Sunday, September 11, 2011

乞丐兜里抢饭吃


马来西亚的手机电讯市场有多大?

我们的人口不到2800万,可是手机用户却超过3500万个。换句话说,平均每一个马来西亚人拥有超过一部手机,而且数目还在不断增长。

马来西亚的电讯公司能不能赚钱?

我们来看看通讯业的两大龙头:天地通(Celcom)和数码网络(Digi)的盈利状况。前者在2010年首9个月营业额按年呈双位数增长,而且营业额连续18个季度报捷,在扣除利息、税务、折旧与摊销盈利按年增涨17巴仙至24亿1000万令吉。后者今年上半年的净利和营业额,则分别增长1.99巴仙和10.4巴仙,至5亿67714000令吉和28亿98561000令吉。简单来说,两家公司都很赚钱。

那么这两家公司的未来营运前景如何呢?

他们已经达成网络结盟协议(Network Collaboration Agreement),共同分享通讯转送塔与通讯输送基建设施,估计可以在未来十年内,取得高达马币22亿元的成本节约。

总括来说,市场在增长,盈利颇可观,前景很光明

那么,有谁可以告诉我们,为什么这些荷包鼓胀的国内电讯公司需要从915日起,向为手机加额和启动SIM卡配套的用户征收6巴仙服务税?

预付手机用户占了手机用户中的80.5巴仙,而大部分低收入群体所使用的都是预付配套。增加了服务税后,如果要加额10令吉,就必须缴付10令吉60仙。要是加额100令吉,则必须缴付106令吉。电讯公司这个做法,跟伸手进乞丐兜里抢饭吃有何分别?

巫青团秘书兼哥打毛律区国会议员阿都拉曼的见解相当独到。他认为:“若你节俭使用手机,这6巴仙不会对你造成大冲击。不过,它对国家是大大有利。”我看不如干脆建议大家停止使用手机吧?不过这也不行,根据阿都拉曼兄的逻辑,大家不使用手机,岂不对国家大大不利?

左看右看,都像是在为全面落实服务税测试水温,或是打算慢水煮青蛙。

我更有兴趣知道的是,改天到什么都比人家便宜的“一个马来西亚人民商店”为手机加额,不懂会不会也比较便宜6巴仙?

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9 comments:

黄先炳 said...

转贴了此文,感恩!
http://faqing.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1188576#1188576

凌国文 said...

黄兄,不客气!

人生不过如此-沈兴(1963)。 said...

他们就是要我们去注册,这样他们就可坐庄,以摇脚每个月送钱给他们花!!!这道理就那么简单!!!

Anonymous said...

Due to monopolise of the market and manuplate the consumers, the loosers were the large consumer crowds.
The government should set up a control panel to be fair and a win win strategy as using of IT phones and related instruments has been a necessary and basic needs of people.
The company has earned hugh profits from the wide range of products and should be able to absorb the 6% so called service charged and not by further add-on burden to consumers at large.

A Parent

居安思危 said...

脱掉!脱掉!将手机丢掉!

亚伯 said...

“我们的人口不到2千800万,可是手机用户却超过3千500万个。换句话说,平均每一个马来西亚人拥有超过一部手机"。老凌,3千500万个会不会是加埋外劳的呢?不会全是我们国民的吧?

老百姓 said...

还有高电费的1%,又让马华人做人板,做多一宗PKNZ,财源广进,我看今年不会大选了,等收到了那一巴仙再说

信者得救 said...

看了近期国阵种种利(刀割)民举动和政策,不得不让人怀疑,它是有恃无恐;认定来届大选包赢?还是如人所说:上帝要一个人灭亡,必先让其疯狂!

shinliang said...

As someone who has worked in the telecommunications company, I can say that the perception of general consumeres that Maxis, Digi and Celcom is earning big time is wrong.

1. While the no. of subscribers is increasing, the average revenue per user (ARPU) is decreasing due to competition.

2. The M'sian market was saturated 5 years, though the emergence of smartphones prolonged the effect of saturated market a little longer.

3. While we may not have the cheapest networks, we have (believe it or not) one of the most advance telecommunication networks in the world. And the equipments for advance telecommunication is not cheap.

4. yet, as usual, we malaysians like to complain a lot, thinking that our network sucks - prompting/forcing the operators to invest even more in equipments.

So, no... telcos are not earning big time...

BUT.....!!!

All the telcos collaborating on the pre-paid tax issue was definitely an act of monopoly, and a no-no! I'm very surprised companies like Maxis and Digi agreed to it.