Vodafone and Zain close to roaming agreement

28 Aug 2012

Zain has confirmed that it is close to signing a roaming deal with Vodafone. The agreement would give Vodafone subscribers lower roaming fees when accessing Zain’s networks across the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Bahrain. ‘Zain Group is at an advanced stage in negotiations towards reaching a strategic partnership agreement with Vodafone,’ the company said in a statement. ‘Vodafone has more than 40 partnerships of this nature worldwide whereby customers benefit from their global scale and the in-country operator’s local expertise. This is a non-equity deal.’

Kuwait, Vodafone Group, Zain Group