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5% growth on mobile phones

  • Growth of mobile handset sales in Malaysia was flat last year but, with a rebound in the economy, a 5% growth is forecast by experts for 2010.
  • This prediction is also backed by sales increasing 1.4% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 20
  • IDC market analyst Chua Fong Yang said 5.5 million handsets were sold in Malaysia in 2008 and about the same figure was recorded last year. In 2008 the handset market was worth RM3.5bil but there are no available figures for 2009 and this year.
  • As at end-2009 the country had 30.3 million mobile subscribers and mobile penetration rates had reached 106.2%. Of this, 24 million and 6.2 million were prepaid and postpaid users respectively, according to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission website.

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