Telekom Austria and América Móvil have announced that they are to create one of the world's largest fibre networks as they enter into a collaboration for interconnected voice, roaming, data and mobile services.

The partnership will offer consumers services across a global network with the aim of increasing efficiency and enhancing end-to-end customer experience.

The joint network will boast 200 points of presence across 47 countries. It is to be connected between Miami and Vienna and supported by further connections between Dallas and Frankfurt.

The two companies hope to provide a single point of contact for their customers and, in future, all their voice traffic will be processed through América Móvil's Latin America Voice Hub in Miami.

It follows the announcement last month that América Móvil has signed an agreement with the State holding company behind Telekom Austria has with América Móvil that paves the way for the Latin-American operator to take control of its European partner.

[Read more: América Móvil set to control Telekom Austria after State signs agreement]

In addition, Telekom Austria partnered with KPN to create the largest fibre network in Europe in August 2013.

“After having established the partnership with KPN International in Europe I am really proud to announce this global wholesale partnership with América Móvil," said Stefan Amon, Head of Wholesale at Telekom Austria.

"The common infrastructure throughout 47 countries will be one of the largest worldwide therefore we can provide our customers with high quality data services.”

Domingo Asiain, Head of Wholesale at América Móvil added: “We are happy to be working together with Telekom Austria Group and thus benefit from the excellent technological and local know-how of the company in CEE. We see excellent operational synergies since both parties focus on superior quality.”

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