Monday, June 8, 2015

Telefonica and Bouygues Telecom Plan JV for France

Telefonica and Bouygues Telecom agreed to established a joint venture to provide telecommunications services to multinationals in France. The joint venture will use Bouygues’ domestic infrastructure in France and Telefonica’s global presence in 40 countries and service reach in more than 170.

The new Telefonica Global Solutions France will include its own dedicated marketing and sales resources committed to selling both Telefonica and Bouygues Telecom communication services whilst simultaneously managing the end-to-end commercial relationship with multinational companies. The “Telefonica” brand will be used.

Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, CEO of Telefonica Business Solutions, said: “This agreement with our strategic partner Bouygues Telecom reflects our joint commitment to the MNC market and represents a significant step forward in the improvement of our value proposition for our customers, while reinforcing our position in the European market”.

Richard Viel, COO of Bouygues Telecom, commented: “Telefonica has been our strategic partner since 2011, bringing fruitful collaboration in all fields. Now we are happy to strengthen this alliance targeted on key accounts. A joint commercial approach was tested in 2014, and resulted in a booming performance in the MNC market thanks to the combined strengths of our leading 4G network and a truly global proposition.”

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