Introduction to the Malaysian tower market

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

Read this article to learn:

  • Tower ownership and estimated tower counts for Malaysia
  • The license regime, lease pricing and contractual terms established by the CMA and BPIT
  • Organic and inorganic growth opportunities in Malaysian towers
  • Opportunities in FTTT, IBS and small cells
  • Time to market pressures for new LTE licensees creates demand for co-locations and RANsharing

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…

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