Vodafone coming to Samoa
It's official. Global mobile telecommunication giant, Vodafone, is set to make its mark in Samoa, taking over Bluesky.
This was confirmed by the Bluesky's Chief Executive Officer, Satish Kumar Sharma, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.
“We are happy to confirm that Samoa is now in the League of Nations, where Vodafone brand operates,” Mr. Sharma said.
"With Bluesky Samoa’s ability to take advantage of group synergy’s with the wider ATH group, it has enabled this transition to Vodafone."
The confirmation comes as Vodafone billboards are being installed across the country in preparation for the official announcement and launch. In some places, Bluesky signs, banners and stickers have been replaced with Vodafone material. Some Bluesky vehicles have also been rebranded.
Mr Sharma said while Vodafone is a Global brand, one of its core values is success through local roots and hence reaching out and connecting all Samoan.
“Post this change, all our existing Bluesky customers will continue to enjoy world class technology and services under the new brand," said Mr. Sharma.
"This will only add value to all our Bluesky customers with more enriched services and products.
“With this change I invite everyone to join this family of global brand and be part of the exciting journey ahead.
“All customers who are part of Bluesky and those who joins us in coming days will automatically shift to Vodafone.”
He said it is exciting time for the company and their team is working 24-7 to bring the best to Samoa.
“At Vodafone, we will continue providing value to each customer, work towards innovation and yet maintain simplicity.”
Vodafone is one of the leading mobile communications company in the world with over 440 million proportionate customers worldwide.
It has a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
"Elsewhere we provide services through our partners and affiliates, because we believe global reach means your global reach.
For our corporate customers this means we are close to you, wherever you operate. It means your organization's critical communications are supported.
Bluesky Samoa was recently acquired by A.T.H. of Fiji with U.T.O.S. the other major shareholder.