Rabu, April 25, 2012


Malaysia among the worst for Internet connection speed

Mon, Apr 23, 2012: Internet search giant, Google, has just confirmed what most Malaysians have suspected for the longest time - our Internet speed really does suck.

Malaysia was listed among the slowest countries in the world for loading Web pages on desktop computers as well as mobile computers, according to a study by Google.

Malaysia, with an average Web page loading speed on desktops of 14.3 seconds, was named the world’s fifth slowest, even more plodding than the connection speeds of nations like Colombia, Argentina and Peru.

The only countries that performed worse, according to a Bloomberg report which cited Google's study, were Venezuela and India as well as Asean neighbours Philippines and Indonesia, which came out rock bottom.

The country deemed to have the fastest loading speed was a surprise. Averaging a blazing fast 3.3 seconds, the Slovak Republic outraced developed nations like South Korea (3.5 secs), Netherlands (3.9 secs), Japan (4 secs) and Denmark (4.3 secs).

However, the Koreans still set the best time in loading Web pages using mobile devices with an average loading time of only 4.8 seconds.

However, if phone browsing is your thing, stay out of the United Arab Emirates, where it takes a glacial 26.7 seconds to load an Internet page.In the category of the 10 slowest countries for mobile web page loading, Malaysia was the best of the worst, with a loading time of 12.7 seconds.

Here’s the complete list of the top and bottom 10 countries both in desktop and mobile speeds for loading Web pages according to Google:

  Top 10 in Desktop Speeds (in seconds)
1 Slovak Republic (3.3)
2 South Korea (3.5)
3 Czech Republic (3.7)
4 Netherlands (3.9)
5 Japan (4)
6 Denmark (4.3)
7 Switzerland (4.3)
8 Sweden (4.5)
9 Belgium (4.6)
10 Norway (4.8)


Bottom 10 in Desktop Speeds (in seconds)
10 Chile (10)


Colombia (10.2)


Peru (11.7)


Brazil (11.8)


Argentina (12.8)


Malaysia (14.3)


Venezuela (14.9)


India (15.1)


Philippines (15.4)


Indonesia (20.3)


Top 10 in Mobile Speeds (in seconds)
1 South Korea (4.8)
2 Denmark (5.2)
3 Hong Kong (5.9)
4 Norway (6)
5 Sweden (6.1)
6 Estonia (6.2)
7 Czech Republic (6.3)
8 Japan (6.4)
9 Romania (7.5)
10 Slovak Republic (7.6)


  Bottom 10 in Mobile Speeds (in seconds)
10 Malaysia (12.7)
9 Indonesia (12.9)
8 Singapore (12.9)
7 Mexico (14.1)
6 Brazil (15.8)
5 Argentina (16.3)
4 India (16.4)
3 Thailand (17.4)
2 Saudi Arabia (21.2)
1 United Arab Emirates (26.7)

The report noted that the United States was somewhere in the middle. “On the desktop, it took an average of 5.7 seconds. On a mobile device it took 9.2 seconds to load, which for many folks here, feels like an eternity,” it said.

However, before you begin looking up immigration options, consider this. According to the Bloomberg report, Google measured Web page load speeds on desktop computers and mobile devices in 50 countries with the fastest Internet connections.

So, it's probably fairer to say that Malaysia isn't slow, but merely among the less fast.

Yahoo Newsroom

29 ulasan:

  1. Malaysia should learn something from the Top 10 Internet Service such as Slovak Republic, South Korea, Czech Republic etc...

  2. Actually Malaysia wasn't that bad, depending on what Internet service we subscribed to, some are okay. Just don't expect it can go up to 3 or 4 seconds.

  3. Boleh diperbaiki lagi dari masa ke semasa.

    1. Diharap dari semasa ke semasa connection tu diperbaiki

  4. Apa kata Menteri Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan Rais Yatim?

  5. kelajuan internet di negara kita harus ditingkatkan lagi.

  6. connection internet di Sabah perlu ditingkatkan lagi

  7. Betul harus ada peningkatan kerana ramai yang mengunakan perkhidmatan internet.

  8. Internet amat penting pada masa kini.

  9. Pihak yang bertanggungjawab harus memberikan yang terbaik untuk rakyat.

  10. Mungkin sudah sampai masanya Malaysia meningkatkan perkhidmatan internet ini.

  11. not only Malaysia, but also Thailand, Indonesia, Filipina and Singapore..

  12. With the federal gov­ernment targeting broadband penetra­tion rates of 75 per cent by the end of 2015, much work remains to be done in Sabah, which, at 33 per cent, has the lowest penetration rate of all Malaysia’s states.

  13. Some progress has been seen in this regard recently, how­ever, with several telecoms companies moving to boost their investments in Eastern Malaysia.

  14. The issue of inequality in ICT infrastructure between East and West Malaysia was re­cently highlighted by Sabah’s deputy chief minister, Yee Moh Chai, who appealed to the federal government to ensure that Sabah has access to the same broadband services and pricing schemes as Peninsular Malaysia.

  15. Yee, who is also Sabah’s resource development and information technology minister, said recently in comments to the press, “We don’t want to feel as if the federal government has neglected the development of technology and communications in Sabah.” He also added that only the federal government had the necessary authority to expand coverage in the state.

  16. In 2007, the government of Malaysia set a target household broadband penetration rate of 50 per cent by the end of 2010. However, Sabah was assigned a separate target rate of 25 per cent, which the state had since surpassed. Peninsular Malaysia’s rate, however, is currently over 60 per cent.

  17. Meanwhile, the govern­ment’s National Broadband Initiative spelt out the impor­tance of implementing broad­band services nationally, calling attention to the posi­tive impact broadband access could have on GDP and attract­ing foreign direct investment, as well as promoting national competitiveness by facilitating the knowledge-based economy and creating knock-on effects in other sectors.

  18. Yet recently, customers in Sabah had voiced dismay over a trend in which broadband telecommunications compa­nies operating in the state had increased charges but not service quality.

  19. Some broadband providers which had previously offered five days of access for RM10 (US$3.2) reduced the number of days to two, meaning that pay-as-you-go customers were now paying more than double the original amount for a week’s internet access.

  20. Sabahans were particularly cost sensitive, as they often paid more and made less than their counterparts on the Peninsula. However, overall costs were generally higher in Malaysia than in other regional peers. Singapore’s broadband system, for example, charges around 10 per cent of the average fee in Malaysia to deliver 2Mbps services.

  21. Last year, during an infor­mation, communication and technology (ICT) forum, the federal government promised to investigate reducing broadband access fees nationwide to ensure that more people – especially those in rural areas – could af­ford broadband service.

  22. Indeed, a more equitable deal for Sabah’s broadband consum­ers may now be on the horizon. The newly appointed chairman of the Malaysian Communica­tions & Multimedia Commis­sion (MCMC), Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, met with telecom­munications industry CEOs in early November and report­edly told them he wanted to see improvements in the quality of service and coverage for both broadband and cellular service, including narrowing the gap in rural connectivity.

  23. Sharil’s words have appar­ently been heeded. Maxis, one of Malaysia’s wireless com­munications providers, said it was now working closely with the federal government to lower the cost of entry to broadband adoption to boost the overall penetration rate in Sabah.

  24. In late November, Maxis reported that it had invested about RM100 million (US$31.4 million) in the past 18 months to boost its network coverage in Eastern Malaysia. Maxis’ joint COO, Mark Dioguardi, said in local press reports that the investment had significantly improved Maxis’ coverage in the two states.

  25. In addition, Dioguardi said Maxis had also doubled down on its commitment to assist urban areas in Sabah achieve economic growth.

  26. “Maxis aims to provide Saba­hans with critical broadband connectivity through more network infrastructure invest­ments and competitive localised customer offerings,” Dioguardi told reporters.

  27. Other companies offering broadband services in Sabah in­cluded Celcom, DiGi, Telekom Malaysia, Y-Max, U-Mobile, Redtone-CNX, Asiapace and Packet One.
    Additional improvements might be on the way. In Oc­tober, YTL Communications announced it was assembling a business plan to secure licences to roll out Yes, its 4G mobile broadband network, which included internet-with-voice service, in both Sabah and Sarawak.

  28. Such a service could not be launched quickly enough for those in Sabah hoping to fol­low the wider country’s lead in boosting its internet penetra­tion rate and developing new, high-tech and value-added businesses.