Vodafone and Switzerland's Sunrise ink enterprise services partnership

Vodafone Group and Sunrise announced a partnership on Thursday that allows Sunrise's enterprise customers to tap into Vodafone's business services.  

The partnership enables Sunrise to offer Vodafone's enterprise services, such as mobile connectivity, roaming and central procurement, to businesses in Switzerland. The partnership was effective at the start of this month.

The partnership will also eventually include delivering fixed and mobile converged services to enterprises across Europe and other areas, as well as leveraging their respective 5G networks to offer gigabit services.

“We are delighted that Sunrise has decided to join our Partner Market network," said Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Diego Massidda, in a statement. "We are excited about working with the team and being able to offer their customers access to our extensive range of innovative enterprise products and services.”

Vodafone Partner Market agreements vary from roaming and service resale to full partner branding. Founded in 2002, Vodafone Partner Markets now partners with 28 companies across 41 countries.

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U.K.-based Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 24 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 41 additional countries and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.

Sunrise Communications Group is the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland, offering mobile, Internet, TV, and landline services to private and business customers.

Last year Sunrise was in talks with Liberty Global on a $6.4 billion deal for Liberty's Swiss cable operator UPC, but pulled out of the proposed deal due to investor concerns.