Corporate Milestones

24 May 1995 First telco in Malaysia to launch and operate a fully digital cellular network.

9 April 1996 First digital cellular network to be operational in Sabah and Sarawak.

6 October 1997 First operator in Asia to be part of the International Roaming Platform (IRP) and to commercially launch the use of the dual-band mobile phones for use in GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 networks by offering the first Global Cellular Service (GCS) in Malaysia.

18 December 1997 First telco (then known as Mutiara Swisscom Bhd) to be listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Main Board under the Infrastructure Project Companies category.

1 January 1998 First operator in Malaysia to launch the highly popular prepaid mobile phone service, DiGi Prepaid.

1 February 1999 First GSM operator in Malaysia to offer Automatic International Roaming service to the United States of America.

9 September 1999 First prepaid service provider to introduce the new generation prepaid services which include Quickmail services, Voicemail and International Roaming.

18 November 1999 First telco to launch a website in Malaysia as well as Asia, known as @DiGi.

December 1999 First telco to introduce an e-pay system for convenient airtime reloads for customers.

18 October 2000 First telco in Malaysia to launch a mobile service in line with full deregulation, known as DiGi Mobile One.

16 March 2001 DiGi’s first-ever MTV-licensed SIM Card Package and Reload Coupons was launched nationwide today. The DiGi-MTV SIM Pack and DiGi-MTV Reload Coupons are the first of their kind to be released anywhere in the world.

4 June 2002 First telco in Malaysia to offer Automatic International Roaming and General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) to its prepaid mobile subscribers nationwide, and simultaneously launch an exclusive Loyalty Programme to reward its prepaid subscribers. DiGi today becomes the first operator in the Asian region to commercially launch General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) services on both prepaid and postpaid platforms.

13 November 2002 First telco to offer DiGi’s prepaid customers the country’s first auto reload service via an alliance with Citibank. The service allows DiGi’s prepaid customers to perform automatic reloads using their credit card.

27 May 2003 DiGi signs a strategic agreement with Siemens Malaysia to upgrade its GSM/GPRS mobile network to next-generation wireless technology, introducing Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) in the Klang Valley.

27 August 2003 DiGi becomes the first mobile communications service provider to launch Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) for both its prepaid and postpaid mobile customers in Malaysia.

27 April 2004 DiGi launches Malaysia’s 1st Prepaid Online Itemized Statement. Till present (2007), DiGi’s competitors have not been able to offer this.

14 May 2004 Launch of Malaysia’s fastest mobile network with services on DiGi’s EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) enhanced network in the Klang Valley.

19 August 2004 First mobile communications service provider to launch Mobile TV on its Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (EDGE) network in Malaysia.

25 October 2004 Flexi e-load and Talktime Transfer are DiGi’s two first-of-its-kind prepaid services. Flexi e-load allows DiGi prepaid customers to reload their credit at a dealer by any amount above RM5. Talktime Transfer (TT) is an emergency ‘sharing’ solution which allows customers to transfer a fixed micro denomination of RM3 to their friends’ and family’s DiGi accounts.

5 January 2006 DiGi Flexi E-Load for Postpaid. Customers can now pay at over 2,000 Flexi e-load locations nationwide. Customers only pay upon receipt of payment that will be sent via SMS on their mobile phones, subject to a minimum payment of RM20.

19 January 2006 DiGi presents the world’s first Mobile Massively Multiplayer Online Game (3MOG), HinterWars, in partnership with Nokia.

6 May 2006 DiGi launches first in Malaysia WAP service Taqwa for religious inspiration and guidance.


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