Group Profile

As one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia in pursuit of its vision to be the New Generation Digital Champion by 2022, Axiata has transformed itself from a holding entity with a portfolio of pure-play mobile assets into a Triple Core Strategy driven business focusing on Digital Telco, Digital Businesses and Infrastructure.

Within ASEAN and South Asia, Axiata has controlling stakes in market-leading mobile and fixed operators in the region including ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia, ‘XL’ in Indonesia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia and 'Ncell' in Nepal. Axiata is actively spearheading efforts to transform its mobile operations into Digital Telcos through digitisation and convergence.

Axiata Digital and Axiata Business Services are the digital business arms of the Group. Together, these businesses are focused on capturing the rapid growth in digital financial services (‘Boost’), digital advertising (‘ada’), enterprise solutions/IoT (‘Xpand’) and platform services (‘APIgate’) in the global market.

‘edotco’, the Group’s infrastructure company, operates in six countries to deliver telecommunications infrastructure services, amassing approximately 27,500 towers. Presently the 12th largest independent tower companies globally, it aims to be one of the top regional telecommunications tower companies and is committed to responsible and sustainable business operations.

As a committed and long-term investor, and in line with its sustainability goals, the Group actively supports and drives young talent development; disaster response and recovery; as well as green initiatives. Axiata’s broader goal Advancing Asia pieces together the best in the region in terms of innovation, connectivity and talent.

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.


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.

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.