Vodafone in Iran Infrastructure Deal

UK-based mobile phone company Vodafone and Iranian ISP HiWEB today jointly announced a new non-equity Partner Market agreement for Iran.

Vodafone will assist HiWEB in rolling out and modernising network and IT infrastructure, expanding the fixed and mobile internet services – under the HiWEB brand – that HiWEB can offer to its Iranian consumer and corporate customers.

In addition, HiWEB will be able to provide Vodafone’s multinational corporate customers with fixed and mobile services in Iran. Vodafone will also support HiWEB in marketing, distribution and sales, including the provision of Internet of Things (IoT) services to HiWEB’s customers.

Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Diego Massidda said:

“I am delighted to reach agreement with HiWEB on a partnership that will benefit both parties in Iran.  Vodafone’s corporate customers will get the benefit of quality network services in the country – including in rural areas – and HiWEB will be able to access Vodafone’s global expertise to support the roll out of products, infrastructure and the launch of IoT services in Iran.”

HiWEB Chief Executive and Chairman Seyed Iman Miri said:

Iran’s telecom market has great potential for new investment and expansion of fixed and mobile broadband services. The partnership with Vodafone allows us to utilise Vodafone’s vast experience and knowledge in this field. 

“This helps HiWEB in realising its ambitious plan to be a leading operator in Iran’s telecom market and offers our customers a whole suite of innovative and new services such as high quality wireless broadband, IoT and a wide range of enterprise services.

(Source: Vodafone)

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