Emirates Data Clearing House and Tata Communications partner to simplify global borderless mobility

Unique partnership enables both companies to leverage respective strengths to deliver more comprehensive customer solutions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 22, 2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Tuesday, 22 November, 2016

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™ and Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH), a regional leader in roaming solutions and seamless settlements announce a bilateral partnership for mutual business cooperation in their data and financial clearing forte offerings to mobile network operators across the globe.

Announced this month in Dubai, the partnership will enable Tata Communications to provide a more robust portfolio of solutions as an integrated mobility service provider with its existing range of innovative solutions. EDCH will in turn expand their geographical avenues significantly towards global markets with an enhanced roaming and mobility management portfolio. The collaboration will allow both companies to enhance value and deliver a superior experience to new and existing customers.

Radwan Moussalli, Senior Vice President for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, Tata Communications says, “Data clearing and financial clearing is an extremely sensitive and key service for mobile operators as it helps settle roaming dues with partners in a seamless manner. Tata Communications works with over 1600 service providers throughout the world to provide secure, integrated, end-to-end network solutions. Having a reliable partner such as EDCH helps us widen our scope of mobility offerings to our customers. This partnership between EDCH, the Middle East’s leading clearing house and Tata Communications, a global communications solutions provider enables both parties to offer end consumers a better user experience while preventing revenue leakages and loss.”

Ahmed Al Yateem, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, EDCH says, “EDCH is committed to optimising roaming experience for both mobile subscribers and mobile operators. With our expansion in offering seamless cloud based roaming solutions with mobile money and Wi-Fi services, this strategic partnership with Tata Communications will enhance our in house mobility portfolio to be offered to a wide range of customers globally. Mobile roaming delivers high and complex revenue possibilities. Leveraging on to newer and intelligent roaming solutions, this partnership is a testament to EDCH’s future growth and success.”

Established in 1994, EDCH holds the credibility of being the most trusted Intelligent Roaming and Revenue Management partner. EDCH helps mobile operators visibly enhance their revenues and subscriber experience through comprehensive roaming solutions such as Data Clearing, Financial Clearing, Revenue Assurance, Value Added and Hub services.

Tata Communications owns and operates the world’s largest and most advanced wholly-owned subsea fibre cable network. The Company is the only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five by routes in five continents and today, over 24 per cent of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network.

Notes to editors:

About Emirates Data Clearing House

EDCH is a regional leader in providing innovative cloud based solutions to more than 60 carriers spread in different geographies. By offering Hub services in the region and connectivity to various Wi-Fi hubs in other regions is an extension of EDCH footprints towards continuous and cost effective global Wi-Fi connectivity.

EDCH is the only Data Clearing House based in the Middle East with clients spanning across the globe. Having achieved certifications such as ISO 27001: 2005 and ISO 9001: 2008, EDCH proves that we have taken the necessary steps to protect sensitive information against unauthorized access





Natalie Chak
Tata Communications
+44 (0)7833 043 779
Neil Thomas
Hill & Knowlton Strategies
+44 207 413 3454

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.


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