The internet has become an integral part of daily life for millions of people around the world. It is a powerful tool that allows us to connect with others, access vast amounts of information, and complete a wide range of tasks quickly and efficiently. From social media and online shopping to telecommuting and remote learning, the internet has transformed the way we live, work, and learn.
It has also created new opportunities for innovation and creativity, enabling people to share ideas and collaborate across borders and time zones. As such, the internet has become an essential component of modern life, and its importance is only likely to continue growing in the years to come.
According to the latest Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index report which compiles mobile and fixed broadband internet speeds from around the world monthly, as of January 2023, the average broadband internet speed in Malaysia is 92.69 Mbps while the average mobile internet speed is 43.67 Mbps. This places Malaysia at 36th for broadband internet and 48th for mobile internet.
The country with the fastest average broadband internet speed is Singapore with 234.55 Mbps and the fastest average mobile internet speed is the United Arab Emirates with 161.15 Mbps.
In the Southeast Asia region, besides Singapore, Thailand took the 6th spot with an average broadband internet speed of 201.81 Mbps. But not a single SEA country is in the top 10 when it comes to mobile internet speed.
In Malaysia, TIME has the fastest median download speed of 106.54 Mbps, followed by Maxis with 89.23 Mbps and lastly, TM with 83.60 Mbps.
The country with the slowest average broadband and mobile internet speed in the world is Cuba with 1.84 and 4.13 Mbps respectively.
Malaysia has one of the fastest internet speeds in Southeast Asia, and even if it is not the fastest in the entire world, it is faster than the average speed of the world.