Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 17 – Fixed-line broadband speed in Malaysia jumped three times from 23 Mbps in January this year to 61.97 Mbps in October, exceeding the global average of 50.88 Mbps.
An Internet Speed Survey made by The Speedtest Global Index (SGI) found that Malaysia rose 10 points last month and became the 26th fastest country in the world with a fixed average speed of 61 , 97 Mbps.
"We updated the Speedtest Global index for October 2018, and Malaysia grew 10 points to the fastest country in the world by 26.96 Mbps in the past month. For the reference, the global average is 50.88 Mbps," said the statement .
Prime Minister Gobind Singh Deo said he wants local telecoms to increase broadband speed on the internet while reducing the price.
"We are trying to double the speed of broadband internet services if possible. There have been many complaints last year and we hope to improve on this," he said in a press conference on the first working day in May.
SGI compares monthly Internet speed data around the world. Index data comes from hundreds of millions of real-world tests using Speedtest every month.
However, when it comes to mobile broadband, Malaysia fell two-fold to number 76 in October, from 74 in September.
Last month, the average bandwidth mobile broadband download rate dropped to 18.41 Mbps from 18.81 Mbps in September. The global average is 23.80 Mpbs.