Axiata Group

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Axiata Group Berhad
Formerly called
TM International Berhad
Publicly traded government-linked company
Traded as MYX: 6888
Industry Telecommunications
Headquarters Axiata Tower, 9 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Areas served
Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Singapore and Pakistan, Nepal
Key people
Azman Mokhtar, Chairman
Jamaludin Ibrahim, Managing Director/President/Group Chief Executive Officer
Products Mobile Network Operation, Network Infrastructure & Digital Internet Company
Revenue Increase MYR 19.9 billion 2015[1]
MYR 18.7 billion 2014[2]
MYR 18.4 billion 2013[2]
Increase MYR 2.6 billion 2015[3]
MYR 2.349 billion 2014[2]
MYR 2.55 billion 2013[2]
Number of employees
25,000 (groupwide)
Parent Khazanah Nasional
Subsidiaries Celcom Axiata Berhad
PT XL Axiata Tbk
Dialog Axiata PLC
Robi Axiata Limited
Smart Axiata Company Limited
Ncell Pvt. Ltd.
Idea Cellular Limited
M1 Limited
Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited

Axiata Group Berhad (MYX: 6888), DBA Axiata, 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.[4]

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).[5] Following the de-merger of TMI from TM, the company was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2008.[5] On 2 April 2009, TMI underwent a rebranding exercise, launching its new name, Axiata, and a new logo.[6]

Their new tagline, Advancing Asia, was also launched, reflecting the direction of the company in focusing their expansion within Asia[6]

Axiata has controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia and recently Nepal [7] with significant strategic stakes in India and Singapore. The Group also has stakes in non-mobile telecommunication operations in Thailand and Pakistan.[8]

Their Board of Directors contains:

  • Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hj. Mokhtar - Chairman, Non-Executive Director
  • Tan 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
  • David Lau Nai Pek - 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 [9]
  • Dato' Mohd Izzadin Idris - Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director [10]

Subsidiary holdings[edit]

In their website in 2016, it was announced that Axiata had over 300 million subscriber across Asia and a Group revenue of MYR19.9 billion (USD4.52 billion) in 2015.[11] It was also reported that the company provided employment to 25,000 people in 10 countries.[8]

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]), and ‘M1’ in Singapore.

Country Brand Ownership
 Bangladesh Robi 68.7%%
 Cambodia Smart 100%
 India Idea Cellular 19.96%
   Nepal Ncell 80% [13]
 Indonesia AXIS Unknown
 Indonesia XL 66.55%
 Malaysia Celcom 100%
 Pakistan Multinet 89.00%
 Singapore M1 29.12%
 Sri Lanka Dialog 83.32%


  1. ^ "Axiata Posts Better 3Q16 Performance in Key Indicators Lifted by Ncell's First Full Quarter Contribution". 2016-11-24. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
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  4. ^ "Axiata moves to centralise its treasury". FinanceAsia. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "TM International to list on April 28". The Star. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "TMI unveils new name but limits itself to Asia". The Star. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Axiata. "Axiata Group – One of Asia's largest telecommunications groups". Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  8. ^ a b "Axiata Delivers Another Strong Performance into 2010 with 1Q PATAMI of RM921 million" (PDF). Corporate Communications, Group Strategy, Axiata Group Berhad. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  9. ^
  10. ^ Axiata. "Axiata Group – One of Asia's largest telecommunications groups". Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  11. ^ Axiata. "Axiata Group – One of Asia's largest telecommunications groups". Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  12. ^ "TeliaSonera quits nepal, Ncell sold to Malaysian Telco group Axiata for 1.03Bil USD •". TechSansar. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  13. ^ "You are being redirected.." Retrieved 2017-06-23. 

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