Malaysia - Mobile Communications - Major Mobile Operators to 2010

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Last updated: 3 May 2010 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 16

Analyst: Peter Evans


The changing landscape of the Malaysian mobile market has over time witnessed the restructuring of all the main players. The government has been a strong supporter of the rationalisation of what had been seen as an ‘overcrowded’ market at times. A particularly significant merger between Telekom and Celcom took place early on, creating a lot of interest. At the same time, but with less fanfare, Maxis acquired Time dotCom’s mobile unit. These changes resulted in the number of operators being effectively reduced from five to three. The allocation of 3G licences has also been controversial with one of the operators initially missing out then picking up one in a surprising fashion. By end-2009 Maxis Communications had a mobile subscriber base of 12.3 million, with Celcom in second place on 9.2 million, while DiGi was number three with 7.7 million subscribers. U Mobile, a new operator with its exclusively 3G offering, was trailing the field with an estimated 1.2 million subscribers at the time. This report looks at the mobile operators in the Malaysian market.

Companies covered in this report include: Telekom Malaysia; Celcom; Maxis Communications; Time dotcom; DiGi; U Mobile; TM Touch; TM Cellular; Mobikom; ATUR 450; TRI Celcom; Deutsche Telekom; MCAT; Vodafone; Merchantrade; REDtone; Tune Talk; Axiata; SingTel; DeTe Asia Holdings; Swisscom AG; Telenor ASA; Goldman Sachs; Hakikat Pasti; Huawei; Malayna Banking Bhd; Mayban Finance; Nokia; Qtelmedia; MobileOne Ltd; Usaha Tegas; Saudi Telecom Co (STC); Microsoft; Motorola; Ericsson; Western Union; Sapura Digital Sdn Bhd; Advanced Digital Access for Mobile Telecommunications (ADAM); Palette Multimedia; U Teleom Media Holdings; KT Freetel (KTF); NTT DoCoMo; Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT); U Television Sdn Bhd

Note: This report was archived in 2011 and has not been updated since 2010.

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