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Vodafone Business Services and T-Hub join hands to help start-ups scale

Becomes the first telecom operator to partner with T-Hub as the Communications Partner

T-Hub, India’s largest start-up engine, catalysing innovation, scale and deal flow has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, for benefitting start-ups in the country. Vodafone has become the first ever telco to partner with T-Hub to be their ‘Communications Partner’.

In line with its vision to be the most trusted and valued ‘Total Communications Solutions Partner’ to Indian enterprises, Vodafone Business Services will be actively engaging with start-ups across the country and initiating national level programmes for them, within the T-Hub ecosystem. It will connect several mentors in compliance with T-Hub’s mentorship framework and evaluation process, and will become a progressive partner for the start-up community, helping them navigate their business challenges strategically with the right tools.

Vodafone’s Ready Business offerings – spanning fixed line, mobility, cloud and IoT products and services – make enterprises efficient and future-ready. Through its consultative approach, VBS will provide customized solutions to enable these start-ups launch their operations and scale the business in a flexible and convenient manner.

Speaking about the partnership, Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub said, “It’s a great opportunity for T-Hub to be partnering with Vodafone India. Vodafone’s global expertise in various sectors will help explore and scout out interesting entrepreneurs and start-ups and further nurture a few of them scale up, under guidance.”

Rohit Tandon, Business Head, Vodafone AP&T Circle said, “We are delighted to partner with T-Hub as this platform will help us bring our global expertise and capabilities to the start-up community in the country. We are excited to associate with them and are confident of becoming active partners in their business growth journey.”

In the picture: LtoR – Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub, Sagar Pattnaik – Head Small & Medium Enterprises (AP&t), Vodafone India, and, Abhishek Kumar – Marketing, Vodafone India

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T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T-Bridge centers, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.

T-Hub is one of the largest start-up ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 start-ups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across sectors of specialization – a model of community development that is unique to Hyderabad. Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. T-Hub is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise.

For more information, please visit – www.t-hub.co

About Vodafone Business Services

Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone, provides total telecommunications solutions across both mobility and wireline platforms and enables Global Enterprises, National Corporates, SME’s and Government segments to communicate, collaborate and connect. Today with more than 7.5 million mobility corporate customers as on March 31, 2016, VBS is providing services to global and national businesses equipped with a robust network infrastructure and a 24×7 NOC.

Through a dedicated team of Account Managers and Service Managers and applying a consultative selling approach, it specifically addresses the connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and converged communications needs of its customers in India.

With the advantage of its global expertise and knowledge of local markets, Vodafone India is well poised to expand the Government’s capacity to deliver benefits and outcomes for citizens, governments, and businesses. Vodafone endeavors to be a steadfast partner in the Government’s efforts towards Digital India.

VBS was recently awarded the ‘Enterprise Mobile Service Provider of the Year’ for the sixth year in a row (2011-16) and the ‘Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year – SMB Segment’ at the Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards 2016. It was also awarded ‘Telecom Leadership Award 2014’ for Customer Service by Voice & Data and the CIO Choice awards for enterprise mobility and leased lines.

For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.in/business | Follow us on Twitter @VodafoneIN_VBS

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