Malaysians, if you've been looking at your internet bill and thought, "Am I overpaying for this crappy internet?", you're right. At least, according to this study by Surfshark.
The privacy protection toolset maker recently released its findings in itsGlobal Internet Value Index survey, which highlights countries that are overpaying for their internet connection plan.
Malaysia ranks 48th in the world. That's 34 percent lower than the global average. In Asia, the country ranks 12th, 36 percent lower than the regional average.
In Southeast Asia, Malaysia sits in fourth place with Singapore leading the charge. In fact, Singapore sits second after Israel when it comes to enjoying the best value.
The study, which ranked 117 countries, found that 61 percent of people in the world are overpaying for their internet services.
These nations were ranked based on the Internet Value index (IVi).
"The IVi is determined by fixed broadband internet and mobile internet speed-to-affordability ratios," Surfshark says, adding that there are four pillars that directly influence the quality to affordability aspect.
Indicator 1: Time to work to afford fixed broadband internet (hours).
Indicator 2: Time to work to afford mobile internet (hours).
Indicator 3: Median fixed broadband download speed (Mbps).
Indicator 4: Median mobile internet download speed (Mbps).
If you're curious about these indicators, you can check out the methodology section of Surfshark's Global Internet Value Index.
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