South African-based mobile phone giant MTN has become the latest operator to join Telefónica’s partnership programme, which aims to pool resources, expertise and access markets to compete globally in the changing telecommunications industry. By Staff Writer
Telefónica m2m Global Partner Program was created with the goal of enabling partners to drive growth and differentiate their business by increasing their capabilities, by allowing deploying on a global scale.
Under the terms of the agreement, MTN and Telefónica have agreed to work together to capture synergies to improve both companies’ stand in regards to Enterprise customers, including services to multinational companies in each other’s footprint, collaboration in M2M and new digital products and services targeting the B2B segment.
Both firms will also cooperate in various strategic initiatives and exchange best practices to capture the new industry opportunities. Both companies will also enter in discussions on how to engage effectively in International Wholesale, Devices and Network/IT Procurement.
Herman Singh, Group Chief Digital Officer, said that “MTN Group believes this strategic partnership with Telefónica will bring great benefits to MTN in enabling future growth delivery. The development scope includes our innovation process and new product offerings as we move into the New Digital World, as well as leveraging our combined scale in areas such as procurement.”