Vodafone Group inaugurates new carrier services unit

14 May 2013

UK-based telecoms giant Vodafone Group has unveiled its new Vodafone Carrier Services business at the International Telecoms Week (ITW) conference, with the new unit within Vodafone Group Enterprise having been created following the company’s acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) last year. Detailing the role of the new unit, Vodafone Group noted that ‘Vodafone Carrier Services combines the carrier services of Vodafone’s operating companies and CWW into one integrated global carrier business’. The company has claimed that it will benefit from economies of scale by combining the operations, while noting that it will also mean that communications services providers (CSPs) as a single interface to Vodafone, meaning cost savings and efficiencies for both parties when buying and selling. Vodafone Carrier Services is understood to already have more than 1,000 customers and partners around the world, and will offer a broad portfolio of fixed and mobile services with global and local reach. Brian Fitzpatrick, the new CEO of Vodafone Carrier Services, noted: ‘Vodafone Carrier Services aims to promote collaboration in the global telecoms industry – bringing together carriers and service providers from the fixed and mobile worlds to deliver new services and drive innovation.’

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