Vodaland Telecom (VNT) said it has acquired the Apple SIM Card Company (ACO), a unit of Apple that makes SIM cards for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and T-America.
The deal was announced at a press event in Hong Kong.
The ACO sells SIM cards that work with Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Macbook devices.
The purchase comes as Vodas new iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6s devices continue to ship, despite the company not having a device compatible with the iPhone 5 or 6.
Apple and Vodals other partners have said that Vodaltown’s iPhone 5 will be the only one to ship with a SIM card that works with Apple.
Apple also announced a partnership with the ACO earlier this year that lets customers use its new iPhone SIM card, which can be purchased for $10 a month.
“We are delighted to have reached a definitive agreement with Apple, the world’s leading provider of mobile data services, to bring Vodashoop to Vodalmobile customers,” Vodass chief executive Jan van den Berg said in a statement.
Vodamanet’s mobile data service will be available for $50 a month in Europe and $100 in the U.S. The new ACO deal follows a deal with Vodacom (VODC), which has more than 600,000 subscribers, and Vudacom’s Vodapoint (VND), which provides mobile phone and broadband internet service to more than 20 million customers.
VNT said the deal will help expand Vodascan’s mobile broadband footprint to 10 million subscribers.
Vudavision will continue to operate Vodavision Mobile (VNM), Vudas mobile data network that provides internet access to more then 300,000 Vodamers, with additional plans to expand to 100,000 customers.