Top 10 Cities in Malaysia with the Fastest Broadband Speed Tests

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Broadband Speed Tests in Malaysia

Due to the advancement of technology, internet service providers are able to provide better broadband speeds to their clients and these broadband speeds are rapidly increasing. However, not all countries are able to provide their citizens with fast broadband speeds.

Ookla, the company Speedtest.net, offers a broadband index that tabulates the results of millions of broadband speed tests done each day.  This is called Net Index.  It takes the average of the broadband speed tests over the past 30 days.  In this post, we’ve used that tool to identify which cities in Malaysia have the fastest broadband and also which cities in the world have the fastest broadband.

Note: by fastest broadband, we are referring to download speed, as opposed to upload speed. This number here was recorded on 26 August 2013.

The average broadband speed worldwide is 14.19 Mbps and Malaysia does lag behind by quite a bit. The average broadband speed in Malaysia is only 4.54 Mbps, which puts the country in the 114th position when it comes to broadband speeds available in different countries.

 

How Malaysian Cities Broadband Speeds Compare

Not surprisingly, the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, has an average broadband speed test above the national average, with an average speed of 5.99 Mbps. However, the small township in Malaysia known as Bandar Baru Bangi tested a sample broadband speed average of about 22.4 Mbps, allowing it to grab the top spot.

Here is a list of the top 10 regions or cities in Malaysia with the fastest average broadband speed tests. Again, this is measured in terms of download speeds:

  1. Bandar Baru Bangi – 22.4 Mbps
  2. Damansara – 7.36 Mbps
  3. Setapak – 6.96 Mbps
  4. Nilai – 6.83 Mbps
  5. Semenyih – 6.81 Mbps
  6. Simpang Ampat – 6.33 Mbps
  7. Kuala Lumpur – 5.99 Mbps
  8. Kajang – 5.87 Mbps
  9. Petaling Jaya – 5.86 Mbps
  10. Seberang Jaya – 5.52 Mbps

See Also: Which is the Fastest Broadband Internet Service in Malaysia

To put the Malaysian cities in to context, here is a list of the top 10 cities in the world with the fastest average broadband speed tests:

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  1. Luxembourg – 120.87 Mbps
  2. Hong – 60.17 Mbps
  3. Japan – 40.73 Mbps
  4. South Korea – 39.76 Mbps
  5. Taiwan – 39.64 Mbps
  6. Netherlands – 39.00 Mbps
  7. Singapore – 38.83 Mbps
  8. Lithuania – 37.44 Mbps
  9. Sweden – 34.49 Mbps
  10. Macau – 33.05 Mbps

What are your thoughts about Malaysia’s broadband speeds? Post a thought in the comments below.

 

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Photo Credit: Net Index




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Comments

Lee

Thanks for your post and the comments. This really helps. I didn’t realize that the internet in Malaysia is so slow despite the speed. And the providers insist on putting quotas to these slow internet. Oh God.

G2

Luckly I from Bandar Baru Bangi, every day i download torrent without stopping. Oh i use streamyx unlimited package….may be i need 2 TB HDD to store my files. Hehehe 🙂

Ben Hock Seng
Nick

Nice – that would be a lot of content!

Fina

Hi Nick, have you tested the downloads in Cyberjaya and some of the other smart cities in Malaysia?

Ben Hock Seng
Nick

That’s a great question. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get data on Cyberjaya. However, here is a link to a list covering the speeds of 50 cities in Malaysia: http://www.netindex.com/download/2,26/Malaysia/. Perhaps that’ll help. (You’ll see the top 10 cities in Malaysia has even changed since I published this article.)

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