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Interview: Sandip Das of Maxis

06 October 2010

Maxis of Malaysia sets out to change lives throughout Asian region

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Sandip Das, CEO of Malaysia's Maxis, is enthusiastic about the impact telecommunications can have. At the same time he's enjoying the thrill of being active in Maxis's interests in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka 


Sandip Das: a lot of red-eye flights as he travels around
Maxis's interests in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Malaysia's largest telco has 13 million mobile customers, a 41% market share, an ebitda margin of more than 50%, and is developing fixed services over its own optical fibre network.
But that's not all that is outstanding about Maxis. In late 2009 it raised $3.6 billion in the biggest initial public offer of shares in south-east Asia, a transaction that gave it a market capitalisation of over $12 billion.

The company is looking to invest in LTE networks, and is talking...