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    New partnerships for Swiss operators


    Sunrise Communications and Vodafone have announced a new partnership agreement, and Swisscom joins FreeMove.

    The Sunrise-Vodafone tie-up will provide a range of Vodafone business services to Sunrise’s Enterprise customers.

    These include mobile connectivity, roaming and central procurement. Over time, the companies plan to expand their relationship to deliver fixed/mobile converged services to enterprises across Europe and beyond, as well as to collaborate on 5G.

    André Krause, Chief Executive Officer, Sunrise, said, “We are thrilled about our new relationship with the Vodafone team. We know that the ability to leverage their reach and expertise, together with our agility, outstanding network and high-quality services, will deliver real benefits for our enterprise business in Switzerland and beyond.”

    Diego Massidda, Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive, added, “We are delighted that Sunrise has decided to join our Partner Market network. We are excited about working with the team and being able to offer their customers access to our extensive range of innovative enterprise products and services.”

    Swisscom joins FreeMove

    Meanwhile in Switzerland, Swisscom has signed a strategic partnership with FreeMove, the mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telia Company and Telecom Italia.

    Through the partnership, Swisscom will be able to provide its Swiss multinational customers with access to mobile networks in Europe and worldwide. Further, Free Move will give priority to Swisscom as a preferred partner for telecommunication services in the Swiss market.

    “We are delighted to join forces with FreeMove, the top international mobile service provider in Europe and will continue to offer our customers excellent local and global services,” said Urs Lehner, Head of Swisscom Business Customers.

    Lazaro Fernandez Parra, General Manager of FreeMove, added, “We are very excited to welcome Swisscom to the FreeMove family. This step allows us to strengthen our position in Europe as lead organisation of tier one networks and reinforces one of our strategic pillars, which is to deliver high-quality international mobile services to multinational customers.”