Maxis reported net profit was up 11.3% to RM530 million for the second quarter which ended June 30, attributing this to the strength of its non-voice business, particularly mobile Internet, and cost management.
Maxis has revamped its organisational structure to “strengthen its core business areas for future growth,” about a fortnight after it announced changes in its top management.
Maxis has announced that owing to recent personal family circumstances which have made it necessary for him to reside closer to his family in Sweden, Johan Dennelind will not be taking up the chief executive officer role at the company.
Maxis has rolled out its eKelas online learning service to all 2,300 public secondary schools in the country, but the Ministry of Education did not provide any clarity on how this initiative plays alongside the similar national 1BestariNet project.
Maxis posted revenue of RM2.327 billion for the first quarter of 2013, a 4.4% increase over the same period last year, saying it recorded healthy growth across all business segments with data services, particularly mobile Internet, being the key growth driver, up 17.3% from a year ago.
Astro and Maxis have teamed up to offer packages that include Astro TV, high speed broadband and home voice services via Astro B.yond IPTV.