Sahara Net aims for local and global reach

Sahara Net, the leading provider of internet services in Saudi Arabia, is seeking potential customers from home and abroad at this year’s GITEX Technology Week.

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Sahara Net aims for local and global reach Haithum Abu-Aisha, Sahara Net.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2009

Sahara Net, the leading provider of internet services in Saudi Arabia, is seeking potential customers from home and abroad at this year's GITEX Technology Week.

The company is highlighting services targeting both Saudi IT managers who are attending the show, with its connectivity, security and optimization solutions, and the international market where the company offers hosting solutions to customers worldwide.

Sahara Net CEO, Haitham Abu-Aisha, explains that the company's ambitions are not limited to existing operations.

"Our next step is to grow horizontally by acquiring other ISPs with potential, and grow vertically by adding more value to our services.

"Sahara Net is a mutual effort between myself and my longtime partner Kais Al-Essa, a friend, a brother and a journey mate. It has been over 20 years since we established this name. The aims were very simple at that time and the vision was clear and set for a bright future," Abu-Aisha adds.

Sahara Net has also expanded its financial and intellectual capital, the CEO says, with investment from new European partners with a strong background in the telecoms business, and that this will drive the ISP to further growth initiatives.

Established in 1989 as a small hobby Bulletin Board Service (BBS) to serve IT professionals in Saudi Arabia, Sahara Net quickly grew to become the leading ISP in the Kingdom.

The company today offers services to different sectors, with value-added solutions such as network optimisation, security solutions and managed servers, with a stable price, and stable service.

"We do not charge our customers upon market supply and demand; we charge what is required for the service and hardware, to make an honest deal and build a mutual relationship," says Abu-Aisha.

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