US-based telecoms operator AT&T Inc has been awarded a licence to operate in Indonesia as it looks to expand its enterprise business in Asia. Marketwatch notes that AT&T is the first foreign telco to secure a full concession in the country. Previously, companies were required to sell their services in partnership with local service providers. However, AT&T’s new licence will enable it to provide services directly to end users without having to share revenues or profits with a partner operator. The move is part of the group’s aim to drive growth by developing overseas operations to offset stagnation in its home market. It is thought that AT&T may now look to other markets in the region, such as Thailand and Vietnam, which are fast growing and have recently relaxed their regulations in this area.