Vodafone has announced a strategic partnership with Azerbaijani mobile network Azerfon to collaborate jointly on future technological developments.
Under the Partner Market agreement, Azerfon has exclusive access to a range of products and services from Vodafone in Azerbaijan as well as access to Vodafone supply chain management.
Azerfon, currently constructing a 3G network in Azerbaijan, will leverage the partnership to roll out a high-speed mobile data network and mobile broadband products. The two companies will cooperate to provide additional support to Vodafone Global Enterprise customers, who have a presence in the region.
Vodafone’s products will be co-branded in Azerbaijan. As part of a phased rollout Vodafone will provide Azerfon customers with improved voice and data roaming access across 67 countries where Vodafone is present.
Vodafone Partner Markets chief executive Richard Daly said: “Our agreement with Azerfon is an opportunity for Vodafone to build its presence and work with the fastest growing operator in the country, where mobile penetration is around 75 per cent and growing rapidly.
“In addition, more of our customers require enhanced roaming services and high-speed mobile broadband products within the region due to the high growth dynamics across all sectors in the country.”