Vodafone, Globacom seal fresh non-equity partnership deal

Kayode Ogundele
Kayode Ogundele

Vodafone and Globacom Limited have entered into a new, non-equity partnership agreement that covers Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

Under the Partner Market agreement, Vodafone and Globacom will work together to boost significantly the experience of consumer and business customers, utilising a wide range of their world-beating mobile, voice and data products and unrivalled global experience.

Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Stefano Gastaut said that “We are delighted to welcome Globacom to the Vodafone Partner Markets community which now spans 57 countries across six continents.

“This strategic partnership with Globacom for Nigeria and the Republic of Benin will help deliver enhanced roaming benefits for Globacom’s consumer and multinational corporate customers, including countries where we have an ultra-fast 4G network.

“Vodafone will gain from Globacom’s expertise and deep understanding of African markets.”

Globacom’s Group Executive Director, Bella Disu, said that the partnership is unique and far-reaching, giving corporate and individual subscribers on the Globacom network in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin an edge, particularly in voice and data services.

“The partnership is in line with Globacom’s tradition of partnering with global leaders to avail consumers of the best telecommunications services,” she said.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said that a large element of his role is to support British companies to invest and do business here in Nigeria.

“So, I’m delighted to be part of this ceremony today to witness the agreement between Globacom and Vodafone. I wish both companies luck as they start this important journey working together, and I am sure this will be a very fruitful partnership for both.”

Globacom said it is committed to building the best telecommunication network in Africa.

Since inception in 2003, the company has offered revolutionary and innovative services. It was the first telecommunication network to introduce the Per Second Billing Service, Mobile Internet, Blackberry, 3G and numerous other cutting edge products and services in Nigeria, clearly the biggest economy in Africa.

One of its major accomplishments is its international submarine cable, Glo 1, which connects Africa to Europe and the United States of America.

Glo 1 has provided the much needed Internet bandwidth in Africa. The company has over 40 million subscribers in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic.

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