Malaysia's Broadband Project to Fuel Telecom Capex and Revenue Surge, Pyramid Finds

Sep 9, 2010

Malaysia will be among the fastest-growing markets in Asia/Pacific due to operators' aggressive capex plans in broadband - both fixed and mobile - spurred in part by the government's plans for a high-speed broadband network, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (

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Pyramid expects Malaysia's telecommunications services market to grow at a CAGR of 9.7 percent during the forecast period, from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $15.5 billion in 2015. This high rate of growth will be supported by a strengthening economy and rising demand for fixed and mobile broadband services.

"One of the most attractive opportunities for service providers in Malaysia lies in the mobile data market, which will generate a combined $22 billion over the next five years and will increase at a CAGR of 19.1 percent between 2010 and 2015. Specifically, we expect to see significant growth in the mobile broadband market, which will increase at a CAGR of 33.7 percent to reach $1.3 billion in 2015," says Tae-Hyung Kim, Senior Analyst at Pyramid Research, and co-author of this report. Driven by mobile broadband adoption, 3G expansion will increase rapidly over the next few years so that by year-end 2012, three-quarters of handsets will be 3G-capable, matching 3G penetration in Singapore and making Malaysia one of the most advanced adopters of 3G in Asia/Pacific.

The build-out of the HSBB network should also present attractive opportunities to operators in the fixed broadband space. "The opportunities will reside not only in the provision of connectivity services but the higher speeds that these connections will enable operators to push applications, the first of which will be pay-TV entertainment services enabled by IPTV. Fixed broadband will experience an even higher rate of growth, a 23 percent CAGR, enabling fixed broadband revenues to almost triple during the forecast period," notes Kim.

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