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Malaysian Telephone Codes

Country Code: 60 (Note: when dialing with area code, "0" is suppressed, e.g. 603-XXXXXXXX.)

In 1999 Malaysia introduced eight-digit subscriber numbers in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor. The introduction of the new numbering plan was completed in 2001.

For more informations on the spectrum assignment & numbering plan, please refer to MCMC Spectrum Management & Numbering & Electronic Addressing.


00 : IDD short code
010 : Celcom Art900 (wireless)
011 : Telekom Malaysia (TM) ATUR 450 (wireless)
012 : Maxis (3G/GSM900/GSM1800 mobile)
013 : Celcom (formerly TMTouch, GSM900/GSM1800 mobile)
014 : reserved (for IMT satellite mobile)
0146: Digi (GSM900/GSM1800 mobile, prepaid plan only)
015 : Jaring, TMnet, etc. (data/IP wireless)
016 : Digi (GSM900/GSM1800 mobile)
017 : Maxis (formerly TimeCel, GSM900/GSM1800 mobile)
018 : Telekom Malaysia (TM) (formerly Mobikom, CDMA wireless)
019 : Celcom (3G/GSM900/GSM1800 mobile)
02 : Domestic access code to Singapore
03 : Selangor & Federal Territories of Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya
04 : Kedah, Penang & Perlis
05 : Perak & Cameron Highlands(Pahang)
06 : Melaka, Negeri Sembilan & Muar (Johor)
07 : Johor (except Muar)
080 : Domestic access code to Brunei
081 : reserved (for domestic access/area code)
082 : Kuching (Sarawak)
083 : Sri Aman (Sarawak)
084 : Sarikei, Sibu (Sarawak)
085 : Lawas, Limbang, Miri (Sarawak)
086 : Bintulu
087 : Inner District (Sabah) & Federal Territory of Labuan
088 : Kota Kinabalu, Kudat (Sabah)
089 : Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau (Sabah)
09 : Kelantan, Pahang & Terengganu
1 : Message & service
112 : Mobile network emergency message & service
1300: Local toll message & service
1400: reserved (for special message & service)
15xx: Internet access service
1600: reserved (for special message & service)
1700: reserved (for special message & service)
1800: Toll-free message & service
1900: reserved (for special message & service)
600 : Premium toll message & service
991 : Civil defense
994 : Fire
999 : Police & medical emergency
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Malaysian Mobilephone Codes

010 : Ethan Nelson 900 (limited used)
011 : Atur 450 (limited used)
012 : Maxis (formerly known as Maxis Binariang)
013 : Celcom (formerly known as Emartel, then TMTouch, then merged with Celcom after TM Berhad acquisition of Celcom)
014 : reserved for IMT satellite mobile
0146: DiGi (newly assigned code for prepaid consumers)
015 : Jaring, TMnet, etc. (data/IP wireless)
016 : DiGi (formerly known as Digi 1800 Mutiara Telecom)
017 : Maxis (formerly known as Adam Sapura Digital, then TimeCel, then acquired by Maxis)
018 : TM Berhad (formerly known as Mobikom, acquired by TM Berhad as CDMA fixed line)
019 : Celcom (Acquired by TM Berhad which formerly held TMTouch)
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Celcom Berhad



Type: Public (Suspended)
Founded: 1988
Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people: Datuk Shazzalli Ramly, CEO
Dato' Zubir A. Rasid, COO
Industry: Mobile telecommunication services
Products: 2G and 3G mobile network operator
Website: www.celcom.com.my

Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad is the largest and oldest mobile telecommunications company in Malaysia. Being one of the very few companies in Malaysia to originally obtain a cellular phone license, it successfully introduced mobile telephony in Malaysia through its ART-900 service, using first generation NMT-900 technology.

When the cellular phone market was opened up in 1995, Celcom upgraded to the GSM900 service and quickly grew to become the largest mobile phone company in Malaysia until it was overtaken by Maxis.

During the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Celcom's owner, Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli suffered a debt crunch, and his shareholding in Celcom was seized by Danaharta, the national asset restructuring company. Failure to resolve his debts resulted in the controlling stake in Celcom being sold to Telekom Malaysia, the government-owned incumbent fixed line operator in 2003. Telekom Malaysia proceeded to merge Celcom with its own mobile-operator subsidiary TMTouch through a reverse takeover of TMTouch.

Celcom is one of two 3G service providers currently operating in Malaysia (The other being Maxis). As of 2006 Celcom is offering both 2.5G and 3G services on its Minutes postpaid and Xpax prepaid brands. Current customer base stood at 7 million as of early 2006. Celcom claimed a 95% nationwide mobile service coverage with 3G availability in most of Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kulim and Penang.

Celcom was originally listed on the Bursa Malaysia, but its listing has been suspended, pending the takeover of Celcom by Telekom Malaysia Berhad and its subsequent merger with TMTouch.

Celcom is a member of the TM group of companies

Celcom have been taken private by Telekom in year 2003. However owing to the bad management of its former manangement Celcom was as found liable by an arbitration panel in Switzerland for infringing an agreement signed with Deutsche Telekom AG’s unit, DeTeAsia in 2002.

The tribunal ruled that Celcom was liable to pay DeTeAsia US$177.2 million in principal plus US$16.2 million in interest as well as other legal and arbitration costs. This works out to a tidy sum of about RM740 million.

Leaving Telekom to intensify its efforts at recovering monies from Celcom’s previous owners for their misdeed. Only then will TM be able to fully exorcise itself from the haunting of Celcom’s tumultuous past.

Celcom is currently doing nation wide promotion using power icons like including footballers Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Ryan Giggs and Robert Pires and Chinese entertainers JJ Lin and Wang Lee Hom. Recently just signed its first local power icon Maya Karin.

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Maxis Communications



Type: Public (Bursa Malaysia:MAXIS)
Founded: established 1993, publicly listed 2002
Headquarters: Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people: Dato’ Jamaludin Bin Ibrahim (CEO)
Edward Ying Siew Heng (COO)
Industry: Telecommunication
Products: Telecommunication Services
Wireless/Mobile Services
Revenue: 6.37 billion MYR 2005
Employees: 2200+
Website: http://www.maxis.com.my

Maxis Communications Berhad is a mobile phone service provider based in Malaysia. It was started in the year 1995. It uses the dialling prefix identifier of "012" and "017". Their mobile services are provided over the 900 MHz GSM band and as of recently, the 2100 MHz UMTS band.

Products and Services
Maxis provides a variety of mobile communication products and services. They offer prepaid call plans, monthly subscription plans, global roaming, MMS, WAP (over both GSM and GPRS), Residential Fixed Line services, Broadband Internet plans, and as of early 2005, 3G services to both pre-paid and subscription customers.

For business customers, Maxis offer VSAT services (satellite based communications) and Blackberry based mobile services besides regular services.

Maxis also provides an online Music store for its customers to download multimedia content.

Maxis' most popular service is its prepaid HotLink brand that currently serves 6.3 million customers in Malaysia. They are currently heavily promoting a new IDD 132 service, which offers discounted calls to landlines in selected countries, at a rate of 20 sen (roughly 6 US cents) per minute which is, at certain times for many subscribers, even cheaper than a local call.

Maxis is currently involved in a price war with its competitors (particularly DiGi) in the pre-paid SIM market which has driven its Hotlink starter pack prices down to RM 8.80 (about USD$2).

Majority Shareholders
Maxis Communications is part of Ananda Krishnan's business empire. In 1996, the company launched Malaysia's first two satellites; MEASAT 1 and 2. A third satellite, MEASAT 3, is currently under construction and is meant to further extend the coverage of sister company ASTRO's satellite television services.

Competitors
Maxis is the largest mobile phone operator in Malaysia. But it does face competition from Telekom Malaysia's (TM) Celcom and also DiGi.

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DiGi Telecommunications



Type: Public (Bursa Malaysia:DiGi)
Founded: Publicly listed 2001
Headquarters: Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people: Morten Lundal (CEO)
Arve Johansen (Chairman)
Chee Pok Jin (Chief Marketing Officer)
Johan Dennelind (CFO)
Jon Eddy (CTO)

Industry: Telecommunication
Products: Telecommunication Services
Mobile Services
Revenue: 2.88 billion MYR 2005
Profit: 470 million MYR 2005
Employees: 2200+
Website: http://www.digi.com.my

DiGi Telecommunication is a mobile phone service provider in Malaysia using the dialling prefix of "016 & 0146". It is partly owned by Telenor ASA of Norway and (allegedly) Berjaya Group. On 24 May 1995 DiGi became the first telco in Malaysia to launch and operate a fully digital cellular network.

They were the first to offer EDGE (2.75G) in Malaysia in 2005.

In 2005, DiGi held a bid on the 3G spectrum. In 2006, the MCMC (Malaysia Communications & Multimedia Commission) gave the license to other companies (TimeDotCom and MiTV), which were not mobile operators in Malaysia at time of bid.

Because of DiGi not winning the 3G license, DiGi decided to bid on a WiMax license in July 2006, together with 13 other providers. Results of winners are still pending.

As of June 2006, DiGi has the most prepaid (pre-pay) mobile phone customers in Malaysia.

DiGi is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.


Products and Services
DiGi Communications BhD provide a variety of mobile communication services. These services include prepaid plans, postpaid plans, SMS, global roaming and WAP services.

Top Shareholders
Telenor Asia Pte Ltd (Telenor subsidiary in Asia Racific region)
Goldman Sachs International (Goldman Sachs)
SSBT Fund HG22 For Smallcap World Fund, Inc
Employees Provident Fund Board (Malaysian superannuation fund)

Competitors
Digi is the smallest player in terms of market share in the Malaysian mobile communications market. It competes directly with Maxis and Celcom, which is a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia.

Ejen 016
DiGi have an own action spy comedy and drama named "Ejen 016". The drama is on air every Wednesday 9:30pm on TV3.

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