Burning Up the 5G Superhighway: Malaysia’s Speeds Are Second-Fastest in Asia Pacific

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Though outpaced by South Korea for 5G download speeds, Malaysia still clocks in with a solid – and impressive – second-place ranking.

Malaysia has secured the second-fastest 5G download speed in the Asia-Pacific region, boasting an impressive 337.7 megabits per second (Mbps), according to Opensignal’s data.

Leading the pack is South Korea with an impressive speed of 436.7 Mbps, followed by Malaysia in second place with 337.7 Mbps, and Singapore securing third with 292.9 Mbps. India and New Zealand trail closely behind, claiming the fourth and fifth spots with speeds of 280.7 Mbps and 259.6 Mbps, respectively.

There’s a catch, though: While Malaysia’s 5G speeds are objectively outstanding, adoption of the tech remains relatively low – just 30.1% of all connected devices in Malaysia are 5G-capable.

Less than a third of connected devices in Malaysia are 5G-capable | Image Credit: Ookla

Opensignal’s analysis also highlights significant speed enhancements across various markets, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. The deployment of 5G, coupled with increased adoption and efficient use of spectrum assets, contributes to these improvements.

According to Opensignal, the Asia-Pacific region experienced an average speed increase of 5.2 Mbps. Notably, India, Malaysia, and South Korea saw the most significant speed boosts within the region, with increases of 36.1 Mbps, 17.9 Mbps, and 14.8 Mbps, respectively.

5G technology offers subscribers faster speeds and lower latency compared to 4G, enhancing the overall digital experience by enabling quicker website loading and smoother app performance.

Amid the pandemic, many countries in the Asia-Pacific region expedited their 5G rollout to accommodate the rising demand for digital transactions. Consequently, the region is poised to emerge as one of the largest 5G markets globally by 2025.

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For a great primer of 5G technology and what it can mean for you, CLICK HERE.

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