Vodafone Group and Sumitomo have entered into an alliance to collaborate on international technology infrastructure and digital services projects.
Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe, is a leading global IoT connectivity provider, and its M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 45 million people to benefit from access to mobile payments, financial services, agriculture, education and healthcare. Vodafone operates mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partners with mobile networks in 48 more.
Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read said: “Our partnership with Sumitomo will create growth opportunities through the development of next-generation communication infrastructure and secure digital services, building a digital society for millions of people while ensuring that we can take significant steps to reduce our impact on the planet.”
Toshikazu Nambu, chief digital officer of Sumitomo Corporation, said: “Our alliance brings together two of the world’s leading companies with a shared vision to enhance our digital service capabilities, platforms and infrastructure.”