New Fixed Networks research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research
[ClickPress, Mon May 25 2015] Data and other non-voice applications and services drove growth in Malaysia's mobile market in 2014, as demonstrated by increased revenues from such services and continued strong uptake of 3G/4G subscriptions. Although in the ascendancy, data cannot yet outpace the rate of decline in income from voice and messaging. Telekom Malaysia's purchase of Packet One (P1) and its launch of TMgo have returned the incumbent wireline operator to the mobile arena, but it is as yet too soon to tell how potent the revitalised TM has become. The alternative 4G licensees have yet to launch and BMI believes this may be because of crowded market conditions and the high cost of building networks . Infrastructure-focused new entrants will see limited returns on investment; rather, new players should focus on content and services, of which there is still a great need.
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* Mobile subscriptions will reach 46.411mn by the end of 2015, yielding a penetration rate of 151%. Market saturation makes it difficult for subscription numbers to continue growing, even allowing for multiple SIM ownership. Yet, by 2019, there will be 48.339mn subscriptions in all. Growth will be driven by migration to 3G/4G services and a slow phasing-out of unused prepaid subscriptions. Mobile ARPUs will continue to shrink as price competition undermines the benefits of moving to premium services
Key Trends & Developments
Malaysia sits in 10th place in BMI's Risk/Reward Index (RRI) for the Asian telecommunications sector, unchanged quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q). The country has a lower overall score than regional heavyweights such as Japan, South Korea and China and is dragged down by its unusually low Industry Rewards score. Although there are four national cellular mobile network operators, at least five other entities have been authorised to provide 4G services, potentially making the market too crowded. Multiple SIM ownership constrains mobile growth prospects. Instead, it is...
The Malaysia Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Malaysia's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.
BMI's Malaysia Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Malaysia.
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