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Going international: Ola to enter Australia in tussle with rival Uber

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is the biggest investor in both Ola and Uber

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

Indian ride-hailing company Ola announced plans on Tuesday to enter Australia, marking its first foray outside its home market and intensifying its tussle with US rival Uber Technologies Inc. Ola will begin inviting private vehicle owners and driver partners to work with it in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with plans to start commercial operations in the country in early 2018, the startup said in a statement. Rival Uber's presence in Australia could potentially help Ola because regulations for such services are in place and drivers are already aware how the ...

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First Published: Tue, January 30 2018. 09:40 IST
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