Invest in Malaysia
4. Telecommunication Services
Malaysia's fixed line, mobile and satellite communications infrastructure provided by its mobile and other network facilities providers support a full range of domestic and international services encompassing voice, video, data, and other advanced communications services.
Currently, cellular telecommunications serices cover 96% of populated areas, with more than 35.7 million subscriptions. Fixed line and mobile telecommunications are augmented by VSAT and satellite-based land and maritime services.
There are more than 28 internet service providers (ISPs) with a total of 5.6 million subscriptions. The major ISPs are TM, followed by Maxis and Celcom with a market share of 35%, 19% and 18% respectively. The telecommunications infrastructure provides the full range of audio, data and video services with modern and fully digitalised networks deploying both wired and other extended wireless bandwidth to provide high capacity and speed for voice and data transmission. At the domestic level, the country is currently being served by an infrastructure of more than 40GB. In MSC Malaysia, bandwidths capacity of up to 10 GB are provided.
Malaysia is linked to the rest of the world through various fibre optics and satellite consortia such as FLAG, SEA-ME-WE, AAG, MCS, APCN, China-US, Japan-US, Measat and Intelsat. To support the increasing demand for bandwidth, medium and high-end technologies such as ADSL, VDSL2+, FTTP, HSPA, WiMAX are being extensively deployed throughout the country.
Malaysia currently offers competitive tariffs for local, national and international connections as well as leased circuits, with the Internet dial-up and international tariffs being one of the lowest in the region.
Please click the following link for details on telecommunication rates; Costs of Doing Business-Telecommunication Rates.
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