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.
Aiming to boost its global footprint as well as its presence in the South East of Europe, FreeMove signed a strategic partnership with the Cosmote group in August 2011.
With over 2.1 million corporate mobile connections and 57% MNC market share managed within FreeMove’s footprint already, the addition of COSMOTE and GLOBUL is a significant step towards FreeMove’s expansion of its offering to European MNCs.
COSMOTE currently has 7.6 million customers in Greece, and is the market leader in terms of both subscribers and profitability, while GLOBUL is the second mobile operator in Bulgaria with a growing subscriber base of 3.9 million, posting significant growth in the post-paid and corporate customers’ segment.
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.
As Asia Pacific’s largest mobile alliance, Bridge covers over 380 million customers across eleven markets, ensuring that frequent travellers can utilise a suite of value-added services to ensure a seamless roaming experience wherever they may be.