Friday, July 20, 2007

50% of Malaysian household to have broadband by 2010

Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said by 2010, 50% of Malaysian household will be able to enjoy broadband Internet access as compared to the current 12% of the 5.5 million households in Malaysia.

He also commented that eventhough our country has the well-developed broadband access, it does not reflected in the International ranking as our country is occupying the lower spot in the ranking.

Personal opinion:
I believe the main issue doesn't lies with the infrastructures but more on the services provided by the service providers. There are some positive comments on the latest iZZi wireless broadband technology on this post - iZZi: Malaysian Mobile Wireless Broadband Services.

The standard of the current Malaysian broadband services is a popular topic for discussion nowadays. The recent poll conducted at this blog indicated a negative-inclined rating by the audience where 76% polled Bad and Very Bad for the broadband services. Although this may not be a reliable instrument to justify the argument above, nevertheless it did show the level of user's satisfaction on the services rendered. It is hope that more improvement can be seen in the very near future to gain back the users confidence.

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