Berkshire, UK, 27-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone and DOCOMO PACIFIC today jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), building on Vodafone’s strategic partnership with NTT DOCOMO.
Under the non-equity partnership agreement, DOCOMO PACIFIC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, becomes Vodafone’s preferred partner in Guam and the CNMI and the two companies will jointly offer business and consumer customers a range of products and services.
DOCOMO PACIFIC will benefit from access to Vodafone best practice and will be able to enhance its customer proposition in Guam and the CNMI with Vodafone’s products and services. Vodafone’s multinational corporate customers will benefit from the addition of Guam and the CNMI to their existing contracts for international managed services, while continuing to be serviced via a single point of contact.
Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Stefano Gastaut said: “We are pleased to expand the strategic partnership with our Japanese partner NTT DOCOMO to include Guam and the CNMI, extending our footprint to 54 markets worldwide. This will boost our presence in Asia Pacific and extend the reach of Vodafone’s services in the region.”
Jonathan Kriegel, CEO at DOCOMO PACIFIC said: “With the combination of our parent company NTT DOCOMO and our new partnership with Vodafone, we are best positioned to bring the people of Guam a truly superior customer experience complete with a world class network, products and services.”
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About DOCOMO PACIFIC
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan telecommunications giant, NTT DOCOMO, DOCOMO PACIFIC was originally a merger of Guamcell Communications and HafaTel prior to acquisition in December 2006 by NTT DOCOMO. This acquisition allowed NTT DOCOMO the opportunity to share its world-leading technology with the region as evidenced by significant investments and upgrades in DOCOMO PACIFIC. In October 2008, DOCOMO PACIFIC was first on Guam to introduce the fastest and only 3.5G network. In November 2011, DOCOMO PACIFIC launched 4G HSPA+ service on Guam followed by the launch of advanced 4G LTE service in October 2012.
On 22 May 2013, DOCOMO PACIFIC officially merged with MCV Broadband and is now Guam and the CNMI’s leading provider of telecommunications and entertainment services. With combined offerings to include the latest mobile services, television, internet and telephone services in the region, DOCOMO PACIFIC continues to enhance the diversified range of services available to its customers.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 61 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, NTT DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english for more information.