Internet in Malaysia


Internet in Malaysia

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission sets a low threshold for broadband [http://www.mcmc.gov.my/what_we_do/spectrum/SRSP/BWA-%20802.16-WiMAX-a.pdf] :

:• Malaysian broadband definition:

::– Any service beyond the scope of existing PSTN/ISDN and 2G cellular networks

::– With data rates that exceed the the normal voice-related speed (56 kbit/s for PSTN and 64 kbit/s for ISDN)

This definition is far below the primary rate interface lower limit defined by the International Telecommunications Union in ITU-R F.1399 [ [http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/wrc07/responses/abfl.pdf Microsoft Word - ABFL Groupe Intellex.doc ] ] .

Cellular broadband

Hotspot

Leased line

* [http://www.citybroadband.net.my City Broadband] - City Broadband provides high speed dedicated Ethernet broadband-over-fibreoptic in Cyberjaya with Gigabit speed capacity. City Broadband customers don't need to lease a separate line a.k.a. "leased line" to get the required dedicated bandwidth since the digital fibreoptic link/line comes together with City Broadband dedicated bandwidth at no additional leased line charge. That's why City Broadband is also known as broadband-over-fibreoptic provider.
* [http://www.nasioncom.com.my/broadband_leasedline.asp NasionCom Fixed Leased Line]
* [http://timebroadband.time.net.my/netlink/index.cfm Time NetLink] - Available in more than 1700 Ready For Service buildings all over Peninsular Malaysia.
* [http://www.tm.com.my/business/corporate_government/data_bandwidth.htm TMnet Direct] - Dedicated internet access up to 155 Mbit/s.

VSAT

* [http://www.smartmalaysia.com/smart_v2/ Smart] - C-band and Ku-band satellite connection.
* [http://www.bintulu.net/ H-Vision Smart] - C-band and Ku-band 2-way satellite broadband connection.
* [http://www.sabah.net/ Sabah.Net Smart] - C-band and Ku-band 2-way satellite broadband connection.

Wimax

On 16th March 2007, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission granted 4 wimax license to the following companies.
* Bizsurf (M) Sdn Bhd
* MIB Comm Sdn BhD
* Asiaspace Dotcom Sdn Bhd
* Redtone-CNX Broadband Sdn Bhd

MCMC expected the companies to roll out their WiMAX services to 25% of the population in the areas given to them by the end of 2007. By the end of 2009, the companies are expected to provide their services to at least 40% of the population in the areas they control. The Internet access speed is expected to be no less than 1 Mbit/s.

Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication targeted 50% household penetration by 2010 from the current household penetration of 18% as of May 2008.

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