Telecommunication in Malaysia

Compared to the European Union, Malaysia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +60, there were a total of 48.85 million connections in 2018. Among them were 42.41 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Malaysia is back. Around 81% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 9% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 422,470 webhosts, Malaysia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Malaysia 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Malaysia 2001 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Malaysia 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Malaysia
Total
Malaysia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 25.60 m 81.20 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 2.70 m 8.55 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 6.43 m 20.40 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 42.41 m 134.52 % 545.16 m 122.02 %