Thursday, November 18, 2010

World's broadband speed and cost-See how much Malaysians are overpaying?

It has always cross my mind--The cost of broadband in Malaysia is way too high. And with the unstable wireless broadband, it just make most of us hate those empty promising companies saying this high speed that high speed.

Coming YES.my with a promising 4-5 times faster than the current 3G speed, will it be cheaper as compared to the world's or regional surrounding? Let's do a serious study on this.

Japanese Broadband World's Fastest

Japan, France, Korea, Sweden, and New Zealand led all countries surveyed in advertised broadband download speeds (see Figure 1). Japan led all countries with an advertised 93,693 Mbits per second speed, followed by France at 44,157 Mb/s, Korea at 43,301 Mb/s, Sweden 21,423 Mb/s, and New Zealand at 13,595 Mb/s broadband speed.
oecd broadband speed by country october 2007

Finland, Germany, and Switzerland Lead all Countries in Broadband Prices
Finland (31.2 equivalent USD), Germany (32.2), Switzerland (32.7), the UK (33.3), and Denmark (33.6) led all countries in the lowest average prices for broadband service (see Figure 2). The US came in 21st place at $53.1 USD for the average monthly broadband subscription fee. Mexico, Turkey, the Slovak Republic, and the Czech Republic came in with the highest average monthly rates topping out at nearly $89/month for broadband service.oecd broadband average monthly price by country october 2007 

Japan Leads all Countries in Price per Megabitoecd broadband price per megabit per second by country october 2007 

Broadband Penetration Rankings
oecd broadband penetration versus gdp q2-2007
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The above are some old data, let's look at some newer data compilations

Number one is, predictably, Japan, where the average broadband speed is 60mbps and they pay $0.27 per 1mbps.
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Refering to my previous post on Yes 4G

YTL Communications-- Yes 4G, 3 to 5 times faster than 3G !!!

Our 4G network is 3 to 5 times faster than 3G simply because it was designed for the Internet of today. 3G however was built for voice. So when 3G networks try to move data on old technology, it becomes slow and congested.

Yes is an all-IP network that is designed with the Internet in mind. This enables us to provide a faster and more reliable mobile Internet experience. We are also able to provide 100% digital, Quality-of-Service (QoS) voice calls. So what you get with Yes is consistency and quality, even when you're running network-intensive activities like multi-party video conferencing and streaming HDTV on the go.
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Now look at our most competitive neighbour-Singapore
Their current ISP:
Dial-up providers

* SingNet (Speed: 56kbit/s)
* Pacnet (Speed: 56kbit/s)

ADSL providers

* SingNet (Plans: 6 Mbit/s, 10 Mbit/s, 15 Mbit/s, 25 Mbit/s (only available on mio Plan))
* StarHub (Plans: Various but only available to Business users in the CBD area)
* Pacnet (Plans: 512 kbit/s, 1.5 Mbit/s (On-demand))
* M1 (Plans: 5 Mbit/s, 8 Mbit/s)

Cable broadband providers

* StarHub (Plans: 3 Mbit/s, 6 Mbit/s, 16 Mbit/s, 30 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s)
* Pacnet (Plans: 8 Mbit/s, 12 Mbit/s, 30 Mbit/s)
* M1 (Plans: 15 Mbit/s, 30 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s)

Optical Fiber broadband providers

* OpenNet (Passive Infrastructure Company ; NetCo ; Wholesale)
* Nucleus Connect (Active Infrastructure Company ; OpCo ; Wholesale)
* Retail Service Providers
o M1 (Residential Plans: 25 Mbit/s, 50 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s, 1 Gbit/s) (Business Plans: 10 Mbit/s, 25 Mbit/s, 50 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s)
o SingTel (Residential Plans: 150 Mbit/s, 200 Mbit/s) (Business Plans: 30 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s)
o StarHub (Residential Plans: 100 Mbit/s, 150 Mbit/s, 200 Mbit/s, 1 Gbit/s) (Business Plans: 100 Mbit/s)
o SuperInternet (Residential Plan: 100 Mbit/s) (Business Plan: 100 Mbit/s)
o LGA Telecom (Business Plan: 10 Mbit/s)
o Pacnet (Plans TBD)

Wireless Broadband (HSDPA and Wimax) providers

* M1 (Plans: 1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 4 Mbit/s, 7.2 Mbit/s, 21 Mbit/s)
* Qmax (Plans: 256 kbit/s 512 kbit/s, 1 Mbit/s, 1.5 Mbit/s)
* StarHub (Plans: 2 Mbit/s, 7.2 Mbit/s, 21 Mbit/s)
* Pacnet (Plans: 512 kbit/s)
* SingTel (Plans: 1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 7.2 Mbit/s, 14.4 Mbit/s)

And Singapore future plan 2012:
Ultra high-speed broadband by 2012 in Singapore (Article back in 2008!)

SINGAPORE, 29 SEPTEMBER 2008 – The Singapore government has selected the proposal from the OpenNet Consortium to design, build and operate the passive infrastructure for the Next Generation National Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN).
The announcement was made by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA), Dr Lee Boon Yang on 26 September. “Users can look forward to innovative services from as early as 2010,” he said.
Ultra high-speed broadband by 2012
According to this scheme, by 2012, 95 per cent of homes and offices nationwide will be connected to Singapore’s ultra high-speed and pervasive Next Gen NBN. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said that in two years’ time, 60 per cent of homes and offices can already expect to have access to this new, pervasive, all-fibre network.
“It’s still too early for us to say which areas will roll out the Next Gen NBN ahead of others, but we will seek to meet the initial 60 per cent target,” Dr Lee said.
OpenNet is led by Axia NetMedia Corporation with Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd and SP Telecommunications Pte Ltd as the other members of the consortium. The NetCo Request-for-Proposal (RFP) was launched on 11 December 2007 and closed on 5 May 2008 with proposals from two consortia, namely Infinity and OpenNet.
The proposal
According to the IDA, as the selected NetCo, OpenNet will design, build and operate the passive infrastructure of the Next Gen NBN that will be capable of delivering speeds of up to 1 Gbps and beyond. The Government will provide a grant of up to S$750 million to the NetCo to support the network rollout, said the agency.
“Besides the grant, OpenNet estimates an additional S$2 billion in investment expenditure on the network over this 25-year license period,” Dr Lee said.
The scheme will bring good news for the public and the companies. OpenNet will offer attractive wholesale prices of SG$15 per month per residential fibre connection and S$50 per month per non-residential fibre connection, to the Operating Companies or OpCos.
Such wholesale prices are expected to bring about competitive retail prices in the ultra-high speed broadband market, the agency said.
With the selection of the NetCo, said the agency, OpenNet is expected to work closely with IDA to provide the necessary network information for Next Gen NBN Operating Company (OpCo) RFP bidders to finalise their bid submissions, which are expected to be due on 14 November 2008. (With additional reporting by Jared Heng)

Where is Malaysia now? 3-5 times faster than 3G? People are already offering 100Mbps, now waiting for ultra high speed fiber optic!

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