Warner Music Group today unveiled a strategic partnership with international telecommunications company Orascom Telecom to deliver music-based content and services to consumers in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mobile music products will be distributed via ARPU+, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom, to a network of 39 telecommunications operators in countries including Algeria, Bangladesh, Italy, Pakistan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

"The entertainment landscape in this region is undergoing a extraordinary change as consumers embrace the power of mobile technology," said Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and CEO of WMG, "so I am delighted to be working with Orascom Telecom who are a driving force in that transformation."

He adds, "Their scale, ambition and commitment to promoting legitimate, pan-regional mobile music services make them the ideal partner for us as we develop our presence in the Middle East and North Africa."

These agreements are part of the long-term expansion of Warner Music's global distribution. In 2006, the company unveiled strategic partnerships to cover Russia, China, and Latin America. Warner Music also formed joint ventures with SK Telecom in South Korea and with Gallo Music in South Africa.