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Vodafone Spain supports the 32nd America's Cup

Thursday January 11th 2007, Author: Peter Rusch, Location: none selected
Vodafone Spain and the 32nd America's Cup have today revealed an agreement which sees Vodafone Spain become the Official Mobile Network Provider of the 32nd America's Cup. It is the eighth official Supporter of the event.

The arrangement was announced at Port America's Cup on Thursday morning by Antonio Alemán, Director of Corporate Business Unit for Vodafone Spain, Michel Bonnefous, the CEO of the organisers of the 32nd America's Cup, and Rita Barberá, the Mayoress of Valencia.

"We are very proud that big international companies such as Vodafone continue to associate themselves with the 32nd America's Cup," said Michel Bonnefous, CEO of the organising body for the 32nd Americas Cup. "In this case Vodafone is providing world-class mobile telecommunications services which make our event better through superior quality voice and date transmission."

Antonio Alemán, the Director of Corporate Business Unit for Vodafone agreed.
"Vodafone Spain identifies itself with the capacity of innovation, avant-garde technology and the spirit of excellence that the 32nd America's Cup embodies. For us is a very satisfying to be able to collaborate with the America's Cup by offering advanced services of mobile communications that will benefit all participants, the organisers and the public," he said.

Rita Barberá, Mayoress of Valencia noted, "Valencia has worked hard to become a modern and attractive city and I feel proud that this is the city where an agreement like this is signed between two companies renowned for their excellence."

Vodafone Spain has collaborated on the deployment of the 3G and HSDPA technology that covers the race area (over 600 square kilometres) and Port America's Cup. Thanks to this, Vodafone customers on the race course, at the Port America's Cup, in the city of Valencia and along the coast of the Valencian province can enjoy 3.6Mb/s of speed of data transmissions.

Additionally, Vodafone Spain has collaborated with the Meteorological Data Service run by the 32nd America's Cup (MDS), which provides weather data from the race course to all of the teams. Vodafone has provided a GPRS modem for each of the 22 weather buoys, to ensure reliable data transmission of information critical to the teams and organisers of the 32nd America's Cup

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