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Maxis has 13.9 million Subscribers as of September

Maxis Berhad (Maxis) currently leads the mobile market in Malaysia with a total of 13.9 million subscriptions, including a revenue generating subscription base of 12.8 million as of the end of September 2012.

Out of its 12.8 million revenue generating subscribers, Maxis has 9,610 prepaid subscribers(Hotlink) and 3,190 postpaid subscribers(Postpaid & Wireless Broadband).

To date(as of Sept), Maxis has got 19.4k home fibre customers and a total of 631k Wireless Broadband subscribers (including subscriptions on postpaid data plans using USB, WiFi and Fixed Wireless Broadband modems and tablets).

For the third quarter this year, Maxis posted a revenue of RM2,216 million, while its EBITDA stood at RM1,055 million and EBITDA margin was at 47.6%. Maxis’ registered a PAT of RM443 million, 4.9% lower as compared to RM466 million in 2Q 2012.

Maxis average revenue per user(ARPU) as of Q3, FY2012:

  • Postpaid- RM106
  • Prepaid- RM37
  • Wireless Broadband- RM66
  • Blended- RM52

Maxis Average Minutes of Usage:

  • Postpaid- 325
  • Prepaid- 133
  • Blended- 173

According to Maxis, non voice revenues now stands at 45.4% of total mobile revenues. The mobile operator said that nearly 63% of the non-voice revenue comes from net usage.

Maxis invested close to RM400 million in the first nine months of 2012(145mil in Q3) to maintain, modernise and upgrade its network. The company said that it has the most advanced and widest network footprint in the country with 95% 2G and 81% high speed 3G coverage of the population and is now ready for LTE launch.

As for the Astro-Maxis partnership, the mobile operator said that the deal is progressing well with both parties working towards launching Astro B.yond IPTV riding on Maxis own fibre footprint by end 4Q 2012.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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