Netizens: Internet speed in Malaysia makes viewing rich content files a chore

Netizens: Internet speed in Malaysia makes viewing rich content files a chore

PETALING JAYA - Internet speed in the country is still lagging and varies according to locations, according to netizens here.

IT executive T.Y. Teoh, 29, said the country's current Internet speed was all right for light browsing of news portals but "absolutely unacceptable" for viewing multimedia-rich content or downloading movie and audio files.

"Even watching a short clip on YouTube is frustrating because it keeps buffering," he complains.

His 3G package is supposed to be for speeds of between five and 10Mbps, but he usually only surfs at the speed of two to 3Mbps.

"For more than RM100 (S$38) monthly, I feel shortchanged."

He said 4G connectivity was no better because at different locations, the speed varied vastly.

Citing an example, he said in Petaling Jaya, the speed was usually 50Mbps but in Penang, it was only 20Mbps.

"It is the same telco provider, yet there is a big 30Mbps difference. Why?" he asked.

Bank staff P. John Eric, 38, who is "always online", said free public hot spots and 4G data plans were still unreliable and unstable.

"In other countries, you get the speed that is advertised - usable hotspots and decent speeds.

"Here, it is all hype," he said.

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