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Research and Markets: Malaysia - Key Statistics, Telecoms Market Overview, Infrastructure and Forecasts


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Malaysia - Key Statistics, Telecoms Market Overview, Infrastructure and Forecasts" report to their offering.

There has been strong growth in Malaysia's telecom sector over the last decade, but the growth has not been consistent across the sector. The number of fixed-line services, after growing rapidly at first, had been relatively static for around ten years; then in 2011 we saw clear evidence of a shrinking subscriber base. The mobile market by contrast has been more spectacular, racing to 37 million by March 2012, a penetration of almost 130% and up from just 6 million subscribers in 2000. After starting off slowly broadband internet has been expanding strongly in recent years and coming into 2012 had reached a remarkable 63% household penetration. This report takes a broad look at the growth in Malaysia's telecommunications sector and where it has reached. The report also describes how the country has continued to allocate capital to invest in information technology and telecommunications infrastructure despite setbacks caused by periods of difficult regional and global economic conditions. The end result is that projects like the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) have continued to flourish.

Key Developments:

- The MCMC awarded LTE/4G spectrum licences to nine companies, to become effective at the start of 2013

- household broadband penetration in Malaysia had reached 63% by early 2012

- the HSBB network build out by Telekom Malaysia was ahead of schedule and subscriber growth was good

- both Telekom Malaysia and the Axiata Group lifted the suspension imposed on Alcatel-Lucent following the earlier bribery case, thereby allowing the Alcatel-Lucent to bid for new contracts

- the consortium building the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) cleared the way to commence building the proposed undersea cable network.

Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

3.1 Background

3.2 Economy

4. Telecommunications market

4.1 Overview

4.2 Tenth Malaysia Plan and ICT

4.3 Background to development

5. Regulatory environment

5.1 Regulatory authority

5.1.1 Telecom legislation

5.1.2 Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

5.1.3 MCMC policy

5.2 Privatisation and liberalisation

5.3 Universal Service Provision (USP)

5.4 Licences

5.5 Regulatory developments

6. Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 Overview

6.2 National telecom network development

6.3 High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network

6.4 International infrastructure

6.5 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

6.6 Notes on scenario forecasts

7. Related reports

List of Tables

List of Charts

Exhibit 1 - International submarine cable systems with landing points in Malaysia - 2011

Companies Mentioned

- Alcatel-Lucent

- Asiaspace

- Axiata

- Celcom


- Fibrecomm

- Maxis Communications

- Packet One Networks

- REDtone

- Telekom Malaysia

- Time dotcom

- U Mobile

- YTL Communications

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Telecommunications and Networks

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