FreeMove is constantly striving to help multinational companies reduce complexity and management costs of business mobility by expanding its footprint and building strategic partnerships across the world.
eir is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately 2 million customers. FreeMove has partnered with eircom in June 2013 to increase its footprint and offer customers greater options when it comes to providing seamless mobile communications in Ireland.
The company has the most extensive network in Ireland and provides a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data, broadband and ICT services to the residential, small business, enterprise and public sector markets.
The Group is currently constructing Ireland’s largest fibre broadband network that will reach 1.9 million homes and businesses in the next five years. Launched in May 2013, the network now reaches 1.2 million homes and businesses and is the cornerstone of eir’s €2.5 billion strategic investment programme.
eir’s mobile division operates under the Meteor and eirMobile brands. In 2013, the Group was the first operator to launch 4G services in Ireland. It has spent more than €300m on improved 3G mobile services and high-speed 4G mobile broadband for customers.
Salt Mobile SA (formerly Orange Communications SA) is a Swiss telecommunications company and a reliable partner which is part of FreeMove since the very beginning. Salt is the 3rd mobile operator in Switzerland with a mobile customer base of around 2.16 million and more than 21% market share.
Salt focuses on simplicity, personal service and an excellent mobile networks across Switzerland. The company unveils a series of simple offers such as the Pass, e.g. unlimited usage within all Switzerland or “Salt Pack”, an all-in-one solution allowing customers to combine their mobile subscriptions, smartphones, tablets, gadget, apps into one contract and one bill.
In 2015 Salt has developed its 4G network footprint by extending population coverage to 94% and adding 300 base stations to its mobile network. The company is currently working on the launch of 4G+ services in all major cities.
NOS Comunicações, S.A., previously known as Optimus, is the biggest communication and entertainment group in Portugal and is part of the FreeMove ecosystem since a long time as Optimus was partly owned by the Orange group. The company totals over 3.3 million customers in Mobile, 1.5 in TV and Phone and nearly 1 million Wireless Internet customers.
NOS has a strong market share in 3P, 4P and 5P subscribers, and is leading in terms of revenues. Its presence is growing in both B2C and B2B with a single brand for all services and all segments.
NOS features a unique set of assets, with the largest NGN coverage (over 29.000 km in cable and 520.000 km in optical fiber) and the best mobile network (90% of the population covered with 4G). The company has a proven track record for innovation, with multiple successful product launches and customer awards.
OTE Group is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market, and, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom groups in South-eastern Europe. OTE Group offers the full range of telecommunications services: from fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband services, to pay television and ICT solutions.
Aiming to boost its global footprint as well as its presence in the South East of Europe, FreeMove signed a strategic partnership with the group in August 2011. Today, the company is No1 in Greece in terms of the population coverage achieved by its 4G network (exceeding 85%) and 4G+ (exceeding 64%).
The OTE Group mobile telecommunications subsidiary, COSMOTE, is also present in mobile telephony in Romania through Telekom Romania (86.2%) and Albania through Telekom Albania (97.2%).
Aiming at continuously optimizing customer experience, OTE Group proceeded at the end of 2015 with establishing COSMOTE as the unified brand for all Group products in fixed-line and mobile telephony as well as internet services. The new brand logo gives prominence to the presence of OTE as a guarantor.
FreeMove signed a partnership with leading Russian operator MegaFon in February 2011, thus strengthening the alliance’s multinational offering by expanding its footprint to include the Russian market. Under the agreement, MegaFon will offer FreeMove’s advanced enterprise mobility solutions to its increasingly multinational client base.
With a subscriber base of 57 million, MegaFon is the second largest operator in Russia’s growing telecoms market, both in terms of subscriber numbers and revenue share, and is the clear market leader in the emerging mobile internet space, claiming 35,6% of total data revenue.
A key strategic partnership with T-Mobile USA was announced in November 10, 2010. The agreement will allow to better support multinational corporations operating on both sides of the Atlantic. T-Mobile USA plans to offer the FreeMove Alliance’s advanced solutions to multinational clients, especially those requiring communications both in the United States and Europe.
T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the second quarter of 2010, more than 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards.
The partnership between FreeMove and Turkcell was announced in October 2010. This move will further add to the alliance's offering to the multinational market by strengthening its foothold in Turkey, one of Europe's key business markets.
With 62 million subscribers across eight countries, 33.5 of which in Turkey alone, Turkcell is not only the leading operator in Turkey, but also the third biggest GSM operator in Europe in terms of subscribers, supporting a growing number of multinational clients in telecommunication management.
FreeMove has been co-operating with the Bridge Alliance since 2007.
Bridge is Asia Pacific’ leading mobile alliance serving more than 750 million customers across 35 Asian and African markets. Bridge provides frequent travelers with a suite of value-added services that redefines their roaming experience across the alliance members’ networks.
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