Telefónica and Ooredoo have jointly announced the signature of a Strategic Partnership Agreement. The partnership will allow Ooredoo to become part of the Telefónica’s Partners Program, which enables telecommunications operators to work together and to benefit from Telefónica’s scale and knowledge.
Under the terms of the Agreement, both companies have agreed to work together to capture synergies in Procurement, the main area of cooperation. Both Groups will focus on leveraging the economies of scale and the broad experience in centralised procurement of Telefónica. The aim of this collaboration will be the optimization of Ooredoo’s affiliates purchasing costs in selected types of network and customer equipment. Both groups will work towards coordinating selected purchases “end to end”, including technical alignment of specifications, selection of vendors and synchronized negotiations.
Ooredoo and Telefónica will also engage in other business areas under the scope of the Partners Program such as alignment in key technology projects, common approach to multinational clients for M2M, managed mobility and data services, staff development and training programs, international wholesale and various others.