In addition, Vodafone plans to support multinational corporations by providing communications expenditure tracking and procurement services while introducing innovative mobile price plans across the two organisations’ shared area of operations.
“The partnership with Vodafone will allow Zain to bring tangible benefits to both its customers and employees,” said Zain Group Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, Mr Hisham Akbar. “This groundbreaking agreement will give our customers innovative products and services from around the world.
At the same time, Vodafone’s commercial insights and technical expertise will translate into significant operational efficiencies for Zain over the long-term as we transition our networks to next generation networks and beyond.”
Mr Ravinder Takkar, CEO, Vodafone Partner Markets, commented: “Our agreement with Zain provides an opportunity for Vodafone to build its presence and work with a leading operator in the Middle East.
“By combining the geographical reach of our companies’ respective networks, we can strengthen and deepen the benefits to our customers operating in these large and dynamic markets. We are delighted that Zain has joined our successful Partner Market community, which increases to more than 50 markets worldwide with the addition of Zain’s Middle Eastern countries.”