Vodafone and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) have jointly announced a new partner market agreement for Botswana.
Under the non-equity partnership agreement, BTCL becomes Vodafone’s preferred partner in Botswana and the two companies will jointly offer business and consumer customers a range of products and services.
BTCL will benefit from access to Vodafone best practice and will be able to enhance its customer proposition in Botswana with Vodafone’s products and services, a statement by Vodafone said.
Vodafone’s multinational corporate customers will benefit from the addition of Botswana to their existing contracts for international managed services, while continuing to be serviced via a single point of contact, the statement. Said.
As a preferred partner, BTCL will benefit from Vodafone’s scale as the largest international voice carrier, with access to its global data reach and a competitive cost base for its customers’ international calls.
“This strategic partnership with BTCL for Botswana will enable us to expand the reach of our products and services within Africa and extends our footprint to 55 markets worldwide. It will also deliver enhanced roaming benefits for BTCL’s consumer and multinational corporate customers,” said Vodafone Partner Markets CEO Stefano Gastaut.
Paul Taylor, managing director at BTCL said the company was delighted to have entered into the non-equity strategic partnership with a global player of Vodafone’s standing.
“The partnership will allow us to better differentiate against competition, delivering innovative communications solutions for the benefit of our customers and visitors to Botswana. Vodafone, on the other hand, will draw on BTCL’s extensive network coverage,” said Taylor.