Vodafone expands partnership with Google

Vodafone has unveiled its plans to expand its European collaboration with Google in mobile messaging services, Pixel devices, and Vodafone’s TV platform.

The deal will provide Vodafone customers with new messaging experiences through the adoption of Google Jibe Cloud to power Vodafone’s use of Rich Communications Services.

Android TV will be adopted as the preferred platform for Vodafone’s television offer in nine countries. With Google to leverage further the power of Vodafone’s 5G and ultra-fast fibre-optic networks.

“Google and Vodafone are teaming up to bring users modern messaging with RCS, an engaging interactive TV experience and exciting new Android smartphones,” said Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Platforms and Ecosystems at Google. “We appreciate the partnership with Vodafone and we’re excited to delight our millions of mutual customers across Europe.”

Aldo Bisio, chief commercial officer 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.

The Pixel 7 handset, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds will also be introduced to Vodafone retail outlets following the deal.

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