Telekom Malaysia recorded a slightly higher pre-tax profit of MYR846.7 million (USD248 million) for the first quarter ended 31 March 2007, compared to MYR842.1million in the same quarter of 2006. Revenue for the quarter rose to MYR4.18 billion from MYR3.79 billion thanks to higher mobile, data and internet sales. Its profit after tax and minority interest (PATAMI) amounted to MYR595.7 million, up 9.2% from MYR545.6 million.
Celcom, the group’s domestic wirelsss arm, grew its revenue to MYR1.18 billion in the quarter, from RM1.015 billion, in part as a result of a significant improvement in pre-paid ARPU. This was achieved despite the decrease in customer base to 6.2 million as against 7.2 million 2006 following the termination of non-registered pre-paid customers in late 2006.