Malaysia - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
The broadband market in Malaysia is booming. With the mobile market reaching a saturation and growth easing, broadband, and mobile broadband in particular, is seen as a growth driver in the local telecom industry. Of similarly great importance has been the roll-out and uptake of fibre-based services on Telekom Malaysia (TM)'s High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network. Malaysia has become a regional leader in this key segment of the market.
The Malaysia broadband market is currently dominated by mobile broadband driven by strong growth in the mobile sector. There has been very strong growth in the mobile broadband subscriber base in Malaysia since 2012. Penetration has increased from 12% in 2012 to 58% in 2013, 74% in 2015 and 95% in 2016. Growth has been driven by a strong and mature mobile subscriber market and high data caps.
Malaysia has however only seen moderate growth of fixed broadband from a relatively small base. Market penetration has increased from 10% in 2014 to 10.4% in 2015 and 10.8% in 2016. Market growth in the fixed broadband segment will continue to be moderate over the next five years to 2021.
Telekom Malaysia signed two public private partnership (PPP) agreements with the Government of Malaysia for the implementation of the High Speed Broadband Project Phase 2 (HSBB 2) and the Sub-Urban Broadband Project (SUBB). The ten year HSBB 2 project encompasses the deployment of additional access and core capacity covering state capitals and selected major towns throughout the country.
The government in Malaysia has a strong commitment to developing a technological society. As part of this strategy, it has encouraged a large number of high tech companies from around the world to set up a presence in Malaysia, especially through its MSC project. Malaysia is continuing to promote itself as an Information Technology hub in the Asia region.
The Malaysian government has released a National Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Roadmap.
Microsoft and Telekom Malaysia announced a partnership to deliver cloud-based digital services.
ZTE entered a partnership with U Mobile for the development of 5G mobile broadband technologies.
Telekom Malaysia signed two public private partnership (PPP) agreements with the Government of Malaysia
The ten year HSBB 2 project encompasses the deployment of additional access and core capacity covering state capitals and selected major towns throughout the country.
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