Malaysia’s 5G Dominance: Fastest Speeds and Unbeatable Consistency

Malaysia’s 5G Dominance: Fastest Speeds and Unbeatable Consistency
5G speed in Malaysia | Photo by Frederik Lipfert on Unsplash

 Malaysia continues to lead in Southeast Asia when it comes to 5G network performance. According to Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence report, Malaysia’s 5G median download speed stands at 451.79 megabytes per second (Mbps), surpassing the download speeds of Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Ookla, a global authority in connectivity analysis, reports that Singapore has a 5G median download speed of 329.73 Mbps, while Thailand and the Philippines have speeds of 129.40 Mbps and 125.14 Mbps, respectively. Additionally, Malaysia’s 5G network achieved the highest consistency score globally during the fourth quarter of 2023 (4Q 2023), reaching 97.3 per cent.

This consistency score indicates that 97.3 per cent of Speedtest Intelligence samples on Malaysia’s 5G networks exceeded the consistency threshold, which is currently set at a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 3 Mbps.

In comparison, other top countries like North Macedonia and the United Arab Emirates reported lower consistency scores of 94.1 per cent and 93.9 per cent, respectively. Regarding 5G availability, Ookla notes that Malaysia’s availability has increased to 27.0 per cent in 4Q 2023 from 21.0 per cent in 1Q. Malaysia’s 5G rollout strategy involves implementing a Single Wholesale Network (SWN) model through the establishment of Malaysia’s Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) in 2021.

Since its launch over two years ago, Malaysia’s 5G network has consistently performed well, positioning it as one of the best-performing 5G networks worldwide. The report also highlights that all states in Malaysia have seen at least a 1.45 times increase in their overall mobile speeds across various technologies.

Notably, Putrajaya, Malaysia’s government administrative city, boasts the fastest mobile median download speeds in the country, clocking in at 190.86 Mbps, which represents an increase of more than 2.5 times.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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