This excerpt taken from the VOD 6-K filed May 19, 2008.
VODAFONE WELCOMES SERBIA TO ITS GLOBAL COMMUNITY AS 41ST PARTNER MARKET
Vodafone today announces that it has extended its Partner Market agreement with mobilkom austria group to Serbia, where Vodafone will introduce a range of Vodafone-branded products and services through mobilkom austrias subsidiary, Vip mobile. This agreement will make Serbia Vodafones 41st Partner Market a network across the world where Vodafone products and services are available through partnerships with mobile operators that Vodafone does not own.
Serbia is an important telecommunications market in Europe and developing rapidly, and we are pleased that Vodafone is now able, through its partnership with Vip mobile, to offer a full range of international products and services from Vodafone to the Serbian market. We enjoy a long and very good cooperation with mobilkom austria group which is known for its innovation leadership and its high quality standards and are happy to extend this cooperation to Serbia. says Paul-Gerhard Itjeshorst, Executive, Vodafone Partner Market.
Vip was the first operator in Serbia to introduce the Blackberry® from Vodafone in December 2007.
It is a partnership for the benefit or our customers. It brings together the worlds of the leading international communications group and Vip mobile. So customers will enjoy the best of both worlds. stated Alexander Sperl, CEO Vip mobile.
Thanks to the partnership, Vip customers will enjoy in the future even more innovative services, exclusive handsets and the international roaming footprint of Vodafone.
Several members of mobilkom austria group, such as mobilkom austria (Austria), Vipnet (Croatia), Mtel (Bulgaria) and Si.mobil (Slovenia), have already joined this partnership. Vip mobile will add the Vodafone logo on all products and services that are offered as the result of this agreement.
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