Malaysia second in broadband penetration within peer group

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Internet Malaysia1Malaysia came in second behind Russia among 26 nations with resource and efficiency-driven economies in the Connectivity Scorecard 2013, thanks to its wide broadband penetration.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia surpassed ASEAN countries including Thailand (13), Vietnam(14), Philippines (18) and Indonesia (20) in broadband penetration. Singapore is ranked under another grouping for innovation-driven economies, The Star reported.

“This global ICT Index is the first of its kind to rank countries, not only on their development of ICT infrastructure but also to measure the extent in which governments, businesses and consumers make use of connectivity technologies to enhance social and economic prosperity,” he said.

Speaking at the launch of V Telecoms Berhad’s Global IP Transit services on October 28, Muhyiddin said it was a pleasure to note Malaysia had been consistent in the scorecard, being in the top three positions in the past few years. He said Malaysia’s broadband penetration rate reached 67 per cent since September compared to just 22 per cent in 2008.

“Global studies have shown a direct correlation between GDP growth rates and Internet broadband penetration rates,” he said.

He added the World Bank had indicated that a 10 per cent rise in Internet broadband penetration would lead to an increase of 1.21 percentage points in economic growth or 1.38 percentage points for low and middle income countries.

“On that note, I commend V Telecoms for rolling out their fibre optic technology throughout the country to connect the disconnected,” he said.

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Malaysia came in second behind Russia among 26 nations with resource and efficiency-driven economies in the Connectivity Scorecard 2013, thanks to its wide broadband penetration. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia surpassed ASEAN countries including Thailand (13), Vietnam(14), Philippines (18) and Indonesia (20) in broadband penetration. Singapore is ranked under another grouping for innovation-driven economies, The Star reported. "This global ICT Index is the first of its kind to rank countries, not only on their development of ICT infrastructure but also to measure the extent in which governments, businesses and consumers make use of connectivity technologies to...

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Internet Malaysia1Malaysia came in second behind Russia among 26 nations with resource and efficiency-driven economies in the Connectivity Scorecard 2013, thanks to its wide broadband penetration.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia surpassed ASEAN countries including Thailand (13), Vietnam(14), Philippines (18) and Indonesia (20) in broadband penetration. Singapore is ranked under another grouping for innovation-driven economies, The Star reported.

“This global ICT Index is the first of its kind to rank countries, not only on their development of ICT infrastructure but also to measure the extent in which governments, businesses and consumers make use of connectivity technologies to enhance social and economic prosperity,” he said.

Speaking at the launch of V Telecoms Berhad’s Global IP Transit services on October 28, Muhyiddin said it was a pleasure to note Malaysia had been consistent in the scorecard, being in the top three positions in the past few years. He said Malaysia’s broadband penetration rate reached 67 per cent since September compared to just 22 per cent in 2008.

“Global studies have shown a direct correlation between GDP growth rates and Internet broadband penetration rates,” he said.

He added the World Bank had indicated that a 10 per cent rise in Internet broadband penetration would lead to an increase of 1.21 percentage points in economic growth or 1.38 percentage points for low and middle income countries.

“On that note, I commend V Telecoms for rolling out their fibre optic technology throughout the country to connect the disconnected,” he said.

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