CelcomDigi

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CelcomDigi
Company typePrivate
MYX: 6947
ISINMYL6947OO005
IndustryTelecommunication
Predecessors
Founded30 November 2022
HeadquartersCelcomDigi Tower: Persiaran Barat, Seksyen 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
CelcomDigi Hub: Lot No. 10, Jalan Delima, Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Key people
Datuk Idham Nawawi (CEO)
Albern Murty (Deputy CEO)
ProductsTelecommunications service
Internet services
BrandsCelcom
Digi
Xpax
OwnerKhazanah Nasional
Number of employees
5,473 (2023)
ParentAxiata (33.1%)
Telenor Group (33.1%)
Public funds (33.8%)
SubsidiariesCelcom Berhad
Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd.
Pay By Mobile Sdn. Bhd.
Websitewww.celcomdigi.com

CelcomDigi Berhad (d.b.a. CelcomDigi; MYX: 6947), formerly known as Digi.Com Berhad (d.b.a. Digi), is a communications conglomerate and mobile service provider in Malaysia. Axiata and Telenor hold equal ownership in CelcomDigi at 33.1% each. CelcomDigi is the largest wireless carrier in the Malaysia, with 20.3 million subscribers at the end of Q4 2022.

CelcomDigi is listed on the Bursa Malaysia under the Infrastructure category act via the stock ticker symbol "CDB".

History[edit]

On 21 June 2021, Axiata and Telenor agree to a potential merger of Celcom and Digi to create a stronger telco in Malaysia, coming after advanced discussions that took place two months earlier.[1][2][3]

The deal was approved by both Celcom and Digi shareholders on 18 November 2022. The merged company is named CelcomDigi. At completion, Axiata and Telenor will hold equal ownership of 33.1% each in the newly merged company. The merger was completed on 30 November 2022 and the company began its operation the next day.[4][5][6][7][8][9] Digi.Com Berhad was later renamed to CelcomDigi Berhad on 27 February 2023.

Coverage, Products and Services[edit]

DiGi shop in Muar, Johor

CelcomDigi operates 2G EDGE, 4G LTE, 4G LTE-A and 5G NR networks.

As of December 2023, CelcomDigi has 4G LTE coverage of 97% on populated areas, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) population coverage was at 91% nationwide, likely measured at the lowest signal quality at -110dBm.[10]

Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd. provides a variety of mobile communication services. These services include voice under their prepaid plans & postpaid plans, SMS, data plans and services, international roaming, international calling card and WAP services.[citation needed]

Digi is the second operator in Malaysia to launch VoLTE, initially available to iPhones running iOS 10.1 and above.[11]

Frequencies used on Digi Network in Malaysia
Band Frequency Frequency Width Protocol Notes
8 900 MHz

(885~890, 930~935) (890~900, 935~945)

2*5 MHz
or
2*10 MHz
EDGE / LTE / LTE-A (expiry June 2032)
3 1800 MHz

(1745~1765, 1840~1860) (1765~1785, 1860~1880)

2*20 MHz x2 EDGE / LTE / LTE-A (expiry June 2032)
1 2100 MHz

(1950~1965, 2140~2155), (1965~1980, 2155~2170), TDD: (2010~2015), (2020~2025)

2*15 MHz x2

5 MHz x2 (TDD band, no live deployment)

LTE / LTE-A (expiry April 2034)
7 2600 MHz (2540~2560, 2660~2680) 2*20 MHz LTE / LTE-A lease spectrum from ALTEL.
7 2600 MHz

(2560~2570, 2680~2690), (2530~2540, 2650~2660)

2*20 MHz LTE / LTE-A (until June 2027)

Subscribers[edit]

As of fourth quarter of 2022, CelcomDigi had 20.3 million subscribers, comprised 66.8% prepaid subscribers, 32.9% postpaid subscribers and a small, fast growing fibre base at 0.3%  

Blended ARPU for Digi and Celcom remained stable at RM40 and RM46 respectively, driven by steady demand for all mobile product offerings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Axiata, Telenor and Digi Sign Transaction Agreements for the Proposed Merger of Celcom and Digi". Axiata. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Axiata and Telenor in Advanced Discussions to Merge Celcom and Digi". Axiata. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Axiata, Telenor, Digi sign agreements to merge Malaysian mobile ops". The Star. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  4. ^ Axiata shareholders approve proposed Celcom-Digi merger
  5. ^ Digi gets shareholders' green light for proposed merger with Celcom
  6. ^ Axiata, Telenor complete Celcom-Digi merger
  7. ^ Axiata, Telenor announce completion of Celcom-Digi merger
  8. ^ Axiata and Telenor Announce the Successful Completion of the Celcom and Digi Merger
  9. ^ Historic merger marks new chapter in Malaysia's digitalisation journey: "We are in pole position."
  10. ^ Kugan (17 July 2018). "Digi lost 182k prepaid subscribers in 2Q18, total mobile subs at 11.66 million". MalaysianWireless. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Digi Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) now available, limited to iPhones". 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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