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Axiata Group Berhad
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 12 June 1992
Headquarters Menara Axiata, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people
Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Managing Director, President & Group Chief Executive Officer
Products Mobile telephony, Internet
Revenue Increase MYR 18.712 billion 2014[1]
MYR 18.371 billion 2013[2]
MYR 17.652 billion 2012[3]
Decrease MYR 2.349 billion 2014[4]
MYR 2.55 billion 2013[5]
MYR 2.513 billion 2012[6]
Number of employees
25,000 (groupwide)
Subsidiaries Celcom Axiata Berhad
Dialog Axiata PLC
Idea Cellular Limited
M1 Limited
Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
Ncell Nepal (एनसेल नेपाल) company
PT Axis Telekom Indonesia
PT XL Axiata Tbk
Robi Axiata Limited
Smart Axiata Company Limited
Slogan "Advancing Asia (Menerajui Asia)"

Axiata Group Berhad (MYX: 6888), DBA Axiata (formerly known as TM International Berhad), is a Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate with extensive operations in Asia.

The group[edit]

Axiata’s primary business is in investment holding and the provision of telecommunication and consultancy services on an international scale. Their main focus being emerging markets in Asia, some with low mobile penetration in South and Southeast Asia.[7]

Formerly known as TM International Bhd (TMI), the company was incorporated on 12 June 1992, and was the mobile and international operations arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM).[8] Following the de-merger of TMI from TM, the company was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2008.[8] On 2 April 2009, TMI underwent a rebranding exercise, launching its new name, Axiata, and a new logo.[9]

Their new tagline, Advancing Asia, was also launched, reflecting the direction of the company in focusing their expansion within Asia[9]

Axiata has controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia with significant strategic stakes in India, Singapore and Iran. The Group also has stakes in non-mobile telecommunication operations in Thailand and Pakistan.[10]

Their Board of Directors contains:

  • Tan Sri Dato' Azman JH. Mokhtar - Chairman, Non-Executive Director
  • Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim - Managing Director/President and Group Chief Executive
  • Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid - Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • Datuk Azzat Kamaludin - Senior Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad - Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • David Lau Nai Pek - Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • Juan Villalonga Navarro - Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • Bella Ann Almeida - Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri - Independent, Non-Executive Director
  • Kenneth Shen - Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director [11]

Subsidiary holdings[edit]

In their website in 2015, it was announced that Axiata had over 260 million subscriber across Asia and a Group revenue of MYR18.7 billion (USD5.7 billion) in 2014. Its market capitalisation stood at over RM60.5 billion (USD18.5 billion) at the end of 2014. [10] It was also reported that the company provided employment to 25,000 people in 10 countries.[10]

Axiata’s mobile subsidiaries and associates operate under the brand name ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia, ‘XL’ in Indonesia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia, ‘Idea’ in India, 'Ncell' in Nepal (acquisition from TeliaSonera completed on 12 April 2016[12]), ‘M1’ in Singapore and ‘MTCE’ in Iran (Esfahan).[10]

Country Brand Ownership
 Bangladesh Robi 92.00%
 Cambodia Smart 100%
 India Idea Cellular 19.96%
   Nepal Ncell 60.4%
 Indonesia AXIS Unknown
 Indonesia XL 66.55%
 Malaysia Celcom 100%
 Pakistan Multinet 89.00%
 Singapore M1 29.12%
 Sri Lanka Dialog 83.32%


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