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17 February 2017
| Bill Boyle
Telefónica and Síminn have signed a partnership agreement which will include a wide range of business areas such as procurement, roaming, digital products and multinational services.
Telefónica and Síminn (Iceland
Telecom) have signed a partnership agreement with a wide remit.
The partnership is supported by the Telefónica Partners
Program, which includes other operators in Europe, Asia, Middle
East and Africa.
Orri Hauksson, CEO of Síminn, said the partnership
would offer customers the latest technology and equipment at
the best price.
Hauksson said: "We have been placing greater emphasis on
innovation within Síminn, and by 2020 we intend for 25%
of our revenues to be generated from new products. It is an
ambitious goal but necessary in a fast-changing
telecommunications market. The partnership with
Telefónica is a milestone towards this goal," he said:
"It strengthens Síminn to have Telefónica by its
Guðjón Leifsson, head of innovation,
Síminn said: "Telefónica operates its corporate
University which alone shows the strength of the company. Now
Síminn has good access to it and will enjoy the benefit
of increased knowledge and experience as a result."
"Telefónica is a front runner, both in
telecommunications and innovation. We admire how they are
implementing Digital Services such as IoT, big data and
cybersecurity in all their markets, particularly in the UK,
Germany, Spain and Brazil. Much of what Telefónica has
already launched is being developed at Síminn.
Therefore, we see immediate benefits of the partnership."
Mario Martín, global head of Industrial Partnerships
of Telefónica, said: "We are very pleased with the
alliance with Síminn, in Iceland. This Partnership will
reinforce our program as a way to jointly capture the
opportunities digital transformation offers us. We are
confident that this agreement will bring important benefits to
both our Groups".
Telefónica Partners Program