Sify, Saudi Telecom Team Up

SIFY Technologies and Saudi Telecom announce partnership to serve global telecommunication markets

March 18, 2011

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CHENNAI, India -- Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY), India's leading provider of converged ICT services today announced their partnership with SAUDI TELECOM (STC), the largest telecom services provider in the Middle East and North Africa. This partnership will provide customers and partners wider network reach, richer portfolio of services and most importantly, the efficiencies of scale in today's growth markets by leveraging their respective investments in submarine and terrestrial telecom capacities and value added ICT services.

Speaking on the occasion,Vegesna, Chairman and Managing Director, Sify Technologiessaid, "We are proud to be associated with STC, the largest telecom carrier in the Middle East. This partnership will help us deliver the most robust network footprint throughout the Middle East, Africa and India. With the development of joint services, this partnership will enhance SIFY's ability to deliver unparalleled global capabilities, scalability and performance reliability to customers worldwide who demand managed services and connectivity into India, the Middle East & African region."

"Our partnership with the market leader will help establish a seamless ICT service for our enterprise customers and help our Indian, Asian and US Carrier partners connect to Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan and East African countries like Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar"

"With the largest international network in the Middle East and Africa, Saudi Telecom is the only Middle East operator today that has international connectivity by way of both multiple submarine cable systems and a terrestrial cable system via the recently launched Jeddah-Amman-Damascus-Istanbul (JADI) link," said Saad Demyati, Saudi Telecom's vice president of Wholesale Business Unit, "Our partnership with SIFY allows us deliver best in class network service reach into India, alternative network path and efficient Internet routing and most importantly leverage on SIFY's value added ICT offerings like cloud services, SaaS as well as managed integration services to STC's customers."

Elaborating on the partnership, Mr. Abhijit Barua, Sr. Vice President, Sify Technologies, said "This partnership will leverage and strengthen our joint product portfolio to create new revenue streams. SIFY's role will be to provide expertise in innovative managed services including cloud services and SaaS offerings in the Middle East and African markets."

Sify Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: SIFY)

Saudi Telecom Co. (STC)

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