Vodafone has extended its marketing agreement with the French mobile network SFR for a further four years. The two companies will continue to provide fixed and mobile telecommunications services to multi national customers in France as well as roaming services for consumers travelling in and from the country.
The non-equity Partner Market agreement reaffirms SFR as Vodafone’s strategic partner in France and builds on the cooperation which has existed between the two companies since 2002.
France is an important enterprise market for Vodafone with a significant number of the Group’s multinational customers either headquartered or having a satellite office there.
SFR Business Team and Vodafone Global Enterprise – the companies’ business units that provide communications services to multinational companies – will work together on new business opportunities, including machine-to-machine (M2M) services, 3G and 4G roaming and unified communications. Vodafone will also continue to offer SFR a range of Vodafone Global Enterprise services for use by customers in France.
SFR’s CEO Jean-Yves Charlier, commented: “This latest agreement with Vodafone bolsters both companies’ positions in the key enterprise market in France and confirms SFR as a leading player in the French telecommunications.”
SFR customers will have access to Vodafone’s mobile and fixed networks covering nearly 30 countries as well as approximately 50 Vodafone Partner Markets networks worldwide.