Malaysia Telecommunications Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2384524
  • January 2013
  • Region: Malaysia
  • 109 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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BMI View

Although the Malaysian mobile market still offers opportunities for organic growth - new MVNOs continue to enter the market, as reported in this quarter's update - network operators face considerable challenges as voice usage declines and customers prove reluctant to upgrade to postpaid services. Subscriber numbers growth and mobile broadband usage were weaker than expected as operators tried to encourage greater voice consumption. In the background, although, non-voice service revenues are still growing, which is encouraging for those operators starting to build 4G LTE networks. That said, lowvalue SMS services remain a large part of non-voice revenue, so operators need to contain costs wherever possible.

Key Data

- Our telecoms forecasts have been extended to 2017. We envisage 41.9mn mobile subscribers, 3.6mn fixed-line subscribers and 7.2mn broadband subscribers.

- Mobile subscriber growth rebounded in Q212 (latest available data for analysis), although the momentum could taper in Q312 after weaker figures from DiGi.

- ARPUs have exhibited stability, although we believe that the trend of long-term decline remains due to strong competition READ MORE >

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BMI Industry View 7

BMI Industry View 7

SWOT Analysis 9

Mobile SWOT 9

Wireline SWOT 10

Industry Forecast 11

Mobile 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data And Forecasts 11

Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile ARPU - Historical Data & Forecasts (MYR) 13

Fixed-Line 15
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data And Forecasts 15

Broadband 16
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data And Forecasts 16

Industry Business Environment Overview 18

Industry Business Environment Overview 18
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings Q113 23

Malaysia 23

Market Overview 25

Mobile 25
Table: Malaysian Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 26

Key Developments 26

Mobile Growth 26
Table: Malaysia Wireless Market, Q212 27

Market Shares 28

Usage (MOU/ARPU) 31

3G/4G 33

MVNOs 37

Mobile Content/Value-Added Services 37
Table: Malaysia Mobile Non-Voice Service Revenue Indicators 38

Mobile Broadband 39
Table: Mobile Market Overview 40
Table: Maxis Communications 41
Table: Celcom 42
Table: DiGi 43

Mobile Regional Content 46
Table: Selected NFC Developments, 2011 48

Fixed-Line 53

Broadband 54

National High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) Project 57


WiMAX 61

LTE 64
Table: Wireline Developments, 2010-2012 65

Industry Trends & Developments 67

Industry Trends & Developments 67

Mobile Consolidation Imminent? 67

TIME Invests In Regional Data Centre 69

Entrants To Spur IPTV Growth 70

Maxis And Astro Choose Collaboration Over Competition 71

Fiberail Gets Active 71

Regulatory Development 73

Regulatory Development 73
Table: Malaysia: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 74

Regulatory Developments 75

Competitive Landscape 77

Competitive Landscape 77
Table: Key Players - Malaysia Telecoms Sector 77
Table: Selected Operators - Financial Indicators, 2005-2011 (US$mn) 77

Company Profiles 78

Telekom Malaysia 78

Maxis Communications 82

Celcom 86

DiGi Telecommunications 90

Regional Overview 94

Nokia Siemens Networks 94

Financial Performance 94
Table: Vendor Revenues (US$mn) 94

Restructuring Efforts 95

Geographical Breakdown 95
Table: Net Sales By Geography (EURmn) 95

Asia Pacific Is The Place To Be 96
Table: NSN Selected Asia Activities 97

Demographic Forecast 100

Demographic Forecast 100
Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 101
Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 101
Table: Malaysia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 102
Table: Malaysia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 103

Glossary 104

Glossary 104
Table: Glossary Of Terms 104

Methodology 106

Methodology 106
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 106

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 107
Table: Ratings Indicators 108
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 109

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Company Profiles

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