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Malaysia internet speed is behind Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and China

Those bigots still believe Malaysia is a leading nation in South East Asia should wake up now.

The download speed ranking

Philippines: 56
Vietnam: 57
Thailand: 64
China: 73
Malaysia: 90


TM to review broadband rates periodically
News 2010-08-06 18:48

BALING, Friday 6 August 2010 (Bernama) — Telekom Malaysia (TM) will review broadband rates from time to time to keep the Internet service cheap to enable more people to subscribe to the service, says chairman Datuk Dr Halim Shafie.

He said TM was giving this commitment in tandem with the government’s goal to ensure Internet penetration in the country, especially in rural areas, is increased to 75% by the end of 2015.

TM however has no plans to reduce the broadband subscription rate in the near future owing to service cost and the service provided by other companies in the market place was still at competitive level, he said.

“Actually, Telekom Malaysia’s Streamyx broadband service is cheap. There is a package for only RM38 a month. The people can subscribe to this affordable rate with a speed of 384 kilobit per second,” he told reporters after the launch of TM’s smart school adoption programme by Kedah Education Director Shahidan Abdul Rahman at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tembak in Kuala Ketil.

Dr Halim said the people can subscribe to a faster broadband service by paying a bit more or sign up for the High Speed Broad Band (HSBB) at RM149 a month.

“RM149 a month is still reasonable. People always compare our rate with that of Singapore’s. Our cost is different because we have to put in place various infrastructures, this incurs high cost, particularly in rural and interior areas,” he said.

Dr Halim said Telekom Malaysia was stepping up efforts to increase the Internet penetration rate among households in interior areas by providing attractive packages like TM Broadband Package with IMalaysia Computer.

TM will also upgrade the HSBB service by linking UniFi service to 22 telecommunication exchange by year-end, he said.

He also sad HSBB service will be expanded to industrial and housing estates in Penang, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor.

The industrial areas include Kulim Hi-Tech Park in Kedah, Bayan Baru in Penang and Johor Baharu while the residential areas are Wangsa Maju, Sungai Buloh, Melawati, Kepong, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya and Damansara.

HSBB promises faster service at 10Mbps (megabit per second) as compared to Streamyx 4Mbps, he said.

Dr Shafie said TM was preparing to facilitate more people to enjoy HSBB service by expanding coverage areas outside Klang Valley.

TM proposes o have 750,000 HSBB lines nationwide by year-end, he said.

“The target is achievable as TM has provided over 450,000 HSBB lines nationwide so far. Under the HSBB project, TM will fork out RM11.3 billion, while the government will come up with RM8.9 billion,” he said.

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felix says:

malaysia is poor country going to bankrupt lead by loser mindset. definately lost out to everyone. compare to china ,don be kiding ,malaysia citizen average income are lower than china definately truth. malaysia should compare to “our speed is FASTER than affrica nobody knows area.”, Don forever compare to china anymore, why don compare to singapore?

nkkhoo says:

China GDP per capita is USD 1,700, your mother taught you 1700 is higher than 7000, Malaysia GDP?

Gambit says:

China people can survice on low income.

Already The Sun has shown that RM5K income is not sufficient for a person living in KL. That’s why Lotus Tan Lian Hoe has asked Malaysians to g ow their own vegetables. Gerakan Boleh, boleh bungkus!

csh says:

Still slow duh! And expensive!