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Vodafone and BAE unveil partnership

BAE Systems, a defence, aerospace and security company, has unveiled a five-year partnership with mobile communications giant Vodafone Group, under which it will provide businesses with a range of advanced communications security products and services, initially focused on smartphones and tablets.

BAE Systems, a defence, aerospace and security company, has unveiled a five-year partnership with mobile communications giant Vodafone Group, under which it will provide businesses with a range of advanced communications security products and services, initially focused on smartphones and tablets.

The move will grow BAE's cyber and security arm, BAE Systems Detica.

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The company also said that it plans to select Vodafone as its preferred supplier of mobile communications worldwide, excluding the US.

Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group, said: "Mobile is transforming enterprise; businesses big and small now rely on mobile services to an extent unimaginable five years ago.

"As a new generation of mobile-centric security risks begins to emerge, our customers are looking for our help to protect their businesses. Our partnership with BAE Systems will strengthen further our commitment to meet our customers' increasingly complex cyber security needs.

"We also look forward to working with BAE Systems as the company's communications partner."

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