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Axiata Group Berhad
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 12 June 1992
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people
Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Managing Director, President & Group Chief Executive Officer
Products Mobile telephony, Internet
Revenue Increase RM18.4 billion
(US$5.8 billion) (2013)[1]
Number of employees
20,000 (groupwide)
Subsidiaries Celcom Axiata Berhad
Dialog Axiata PLC
Idea Cellular Limited
M1 Limited
Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
PT Axis Telekom Indonesia
PT XL Axiata Tbk
Robi Axiata Limited
Samart i-Mobile Public Company Limited
Smart Axiata Company Limited
Tune Talk Sdn Bhd
Slogan "Advancing Asia (Menerajui Asia)"

Axiata Group Berhad (MYX: 6888), DBA Axiata (formerly known as TM International Berhad), is one of the leading telecommunication companies 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.[2]

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).[3] Following the de-merger of TMI from TM, the company was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2008.[3] On 2 April 2009, TMI underwent a rebranding exercise, launching its new name, Axiata, and a new logo.[4]

Their new tagline, Advancing Asia, was also launched, reflecting the direction of the company in focusing their expansion within Asia[4]

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.[5]

Subsidiary holdings[edit]

In their media release in 2012, it was announced that Axiata had over 200 million subscriber across Asia and a Group revenue of RM16.4 billion in 2011.[5] It was also reported that the company provided employment to 20,000 people in 10 countries.[5]

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, ‘M1’ in Singapore and ‘MTCE’ in Iran (Esfahan).[5]

Country Brand Ownership
 Bangladesh Robi 92.00%
 Cambodia Smart 100%
 India Idea Cellular 19.96%
 Indonesia AXIS Unknown
 Indonesia XL 66.55%
 Malaysia Celcom 100%
 Malaysia Tune Talk 35.00%
 Pakistan Multinet 89.00%
 Singapore M1 29.12%
 Sri Lanka Dialog 84.97%
 Thailand i-mobile 24.04%


  1. ^ "Axiata financial statement" (PDF). Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Axiata moves to centralise its treasury". FinanceAsia. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "TM International to list on April 28". The Star. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "TMI unveils new name but limits itself to Asia". The Star. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d "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. 

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