Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vodafone and Chunghwa Telecom Announce Partnership

Vodafone and Chunghwa Telecom, the leading telecom operator in Taiwan, signed a non-equity Partner Market agreement to provide customers with high quality communications services and enhanced roaming arrangements. Under the deal, Chunghwa has exclusive access to a range of products, services and devices from Vodafone in Taiwan. Chunghwa will also be able to draw on Vodafone's experience in supply chain management, technology development, the acquisition of enterprise customers as well as improved inter-working between networks.

Vodafone said the partnership with Chunghwa will provide its customers a range of services, which utilize "home" network capabilities as well as extended coverage within Taiwan. The two companies will provide additional support to Vodafone Global Enterprise customers, who have a presence in the region and will, in the future, be able to benefit from added Vodafone business solutions such as Vodafone Mobile Broadband and BlackBerry from Vodafone.

Vodafone noted that it has growing circle of partners in Asia, including relationships with China Mobile, SmarTone-Vodafone in Hong Kong, M1 in Singapore, Celcom in Malaysia, Dialog in Sri Lanka, dtac in Thailand, SoftBank in Japan, and Vodafone Fiji. It also has its own existing operations in India, Australia and New Zealand.