Malaysia Telecommunications Report

Published 23 November 2015

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Malaysia Telecommunications Report
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Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Malaysia's three leading mobile network operators experienced a net loss of 339,000 subscriptions in the first nine months of 2015. This is based on data reported by Maxis and DiGi and on estimates for Telenor-backed Celcom, Despite this, we maintain that the total number of mobile subscriptions reached 46.411mn by the end of 2015, equivalent to a penetration rate of 151%. This view is based on the belief that the three established operators lost customers to the smaller players, a trend which coincided with the continued p hasing-out of unused prepaid subscriptions.

  • By the end of 2019 we expect the number of mobile subscriptions to rise to 48.34mn. Growth across the market as a whole will be driven by migration to 3G/4G services and by a trend towards the use of multiple SIM-connected devices. Mobile ARPUs will continue to decline gradually, as price competition undermines the benefits of moving to premium services.

  • In the wireline market, the main focus of growth will continue to be on the development of fibre-based high-speed access and backbone networks. Higher capacity wireline broadband infrastructure will facilitate the deployment of new services, including online video. By 2019 there will be 14.84mn broadband accesses, up from 14.12mn at the end of 2015.

Malaysia Mobile Market Forecast
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI, operators, MCMC

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BMI Industry View
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Latest Updates & Industry Developments
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SWOT
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Industry SWOT
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Industry Forecast
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Malaysia 2012-2019)
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Industry Risk Reward Index
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Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk-Reward Index - Q116
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Market Overview
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Market Drivers & Trends
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Mobile
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Table: Malaysia Wireless Market, Q315
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Wireline Voice & Broadband
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Pay TV/Convergence
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Regulatory Development
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Table: Malaysia - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
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Legislation
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Regulatory Developments
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Competitive Landscape
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Mobile Operator Data
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Table: Mobile Market Overview
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Table: Maxis Communications
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Table: Celcom Group
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Table: DiGi
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Company Profiles
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Telekom Malaysia
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Maxis Communications
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Celcom
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DiGi Telecommunications
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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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.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Malaysia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Malaysian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Malaysia's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Malaysia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.