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Introduction to the Malaysian tower market

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Around a third of Malaysia’s 20,000 towers are owned and operated by independent towercos, the largest of which is edotco, plus several State-backed regional towercos

There are a number different combinations of market dynamics that make a country a ‘perfect fit’ for independent towercos. Malaysia is one such ‘perfect fit’: three strong, competitive operators each with substantial market share; a wave of new LTE license holders seeking to co-locate rather than deploy their own sites; a data hungry subscriber base fuelled by growing disposable incomes; and an established culture of tower sharing. Malaysia is home to edotco’s headquarters and first live opco, and home to a multitude of smaller, regionally-focused State-backed and independent towercos. Let’s take a closer look at the structure of Malaysia’s tower market.


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