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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,000 telecommunication towers will be built nationwide over the next three years to achieve broadband speeds of 48mbps to 50mbps by 2018.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Chik said Malaysia recorded a speed of around 5.8 to 5.9mbps currently, compared to Myanmar and Vietnam which only achieved speeds of around 5.6 to 5.7mbps, based on a speed test study made by 'The Ookla Global Net Index'.
"We know that three to four years ago, a speed of one mbps was adequate. But now, 20mbps is not enough because the Internet use is very widespread - not only to surf, but also for transportation, education, health and numerous fields which require good broadband speeds," he said when replying to a question from Khoo Soo Seang (BN-Tebrau) in the Dewan Rakyat Wednesday.
Khoo wanted to know the Government's plan to boost broadband service in the country, and why the nation's broadband speed was ranked a lowly 126 among 196 countries studied. - Bernama
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