of du, said: The partnership with Vodafone will enable du and our customers to join the world’s largest international mobile network, whilst maintaining the advantages of being a local operator, thus supporting our prime mission of best serving the UAE population. This alliance will bring substantial benefits to our customers and shareholders, becoming a catalyst for expanding our service portfolio and improving our operational efficiency.