The Saudi Arabia Telecom Group TAWAL Telecom has entered the Pakistani market, which is some welcome news for the country’s telecom sector.
TAWAL Telecom has been granted a no-objection certificate (NoC) by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to conduct business in Pakistan following the completion of all legal requirements and approval from all necessary parties. The corporation must also shift its shareholding from SECP; PTA has granted preliminary authorization.
TAWAL owns more than 15,500 towers in Saudi Arabia and is a subsidiary of the country’s largest telecom company, STC. In February of this year, it declared that it would be entering the Pakistani market by acquiring AWAL Telecom.
Saudi Telecom Group’s debut into the Pakistani market is a significant milestone in light of the current state of affairs in that country. A firm with a Telecom Tower Provider License and between 70 and 80 telecom towers, AWAL Telecom, has bought a part of TAWAL Telecom. TAWAL is a sizable organization with future intentions to erect additional telecom towers in Pakistan.
In light of the advent of 5G, experts say that TAWAL’s arrival into the Pakistani market is also crucial. More towers will be needed for the rollout of 5G, and TAWAL, a tower firm with innovative ideas and cutting-edge technology, will be a welcome addition. Cellular carriers would be allowed to rent telecom towers under PTA’s active sharing system, which will benefit both parties.
With 194 million cellular customers, 121 million 3G/4G subscribers, and 124 million internet subscribers, Pakistan has enormous business prospects.