Maxis Communication Berhad (Maxis) is the leading mobile communications service provider in Malaysia with a subscriber base of 10.1 million as at end March 2008.
Maxis was granted communications licences to operate a nationwide GSM900 mobile network, a domestic fixed network and an international gateway in 1993, and commenced mobile telecommunications operations in August 1995, and fixed line and international operations in early 1996. Maxis’ mobile service is offered under the Maxis brand for postpaid and Hotlink for prepaid. Maxis launched its 3G service, Maxis3G in July 2005, and in September 2006, was among the world’s first operators to use HSDPA, a high-speed upgrade of the 3G network, for a large scale rollout of residential broadband services.
Maxis’ growth story and track record of bringing innovation, excellent customer experience and value to stakeholders has won the company many awards over the years. Recently, Maxis was recognised by Frost & Sullivan as Service Provider of the Year (Malaysia) at the Malaysia Telecoms Awards 2008 and as Mobile Operator of the Year (Malaysia) at the Asian Mobile News Award 2008 in Singapore.
Maxis has significant investments in India and Indonesia& via Aircel Limited (Aircel) and PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler (NTS) respectively.
Maxis implemented an Initial Public Offering in 2002 and was listed on the Official List of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) on 8 July 2002. Following the conditional take-over offer by Binariang GSM Sdn Bhd (Binariang) to acquire all voting shares in Maxis, Maxis was officially de-listed from the Official List of Bursa Malaysia on 13 July 2007.
Maxis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Binariang, an investment holding company whose shareholders comprise Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd, Bumiputera foundations, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and other companies affiliated to Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd.