Axiata is one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia with approximately 320 million subscribers in ten countries.
In pursuit of our vision to be a New Generation Digital Company by 2020, Axiata pieces together the best in the region in terms of connectivity, technology and talent. With a diverse portfolio in mobile network, communications infrastructure and digital services, Axiata through our operating companies, offers a range of innovative telecommunication products and services.
Axiata has controlling interests in six mobile operators under the brand names of ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia, ‘XL’ in Indonesia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia and 'Ncell' in Nepal, with strategic interests in ‘Idea’ in India and ‘M1’ in Singapore.
‘edotco’, our Group’s infrastructure company, operates in six countries to deliver telecommunications infrastructure services, amassing a portfolio of over 16,000 towers and 12,000 km of fibre. It aims to be one of the top regional tower companies and is committed to responsible and sustainable business operations.
In 2012, Axiata established ‘Axiata Digital’ to capture the rapid growth in Internet-based businesses. Within three years, Axiata Digital has built a portfolio of 24 digital brands, servicing growing demands in mobile money, mobile adverting, e-commerce, entertainment and education.
Group revenue for 2015 was RM19.9 billion (USD5.1 billion) while market capitalisation stood at over RM56.5 billion (USD13.1 billion) at the end of 2015. We provide employment to over 25,000 people across Asia.
Axiata was incorporated in Malaysia on 12 June 1992 as a private limited company under the name of Telekom Malaysia International (TMI), which then operated as a division within Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM). TMI was subsequently demerged from TM and listed on Bursa Securities on 28 April 2008. In March 2009, TMI changed its name to Axiata Group Berhad and launched a new identity, enhancing our position as a leading mobile operator in Asia.
The move was a reinforcement of our new business philosophy and commitment to Advancing Asia by addressing the unfulfilled communication needs of local populations in the region with affordable and innovative digital products and services.
Since then, we have gone from 40 million customers, pre-demerger, to approximately 320 million subscribers across ten countries, making Axiata one of the leading mobile players in Asia. Our mobile telecommunications footprint now spans across the Asian continent, covering the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Myanmar, India, Singapore and Pakistan.
Axiata has always been ahead of the curve, quickly adapting to change and positioning its business model to capitalise on developments of an increasingly digitalised world. Parallel to its investments in network and technology modernisation over the years, Axiata has also evolved its business to embrace the digital age and fast growing demand for data. 2016 will be a critical year for Axiata as it progresses in its transformation beyond a traditional telecommunications company.
In Advancing Asia, Axiata remains committed to its role as a responsible corporate citizen, to make a difference in people’s lives and help transform the countries in which it operates.