Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Malaysia Broadband Faster by 300% in a Year, Prices Down Sharply

In February 2019, Speedtest Global Index by Ookla reported that fixed broadband download speeds in Malaysia increased almost 300 percent to 70.18 Mbps, up from 22.26 Mbps in 2018, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says.

Prices are lower by almost half, as well. 

The number of fixed broadband subscriptions with download speeds of more than 100 Mbps also grew by an order of magnitude between 2017 and 2018, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission reports.

The Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing resulted in dramatically-lower wholesale network pricing,  which allowed the internet service providers in the industry to lower their retail prices as well.

Broadband subscriptions in Malaysia almost doubled over the last five years to reach 39.4 million in 2018.

The upsurge has been mainly triggered by wider access to 3G and 4G/LTE coverage, improved network quality and increased competition in broadband market. As at 31 December 2018, 3G and 4G/LTE network expanded to 94.7 percent and 79.7 percent population coverage, respectively. Meanwhile, High Speed Broadband (HSBB) covered more than 5.5 million premises nationwide as compared with 3.5 million in 2015.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

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