KUALA LUMPUR, November 17 – Malaysia's fast broadband speed has made a massive triple jump from a Mbps of 23 megabytes in January this year to 61.97 Mbps in October and is above the global average of 50.88 Mbps.
An internet speed survey conducted by the Speedtest Global Index (SGI) found that Malaysia increased 10 locations last month and became the 26th fastest country in the world with an average fixed speed of 61.97 Mbps.
"We recently updated the fastest global index for October 2018, and in the past month Malaysia rose 10 places to the 26th fastest country in the world with average fixed speeds of 61.97 Mbps. As a reference, the global average of 50.88 Mbps , says the statement.
When he first began his service, communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo said he wanted local telecom to increase the broadband network for the Internet while reducing the price.
"We are looking at doubling the speed of internet broadband services, if possible. There were many complaints last year, and we hope to improve in that area," he said at a press conference on his first working day in May.
SGI compares monthly data with internet speed data from around the world. Data for the index comes from hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month.
But with regard to mobile broadband, Malaysia dropped two lines to 76 in October from 74 in September.
Last month, the average download speed for mobile broadband was 18.41 Mbps from 18.81 Mbps in September. The global average is 23.80 Mpbs.