Malaysia (Country Telecoms Regulation Overview)

Date: June 23, 2010
Pages: 19
US$ 1,495.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
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Malaysia (Country Telecoms Regulation Overview)
Malaysia has among the highest mobile penetration rates in the Asia-Pacific region and continues to witness healthy growth in new subscriber additions. However, broadband shows the highest growth potential in Malaysia, evident from the country’s low penetration rate and a fast rate of customer additions.

The Malaysian government is encouraging broadband uptake by undertaking deployment of a high-speed broadband network and allocating spectrum for WiMAX services. The regulator, the MCMC, is playing its part in encouraging competition by mandating the incumbent operator, Telekom Malaysia, to offer high-speed broadband access services to alternative service providers and directing it to unbundle its high-speed broadband access networks in future. All these measures are expected to increase competition among the service providers, and will help in bringing down retail tariffs and offering more consumer choice.
Ovum view
Fixed market overview
Multi-play: dual, triple, and quad players
Mobile market overview
National regulatory authority
Role of the country's competition authority
Key legislation and regulation
Current status of market analysis
Wireless licensing
3G licenses
Broadband wireless access (BWA)
Retail regulation
The retail market
Number portability
Cost model for retail tariffs
Quality of service
Wholesale fixed regulation
Narrowband voice interconnection
Services subject to regulation
Cost model for Access Reference Document
Leased circuit services
Narrowband flat-rate interconnection
Flat-rate Internet access call origination
Wholesale access
Wholesale broadband access
Local loop unbundling
Wholesale line rental
Transition to all-IP networks
Wholesale broadband services
Interconnection at international cable landing points
Leasing of dark fiber
Wholesale mobile regulation
Mobile operator obligations
National roaming
Mobile termination charges
Mobile number portability
Wireless local loop
Competition cases
The MCMC’s directive to DiGi countering non-competitive marketing practices
Universal service
Universal service obligation


Table 1: Malaysia: mobile market information (4Q09)
Table 2: WiMAX spectrum allocation
Table 3: Licensing obligations for MVNO operators
Table 4: Fixed sector: services subject to regulation
Table 5: Mobile sector: services subject to regulation in Malaysia


Figure 1: Fixed-line voice connections in Malaysia
Figure 2: Broadband subscribers in Malaysia
Figure 3: Mobile customers in Malaysia
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