Malaysia - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
The Malaysian fixed broadband market remains highly underdeveloped. Telekom Malaysia's fibre-based services on High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network has seen progression in the fixed broadband market, however progression has been slow. Growth in the fixed broadband subscriber market has been low over the past five years due to a stagnant number of fixed lines and the growing dominance of mobile broadband. Over the next five years to 2022 slow growth is expected to continue. Telekom Malaysia is rolling roll out a last mile access network to homes and businesses utilising fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), Ethernet-to-the-home (ETTH) and VDSL2 technologies. 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.
Slow growth in internet penetration is predicted for the next five years to 2022. 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.