Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom partner on Tunisia

Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom have entered into a new partner market agreement for Tunisia, making it the first such partnership for Vodafone in North Africa.

Under the terms of the three-year, non-equity agreement, Vodafone will provide strategic and operational support in a range of areas including: enterprise, consumer, technology and procurement.

“I am delighted that Tunisie Telecom has joined our Partner Market network,” said Diego Massidda, chief executive of Vodafone Partner Markets. “I am looking forward to bringing the best of Vodafone’s services and expertise to Tunisia, and building a strong, lasting relationship that will benefit customers of both companies. Vodafone will also gain from Tunisie Telecom’s expertise and deep understanding of the region.”

The partnership will also include roaming and carrier services agreement, as well as both businesses collaborating on any other potential opportunities that will benefit customers as well as the two companies.

“We are very excited by this partnership, which will provide Tunisie Telecom with efficient solutions for multinationals with a presence in Tunisia in addition to the corporate sector in the country. Tunisie Telecom will be able to offer competitive services for roaming, both for the benefit of customers travelling to countries where Vodafone and its partners are present and for Vodafone customers visiting Tunisia. The agreement also gives Tunisie Telecom the opportunity to access Vodafone’s global knowledge base and benefit from economies of scale when purchasing telecoms equipment,” added Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, CEO and chairman of Tunisie Telecom.

Earlier this month, Tunisie Telecom upgraded its IP transit port at Sparkle’s Sicily Hub in Palermo to 100Gbps. Tunisie Telecom said the new 100GBps connectivity option responds to the increasing demand of digital content in North Africa.