Vodafone inks voice and M2M deal with Volkswagon

Vodafone Germany has secured a four-year deal from Volkswagen to provide it with voice and M2M services, according to Handelsblatt.

The multimillion-pound service contract, which was previously run by Deutsche Telekom, will see around 90,000 VW workers use Vodafone services in Germany, the UK and five other European countries.

Of note, Vodafone will also provide M2M data transfer for VW business process management in areas including logistics and production, according to Mobile Today.

Vodafone's global enterprise head Nick Jeffery told Mobile Today: "Advances in mobile technology are supporting innovation in the automotive sector and helping companies to operate more effectively. Vodafone and Volkswagen have worked together for many years and we look forward to building on our partnership in the future."

Separately, O2 Germany has announced a new M2M tariff that will see customers charged on a per kilobyte of data used in order to provide accurate billing, according to Telecom Paper. To access the service, customers must agree a 24-month contract with a daily fee that will not exceed €2.90 per day.

For more:
- see this Handelsblat article (translated via Google Translate)
- see this Mobile Today article
- see this Telecom Paper artice

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