Being one of the biggest content delivery network and cloud service provider in the world, Akamai is able to gauge the quality of Internet connection from throughout in world and the company shares its findings through its State of The Internet report on quarterly basis. In the latest edition of the report which was released earlier this week, Malaysia’s average connection speed in Q4 2015 is said to be 5.2 Mbps.
While that sounds rather low especially to users that already used to their fibre and LTE connections, the figure actually shown that the average connection speed in Malaysia has actually improved. According to the report, the average connection speed for Malaysia in Q4 2015 speed is 7.5% better than Q3 2015 and 28% better than Q4 2014.
At the same time, Malaysia’s average peak connection speed which is rated at 42.0 Mbps is said to be 9.5% better than Q3 2015 and 42% better than Q4 2014. When compared to other countries within ASEAN though, Malaysia is more or less in the middle of the group.
For example, Singapore and Thailand have better average connection speed than Malaysia at 13.9 Mbps and 9.3 Mbps respectively. At the same time, Malaysia is still better than Indonesia, Vietnam, and The Philippines that were rated at 3.9 Mbps, 3.8 Mbps, and 3.2 Mbps respectively.
In terms of average peak connection speed, Malaysia is trailing behind Singapore (135.7 Mbps), Indonesia (79.8 Mbps), and Thailand (63.7 Mbps) while still ahead of Vietnam (31.4 Mbps) and The Philippines (27.0 Mbps). Globally, Malaysia is ranked 73rd in terms of average connection speed and 55th for average peak connection speed.
For those who are interested to learn more, check out the full report right here.