Telecom Italia Sparkle and Omer Telecom, the joint venture between the Virgin Group and Carphone Warehouse which markets the Virgin Mobile brand in France, have announced a new voice outsourcing agreement that will make TI Sparkle the provider of Virgin Mobile France’s international voice traffic. Through wholesale aggregation of voice expertise (WAVE), TI Sparkle’s voice outsourcing solution for the E2E management of carriers and service providers international traffic, TI Sparkle will provide Virgin Mobile France with state-of-the-art business and technology expertise gained through the management of over 20 billion minutes of international voice traffic exchanged via a global set of fixed and mobile terminations, over 1,300 specific breakouts and more than 500 direct interconnections.
‘With this partnership Virgin Mobile bolsters its independence on the French telecommunications market,’ said Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux CEO of Virgin Mobile France. ‘In particular, thanks to this agreement, Virgin Mobile France will significantly reduce its cost base, improve overall profitability and increase efficiency while at the same time maintaining full control of its international voice business’. Omer Telecom currently has over 1.7 million customers and expects to increase this to two million by the end of this year.