Widen the Net
April 1, 2007 9:24pm CST
Broadband penetration is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage in many countries, and new studies are linking broadband penetration with higher GDP growth. This come as not a surprise since that broadband usage opens the door to myriad possibilities that affect people from all walks of life. Malaysia (the country that I am living in) lags behind in broadband penetration at a rate of 3.3% (per 100 inhabitants) and 11.0% (per 100 household. These data is taken from The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission as of Q4 2006. And that too on Internetr speeds that some consider to be too low!On the Service Provider field, we are relying on the sole effort of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (broadband market in Malaysia is quite monopolised by TM)will never be enough. I feel that more competition in this area is needed to bring about better services and better price. And definitely I am not quite happy with the broadband services in Malaysia especially when it comes to speed and also the price. How happy are you with the level of broadband services in your respective countries?
2 Apr 07
well,as for me,i hope it can be as fast as possible,i cant bear the jam on internet.yes,its price is a bit high,but i can save a lot of time.i hope one day broadband will be reasonably priced.and braoadband will be to its limitation in speed,if it is fast enough,how can it be faster? :)well,i dont know the technology,just wondering.