A consortium of nine operators from across the globe has formed a Partnering Operator Alliance that allows partner businesses to more efficiently and quickly bring innovative products and services to customers around the world.
Members of the consortium include MTS, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Millicom, Orange, Rogers, TeliaSonera and TIM. Together they represent a customer base of around one billion in more than 80 countries around the world.
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.
The Alliance focuses on exchanging best practices on how to bring partner propositions to the market, on joint efforts in partner scouting and will also exchange knowledge about upcoming trends and services amongst the group.
As of today, the Alliance has established relationships with 30 innovative partner businesses including AirBnB, Celltick, Disconnect, Idoomoo, Magisto, Mojio and Spotify.
Commenting on the launch, Vasyl Latsanych, chief marketing officer of MTS Group, said, “The joint forces of industry leaders create additional value for our customers and give us a chance to provide the latest innovations, best services, products and client experience.”
The Alliance will be expanding to additional operators soon.
Rainer Deutschmann, chief product and innovation officer of Jio, said, “Jio is set to enable each Indian to live a digital life. To this end, we have built the globally largest greenfield 4G and fiber network, as well as a suite of digital services enabling entertainment, cloud, payment, and much more. We invite the best partners to work with us to co-create a Digital India.”