Vodafone strikes technology infrastructure deal with Sumitomo

FILE PHOTO: A man casts silhouette onto an electronic screen displaying logo of Vodafone India after a news conference to announce the half year results in Mumbai, India, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

(Reuters) - UK’s Vodafone Group and Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp will collaborate on international technology infrastructure and digital services projects, the companies said on Thursday, without providing further details on the alliance.

Vodafone, Europe’s largest mobile and fixed network operator, said the partnership would create growth opportunities through the development of next-generation communication infrastructure and secure digital services.

Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu