Paris, FRANCE and Mumbai, INDIA, July 10, 2023
Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, today announces it has entered into a share purchase agreement through its Singapore-based subsidiary Tata Communications International Pte Limited (TCIPL) to acquire the remaining 41.9% equity in Oasis Smart SIM Europe SAS (Oasis), a leading embedded-SIM (eSIM) technology provider. The transaction enables TCIPL to gain complete 100% equity shareholding in Oasis Smart SIM Europe enabling Tata Communications to accelerate and augment Tata Communications MOVE™ platform roadmap for global markets.
As part of the share purchase agreement, Tata Communications will buy out the remaining stake from the non-controlling shareholders of Oasis. It is expected that the acquisition will be complete within one month, subject to customary legal requirements. Post closing of the transaction, Oasis and its subsidiary will become wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries of Tata Communications. Earlier in December 2020, TCIPL had acquired majority equity stake of 58.1% in Oasis.
Oasis develops and provides advanced technologies and personalised services to enable the deployment of eSIM and SIM technologies. It has delivered over 350 million operating systems worldwide, worked with more than 100 mobile network operators (MNOs) and has been empowering OEMs and IoT service providers to deliver eSIMs potential to global enterprises.
Announcing the acquisition, Tri Pham, Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Communications said, “Both teams have made tremendous progress and the integration has already helped bring innovative solutions to market. The global eSIM industry is growing exponentially and disrupting the industry. We are accelerating our efforts to empower enterprises and gain a stronghold.”
Upon completion of the transaction, Oasis will become a part of the Collaboration and Connected Solutions business unit of Tata Communications.
“eSIM is the future of connectivity and it’s driving a paradigm shift in the way we interact with people and machines alike,” said Mysore Madhusudhan, Executive Vice President, Collaboration & Connected Solutions, Tata Communications. “With billions of devices, managing hyperconnected ecosystems will be the cornerstone of success for enterprises. The acquisition of the remaining stake in Oasis will enable us to accelerate and step up our offerings with game changing solutions globally.”
“Today is a historic day for Oasis and I am thrilled with our complete acquisition by Tata Communications,” said Olivier Leroux, CEO, Oasis. “Both teams have integrated well and have been developing innovative solutions for enterprises. Together we’ve already launched a unique cloud-based eSIM that simplifies deployment across fragmented supply chains and benefit enterprises globally. We are now ready to evolve to the next level to scale strategically and seize the global eSIM market.”
Oasis Smart SIM was founded in 2011, with headquarters in both France and Singapore. Oasis is committed to breaking the traditional SIM vertical model to create a trustworthy and interoperable ecosystem. Our advanced SIM and eSIM solutions are provided to more than 120 of the world’s leading operators and providers, with the support of our majority shareholder Tata Communications. As members of GSMA and the Trusted Connectivity Alliance, Oasis has been recognised as the 6th global eSIM management solution provider by Counterpoint Research in 2022. For more information, visit www.oasis-smartsim.com
A part of the Tata Group, Tata Communications (NSE: TATACOMM; BSE: 500483) is a global digital ecosystem enabler powering today’s fast-growing digital economy in more than 190 countries and territories. Leading with trust, it enables digital transformation of enterprises globally with collaboration and connected solutions, core and next gen connectivity, cloud hosting and security solutions and media services. 300 of the Fortune 500 companies are its customers and the company connects businesses to 80% of the world’s cloud giants. For more information, please visit www.tatacommunications.com