Vodafone plans to expand its European collaboration with Google in mobile messaging services, Pixel devices, and Vodafone’s TV platform.
In the latter case, Android TV will also be adopted as the preferred platform for Vodafone’s TV offer in nine countries.
Vodafone customers to will also be able to enjoy rich new messaging experiences through the adoption of Google Jibe Cloud to power Vodafone’s use of Rich Communications Services. In addition, the agreement will introduce the Pixel 7 handset to Vodafone customers and build out Vodafone functionality for other Pixel categories, as well as enable Google to leverage further the power of Vodafone’s 5G and ultra-fast fibre-optic networks.
Commenting on the expanded cooperation, Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior VP of platforms and ecosystems at Google, said: “Google and Vodafone are teaming up to bring users modern messaging with RCS, an engaging interactive TV experience and exciting new Android smartphones.
“We appreciate the partnership with Vodafone and we’re excited to delight our millions of mutual customers across Europe”.
Aldo Bisio, CCO of Vodafone Group, added: “Expanding our excellent relationship with Google further will enable us to leverage their technological innovation to provide our consumer and business customers with engaging new experiences built on best-in-class services, all of which will be underpinned by our 5G and Gigafast broadband networks”.