Bmobile was acquired by the Government of Papua New Guinea through an 85% shareholding in October 2013 and has been operating in PNG since 1997. It is Papua New Guinea’s first-ever mobile carrier and also operates in the Solomon Islands (since 2009). Bmobile’s vision is to be the leading provider of mobile voice and data services in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

On July 1, 2014 Bmobile entered a strategic partnership with Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies, to provide greater benefits to its customers in PNG and the Solomon’s.

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2014, Vodafone had 434 million mobile customers and 9 million fixed broadband customers.

Bmobile will benefit from access to Vodafone best practice and products and services which will enable it to enhance its proposition to customers in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Vodafone’s multinational enterprise customers will benefit from the addition of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to their existing contracts for international managed services, while continuing to be serviced via a single point of contact.

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