PT XL Axiata Tbk,doing business asXL (formerly PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk), is an Indonesia-based mobile telecommunications services operator. The operator's coverage includes Java, Bali, and Lombok as well as the principal cities in and around Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. XL offers data communication, broadband Internet, mobile communication and 3G services over GSM 900 and GSM 1800 networks.
Initially XL provided cellular mobile telephony services using the GSM 900 technology. A few years after launching services, the company was awarded a license for implementing a DCS 1800 network, and to operate an ISP and VoIP service.
In 2006, XL obtained a 3G license, which services launched in September of the same year.
At the end of 2010, the company had more than 40 million subscribers with more than 22,000 BTS towers across Indonesia.
Excelcomindo was established on 6 October 1989 under the name of PT Grahametropolitan Lestari and originally was a trading and general services company.
XL became the first private mobile services operator in the country, starting commercial operations on 8 October 1996.
In 2009, XL was bought by the Axiata Group which caused a change of logos. The XL letters were made blue, and an Axiata tag was added on to the logo.
Telekom Malaysia, Mora Telematika and XL Axiata has been working cooperatively to build a high-bandwidth fibre-optic submarine cable, which will stretch 400 kilometers, between the state of Malacca and Batam, through Dumai with a total cost of $7.6 million USD. Lead by Huawei Marine Networks, the cables will be completed at Q4 2011.