Vodafone Romania to sell fixed internet and TV services through rival Telekom network

Aurel Dragan 05/06/2018 | 11:45

Vodafone Romania concluded an agreement with Telekom Romania for wholesale services, which allows Vodafone to launch fixed internet and TV services, using Telekom Romania’s urban optical fiber network. Also, the agreement allows Telekom to better use its fixed infrastructure resources.

The local announcement comes after Liberty Global decided to sell to Vodafone Plc its units in several countries, including Romania, which means that, in the future, Vodafone Romania will be able to access UPC Romania network of fixed internet and cable TV. But before that merger will take place, Vodafone will use Telekom Romania infrastructure.

“This agreement represents a step further in implementing one of our key priorities, expanding into home and to families. On top of our existing commercial propositions, customers will benefit after the implementation of the agreement from fully convergent offers of services, including mobile, fixed broadband and TV, accompanied by the same high level of service that they already experience with us,” stated Murielle Lorilloux, CEO Vodafone Romania.

For consumer customers, Vodafone Romania provides mobile voice and data services, as well as the video and music streaming service 4GTV+. On the enterprise segment, the company has always been an innovator in terms of complete fixed-mobile converged packages, providing services such as internet, IP VPN and voice to companies since 2000.

The two companies will continue to compete independently on the market, each of them pursuing its own development strategy in accordance with their autonomous commercial and business strategies.

Vodafone Romania is a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies providing a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 46 more, and fixed broadband operations in 18 markets. As of 31 March 2018, Vodafone Group had 535.8 million mobile customers and 19.7 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

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