About Us

  • Company Profile
  • Vision and Mission
  • Initiatives
  • Management Team
  • Management Chart
  • Our Partners
  • Our Corporate Structure

Company Profile


Incorporated in 1995 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ACASIA Communications Sdn Bhd is a unique ASEAN collaboration among 7 leading telecommunications provider in the region, and they are TM from Malaysia, CAT from Thailand, Indosat from Indonesia, PLDT from the Philippines, Singtel from Singapore, Telbru from Brunei and VNPT from Vietnam.

In the spirit of One ASEAN One Service, ACASIA is fully equipped to serve multitude of verticals within ASEAN ranging from small medium enterprises (SMEs), multinationals, broadcasters, telcos, financial institutions, education sectors and government agencies via our seamless connectivity services and revolutionary ICT solutions.

Made by the people of ASEAN, ACASIA fully understand the ASEAN business landscape and strives to take your business to the next level. We aim to improve the quality of life of ASEAN communities by connecting ASEAN through information and communications technologies.


Vision and Mission


VISION

ASEAN’s preferred Integrated Communications Provider.


MISSION

Connecting ASEAN community and businesses as One ASEAN.

Initiatives


Philosophically, ACASIA adopted the legend of the Phoenix, in which it symbolizes cyclical regeneration, breathing new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. After 20 years of incorporation, 2015 marks a new beginning of ACASIA. Embrace the rise of a new ACASIA.

With Malaysia chairing ASEAN for 2015 and ACASIA being a Malaysian corporation, ACASIA pledges 5 new initiatives onto the ASEAN platform this year. All these initiatives are masterfully crafted to be derivatives from the foundations and pillars of ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2015, where the successful integration of an ASEAN community and prosperity of ASEAN businesses is the end game.

ASEAN Market Place

ASEAN Market Place is the answer to SME’s constraints in “accessing information, market, technology and finance” within...

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ASEAN Regional Connectivity

ASEAN Regional Connectivity, offers a range of connectivity and facility services that help to enhance customer’s business...

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ASEAN Broadcast Hub

ASEAN Broadcast Hub is the ideal platform for the broadcasters to connect and deliver/exchange content via state of...

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ASEAN Command Center

ASEAN Command Center is a facility dedicated to track, monitor, analyze, report, recommend and execute actions within the ASEAN...

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ASEAN Internet Exchange

ASEAN Internet Exchange is a single platform where internet service providers meet to peer with each other to exchange their content, specifically but not limited to ASEAN’s ISP. This platform...

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Management Team


Mr. Azmal Yahya

Chief Executive Officer

Azmal Yahya is the Chief Executive Officer of Acasia Communications Sdn. Bhd. which is a unique alliance comprising of 7 major ASEAN international telecom providers, namely CAT (Thailand), Indosat (Indonesia), PLDT (Philippines), SingTel (Singapore), TelBru (Brunei), TM (Malaysia) and VNPT (Vietnam), with a core network spanning across the ASEAN region.

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Acasia’s vision is to be the preferred ASEAN Integrated Communications service provider – from the network layers to applications that connects ASEAN community and businesses together.Prior to his move to Acasia, he was the Vice President of Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) Global Enterprise unit under the TM Enterprise Line-of-Business (LOB) or division. He had the overall responsibility of spearheading the sales management operations targeting the three major areas of growth which are, firstly the inbound business from Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), secondly the TM Nusajaya project in Iskandar Malaysia and thirdly the Outbound business from Malaysian multinational companies going abroad. TM Global Enterprise focuses on providing solutions for telecommunication, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and ICT services globally.

Prior to Global Enterprise, he has held various senior level positions for a total of 6 years in TM Global. His last position in TM Global was as the Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing. In that position, he was responsible for TM’s carrier wholesale worldwide sales that included the regions of South Asia, North Asia, Middle East Africa, Europe, Americas, TM SG/Oceana, the Global Alliances and the Global Solution teams.

Prior to Telekom Malaysia, he spent 7 years in senior managerial roles with two international global providers i.e. VerizonBusiness/VzB(MCI)-International Partners Solutions (IPS) and withTelia International Carrier (TIC) / Business Development, Swedia Networks AB.

Amongst the highlights of his long career in international business managing a large global sales operation with multi-million dollar revenue, he had been instrumental in securing major deals with large global Multi-National Corporations such as Google, Akamai, Mediaserve, MKEC, and other global service providers such as PCCW, Verizon, AT&T, BT, Singtel, Cable & Wireless, HGC etc.

Azmal started his professional career as the international private lease circuit , facilities management service and international ATM service product manager in Telekom Malaysia’s Global Business Division in 1997 before moving on to Maxis as the international carrier business manager in 2000. He has a Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree from University Utara Malaysia with over 18 years of corporate experience mainly in global telecommunications arena.

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Mr. Azhari Isa

Chief Finance Officer

Azhari Isa is the Chief Finance Officer for ACASIA Communications Sdn Bhd , a uniquely ASEAN telecommunication organization with network reach spanning across ASEAN. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from University of Institute Technology MARA (UiTM).

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He joined ACASIA in September 2014. Prior to joining ACASIA, he was the Head of TM Regional Office (TMRO), Finance Unit under the Global & Wholesale (G&W) Line-of –Business (LOB). His overall responsibility is to oversee the financial operations and compliance of Regional Offices which operates in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and US. He has successfully implemented SAP (an accounting application) to TMROs. He also leads the establishment of Credit Management Policy for G&W.

Prior to Telekom Malaysia (TM), he spent more than 20 years in telecommunication industries serving various telecommunication companies such as Mobikom Sdn Bhd, TM Celular Sdn Bhd and Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd in the area of financial operations which includes revenue assurance, credit management, international settlements and billing.

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Mr. Poon Ah Koon

Chief Technical Officer

Poon joined ACASIA in 2001 as Manager, Network Development and Operations. He was instrumental in building the operation team and guiding the “young” team to successfully deploy the regional ATM network and nurture total customer satisfaction.

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He was also assigned to various positions in Product Management, Business Development, Marketing and Sales. Among his attributes during his tenure in these departments were organizing ACASIA’s Inaugural Business Summit and CEO Forum which witnessed the assembly of ASEAN’s key telco top brass and facilitate Technical, Sales and Marketing Forum in formulating ACASIA strategic transformation plan in diversifying business venture, neutral-carrier node and establishing strategic partnership with Global and Local Service Providers. This initiatives has stimulated others strategic collaboration among members such as in the area of Content, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Procurement and Research and Development (R & D).

In 2007, he was again entrusted to assist the technical team to deploy ACASIA Regional MPLS Network. He was reassigned to lead the Network Engineering department in September 2014.

Poon holds a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering (Honors) from University of Technology, Malaysia. He has amassed years of invaluable experience in telecommunication field within the paradigms of Local Access Network (Copper and Fiber) infrastructure and Data Communications. Prior joining ACASIA, he was with Telekom Malaysia and his last assignment was the Sales and Delivery Engineer of Corporate, Global and Government Division.

An outdoor person, he is a sport enthusiast and attained his Sport Science 1 certificate from National Coaching Board of Malaysia National Sport Council.

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Mr. M Satya Riayatsyah Syafruddin

Chief Marketing Officer

M Satya Riayatsyah Syafruddin is the Chief Marketing Officer for ACASIA Communications Sdn Bhd, a uniquely ASEAN telecommunication organization with network reach spanning across ASEAN. Satya holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electrical and Electronics from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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Right after graduation, Satya launched his career in Telekom Malaysia (TM) as an executive in an international division of TM called International Venture Division (IVD), now known as AXIATA Group Berhad. It was in this capacity that Satya began specializing in international business and relation, one of his signature traits, highly relevant until today.

Not long after, Satya joined Telekom Technology Sdn Bhd (TTSB), a subsidiary of TM focusing on online payment services. As a Business Development Manager, he is mainly responsible in formulating business plans and establishing partnerships for the organizations.

Satya then joined Mutiara.Com Sdn Bhd, an ailing affiliate organization of TM based in the northern part of Malaysia, Penang. He is instrumental and pivotal to the success of Mutiara.Com’s corporate turnaround exercise. Within just 3 years, Mutiara.Com’s revenue count rose phenomenally and propelled Mutiara.Com to be one of the leading ICT organizations of the Northern Region.

Satya continued on serving TM under TM Global prior to his current role in ACASIA. In TM Global, he acquaints himself with business relations within the countries in ASEAN and was successful in leading TM to clinch major deals out of Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar.

In his spare times, Satya enjoys the company of family and good friends, beach and city travels, loud heart pounding beats and soft silky jazzy lounge vibes, as well as the thrill of gastronomy adventures.

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Ms. Maryam @ Muhaini Mohamad Ariff

Director of Product & Solution

Maryam @ Muhaini Mohamad Ariff is the Director of Product and Solution for ACASIA Communications Sdn Bhd, a uniquely ASEAN telecommunication organization with network reach spanning across ASEAN. She, known as Hani holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng Honours) Electronics from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Selangor.

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She has 13 years of experience in the telco industry, of which at all time within the global horizon. Right after graduation, Hani started her career in Telekom Malaysia (TM) as an executive in a data division of TM, Product Consultancy and Solution, Global Data Services Division. She involved in VSAT business, International Private Line and Alliance arrangement with partners, setting up partnership to GSP’s in Malaysia.

Later, Hani joined TM Global and overseeing wide range of global product portfolio. She handled various Bandwidth Services interfacing retail and wholesale requirements, inclusive of IRU and launching the Ethernet based product, EoSDH. She, next had been assigned to IP Services, observing TM’s IP extensively offered in Asia, Middle East and Africa continent. She was one of key member setting up the revenue generating hubbing platform to CDN’s provider in Malaysia, of which one of the initiative had been taken up to Economic Transformation Plan in 2012.

Her portfolio has been extended to handle Global Hosting Services and Media Delivery Service product suite, prior to her current role in ACASIA.

Under the current portfolio, which was appointed on 1st September 2014, she overseeing the whole product range offered by ACASIA and responsible for orchestrating the various activities associated with ensuring that a product is delivered that meets customer’s needs. She obtained her Product Manager certification from Association of International Product Marketing and Management.

In her leisure time, besides spending time with her family, she enjoys the adventurous hiking and climbing activities.

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Management Chart


Our Partners


TELEKOM MALAYSIA

Telekom Malaysia is a leading integrated Telecommunications Company in Malaysia. Their aim is to deliver cutting-edge communications, information and entertainment services.

* For more information, please visit www.tm.com.my

INDOSAT

Indosat is one of Indonesia's largest telecommunications networks and services providers. Indosat offers mobile phone services, fixed voice services, fixed wireless and fixed telephone services.

* For more information, please visit www.indosat.com

CAT TELECOM PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

CAT is the state-owned company that runs Thailand’s international telecommunications infrastructure, including its international gateways, satellite, and submarine cable networks connections.

* For more information, please visit www.cat.net.th

PHILIPPINES LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY

PLDT is a leading telecommunications service provider in the Philippines which offers a wide range of telecommunication services across the Philippines through its principal business groups – extensive fibre optic backbone and fixed line cellular networks.

* For more information, please visit www.pldt.com

SINGAPORE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED, SINGTEL

Singtel is one of the leading communication groups in Asia. They provide diverse range of services including fixed, mobile, data, internet, TV and infocomms technology (ICT) as well as digital solutions.

* For more information, please visit www.singtel.com

TELEKOM BRUNEI BERHAD

TelBru is the premier telecommunications company in Brunei Darussalam, a leading service provider for Fixed Line, and Internet and Broadband services, providing leased lines and data services. TelBru plays an integral part in the ICT ecosystem of Brunei Darussalam by providing a comprehensive range of products and services in the quadruple play space.

* For more information, please visit www.telbru.com.bn

VIETNAM POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) is the service provider laying the first stone for the development of the Posts – Telecommunications sector in Vietnam. It is the second largest company in Vietnam after Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

* For more information, please visit www.vnpt.vn

Our Corporate Structure


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Partners of ACASIA