tech2 News StaffFeb 16, 2016 10:47:30 IST
Nine operators have come together to build a new partnering operator alliance that will allow partner businesses to more efficiently bring products and services to customers around the world. Announced today, members of the alliance include BT, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Millicom, MTS, Orange, Rogers, TeliaSonera and TIM. It is expected that it is via these companies, a potential customer base of around 1 billion customers in more than 80 countries can be reached.
The Alliance will focus on exchanging practices on how to bring partner propositions to the market and will also exchange knowledge about upcoming trends and services amongst the group. The Alliance has established relationships with 30 partner businesses including AirBnB, Celltick, Disconnect, Idoomoo, Magisto, Mojio and Spotify.
According to a press statement, the alliance is an open network of like-minded operators worldwide with complementary geographical footprints. It is covering all relevant product categories within an operator’s business, mobile as well as fixed, B2C as well as B2B. The Alliance will be expanding to additional operators soon.
Rainer Deutschmann, Chief Product & Innovation Officer of Reliance Jio Infocom Limited, comments on the alliance “Jio is set to enable each Indian to live a digital life. To this end, we have built the globally largest green-field 4G and fiber network, as well as a suite of digital services that enable entertainment, cloud, payment, and much more. We invite the best partners to work with us to co-create a Digital India.”
“Partnering becomes more and more important. We as operators can provide partners with the best networks and easy distribution to customers. And the partners enable us to provide our customers with the best and most innovative products and services. This is a perfect win-win-situation for all. Therefore I’m very happy that we were able to build this powerful alliance,” explains Christian von Reventlow, Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Deutsche Telekom.
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