Telecom Operators

Vodafone and Proximus renew strategic partnership agreement for Belgium and Luxembourg

Vodafone and Proximus, the largest of Belgium's three mobile telecommunications companies, have agreed to renew their strategic partnership for Belgium and Luxembourg for a further five years, building on a successful long-term relationship that began in 2003. The agreement enables both companies to offer joint products and services across their networks to provide the optimum experience for their consumer and enterprise customers.

Under the agreement, which commenced on 1 April 2017, multinational companies in Belgium and Luxembourg that have global agreements with Vodafone and Proximus will continue to benefit from international managed mobile services and have access to a wide range of Vodafone Global Enterprise services. These include Vodafone Spend Analytics, which provides visibility and control of a company’s telecommunications spend, and Enterprise Managed Mobility, which enables employees to securely use smartphones and tablets.

Vodafone and Proximus remain preferred partners for roaming traffic on each other’s footprint. Mobile customers of Proximus will continue to benefit from mobile voice and data roaming, including high-speed data on Vodafone’s 4G networks. Vodafone customers visiting Belgium and Luxembourg will also enjoy voice and data roaming, including high-speed data on the 4G network of Proximus and its affiliate Tango in Luxembourg.

Vodafone and Proximus will continue their joint mobile device procurement and device promotion initiatives, strengthening the leading position of Proximus in the Belgian device market.  Within the framework of the partnership, the two companies will also explore further specific areas such as mobile data monetization, connected cars and mobility solutions in cooperation with Proximus’ equity partner Be-Mobile.

Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus, said: “We look forward to continuing our excellent collaboration with Vodafone. Being the partner of a global player allows us to offer our residential and professional customers the best of both worlds: a local quality partner and global advantages such as the best value proposition for smartphones and accessories. Within this partnership, Proximus and Vodafone will also explore some specific areas like connected cars and mobility solutions.”

Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Diego Massidda said: “We have built a strong relationship with Proximus, dating back to 2003, and I am delighted to announce the next stage in our mutual co-operation. Customers of Vodafone and Proximus will continue to benefit from an excellent range of consumer and enterprise products and services across our networks for many years to come.”