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Contribution Report


Axiata Group Berhad | Sustainability & National Contribution 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


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 from 40 million customers, pre-demerger, to approximately 320 million 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




320 Million



in Asia



One of the

Groups in Asia