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Cellhire tackles roaming penalties in Brazil at the Confederations Cup

Cellhire, the international wireless solutions specialist, is supporting businesses and media organizations traveling to Brazil for the 2013 Confederations Cup with local, cost-saving communications solutions. Working with several Brazilian mobile networks, Cellhire is strengthening its presence in the region while planning ahead for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Rio Olympics in 2016. The upcoming Confederations Cup kicking off in Brasilia on 15th June 2013 has provided an ideal opportunity for local partnerships to be established and perfected for future events.

The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international soccer tournament held every four years. It is contested by the holders of each of the six FIFA Confederation Championships, along with the FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation. The competing teams in 2013 are Brazil, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Tahiti and Uruguay.

Cellhire is offering both Prepaid and Postpaid solutions to those traveling to the region, with local and international voice, data and smartphone solutions available on flexible, short term contracts. Cellhire is supplying over 1,000 connections to a number of media organizations covering the event from the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and Japan as well as Brazilian hospitality companies supporting some of the key corporate sponsors of the Confederations Cup.

The available solutions offer competitive rates and unique pricing on closed group call rates, saving money on calls between Cellhire customers and benefiting large organizations making high volumes of calls between colleagues. Cellhire’s Brazil bound customer base will be supported locally in Brazil during major events with local delivery, 24hr support and equipment through fulfilment agreements with local companies.

Tim Williams, Chairman and CEO of Cellhire says, “This has been a critical time for us to be developing relationships in Brazil with such high profile events on the horizon. The solutions we have available in the region are now comprehensive and I am delighted with our progress in readying our propositions for 2014 and beyond.”

Cellhire’s partnerships enable the Company to offer big savings over traditional roaming services to spectators, competing teams and media groups as they travel to Brazil for high profile events in the region, such as the imminent Confederations Cup, FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Cellhire achieved a record breaking year in 2012 supplying over 20,000 connections at the London Olympics. The Company intends to continue this momentum at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow and the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 following the opening of a new office in Moscow in September 2012. The Moscow office will support the Cellhire customer base as the FIFA World Cup travels from Brazil to Russia in 2018.

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