Tata Communications has procured a local licence to provide telecoms services in Saudi Arabia.
The Type B licence, which “entitles Tata Communications to provide Internet Service Provider (ISP) and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers in KSA”, will allow the Indian company to expand its offering in the Kingdom and the wider Middle East.
Tata Communications provides internet connectivity, SD-WAN, cyber security and public/private cloud services to enterprises. India’s Economic Times notes that it operates the world’s largest subsea fibre network, serving more than 200 countries.
Vaneet Mehta, Associate Vice President and Region Head for Middle East, Central Asia & Africa at Tata Communications, said: “By securing this telecom license in KSA, we will be able to seamlessly bring carrier-neutral services…This will help simplify the digital experience for our customers and aid them in transforming their businesses in the new normal.”