Uber’s Big Indian Rival Ola is Expanding Overseas

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Uber’s main competitor in India is set to spread their fierce rivalry onto another continent.

Ola, India’s biggest ride-hailing firm, announced plans Tuesday to launch its services in Australia — the company’s first foray outside its home market.

The startup has started inviting private cab owners and prospective drivers to sign up for its platform in three Australian cities — Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. It’s aiming to launch the service, which still needs regulators’ approval, in the early part of this year.

Based in Bangalore, Ola has over a million drivers across 110 Indian cities. That’s a lot more than the 29 cities covered by Uber in the country.

Another international rival is also active there. Taxify — an Estonian ride-hailing firm that operates mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East — recently launched in Sydney and Melbourne.