Malaysia's digital economy aspiration is being dampened by the relatively slow Internet speeds available here, the head of the country’s national ICT custodian admitted.
The global average Internet connection speed increased 12% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 6.3Mbps, a 23% increase year-over-year (YoY), while global average peak connection speed increased 6.8% to 34.7Mbps in the first quarter, rising 14% YoY, according to Akamai Technologies Inc.
Fixed-line giant Telekom Malaysia will be embarking on a heavier-than-usual capex strategy this year and next, as it widens its broadband footprint and rolls out its mobile service.
Asia continued to surge ahead in average Internet connection speeds, with South Korea leading the pack, according to the State of the Internet Report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 by web technology company Akamai.
Azran Osman-Rani, the new group COO of iflix, sees the future of content consumption through his seven-year-old’s behavior watching video, he tells DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Telekom Malaysia has announced two new broadband packages, saying this was in support of the Malaysian Government’s call to boost broadband adoption.
The global broadband (>4 Mbps) adoption rate reached 60%, an increase of 1% quarter-over-quarter, according to Akamai Technologies Inc, which earlier this month released its 'Third Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report'.
On May 26, Digital News Asia (DNA) released its first Deep Dive report, which looked at the telecommunications space in Malaysia. In this article, Goh Thean Eu looks at Malaysia’s broadband landscape and its challenges.
The global average connection speed continued to improve, with a quarterly increase of 5.5% to reach 3.8 Mbps, according to the 'Fourth Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report' released recently by Akamai Technologies Inc.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Asia/Pacific Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker, the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) fixed broadband market reached a value of US$20.3 billion in the first half of 2013, showing 5.2% half on half growth.