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Malaysia to have 41.9 million mobile subs in 2013

The latest IEMR’s Mobile Operator Forecast report claims that Malaysia will have 41.9 million mobile subscribers in 2013 with Maxis taking subscriber market share of 41.4%.

  • Total wireless subscribers in Malaysia to reach 41.9 million in 2013
  • Given the latest quarter numbers, the publisher forecast that total subscribers in Malaysia will increase from 27.1 million in 2008 to 41.9 million in 2013.
  • The publisher’s forecasting model predicts that the numbers of subscribers at Maxis, Celcom, DiGi will reach 17.3 million(41.4%), 13.8 million(33.0%), and 10.7 million(25.6%), respectively in 2013.
  • Maxis’s monthly ARPU will fall from MYR 62.75 in 2008 to MYR 53.14 in 2013. Celcom’s monthly ARPU will also decline to approximately MYR 45.01 in 2013. DiGi’s monthly ARPU will decline from MYR 58.89 in 2008 to MYR 52.17 in 2013.
  • EBITDA margins of Celcom and DiGi will become higher than Maxis’s over the forecast period, 2009 – 2013

The 4Q09 Malaysia Mobile Operator Forecast can be purchased here.

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