Oct 8, 2009
The latest global Broadband Quality Study revealed that three Asian countries South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong are world leaders in providing top quality consumer broadband services. Thirteen years ago Malaysia proclaimed the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) as “a gift to the world” and the centerpiece of the country’s strategic initiative to leapfrog the nation into the IT era to become one of the world IT powers.
It's a fact that Malaysia is not an international IT hotspots due to its poor quality, billion of investments in Cyberjaya failed to produce Malaysia to deliver quality broadband services to consumers. According to the 2009 Oxford/Cisco Global Broadband Quality Score survey, Malaysia ranks 53rd out of 66 countries in terms of the quality and reach of its network. Some of our leader will proudly proclaim that the country is still ahead of Somalia, Zimbabwe, Haiti and ect. Shame on you!
This year, the study covers a total of 66 countries (and 13 are from Asia); additional 24 countries compared to 2008, plus new analysis on broadband quality in more than 240 cities. In terms of Broadband Leadership score, among Asian countries, Malaysia is behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan and ahead of China and India.
Malaysia's quality of broadband below today's application threshold. We should have emerged as the worlds IT power. But why has Malaysia trailed so badly behind other countries when we were the first in the IT start-off with the proclamation of MSC in 1996? Ask yourself, who to blame?
DOWNLOAD SPEED (MALAYSIA IS AMONG THE COUNTRIES WITH THE SLOWEST DOWNLOAD SPEED; ONLY FASTER THAN SOUTH AFRICA, TUNISIA, INDIA, INDONESIA, EGYPT, NIGERIA AND KENYA)