University of Oxford Said Business School conducted a global study on broadband connections of 66 countries. The results were announced on 30th September and can be viewed here.
Those of us using broadband and paying a hefty sum( when you are not getting value for money, that is excessive sum to me) each month would have known where Malaysia’s position is . Yes, we are among the last of the 66 countries ranked. We were ranked NO. 48.
We have wanted to be in the forefront of the internet revolution. We spent billions to create the multimedia super corridor and we created a city, cyberjaya , just for this purpose.. Yet, despite the billions spent, we are no where near our contemporaries, such as Singapore , Taiwan, South Korea or Hong Kong….
We are in the same group of poor nations sch as the Philipines.
This is the conclusion drawn by reading the results announced by prestigious university which has carried out indepth study on this.
We are not in this group of top 20,. SOuth Korea, Japan, HOng Kong and Singapore are in this group.
We are not in this group either… Taiwan is.
Yes, we are in this group of the last third..
Internet is the key to a knowledge society, which is the key for the future. Future growth will depend on the mastery of knowledge and its associated services, and not so dependent on commodities, like now.
We could have used our petrol money to put us ahead on internet infrastructure, internet highway and so on. But instead, we spent the money on the rescue of failed GLCs, and fancy projects like the F1 team…
Mediocrity is fast giving way to rots.