Vodafone, Afrimax in sub-Saharan deal

Cellphone operator Vodafone has signed a strategic framework agreement with Afrimax Group, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

The agreement would see the companies co-operate and explore opportunities for partner market agreements in sub-Saharan Africa, they said in a statement.

Afrimax is a 4G long-term evolution telecommunications operator in sub-Saharan Africa.

It was also announced that Vodafone had signed a partner market agreement with Afrimax in Uganda.

“Under the partner market agreement in Uganda, the two companies will offer customers voice and data products and services using the ‘Vodafone Uganda’ brand,” they said.

“Vodafone’s multinational corporate customers will benefit from the addition of Uganda to their existing contracts for international managed services.”

Vodafone partner markets chief executive Stefano Gastaut said: “Uganda is an attractive market and we are delighted to welcome Afrimax to our successful partner markets community, which already operates in more than fifty countries.

“We look forward to exploring the potential for further partner market agreements in sub-Saharan Africa with Afrimax, under our framework co-operation agreement.”

Afrimax CEO Peter Langkilde and CFO Rob Philpott said: “We are excited about the partnership with Vodafone and the opportunity to work with a brand that is not only passionate about technology, but passionate about people.

“The partnership with Vodafone solidifies our ongoing plans to be a leading provider of high speed network services in sub-Saharan Africa.”

The agreement would complement the Vodacom Group’s operations in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, and Mozambique.

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