Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) may be on the cards for mobile telecommunications group Axiata Group Bhd this year, as some of the Asian markets are ripe for consolidation.
US-based advertising technology company Adknowledge Inc said it has entered into a strategic alliance with Axiata Digital Advertising, a subsidiary of telecom giant Axiata Group Bhd, one of Asia’s largest telecommunications companies.
DNA founder Karamjit Singh looks back at a fun-filled year and picks five of his articles that have left a deep impression on him … and he wants to pick the brains of DNA readers.
In his first interview on Axiata Group’s digital strategy, CEO Jamaludin Ibrahim shares that the telco is one year behind the pace he would have liked, and his relief that it has not committed ‘the worst sin.’
Mark Chang exits JobStreet.com, James Khoo of SecQ.me exits but under different circumstances, while MOL Global’s Ganesh Bangah Kumar has to deal with the fallout from his CFO quitting on the eve of his debut results announcement. It’s a tale of exits in the ecosystem this week!
A better way to measure telcos is ROCE or ROIC This comes as Axiata sees EBITDA margin fall
Axiata Group starts its journey investing into startups with the creation of the bumiputera-focused US$30-million (RM100-million) Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, together with Mavcap.
Heightened competition is a given and Karamjit Singh learned how to rephrase a standard question in the toolkit of journalists, thanks to his attending back-to-back press conferences by Axiata and Telekom Malaysia.
Axiata group CEO Jamaludin Ibrahim has set a target for at least five of the group’s companies to become digital telco companies by 2019. The group however has to make up for lost time compared with SingTel and Telenor, writes Karamjit Singh.
Axiata president and group chief executive officer Jamaludin Ibrahim is unfazed by Telekom Malaysia’s entry into the mobile space and believes that this will grow the pie bigger, even as his company posted higher revenue but lower profits.