|Eurotel joins Starmap Mobile Alliance|
Posted: 21-Sep-2004 [Source: telenor]
[Starmap Mobile Alliance expands to 11 independent operators with signing of Eurotel Praha extending the scope of seamless mobile voice and data services to over 53 million subscribers.
The Starmap Mobile Alliance is committed to increasing coverage and scale in key geographical areas and continuing to add value to its customers. As of now Eurotel, the largest provider of wireless voice and data services in the Czech Republic, joins the alliance with equal and full membership rights alongside the current ten operators. Eurotel will immediately start to co-operate in the alliance roaming, procurement, sales and marketing initiatives and to roll-out the Starmap Mobile Alliance endorsement brand with its key products and services.
"We look forward to leveraging the increased scale the alliance offers and enhance the services for our customers when traveling abroad," commented Michal Herman, Acting CEO and Managing Director, Eurotel Praha, spol.s r.o.
"The accession of Eurotel underlines our commitment to expand in key territories, further increasing our scale and scope towards customers and suppliers," said the Starmap Mobile Alliance Chairman, Rafael Wariwoda of ONE.
Eurotel Praha, spol. s r.o. is the largest mobile operator in the Czech Republic, with over 4.3 million registered customers at the end of June 2004 and an annual turnover of 29 078 million CZK in 2003.
The Starmap Mobile Alliance has eleven members: Amena (Spain), Eurotel (Czech Republic), O2 (Germany, the UK and Ireland), One (Austria), Pannon GSM (Hungary), SONOFON (Denmark), sunrise (Switzerland), Telenor Mobil (Norway) and Wind (Italy), covering a subscriber base of more than 53 million. Under the stewardship of a management board with representatives of each operator, the Starmap Mobile Alliance cooperates to provide an environment for innovative, attractive and easy to use services, granting a 'home-away-from-home' experience for its customers, encompassing the simplicity, convenience and service quality to which customers are accustomed to at home. The Starmap Mobile Alliance is collaborating in areas of sourcing, technology and sales to large corporate customers.
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