Broadband Market and Forecasts - Malaysia

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Broadband Market and Forecasts - Malaysia

Malaysia continues to heavily promote itself as an Information Technology hub in the Asia region. Whilst there had been a good response at a corporate level, for some time the wider community was not really embracing technology. In relative terms, there had been a surprisingly low interest in broadband internet. The fixed broadband penetration was around 8% of the population by mid-2013. This was despite the government having launched a National Broadband Plan which had targeted a 15% penetration by 2010. It has been the widespread adoption of mobile wireless broadband services that has significantly changed the size of the broadband market. Wireless broadband in its different forms is being widely offered by the operators as they increase the capability of their networks. Another major push towards wider broadband adoption has been prompted by Telekom Malaysia's roll-out of its fibre-based High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network. On the back of the broadband boom, and especially the high wireless broadband take up, the government was able to report at the start of 2011 that Malaysia's broadband penetration rate had reached 55.6% surpassing the national target of 50%. In the two years to 2011 there was a 50% increase in household broadband penetration; by mid-2013 the household broadband penetration in Malaysia had reached 67%. This report looks at the extent to which high-speed Internet access is developing in the country.

Key developments:

LTE/4G licences were awarded to nine companies, effective at the start of 2013;
Into 2013 a number of operators had launched their initial LTE/4G offerings;
Household broadband penetration in Malaysia had reached 67% by early 2014;
There were more than 31,000 internet hotspots across the country by end-2013;
TM's fibre-based broadband network had passed 1.4 million premises coming into 2013;
TM's UniFi service had signed up 674,000 customers by mid-2014.

1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 National Broadband Plan (NBP)
2.1.2 Background to broadband development
2.1.3 Bandwidth capacity consortium
2.1.4 Tablets
2.2 Broadband and Internet statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband internet services 2015; 2020
2.4 High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network
2.4.1 Background
2.4.2 Commercial launch and operation
2.4.3 Second phase
2.4.4 Regional comparison
2.4.5 Pahang project
2.5 Development of internet in Malaysia
2.5.1 Overview
2.5.2 Background
2.5.3 Malaysian Internet Exchange (MIX)
2.5.4 Other developments
2.5.5 Government control
2.5.6 E-Government
2.6 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
2.7 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
2.8 Wireless broadband
2.8.1 Background development
2.8.2 WiMAX: 2.3GHz licences
2.8.3 WiMAX: other developments
2.8.4 WiMAX operators
2.9 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
2.10 Internet via satellite
2.11 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Related reports
Table 1 NBP broadband penetration targets 2007 - 2010
Table 2 Fixed broadband subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 3 Total broadband subscribers and household penetration 2009 - 2014
Table 4 Broadband subscribers by access type March 2014
Table 5 Fixed broadband subscribers and households 2013
Table 6 Internet users and penetration 1995 - 2014
Table 7 Total internet subscribers 1995 - 2013
Table 8 Dial-up internet subscribers 1995 - 2009
Table 9 Total international internet bandwidth 1999 - 2014
Table 10 Forecast broadband internet subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 11 UniFi broadband subscribers and premises passed 2010 - 2014
Table 12 DSL subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 13 FttX subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 14 Wireless hotspots and hotspot subscribers 2005 2014
Table 15 Packet One WiMAX subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 16 YTL's WiMAX subscribers 2011 - 2013
Chart 1 - Total broadband subscribers and household penetration - 2009-2014
Chart 2 - Internet users and penetration 2005-2014
Exhibit 1 Malaysia's ICT rankings 2008 - 2012

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