Celcom and Digi merger completed, marking new chapter in Malaysia’s digital journey

Press Release
December 1, 2022

· Combining the strengths of two telcos to serve more than 20 million customers on Malaysia’s widest network

· Celcom and Digi customer packages and connectivity experience continue to remain

Subang Jaya, 1 December 2022 – The Board of Directors of Digi.Com Berhad (“Digi”) announced in filings to Bursa Malaysia yesterday the completion of the merger of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“CelcomDigi”).

CelcomDigi will now serve the growing digital needs of more than 20 million consumers, SMEs, and large enterprises nationwide. The company will begin progressively integrating its assets, leveraging local partners, vendors and Malaysian talents to bring more benefits to its customers on its now expanded network footprint, distribution touchpoints, range of products and services, and a joint 60 years of experience in innovation and in connecting Malaysians.

As announced in Digi.Com Berhad’s Circular to Shareholders, previously issued for its Extraordinary General Meeting in October, the company today also formalised the appointments of Datuk Idham Nawawi as Chief Executive Officer and Albern Murty as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Both are incumbent CEOs of Celcom and Digi respectively.

Also confirmed were the appointments of the company’s Board of Directors and Management Team.

Albern Murty, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CelcomDigi said, “Both Celcom and Digi come into this merger with strong momentum on the back of our respective business and technology transformation journeys. This puts CelcomDigi on solid footing to better serve our customers and to meet the rapidly increasing data demand in the coming years, with our stronger combined network, wider ecosystem of retail touchpoints and keen focus on delivering excellent customer experiences. This will be an exciting journey.”

Datuk Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of CelcomDigi said, “Today marks a significant milestone for the telecommunications industry, as two leading organisations combine their strengths and expertise to form a truly Malaysian company. With over 60 years of joint experience, our new organisation will be powered by the best-in-class industry talents who are deeply passionate about our customers and are geared towards driving digitalisation and innovation. Together, we have a stronger capacity to invest in new growth areas, to build innovative solutions leveraging 5G, AI and IoT and develop a stronger digital ecosystem for the nation. We are ready and fully capable to take our new company forward with the aim of advancing and inspiring society, as well as spurring new innovations and attracting more partners and investors to stimulate the local digital economy.”

More information on the Board here and here, and Management team here and here.

Customers can also find out more about what this merger means for them via FAQs on the Digi and Celcom websites