Malaysia’s 5G delay can let telcos build up mobile market: Report (The Business Times)

Malaysia will lag its regional peers in the roll-out of 5G wireless services, but telecom operators will benefit from the expansion of 4G and fibre networks in the meantime.

Fitch Solutions analysts have welcomed the Malaysian government’s decision to push a 5G launch to 2022, even though that puts its timeline behind Singapore and Thailand.

“We view the scenario as positive for operators, given that there is still scope to further monetise existing 4G networks, and migrate 2G and 3G subscribers to 4G,” the analysts said in an industry report, highlighting the mobile market opportunity in rural Malaysia.

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The Business Times

9 September 2020

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