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Communications in Malaysia

The communications system in Malaysia is very well developed.


Malaysia has a fairly reliable postal service, although it can be somewhat inefficient in more remote areas. Post offices can be found in all towns and follow government business hours. Malaysia's customs authorities enforce strict regulations on items such as firearms, medication, books, videos, etc, and often inspect parcels before clearing them for delivery or collection. Consequently, there may be long delays.


Telekom Malaysia is the national phone company, and the service is generally reliable. Applications for landlines must be made at a Telekom Malaysia office.


Handphones (the term used in Malaysia for mobile or cell phones) are very popular and there is a range of providers to choose from. Most offer either pre-paid or billed services.


Voice over Internet Protocol

VoIP is a new technology which allows users to verbally communicate through their computer. Essentially a telephone call made using the internet, VoIP is becoming increasingly more common in the business world due to its low costs, and easy set-up and maintenance.

Forget installation engineers and phone number changes, as long as you have a broadband connection, you can use VoIP any time, any where.

For businesses, this software is sure to eventually phase out the traditional phonecall. For as low as 4p for local and national calls, the economical potential is vast. With international calls often even less than that, VoIP is perfect if you are prone to long-distance telecommunication, or have offices, clients, partners, etc, overseas. What's more, calls made between VoIP users are typically free all you pay for is the standard internet service.


Broadband and wireless internet services are accessible, while dial-up internet services are available via landlines. TMNet's Streamyx is the most popular broadband internet access service.

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