Type: Public (Bursa Malaysia:DiGi)
Founded: Publicly listed 2001
Headquarters: Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people: Morten Lundal (CEO)
Arve Johansen (Chairman)
Chee Pok Jin (Chief Marketing Officer)
Johan Dennelind (CFO)
Jon Eddy (CTO)
Products: Telecommunication Services
Revenue: 2.88 billion MYR 2005
Profit: 470 million MYR 2005
DiGi Telecommunication is a mobile phone service provider in Malaysia using the dialling prefix of "016 & 0146". It is partly owned by Telenor ASA of Norway and (allegedly) Berjaya Group. On 24 May 1995 DiGi became the first telco in Malaysia to launch and operate a fully digital cellular network.
They were the first to offer EDGE (2.75G) in Malaysia in 2005.
In 2005, DiGi held a bid on the 3G spectrum. In 2006, the MCMC (Malaysia Communications & Multimedia Commission) gave the license to other companies (TimeDotCom and MiTV), which were not mobile operators in Malaysia at time of bid.
Because of DiGi not winning the 3G license, DiGi decided to bid on a WiMax license in July 2006, together with 13 other providers. Results of winners are still pending.
As of June 2006, DiGi has the most prepaid (pre-pay) mobile phone customers in Malaysia.
DiGi is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Products and Services
DiGi Communications BhD provide a variety of mobile communication services. These services include prepaid plans, postpaid plans, SMS, global roaming and WAP services.
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Digi is the smallest player in terms of market share in the Malaysian mobile communications market. It competes directly with Maxis and Celcom, which is a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia.
DiGi have an own action spy comedy and drama named "Ejen 016". The drama is on air every Wednesday 9:30pm on TV3.