According to the latest global Broadband Quality Study, three Asian countries – South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong – are world leaders in providing top quality consumer broadband services.
The Study is conducted by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the University of Oviedo’s Department of Applied Economics; sponsored by Cisco. To determine the Broadband Quality Score, the researchers analyzed a total of 24 million records sourced from broadband tests using Speedtest.net (Ookla) during May 2008 and May – July 2009
This year, the study covers a total of 66 countries (and 13 are from Asia); additional 24 countries compared to 2008, plus new analysis on broadband quality in more than 240 cities. In terms of Broadband Leadership score, among Asian countries, Malaysia is behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan; ahead of China and India.
Asian Countries and Broadband Leadership, Broadband Quality Score and Penetration 2009
In the Broadband Leadership Matrix, Malaysia is placed in between ‘Leap Frog’ group and ‘Catch up’ group.
Malaysia is among the countries with the slowest download speed; only faster than South Africa, Tunisia, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya.
Download Speed, by Country
In terms of Broadband Quality Score, Malaysia is in the ‘Below Today’s Applications Threshold’ category.
Broadband Quality Score, by Country
More about the Broadband Quality Study here.