Mobily buys another ISP

3 Nov 2008

The Saudi cellular operator Mobily has paid SAR80 million (USD21.3 million) to take a 94% stake in local internet service provider Zajil. The deal, which was first announced back in July, is Mobily’s second move into the Saudi data market, following last year’s USD400 million buy of WiMAX licensee Bayanat al-Oula. The country’s internet sector is currently dominated by Saudi Telecom Company (STC), with more competition on the horizon in the form of three new wireline licensees led by PCCW, Verizon and Batelco.

Saudi Arabia, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat)