Vodafone has announced a strategic framework agreement with sub-Saharan 4G/LTE operator Afrimax to explore opportunities for partner market agreements in the region.
Under the non-equity framework agreement, Vodafone and Afrimax will explore potential partner market opportunities in a variety of territories in sub-Saharan Africa.
The companies have already formed a partner market agreement in Uganda, under which they will offer customers voice and data products and services using the ‘Vodafone Uganda’ brand. 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.”
Afrimax management Peter Langkilde, CEO and Rob Philpott, CFO commented: “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 and the impact that technology can have on peoples’ lives.”
The framework agreement will complement Vodacom Group’s operations in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho and Mozambique and has been agreed in conjunction with Vodacom Group.