06 September 2005
In the framework of promoting and supporting various culture and sportive activities around the country , as well as taking in consideration the efforts made towards the development of Karate as a rare sport in Albania, this time Vodafone Albania supports the Albanian Karate Federation in the organization of the 10th Balkans Karate Champion ship.
The Karate Championship will take place on 10th and 11th of September 2005 at “Asllan Rusi” stadium. This is the first time that an activity of such level is organized in Albania. Eight countries from the Balkans will participate and compete through the representation of 200 females and males from 16 to 20 years of age.
Inspired by one of our key business values, “Passion for the world around us”, Vodafone Albania has already established a well-consolidated tradition of support for various cultural, sports and social activities.  "We would like to congratulate and wish success to the Albanian team in this Championship and express once again the commitment of Vodafone Albania to the community and environment where it operates”- stated Ms. Amalinda Bediava, Marketing Manager at Vodafone Albania, at the eve of this international sportive event.
For further information please contact:
Tel: +355 4 223 83 247
Fax: +355 4 223 83 31
e-mail: anisa.kaltanji@vodafone.com
Vodafone Albania
Vodafone Albania was awarded Albania's second GSM mobile phone licensed on June 9, 2001, having offered the highest bid in an international tender.
Vodafone Albania is owned at 51% by Vodafone International Holdings B.V. and at 49% by Vodafone Panafon International Holdings B.V. (the latter is owned directly and indirectly at 99.4% by Vodafone Group).
Vodafone Albania launched its GSM services in Albania on August 3, 2001 and what is likely to be one of the world's fastest GSM network rollouts, capitalizing on its partners' expertise and experience in operating networks around the world.
Albania's newest mobile telephony operator is building its network and systems at record speed.  Vodafone Albania has already activated more then 300 base stations, providing full coverage all over Albania. The Company provides their customers with full roaming services thanks to 234 roaming agreements in 118 countries covering all continents and offering exclusively full roaming service.