Sahara Net adds Saudi flavour to GITEX
Saudi Arabia - based ISP Sahara Net is set to bring its unique approach to internet service provision to this year’s GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK
Saudi Arabia - based ISP Sahara Net is set to bring its unique approach to internet service provision to this year’s GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.
The company, which was established in 1989 as a small bulletin-board service to serve IT professionals in the Saudi Arabia, has grown to become one of the largest ISPS in the country, with clients ranging from government departments through to large private companies. It also has a number of strategic partnerships with many of the most high-profile companies in the IT market, including Microsoft and Cisco.
“Sahara Net is a mutual effort between myself and my long-term partner Kais Al-Essa, a friend, a brother and a journey mate,” says Haitham Abu-Aisha, CEO. “It has been over 20 years since we established this name. The aims were very simple at that time and the vision was clear. I believe we still have a long way to go.”
The company sees its attendance of GITEX as important to reflect the importance of Saudi companies within the Middle East, particularly given the size of the local market.
“As a Saudi organisation, it is very essential that we represent the values of Saudi Arabia,” he continues. “It is part of our mission to give every customer a successful solution in every possible way. Our next step is to grow horizontally by acquiring other service providers with a clear potential; and vertically by adding more value to our services,” explains Abu-Aisha.