It would take 2 hours, 33 minutes and 3 seconds to download a high definition movie of 7.5 gigabytes (GB) with the kind of broadband speeds we have in Malaysia, according to a new data
Cable.co.uk, which produced the report titled New Worldwide Broadband Speed League, ranked 189 countries and took more than 63 million broadband speed tests.
It revealed that Malaysia's broadband speeds are behind 62 other countries.
According to the study, the data for which was collected across the 12 months up to 10 May this year, after a total number of 68,196 tests in the country, Malaysia's Mean Download Speed was 6.69Mbps, which is much lower than the average speed (10Mbps) deemed by telecoms watchdog Ofcom to be the minimum required to cope with the needs of a typical family or small business.
In contrast, it would take people in Singapore just 18 minutes and 34 seconds to download a HD movie of 7.5 GB, which ranked as the world's fastest country with Mean Download Speed of 55.13Mbps
Overall, 20 of the top 30 fastest-performing countries are located in Europe, and 17 of the 30 slowest-performing countries are in Africa
Globally, of the 189 countries ranked, 139 countries have failed to achieve the average speeds above 10Mbps—deemed to be the minimum speed required by consumers “to fully participate in a digital society” by UK’s telecoms regular, Ofcom.
Here's a list of the top 40 countries:
On the other hand, this is not the only study where Malaysia ranked poorly. In 2015, content delivery network services firm Akamai Technologies Inc in its report back then had listed Malaysia at 70, ranking it behind Sri Lanka and Thailand in average Internet speeds.
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