FreeMove

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Company Snapshot
Founded December 2003
Area served Europe, United States, Asia-Pacific, South America
Industry Telecommunications
Organisation Members Orange, Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom and Telia Company
Key People Stephan Fauser(General Manager)
Igor Dolfin (Orange)
Richard Minciotti (Telecom Italia)
Christian Happich(Deutsche Telekom)
Peter Fagerström (Telia Company)
Website www.freemove.com

FreeMove is a mobile telecommunications organisation, designed to provide better service integration for its members' roaming customers. Formed in 2003, FreeMove brings together Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia and TeliaSonera.

FreeMove members are leaders in the business market in Germany, France, Italy and the Nordics and Baltic region, supporting around 2.5 million corporate mobile connections corresponding to 50% MNC market share (of addressable market) managed within FreeMove’s footprint.[1]

Current operations[edit]

FreeMove global footprint

FreeMove covers all major Western and Eastern European and also extends across Asia, North and South America.

Covering 100+ countries

Partnerships[edit]

BT

BT joined FreeMove in November 2017. BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. BT serves the needs of customers in the UK and in 180 countries worldwide

Bridge Alliance

FreeMove has been co-operating with the Bridge Alliance since 2007.[2] This partnership gas been extended in June 2017. [3]Bridge covers over 800 million customers across 38 markets,[4] ensuring that frequent travelers can use a suite of value-added services for roaming amongst member countries.

Sunrise

Sunrise Communications Group AG joined FreeMove in January 2017. Sunrise is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich and is the leading fully integrated challenger delivering a full range of services across all market segments.

Cosmote

FreeMove signed a strategic partnership with the Cosmote group in Greece in August 2011.[1]

MegaFon

FreeMove signed a partnership with leading Russian operator MegaFon in February 2011 to include the Russian market.

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.[5]

T-Mobile US

A partnership with T-Mobile US was announced in November 10, 2010. This partnership has been renewed and expanded in Dec. 2017 [6]

T-Mobile US has 72 million customers as at Q1 2017, providing mobile voice and data services and serving as the host network for many mobile virtual network operators.[7]

Turkcell

The partnership between FreeMove and Turkcell was announced in October 2010. The company has 62 million subscribers in Turkey.[8]

NOS

NOS Comunicações, S.A., previously known as Optimus, is the biggest communication and entertainment group in Portugal. It has formed part of the FreeMove ecosystem for a long time as Optimus was previously partly owned by the Orange Group.

eir

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.

Products and services[edit]

Products and services promoted by FreeMove include voice and data roaming tariffs, central reporting & ordering in 100+ countries.

Service management offer include a centralised contract plus implementation management, Harmonised Service Performance Indicators, as well as dedicated customer support management for fleet managers.

Timeline[edit]

January 2018 :FreeMove powers Eaton’s real-time business through joined-up mobile telecommunications. [9]

December 2017 :FreeMove and T-Mobile US Expand Partnership to Meet the Needs of Multi-Nationals. [10]

November 2017 :FreeMove extends seamless mobile connectivity with BT. [11]

June 2017 :Sunrise, one the Swiss leading operators joins the FreeMove. [12]

June 2017 :FreeMove and Bridge Alliance extend partnership to offer integrated Enterprise Mobility across 106 markets. [13]

September 2013 : Eir, the main Irish operator, joins FreeMove. [14]

August 2011: FreeMove expands its presence into South East Europe with mobile telecommunications services providers Cosmote (Greece)

February 2011: FreeMove signs a partnership with leading Russian operator MegaFon.

November 2010: A key strategic partnership with T-Mobile US is announced to better support multinational corporations operating on both sides of the Atlantic.

October 2010: FreeMove and Turkcell announce their partnership.

March 2007: FreeMove and Bridge Alliance announce that the two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pave the way for establishing an tight cooperation across their combined global footprint.

September 2006: Spanish operator Amena, part of the France Télécom group, joins FreeMove.

March 2006: TeliaSonera, the leading Nordic and Baltic operator, joins FreeMove.

January 2006: Telefónica leaves FreeMove as a condition of the acquisition of O2.

December 2003: FreeMove is formed with four leading European operators. Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia and Telefónica,

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