FreeMove, the mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom Group, France Telecom Orange Group, TeliaSonera and Telecom Italia, today announces that mobile telecommunications services providers COSMOTE (Greece) and GLOBUL (Bulgaria), members of the COSMOTE Group, have joined the FreeMove Alliance as partners.
With over 2.1 million corporate mobile connections and 57% MNC market share managed within FreeMove's footprint already, the addition of COSMOTE and GLOBUL further strengthens the alliance's global footprint and offers its customers a strong presence in the growing South East European markets. COSMOTE currently has 7.6 million customers in Greece, and is the market leader in terms of both subscribers and profitability, while GLOBUL is the second mobile operator in Bulgaria with a growing subscriber base of 3.9 million, posting significant growth in the post-paid and corporate customers' segment.
Under the agreement, COSMOTE and GLOBUL will offer FreeMove's advanced mobility solutions to their wide client base, thus providing their customers with new benefits, improved service level and improved network quality, as well as giving them a competitive advantage by delivering greater value, increased control and simplicity.
Grigoris Christopoulos, Executive Sales Director, at COSMOTE, commented: "Our partnership with FreeMove provides us with the tools to present our multinational customers with an extended offering. Customer benefits such as increased efficiency, simplicity and transparency across mobile operations, means we can enhance our service significantly."
Nikos Choumis, Chief Commercial Officer at GLOBUL, commented: "We are happy to become a partner of the FreeMove Alliance as it will enable us to better support our growing number of customers around the globe. It can strengthen our position in the Bulgarian market as an ideal business partner for multinationals.
Fabien Gustafsson, General Manager at FreeMove, commented: "By partnering with COSMOTE Greece and GLOBUL, the FreeMove Alliance is responding directly to our customers' needs to have far-reaching and seamless mobile communications support that match their own footprint. We are delighted that GLOBUL and COSMOTE Greece have joined our alliance thereby strengthening our foothold in Europe."