Vodafone partners with MTS

3 Nov 2008

Vodafone has signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s largest cellular operator by subscribers, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), giving the latter’s customers access to Vodafone’s products, services and devices. MTS will benefit from the deal by gaining access to Vodafone’s knowledge of deploying and offering 3G mobile services. The deal, which confirms Vodafone’s previous announcement that it is not looking to make acquisitions in Russia and the CIS, is not the UK cellco’s first partnership with a foreign operator; it has similar deals in around 40 markets worldwide.