KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has reached the third spot globally for median 5G download speed, according to a report by Ookla.
According to the findings of the State of Worldwide Connectivity in 2023 report, Malaysia’s median 5G download speed in the third quarter of 2023 was 485.24 Mbps, which the Internet access performance analytics firm said was “noteworthy”.
“Despite launching its nationwide 5G network less than two years ago, Malaysia’s unconventional deployment strategy has proven effective,” it added.
Ookla noted that the Top 10 countries for 5G performance witnessed notable changes, with the United Arab Emirates claiming the top spot, surpassing South Korea.
Malaysia, India, and the Dominican Republic also made significant strides, showcasing a dynamic shift in the global 5G landscape.
Ookla said India achieved a median 5G download speed of 312.26 Mbps, putting it in 10th place worldwide.
On a global scale, the median 5G download speed experienced a substantial 20% increase in 3Q23, reaching 203.04Mpbs, compared to 168.27Mbps in 3Q22.
“This improvement aligns with a significant rise in global 5G subscriptions, indicating positive progress in user adoption of 5G and the performance of 5G networks,” said Ookla.
Source: The Star