AwayPhone acquires GlobalFon


The purchase marks a year since the launch of its first product in autumn 2006 which aimed to provide international mobile services denied by major operators as well as cutting roaming costs.

GlobalFon, established in 1991 via a joint venture between Sprint International and France Telecom, has become a provider of low cost international telecoms services to global business travellers. It also has 20 core distribution partners and 40,000 customers, including Microsoft, Coca Cola, Shell and Deloitte.

AwayPhone CEO Sherry Madera said: “GlobalFon has an impressive customer base and well developed distribution channel which complements AwayPhone’s service, growing partner network and market leading technology.

“The move is also an appropriate culmination of our first year of trading during which we have continually pushed the boundaries to develop our offering and explore tactics to ensure it is widely available on a global basis.”