Mumbai — Tata Communications said that it has secured a Type B telecom license in Saudi Arabia which will enable it to make the shift from offering services as a foreign carrier in the Middle East to a local licensed service provider.
Under Type B telecom license the company will be able to provide Internet Service Provider (ISP) and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers.
The company said that through this licence, it will now become a carrier-neutral service provider to the OTTs, large enterprises and MNCs in the region. The company will be able to offer network transformation services in KSA and address internet, network security, private cloud and SDWAN requirements across the region.
“By securing this telecom license in KSA, we will be able to seamlessly bring carrier-neutral services like internet connectivity, public/private cloud, cybersecurity, borderless mobility and more such services to the region. This will help simplify the digital experience for our customers and aid them in transforming their businesses in the new normal,” said Vaneet Mehta, Associate Vice President and Region Head, Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, Tata Communications.
The company owns and operates the subsea network that encircles the globe. This network enables businesses to reach more than 200 countries and territories. Today, around 30% of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network, said the company.