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Axiata Group Berhad | Annual Report 2016


Axiata has controlling interests in six mobile operators under the brand names of ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia,

‘XL’ in Indonesia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia and ‘Ncell’ in Nepal,

with strategic interests in ‘Idea’ in India and ‘M1’ in Singapore.

‘edotco’, our Group’s infrastructure company, operates in five countries to deliver telecommunications

infrastructure services, and operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 25,000 towers. It aims

to be one of the top regional tower companies and is committed to responsible and sustainable

business operations.

In 2012, Axiata established ‘Axiata Digital’ to capture the rapid growth in Internet-based businesses.

Over the years, Axiata Digital has built a portfolio of 29 digital brands including three subsidiaries and

seven joint ventures, servicing growing demands in mobile money, mobile advertising, e-commerce,

entertainment and education.

Group revenue for 2016 was at RM21.6 billion (USD5.2 billion) while market capitalisation stood at

over RM42.3 billion (USD9.4 billion) by end 2016. We provide employment to more than 25,000 people

across Asia.

Axiata’s Journey

Axiata was incorporated in Malaysia on 12 June 1992 as a private limited company under the name

of Telekom Malaysia International (TMI), which then operated as a division within Telekom Malaysia

Berhad (TM). TMI was subsequently demerged from TM and listed on Bursa Securities on 28 April

2008. In March 2009, TMI changed its name to Axiata Group Berhad and launched a new identity,

enhancing our position as a leading mobile operator in Asia.

The move was a reinforcement of our new business philosophy and commitment to Advancing Asia

by addressing the unfulfilled communication needs of local populations in the region with affordable

and innovative digital products and services.

Since then, we have gone from40million customers, pre-demerger, to approximately 320million across

ten countries, making Axiata one of the leading mobile players in Asia. Our mobile telecommunications

footprint now spans across the Asian continent, covering Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,

Cambodia, Nepal, Myanmar, India, Singapore and Pakistan.

Shaping The Future

Axiata has always been ahead of the curve, quickly adapting to change and positioning its business

model to capitalise on developments of an increasingly digitalised world. Parallel to its investments

in network and technology modernisation over the years, Axiata has also evolved its business to

embrace the digital age and fast growing demand for data. 2017 will be a critical year for Axiata as it

progresses in its transformation beyond a traditional telecommunications company.

In Advancing Asia, Axiata remains committed to its role as a responsible corporate citizen, to make

a difference in people’s lives and help transform the countries in which it operates. Further details of

Axiata’s sustainability and national contribution efforts are now available online at

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