Between January to November 2016, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has apparently embarked on national-level network performance test for Internet and voice calls. This program is generally meant to measure the network performance of local telcos and ISPs manage as well as to see if they are able to adhere to the agency’s mandatory standards for Quality of Service (QoS).
For cellular-based services, MCMC has stated that their throughput speed has to reach a minimum speed of 650 kbps for at least 65% of the time while WiMAX-based services, they need to have similar minimum speed for at least 80% of the time. The differences between the requirements is due to the fact that WiMAX services don’t have to carry voice load for their customers.
At the same time, MCMC has also deemed that the network latency must not be more than 250 ms at least 70% of the time alongside packet loss rate of under 3%. The results of the 11-month test was finally published yesterday and this is how it looked like:
In general, the agency has stated in its report that Maxis is leading all telcos in terms of average download speed although it was edged by Digi in terms of average latency and Celcom for latency percentage. However, Maxis still has the lowest packet loss rate among the four main telcos that were involved in the test.
MCMC also noted that Maxis has the fastest download speed within all regions in Malaysia with the exception for Central region of Peninsular Malaysia. In the said region which covers Klang Valley and Negeri Sembilan, it was apparently Celcom that managed to provide the fastest download speed for users.
As for the two WiMAX providers, they clearly not able to match the speed provided by telcos although it seems that Yes generally performs better than P1. To learn more, check out the full report over at MCMC’s official website.