Malaysian Broadband is ‘Below Today’s Applications Threshold’: Broadband Quality Study 2009

By on October 2, 2009

autobahnAccording 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

Rank Asian Country Overall
Broadband
Leadership
Broadband
Quality
Score 2009
Broadband
Penetration
(% Households)
1 South Korea 139 66 97
2 Japan 115 64 64
3 Hong Kong 111 33 99
7 Singapore 107 32 96
23 Taiwan 85 34 68
48 Malaysia 46 23 30
49 China 46 26 24
56 Philippines 36 23 8
57 Thailand 35 23 4
58 Vietnam 35 21 15
60 Pakistan 33 22 1
62 India 31 20 3
63 Indonesia 31 21 1

In the Broadband Leadership Matrix, Malaysia is placed in between ‘Leap Frog’ group and ‘Catch up’ group.

BroadbandQualityStudy2009PressPresentationfinal.pdf (page 12 of 24)

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
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In terms of Broadband Quality Score, Malaysia is in the ‘Below Today’s Applications Threshold’ category.

Broadband Quality Score, by Country

Broadband Quality Score

More about the Broadband Quality Study here.






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