Friday, December 9, 2011

Malaysian spend average of RM46 monthly on mobile Internet

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 9): Malaysians spend an average of US$15 (RM46) per month on mobile Internet, a segment which has expanded more than double
since last year with growth spurred mainly by those in the 15-25 age group.

The top four mobile-related activities that Malaysians mostly indulge in are emailing, accessing social networking sites, dowloading ringtones and instant
messaging, the annual Yahoo! Net Index Survey 2011 revealed on Friday.

"The usage of smart feature phone handset with affordable data plans, advanced features such as call and text function, access to mobile web and
multimedia features is prevalent among the Malaysians," said the survey.

DiGi was the top mobile and smart phone service provider in Malaysia with 47% market share, followed by Maxis 32% and Celcom 8%.

It also said compared with other Southeast Asian (SEA) countries, Malaysians tend to own more high-cost handsets including smart phones.

The survey said more than 60% of mobile users in the country own handset worth US$100 (RM312) and nearly a quarter own mobile phones that cost more than US$300 (RM937) when compared with the low-cost feature phones prevalent in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Unlike the other Southeast Asian markets where Nokia is the dominant manufacturer, Malaysia is the only market where Sony Ericsson dominates with 39% market share, followed by Nokia 26% and Blackberry and Apple 6% respectively. - Bernama

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