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Vodafone and Tango sign Strategic Partnership in Luxembourg


Vodafone and Tango, one of the leading Telecom operators in Luxembourg, today jointly announced that they have signed a Partner Market agreement. This partnership further strengthens the existing relationship between Vodafone and Belgacom, Tango’s parent company.

Under the terms of this Agreement, Tango will have access to specific Vodafone knowledge and expertise in supply chain management, benefit from the acquisition of enterprise customers from multi-national companies, and gain from superior inter-working between networks together with technology development.

As part of a phased roll-out, the partnership with Vodafone will provide Tango customers with improved voice and data roaming access across Vodafone’s global network. In turn, Vodafone will be able to use Tango’s advanced 3G network to offer its customers a number of services, which utilise ‘home’ network capabilities.

Furthermore, the Agreement provides for the introduction by Tango of a range of Vodafone branded Products and Services in addition to its current product portfolio.

Commenting on the Agreement, Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Vodafone Partner Markets, said:

“This strategic partnership with Tango further strengthens our successful relationship with Belgacom and enables us to continue to promote our brand in the Luxembourg market. The new agreement delivers considerable roaming benefits and our Global Enterprise customers will enjoy a full integrated offering.”

Didier Rouma, CEO, Tango Mobile S.A. said: “We are very pleased that Vodafone is extending its partnership with Belgacom through the deal with Tango in Luxembourg. Vodafone’s international presence will allow Tango to offer new Vodafone products and services to its local market while enhancing our international roaming proposition throughout Vodafone’s global footprint. Furthermore, using Belgacom’s new Enterprise Business Unit in Luxembourg, Vodafone will be able to rely on Tango’s expertise to welcome their both existing and new Global Enterprise customers.”

Vodafone’s agreement with LuxGSM, its previous partner in Luxembourg, has recently come to an end.

Notes to Editors

About Vodafone
Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile telecommunications company, with equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Markets in more than 40 countries. As of 31 December 2008, Vodafone had approximately 289 million proportionate customers worldwide. For further information, please visit

About Tango
Tango Mobile SA Luxembourg, member of the Belgacom Group, is a well established mobile network operator in Luxembourg, with a fixed line presence. With 238,000 mobile customers and 39% share of the mobile market, Tango Mobile SA Luxembourg is the first mobile alternative player in Luxembourg. For further information, please visit

About Belgacom
The Belgacom Group [Euronext: BELG]. Combining its strong background as the national telecoms operator and the multiples talents of its teams, Belgacom Group is the principal supplier of integrated telecommunications services in Belgium. As a result of our continuous investments in leading-edge technology, we are able to offer our clients high-capacity solutions on all networks, fixed or mobile. At the forefront of technology, we provide our clients, private or professional, with telephone, internet and television services, at every moment of the day, wherever the place, and whatever type of equipment is being used.

For the fiscal year ending 31 December 2008, the Group posted a total revenue of €5.97 billion and a net operating profit before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €1.99 billion.

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