Malaysia’s Internet connection is Asia-Pacific’s 10th fastest


The University of Nottingham Malaysia campus students using the computer facilities at one of the computer labs. The British university offers high speed internet connection on campus.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s average Internet connection speed is the 10th fastest in Asia-Pacific, says international content delivery network service provider, Akamai.

According to Akamai’s First Quarter 2017 State of the Internet Report, Malaysia has an average connection speed of 8.9 Megabits per second (Mbps), a 9.1% increase from last quarter and a 40% improvement from the first quarter of last year.

“Malaysia’s 10 Mbps Broadband Adoption has also increased, recording a 17% quarter-on-quarter change and a 179% year-on-year improvement,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

It said recent advancements in the Malaysian telecom space, including the introduction of 5G and 4.5G network, had given a strong impetus to digital adoption in the country.

“Malaysia has a growing millennial population of young, tech-savvy consumers with substantial purchasing power.

“Historically, this demographic has always been the early adopters of new technology, and factors such as the growth of smartphone adoption and affordable data plans, stand in Malaysia’s favour towards driving an Internet economy,” it added.

Regionally, the report said South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore had an average peak connection speed of above 100 Mbps, while 12 of the surveyed Asia-Pacific countries saw an average peak speed of above 50 Mbps, excluding China, the Philippines and India.

It said Singapore once again led the region and the world with an average peak connection of 184.5 Mbps in the first quarter of this year. - Bernama
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Business News

Top Glove predicts 3% hit on FY21 sales due to production halt �
Airlines set to lose US$157bil amid worsening slump - IATA
AirAsia looks beyond losses to travel return
CPO December contract closes lower at RM3,448
My EG posts net profit of RM70.74m in 3Q
Leong Hup International's 3Q results up on-quarter
Inari sees strong demand for 5G RF components as Q1 net profit soars
PBA 3Q net profit jumps nearly 83% to RM11.3m
Majuperak returns to profit after three consecutive loss-making quarters
UEM Sunrise posts RM28.9mil loss in Q3�

Stories You'll Enjoy