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Malaysia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Malaysia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

With its widespread application of modern technologies such as fibre optics, wireless transmission, digitalisation and satellite services, Malaysia has built one of the more advanced telecom networks in the developing world. The country has a national objective to see Malaysia ranked as a developed country by the year 2020.
Malaysia's mobile market is relatively developed compared to other Asian markets but has experienced a slight decline in market penetration over the last five years due to an increasingly saturated market. Flat to very slow growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to a saturated mobile subscriber market and strong local competition.
Progress has been reported on closing the urban/rural divide, with expanding mobile infrastructure in rural areas.
There three major mobile operators are Maxis, Celcom Axiata and DiGi. In May 2017 Celcom Axiata carried out what is claimed to be Malaysia's first 5G trial. The test was also said to have demonstrated futuristic 5G use cases, such as robotic control, connected environment, virtual reality, Internet of Things (IoT) applications and 4K video streaming.
Malaysia has seen a rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by strong growth of 4G mobile subscribers and high data caps. Slowing growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022 as the market reaches a heightened state of maturity.

Key developments:

ZTE entered a partnership with U Mobile for the development of 5G mobile broadband technologies.
Celcom Axiata carried out what is claimed to be Malaysia's first 5G trial.
Malaysia has seen a rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years.
Slowing mobile broadband growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Axiata, Celcom, Maxis Communications, U Mobile; DiGi; Altel; Alcatel/Lucent; ZTE,


1. Synopsis
2. Market Overview and Analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics and Forecast
3.2 Mobile voice
3.3 Mobile broadband statistics and Forecast
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.1 5G
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Operator Statistics
6.2 Celcom Axiata
6.3 Maxis Communications
6.4 Digi Communications
6.5 U Mobile
6.6 MVNOs
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 m-commerce
7.2 m-TV
7.3 Smartphones and tablets
8. Related reports
Table 1 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 2 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 3 Historic - mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration rate 1995 - 2011
Table 4 Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers and market share 2002 2017
Table 5 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Table 6 - Mobile operators and systems
Table 7 - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator 2017
Table 8 Celcom mobile subscribers, prepaid and postpaid - 2005 - 2017
Table 9 Celcom ARPU prepaid and postpaid 2008 - 2017
Table 10 Celcom's smartphone penetration 2014 - 2017
Table 11 Maxis mobile subscribers, prepaid and postpaid 2006 - 2017
Table 12 Maxis mobile ARPU 2007 - 2017
Table 13 Maxis' smartphone penetration 2014 - 2017
Table 14 Historic - Maxis' wireless broadband subscribers 2009 - 2016
Table 15 DiGi mobile subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 16 DiGi's ARPU 2008 - 2017
Table 17 DiGi's mobile internet subscribers 2009 - 2017
Table 18 U Mobile subscribers 2008 - 2017
Chart 1 Fixed Line & Mobile Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 3 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022

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