Xfera renews its national 2G-roaming agreement with Vodafone
TeliaSonera’s newly established mobile operator in Spain, Xfera, has today reached an agreement with Vodafone, renewing the terms and conditions of the previous roaming agreement signed by Xfera and Vodafone in 2001. The agreed conditions provide for full national roaming in Vodafone’s Spanish 2G-network.
“We are satisfied with the conditions offered by Vodafone which are in accordance with our expectations. By combining the excellent quality and nationwide coverage of Vodafone’s network and the high capacity of Xfera’s network, we will be able to offer the customers in Spain seamless services across networks,” says Kenneth Karlberg, President of TeliaSonera Norway, Denmark, the Baltic countries and Spain.
The agreement is a key element to Xfera’s launch of its commercial offerings before the end of the year. Xfera will offer nationwide coverage based on the combination of Xfera’s own 3G-network, currently being rolled-out according to license requirements, and the roaming agreement concluded with Vodafone.
Xfera is the mobile telecommunications company that was awarded the fourth 3G-licence in Spain. TeliaSonera, the leading telecoms operator in the Nordic and Baltic region has a 76.6% stakeholding in the company; ACS, the construction and services group, has a 17% stake, FCC, a 3.4% stake and Telvent, a 3% stake.