Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Wed - Cingular and Orange announce global partnership

Cingular Wireless, the largest US mobile carrier, and Orange, the European wireless group, agreed to work together to provide consolidated mobile services to multinational companies with operations in both the US and Europe.

Companies with operations in the US, Britain, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland will be able to manage their wireless usage through a Web portal called WorldView Wireless Information Navigator – a service that Cingular inherited when it acquired AT&T Wireless earlier this year.

Companies will also be able to use minutes from their home country while roaming. It also looks like consolidated billing will be on the cards. Shame though that such mobile partnerships are still not attacking the core issue of how to get international roaming charges down. Now there's an opportunity!

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