The Vodafone Group has signed an exclusive ‘partner market’ agreement with bmobile that will see it offer consumer and business services in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

bmobile, controlled by the government of Papua New Guinea, has a presence on the Solomon Islands too.

Through the non-equity partnership agreement, the two companies will jointly offer a range of products and services.

Vodafone said its multinational corporate customers would benefit from the addition of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to their existing contracts for international managed services, while continuing to be serviced via a single point of contact.

bmobile, on the other hand, can benefit from access to Vodafone best practice and products and services, so enhancing its proposition to customers in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Vodafone recently sold its 49 per cent stake in Vodafone Fiji, but still retains a presence there through a partner market agreement with the operator.