As the leading digital telecommunications group in ASEAN and South Asia, we are committed to delivering value that goes beyond short-term gains in all our markets.
Through the provision of digital and connectivity services towards developing a digital ecosystem, we empower societies by leveraging local industries, entrepreneurs, vendors and talents. This is designed not only to benefit our own supply chain, but also to value-add to the respective economies, where our world-class connectivity networks deliver inclusive and beneficial products and services.
Since 2017, we have contributed over USD28 billion to the GDP of six countries where we have established a digital telco operation.
In 2019, we spent USD4.7 billion on capital and operating expenditure. For every USD1 spent on capex, we generated between USD5-USD7 to the GDP in each country.
Invested over RM200 million in digital venture funds across Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Cambodia, benefitting close to 30 start-ups, contributing to the creation of local job opportunities and driving the growth of the local digital economy.
Provide digital financial inclusion initiatives through e-wallets
Boost - 5 million users
eZ cash - 3.5 million users
SmartLuy - 134,000 users
Empower women through GSMA Connected Women Commitment Initiative
XL’s Sisternet – Online platform for training Indonesian women aged 21-35 years - Trained over 2,000 women in 17 cities
Smart’s Technovation – 3-month long digital training programmes provided to over 150 high school girls in Cambodia