Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Cingular Teams with Orange

Wireless Week reports Cingular has entered into a partnership with Orange that will enable its WorldView corporate contract customers "to obtain discounts by counting usage logged while on the Cingular network in the United States and on the Orange network in Europe."

Jeremy Green at Ovum pointed out the partnership represents Cingular's "largest expansion of the WorldView program" and said, "Orange and Cingular will coordinate sale and bid management efforts so as to provide a single response to MNC (multinational corporations) tenders. This is clearly what users are asking for, and reinforces the impression that Orange has lifted its game in addressing MNCs requirements."

According to the article, the agreement "initially will cover networks in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The companies plan to extend the reach of the program to Romania, Slovakia and Poland in the first half of next year and then to Spain later in 2006."