Malaysia’s Average Connection Speed Dropped In Q3 Of 2015 Placing Malaysia



KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 – Akamai Technologies Q3 2015 State of the Internet (SOTI) report released Friday shows 4K readiness and broadband connectivity increased steadily in the third quarter of 2015. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation. 
According the Q3 2015 State of the Internet (SOTI) report, Malaysians may be one of the most globally-connected people but it’s not necessarily at a speed they want. Based on traffic data in recent reports from Ericsson, the worldwide volume of data traffic among mobile broadband consumers alone grew by 14% between the second and third quarters of 2015 and is expected to grow tenfold by 2021.

The same study also showed that almost 70% of current users are expected to be primary consumers of video consumption by 2021 – a fact that demands tremendous growth in the capacity and capabilities of current Internet infrastructure. The Ericsson report also revealed in Malaysia about 87% of Internet users already stream videos on a regular basis and this figure is expected to increase by next year. 

It is clear that the current connection speed might not be able to meet the demand for video streaming in the country. For example, the average connection speed in Malaysia is slower than Thailand and Sri Lanka in the region, and barely ahead of Vietnam! Almost two times slower than Thailand, Malaysia at 4.9 Megabits per second (Mbps) was ranked 73 in a Global survey from July to September this year.
Zooming in, South Korea had the highest average connection speed in the Asia-Pacic region at 20.5 Mbps, while India had the lowest at 2.5 Mbps. Singapore remained in the top spot for average peak connection speed at 135.4 Mbps, while India had the lowest average peak connection speed at 18.7 Mbps. For the full report, more information and infographics, please visit

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