Malaysia Ranked 3rd Best for ASEAN Fixed Broadband Average Download Speeds
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have recently made their Monthly Bulletin July 2020 report available for the public. In the report, we get to see market capitalization and internet download speeds in Malaysia compared to other countries. It appears that our country is now the 3rd best in ASEAN for fixed broadband average download speed.
Malaysia 3rd Best in ASEAN for Fixed Broadband Average Download Speeds
The data is obtained from Speedtest Global Index, which sees Malaysia having an average download speed of 81.46Mbps in June 2020. In the ASEAN region, it is only behind Singapore and Thailand, with fixed broadband average download speeds of 208.16Mbps and 171.36Mbps respectively. On a global scale, Malaysia is ranked 40, dropping down by one spot compared to the previous month despite a small increase of 0.37Mbps in average speed.
They have also listed the ASEAN mobile broadband average download speed, where our country holds the 5th rank with a speed of 24.32Mbps. In this particular case, our country is behind Singapore, Vietname, Thailand, and Myanmar with speeds of 55.28Mbps, 33.12Mbps, 33.04Mbps, and 25.47Mbps. It’s also worth noting that Malaysia has improved in terms of average speed and global ranking, with an increase of 2.15Mbps on average and going up in ranks by 7 spots.
As such, MCMC will ensure that Malaysia will continue to improve internet connectivity in the country, with fibre optic and 4G being the main focus until the year 2025. They are still looking to make sure that everyone in the country will be able to easily access high speed internet regardless of where they are.
Pokdepinion: Well, I honestly expected it to be lower but this is definitely a good sign. There’s only room to go up so hopefully it keeps going that way.