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Malaysia Telecommunications Report

Malaysia Telecommunications Report

Market Study
Published: September 2016
Pages: 68
Research from: Business Monitor International
Sector: Broadband & Fixed

From: GBP 820.00
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BMI View : Telenor ' s acquisition of Pra bhu Money Transfer fits with the operator ' s strategy of buying licensed financial services institutions in key regional markets. Regulatory and consumer code compliance competencies are needed by telecoms operators that establish a direct presence in the mobile financial services (MFS) space, so this deal will strengthen Telenor's appeal in some highly competitive markets. A stronger MFS business would help Telenor attract and retain customers and encourage them to make greater use of their smartphones.

Smartphone Boom
Smartphones By Operator (000), 2013-2015
Source: Operators, BMI

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Mobile subscriptions reached 44.111mn by the end of 2015, a penetration rate of 147.0%. Market leaders Maxis, DiGi and Celcom have outperformed smaller players, despite further winnowing-out of inactive prepaid subscriptions (a net loss of 233,000 was seen in 2015). Subscriptions will reach 47.54mnnb by 2020.

  • In the wireline arena, the main focus of growth will be on the development of fibre high-speed access and backbone networks. Higher capacity infrastructure will facilitate the deployment of new services, including online video.

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