Obtained a GSM 900 operating license and launched commercial services focusing on Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya.
Established an integrated microcell network in Jakarta’s Golden Triangle area.
Launched proXL prepaid cellular service brand.
Expanded the business into Sumatra and Batam markets.
Granted a DCS 1800 spectrum allocation and finalized fiber-optic backbone.
Launched m-banking and m-fun services.
Expanded network coverage to Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
Launched leased-line and IP (Internet Protocol) services.
Rebranding the XL Axiata logo and changing the 'proXL' brand with new products : jempol (prepaid), bebas (prepaid) and Xplor (postpaid).
Became a subsidiary of the TM Group and executed Initial Public Stock Offering of 1,427,500,000 of its shares and listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX - previously known as the Jakarta Stock Exchange) under ticker code EXCL.
Launched the XL 3G "First Widest and Fastest" services.
Pioneer Rp 1 /second tariff.
Etisalat, the second largest telecommunications company in the Middle East, became a shareholder of XL Axiata.
XL Axiata started to consolidate brands under "XL prepaid" and "XL postpaid".
TM Group completed divestment process which resulted in separated entities: TM Malaysia Berhad (“TM”) and TM International Berhad (changed name into Axiata Group Berhad/”Axiata”), in which Indocel Holding Sdn.Bhd. is an indirect subsidiary of Axiata through TM International (L) Limited.
Axiata acquired all XL shares owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, which increased Indocel Holding Sdn. Bhd.’s stake in XL to 83.8%
Conducted Limited Public Offering I to the Shareholders Pursuant to Right (HMETD) Issuance amounting to 1,418,000,000 new shares.
The majority shareholder of XL Axiata namely Axiata Investments (Indonesia) Sdn. Bhd. released a portion of shares (equal to 20% of total shares issued) through a private placement in order to increase the public float.
XL Axiata embarked on a holistic transformation in business strategy to embrace the future Data business and to ensure long-term sustainability.
XL Axiata moved marketing focus by launching new tagline: XLangkah Lebih Maju, which positions XL Axiata as a wider appeal to telecommunication consumers whose needs keep on increasing and more sophisticated against all services including Data.
One of XL Axiata’s major Shareholders, Etisalat, divested 9.1% of their share in XL Axiata through accelerated book-build offering to institutional investors. This led to increase in public floating share from 20.2% to 33.5%.
XL Axiata continued its focus in Data business and invested further in end-to end network infrastructure, more than 11,000 new BTS successfully installed in 2012.
XL Axiata is one of two cellular operators who won the tender selection for the third generation (3G) cellular frequency canal at the 2.1 GHz Radio Frequency.
XL Axiata has proven that it is technically ready to adopt the 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.
XL Axiata and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Teleglobal Investment B.V (Teleglobal), signed Conditional Sales and Purchase Agreement to acquire PT AXIS Telekom Indonesia (AXIS).
Following the approval from respective institutions, XL Axiata completed AXIS acquisition in March and further completed the merger with AXIS in April.
XL Axiata signed an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) with PT Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk. (“STP”), the winner of tender of 3,500 towers held by XL Axiata, with a transaction value of Rp5.6 trillion. At the same time, XL Axiata and STP also signed a Master Tower Lease Agreement whereby XL Axiata agreed to lease back the towers, which had been sold to STP for a period of 10 years.
Answering the public’s needs for high-speed internet service, XL Axiata launched real mobile 4G-LTE (Long Term Evolution) test. This XL Axiata high-speed internet service up to 100 Mbps is supported by Huawei and Ericsson.
XL Axiata introduced a new logo that features a “peel off” concept. The new logo is meant to represent XL Axiata’s commitment to eliminate barriers or open wider access to new opportunities to develop customers’ maximum potential.
XL Axiata embarked on Business Transformation Agenda that began in early 2015, termed as the 3R Strategy; “Revamp, Rise up the value ladder & Reinvent”. Revamp, to shift subscriber acquisition (from ‘volume to ‘value’ subs) and business strategies to improve product profitability. Rise-up the value ladder, moving the XL brand up the value ladder and via a dual-brand strategy with AXIS to address different segments of the market. Reinvent, building on and growing XL Axiata’s adjacency businesses.
The re-launch of AXIS cellular brand post merged with XL Axiata.
XL Axiata launched commercial LTE services on the 1,800 MHz spectrum bandwidth and has extended to 35 cities across Indonesia.
XL Axiata completed the successful offering of the first tranche of Rp1.5 trillion as part of the total Sukuk Ijarah Programme of Rp5 trillion, which is the largest ever, Sukuk Ijarah Programme offered by a corporate. The transaction successfully attracted investor orders in which the issuance was oversubscribed by 1.56 times its issuance size.
In its 20th year of operation, XL Axiata continues to focus on moving the XL brand up the value ladder anchored on a superior data infrastructure to attract Data- savvy smartphone customers.
XL Axiata continues to ensure top-notch quality of data experience to its customers with continuance of roll-out and upgrades of its network.
In the 2H of 2016 , XL Axiata rolled-out U900 services across the country utilizing the 900MHz frequency for 3G Data services which means better and wider coverage for 3G improving its network quality especially outside of Java.
To celebrate 20th anniversary on October, XL Axiata also launched its Mobile Broadband (MBB) Product with options for individuals, homes and SMEs given the low fixed broadband penetration in Indonesia.
XL Axiata remains innovative and is the first telecommunications operator in Indonesia to commercially launch 4.5G Ready on the 1,800 MHz spectrum.
XL Axiata launched “XL Prioritas” services for the postpaid subscribers. With 3 advantages from XL Prioritas, namely: Prioritised, In Control, and Worry-Free. These are new experience in communication, delivered in both better services and network quality.
Dual Brand Strategy Implementation: XL and AXIS.
Final Stage of XL Logo tranformation for Brand.
XL Axiata continues expanding its telecommunication service networks and data across Indonesia. Today, the Company has built a total of over 100.000 units of BTS (Base Transceiver Station). Of 101.000 BTS units, around 63% of XL Axiata BTS units are 3G & 4G to support data services and 37% are BTS 2G.
Currently, XL Axiata 4G LTE network has reached 360 cities/regencies across Indonesia, with more than 17,000 BTS 4G, and over 45,000 BTS 3G.
XL Axiata signed the Conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement (“CSPA”) to divest all stakes in PT XL Planet (“elevenia”) including all shares in SK Planet Global Holdings Pte. Ltd. (SK Planet), to PT Jaya Kencana Mulia Lestari and Superb Premium Pte. Ltd. The strategic measure to divest its stakes in elevenia will enhance XL Axiata focus on its core strength and data services business development, aiming to become the market leader of mobile data service in Indonesia. Moreover, the decision will elevate its losses from elevenia and will enable the Company to allocate capital to deliver profitability for its shareholders and better services to its subscribers.
Cooperated with the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries and Ministry of Communication and Informatics of Republic of Indonesia, XL Axiata encouraged the realization of “Nelayan Go Online” program with the Company’s apps, “Nelayan Pintar (NELPIN)” to all fishermen in several regions. This program has been held in among others Makasssar, Medan, Banda Aceh, Lampung, Banyuwang, and Sabang.
XL Axiata launched “Gerakan Donasi Kuota” (GDK) to encourage both subscribers and public participation by donating their quotas voluntarily. The donation will be futher channeled to augment the quality of education of schools throughout remote areas of Indonesia.
In commemorating its 21st anniversary in Indonesia Telecommunication Industry, XL Axiata built a network infrastructure through the Universal Service Obligation (USO) program. The construction is currently simultaneously built in 4 provinces, and it’s expected to complete at least before the end of 2017. The network covers 40 points of Base Transceiver Station (BTS) located in mostly remote areas.
XL Axiata fully engaged in the development of Marine Cable Communication System of Australia-Indonesia-Singapore, which connects between Australia and Singapore through Indonesian waters. With the landing point in Anyer of Banten region, this system will provide internet access alternative from Indonesia to global network through Australia. Currently the development of 4,600km network is ongoing and will be ready operating in the third quarter of 2018.
XL Axiata together with Vocus Group and Alcatel Submarine Networks have successfully completed the Australia-Indonesia-Singapore cable communication system (SKKL) development project. The development project that began in December 2017 was completed in the third quarter of 2018 and was immediately utilized in early October 2018.
Continued capacity expansion. XL Axiata focus on coverage and capacity expansion has led to XL Axiata’s BTS count rising to more than 130,000 BTS with more than 40,000 4G BTS. XL Axiata increased focus in ex-Java investment and also invest in fiberisation of its network to handle rising data network.
XL Axiata began serving the community in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) by expanding the reach of quality data services in the province.
XL Axiata activates the 4G LTE network in Anambas Islands, Riau Islands. By utilizing the Western Palapa Ring backbone network, XL Axiata realized its commitment to serve the people of Indonesia to remote areas, including the outermost islands that entered the South China Sea region.
XL Axiata continues to build 4G LTE data networks in Kalimantan.
XL Axiata continues to improve the quality of data services in all its service areas, including Sulawesi.
Princeton Digital Group (PDG), investor, developer and operator of internet infrastructure based in Singapore supported by Warburg Pincus, has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% ownership in the XL Axiata Data Center service business portfolio. XL Axiata has five high-quality Data Centers spread all over Indonesia. The Joint Venture or joint venture, called the Princeton Digital Group Data Centers, will support the strategic existence of PDG in Indonesia as the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia by 2025. This Joint Venture company will become a Data Center operator with significant growth capability to serve companies hyperscalers, domestic unicorns, corporations, and telecommunications companies.
XL Axiata continues to finalize preparations 5G service in the future. Various preparations have been carried out since the last two years, especially in preparing the supporting ecosystem. One of them is to prepare a large capacity data network by doing fiberisation throughout the network.
XL Axiata continues to strengthen the ecosystem and utilize the development potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) business solutions to meet the Industrial 4.0 era. One of the efforts is by commercially launching the Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology network in 31 cities / districts in Indonesia.
XL Axiata will continue to develop telecommunications and data networks in remote areas through the USO (Universal Service Obligation) scheme in 2019. Network development that focuses on remote areas as a company support to the government in the distribution and provision of telecommunications services in areas that have not yet been reached by telecommunications and data services, which is also in line with XL Axiata's plan to continue to develop network infrastructure to areas outside Java. This year's USO network development by XL Axiata includes 289 points in various provinces which are mostly included in Eastern Indonesia, including in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
XL Axiata continues to try to reach the corners of the country so that they can participate in national development. At the end of 2019, three more USO BTSs will start operating in several remote areas, namely Natuna in Riau Islands Province, Musi Rawas in South Sumatra, and Pesisir Barat in Lampung. The existence of the USO network with specifications as a 4G data network is expected to be able to support equitable development in the border region, as well as strengthen national security aspects given Natuna's position in the forefront of the Republic of Indonesia in the South China Sea region.
With USO (Universal Service Obligation) scheme, XL Axiata operates its 4G networks in 3T areas (frontier, outermost, and disadvantaged) located in Bandar Dalam Village, Bengkunat Belimbing Sub District, Pesisir Barat Regency, Lampung.
XL Axiata announced the winner of XL Axiata’s tower telecommunication sales amounted to 2,782 tower telecommunication and release of the XL Axiata’s land where part of the tower locations was valued at Rp4,050 billion. The two winning companies are PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo) and PT Centratama Menara Indonesia (CMI). The agreement for the sale transaction was held on 7 February 2020. Based on the agreement between XL Axiata and the winners, the final result of the total sale and purchase implementation as well as the transfer of telecommunication towers was 2,688 telecommunication towers with a total value of Rp3,806 billion.
XL Axiata announced share buy back program valued at Rp500 billion in the stock market for the period of three months from 7 April 2020 until 6 July 2020. The share buy back program aims at sending positive signal to the market and creating trust for XL long term prospect.
To optimize Sisternet capability in reaching all women from all communities, XL Axiata builds digital apps to provide convenient access for anyone that uses Sisternet program. The Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of Republic of Indonesia, Bintang Puspayoga joined Dian Siswarini, President Director & CEO XL Axiata to launch the online Sisternet application in Jakarta.
XL Axiata and Google Cloud announced two strategic partnership initiatives for the continuation of digital transformation journey while serving ever changing needs of million of companies that become part of Indonesian economy which is in a rapid change to digitalization. Continuing the hybrid-cloud strategy, XL Axiata and Anthos targeting to switch 70% of its workloads to cloud within the next three years. This is done by adopting modern application management platform from Anthos-GoogleCloud to securely and consistently automate, manage, and scaling the work-loads in hybrid/ multi cloud environment.
Completing its digital service with the latest technology, XL Axiata’s networks are ready to serve Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Initially, XL Axiata networks are ready to provide VoLTE in Jakarta, Tangerang, Medan, Surabaya, Malang, and Sidoarjo, On the preparation of VoLTE service, XL Axiata cooperates with technology partners, Ericsson and Huawei, for radio and core networks.
XL Axiata becomes the first telco company in the South East Asia that applies SAP S/4 HANA Cloud. This is a part of the company’s strategy to become a pioneer in telco industry and to lead in digital transformation for end-to-end operations.
XL Axiata develops Internet of Thing (IoT) based solution for agriculture aimed at improving post-harvesting coffee quality. The precision farming solution is called “Smart Coffee Monitoring” made to initiate measurement and reliable practices in the coffee post-harvesting process. The program consists of variable data that influencing such process.
XL Axiata launched Live.On – a new digital telecommunication brand that offers convenience for the users to fully control their data use. All Live.On pack consists of one big data quota for all apps, network and usage duration without compromising speed, accumulation of data balance up to 1,000GB, and 100% digital service that enable the users to order, pay, activate, control the pack and contact the customer service (not bot!) from one application.
myXL revamps and enhances its services to provide convenient and better facilities for its subscribers, which include 3 aspects; simple, fast and personal. This will enable an easier use of myXL, faster process and experience, and it becomes personal for the users.
XL Axiata develops precision farming solution called “XL Smart Aquaculture” dedicated to fishermen communities, which aimed at improving fish and shrimps farming quality. Following the implementation by few grouper and shrimps farmers in East Java, the productivity level was increased to an average of 20%
Giving back program of free 2GB/day, following the government decision to extend emergency response in preventing Covid-19 spread. All XL Axiata subscribers with XL, AXIS, XL PRIORITAS cards, including XL Business Solutions corporate clients and XL HOME Wireless home internet can use the program by activating the myXL, myXL Postpaid, or Axisnet apps. Moreover, XL Axiata also added coverage for universities where the students can access their study material online by utilizing this program, including to provide free access to Hotline Covid-19 call center.
XL Axiata also supports Long Distance Study by providing thousands of Free Internet Pack for students in various regions across Indonesia. The students and teachers are able to access and sending study materials with this free internet pack, such as through Whatsapp, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangout, serta Google Classroom. Moreover, the facility can also be used to access Udemy, Ruang Guru, Zenius, Sekolahmu, and access to Rumah Belajar of Ministry of Education and Culture in the website https://belajar. kemendikbud.go.id and Spada Indonesia of Ministry of Education and Culture in https:// spada.kemdikbud.go.id or https://lmsspada. kemdikbud.go.id/.
Donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) XL Axiata and its employees donated thousands of personal protection equipment (PPE) of hazmat uniform for hospital medical staffs handling Covid-19 in both Jakarta and other cities.
Basic foods packages for informal workers Personal protection packages for journalists, fishermen, workers Total donation provided by XL Axiata was over Rp158 Billion.
XL Axiata is gearing up to continue its preparation for the implementation of 5G services. Several initiatives are taken to improve network capacity and efficiency covering radio, transport, and core. Several 5G trials have also been done since 2017 todate. One of the trials was Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) 4G/5G, which enable utilization of similar spectrum for 4G and 5G services.
XL Axiata started implementing the Zero Touch Operation platform including network management automation (Automation NOC- Network Operation Center). With this platform, XL Axiata can accelerate the detection process of network disruptions and their impact on customers. With the ability to detect disturbances earlier, then the impact of disruptions, including the number of affected customers, can be minimized.
XL Axiata continues to be committed to supporting the government in equitable distribution of broadband network coverage throughout Indonesia. Various efforts have been made by XL Axiata to realize this commitment, including by implementing innovations and initiatives for the application of new technologies that are more effective and efficient, namely the Open RAN (Radio Access Network). This implementation is initiated by conducting an Open RAN trial which is successfully integrated into the existing network in Ambon this February
XL Axiata through XL Business Solutions has successfully obtained ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 certifications which are international standards for the application of quality management systems and information technology service management. By obtaining these two certificates, it also means that XL Axiata has met the government's requirements aimed at vital and strategic industry players such as telecommunications in providing the best quality services. In addition, these certificates have made XL Axiata a company that has capabilities that are comparable to world-class companies in providing a more structured and guaranteed quality of service.
XL Axiata together with a number of business and social partners hold vaccination centre in form of drive-thru for people in Depok, West Jawa. The Program called "Sentra Vaksinasi Indonesia Bangkit" is a support to the government to simplify and speed up the process of vaccination for the community. The vaccination event will be held for two months, began in March 22nd 2021 and located in the parking building of University of Indonesia Hospital (RSUI), Depok. Also present in the opening of the "Indonesia Rising Vaccination Centre" is the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Budi Gunadi Sadikin.
XL Axiata launched an innovative product that can help strengthen kinship. Intended for XL Prepaid customers, the product is called the “AKRAB Package”, an Internet package with a large quota that can be shared with family members or relatives. This package can be obtained by customers through the myXL Application as well as eCommerce platforms such as Shopee, Tokopedia, BliBli, Lazada, AkuLaku, erafone, BeliGadget, telering, JD.ID, Alfamart, Indomaret, Selular Shop.
XL Axiata introduced an innovative product from XL HOME and XL Prepaid, namely "XL SATU Fiber". This product is the first convergence service in Indonesia, which allows customers to get fiber optic-based services as well as cellular services in one product. In addition, through XL SATU Fiber, all family members can enjoy the prepaid quota sharing service feature that can also be used when all family members are doing activities outside the home
The Ministry of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia (Kominfo) stated that XL Axiata passed the Operational Feasibility Test (ULO) to deploy 5G networks in Indonesia. The 5G ULO pass was stated in the Operational Eligibility Certificate (SKLO) received by XL Axiata management on Thursday (12/8). The Minister of Communications and Informatics, Johnny G Plate and the President Director & CEO of XL Axiata, Dian Siswarini were present at the event which took place at the Office of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics. The receipt of this SKLO also completes a series of celebrations for XL Axiata entering the age of 25 in an effort to Build Digital Indonesia.