Vodafone announced yesterday that it will be providing ThyssenKrupp, an industrial corporation, with mobile communications services in 30 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
Due to the good experience of working together previously, the new 42-month contract represents a doubling in volume of Vodafone's previous contract with ThyssenKrupp.
"We decided to partner with Vodafone because it offers us excellent value for money and is able to meet our individual needs. They [also] offer a worldwide service management from one source," explained Klaus Mühleck, CIO at ThyssenKrupp, on why the company chose to extend its relationship with Vodafone.
Based on the contract, Vodafone will provide ThyssenKrupp with 60,000 mobile voice and data connections and services including mobile device management, and 50,000 machine-to-machine (M2M) cards. The M2M cards will aid the remote control and maintenance of industrial products, including elevators and their emergency intercom systems.
Vodafone will also be serving 16,000 new mobility connections in 13 countries across Asia Pacific. These countries include Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, India, Japan and China.
With Vodafone Global Data Service Platform, ThyssenKrupp will be able to quickly implement and reduce the cost, complexity and risk of installing at least 40,000 M2M cards in elevators.
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