Sify Technologies, Indian provider of converged ICT services, has announced partnership with Saudi Telecom (STC), the largest telecom services provider in the Middle East and North Africa.
This partnership will provide customers and partners wider network reach, richer portfolio of services and efficiencies of scale in today's markets by leveraging their respective investments in submarine and terrestrial telecom capacities and value added ICT services, it said in a statement.
Speaking on the occasion, Sify Technologies CMD Raju Vegesna said: "This partnership will help us deliver the most robust network footprint throughout the Middle East, Africa and India.
With the development of joint services, this partnership will enhance Sify's ability to deliver unparallelled global capabilities, scalability and performance reliability to customers worldwide who demand managed services and connectivity into India, the Middle East & African region."
"Our partnership with the market leader will help establish a seamless ICT service for our enterprise customers and help our Indian, Asian and US Carrier partners connect to Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan and East African countries like Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar," Vegesna said.
"With the largest international network in the Middle East and Africa, Saudi Telecom is the only Middle East operator today that has international connectivity by way of both multiple submarine cable systems and a terrestrial cable system via the recently launched Jeddah-Amman-Damascus-Istanbul (JADI) link," said Saad Demyati, Saudi Telecom's Vice-President of Wholesale Business Unit.
"Our partnership with Sify allows us to deliver best in class network service reach into India, alternative network path and efficient Internet routing and most importantly leverage on Sify's value added ICT offerings like cloud services, SaaS as well as managed integration services to STC's customers," he added.
Elaborating on the partnership, Abhijit Barua, Senior VP, Sify Technologies, said: "The partnership will leverage and strengthen our joint product portfolio to create new revenue streams."
"Sify's role will be to provide expertise in innovative managed services including cloud services and SaaS offerings in the Middle East and African markets," he said.
STC General Manager (Marketing) Abdulhameed M Al Hamad said the company is pleased to announce the establishment of its latest PoP in India.