What’s The Ideal Broadband Speed For Gaming In Malaysia?

By Dale Bashir on Nov 2, 2018

Battle Royale games are definitely on the rise in today's gaming trends, but they all have one thing in common: the need to be played online. From Black Ops to Overwatch, and even mobile games like PUBG and Mobile Legends, all require a strong and powerful internet connection to keep your gameplay stable and well, fun!

But what counts as good wireless internet connection when it comes to gaming? And when it comes to us in Malaysia, what is the ideal broadband speed to keep you in the game without any issues? Let’s find out.

Online Gaming Requirements

First off, here’s what you need to know about online gaming. The main requirement for online games, on top of your tech specs, is a stable upload speed and a download speed. The internet needs to support chats, character action, and visual movements of the game  which means your device will be uploading your inputs as well as downloading everybody else’s at the same time.

A rule of thumb has always been that for online games, you should have a minimum upload speed of 1 Mbps (Megabits per second) and a minimum download speed of 3 Mbps or more. That way your latency or ping would be at a comfortable speed below 150 milliseconds, which is the time it takes for your device to communicate with the game’s server will be faster and not hamper with your gaming.

The Need For Speed

So how does Malaysia fare in its ability to provide the right internet speed? Well, Malaysia ranks number 62 in the world according to the Akamai State of The Internet Report 2017. The average connection speed in Malaysia is 8.9 Mbps, with speed tests showing the average upload speed of 2.71 Mbps and the average download speed of 2.47 Mbps. Compare that to South Korea’s statistics from the same report, they have an average connection speed of 28.6 Mbps.

Country

Average Connection Speed (Mbps)

Average Upload Speed (Mbps)

Average Download Speed (Mbps)

Malaysia

8.9

2.71

2.47

South Korea

28.6

40

40

South Korea has the fastest internet speed in the world, with their upload speeds going up to 40 Mbps and download speeds of up to 40 Mbps, which is a pretty high benchmark to aim for looking at where we are now. But can Malaysia at least support the recommended connection speeds of the most popular online games currently? Here’s the minimal requirement  from your internet connection: 

Games

Recommended Connection Speed (Mbps)

League of Legends

6

Overwatch

10

Starcraft 2

3

Fortnite

3

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

3

Mobile Legends

3

Based on this, you can tell that Malaysia’s internet speed can just barely keep up with big games such as Overwatch and League of Legends. So what can we do to be able to play these games without the risk of lag and disruption?

There is a solution

In order to achieve online gaming greatness, we need to mitigate all possible problems and aim for a more stable connection that won’t let you down. This can definitely be achieved with TIME Fibre Home Broadband’s 100 Mbps connection plan, that gives you all that you need for a smooth online gameplay. For only RM 99 a month, you’ll have access to a fast internet experience along with steady upload and download speeds. Not only is it great for playing online games, it’s perfect if you’re looking to stream your games and gain popularity for your sick gaming skills.

But what if there was a way to go above and beyond for your online gaming needs? What if there was a way to not only get the best speeds in Malaysia, but also a way to future proof yourself for when video games start to really need a strong connection speed? Well say hello to TIME Fibre Home Broadband’s 1 Gbps internet experience.

It’s the fastest internet speed in Malaysia that is perfect to enjoy your favourite online games without any lag or latency issues. Running on 100% fibre optic connection directly into your home, not only will it fulfill the recommended connection speed, the gameplay will remain smooth and steady. You can also take your gaming experience to the next level by streaming to fans, playing with other friends around the world and even have an online guest star in your stream without any concern as you can be sure that the 1Gbps will keep you going no matter what. With the 1 Gbps plan, you’ll know that your internet is secured for the present and the future. Why go for anything else when you’ve already gotten the best internet speed out there?

To prove it further, here are our experiences with TIME Fibre Home Broadband’s 1Gbps with some of the biggest games of 2018 on different platforms:

PlayStation 4: Monster Hunter: World

What makes Monster Hunter: World a great online game is the ability for any players to fire an “SOS flare” during quests to seek help from hunters from all over world! This makes taking down monsters so much easier with a ragtag team that can consist of players from Japan, as far as the US and of course, Malaysia.

TIME’s 1Gbps makes teaming up with international players in Monster Hunter: World a very smooth experience as the game would only match you with players that has the same connection speeds. We’d never encountered any teammates who disconnect in the middle of a hunt due to a poor connection anymore! This is extremely crucial if you’re pursuing an Arch-Tempered or Extreme monster that usually requires a team to accomplish the quest.

As teamwork is a core component in Monster Hunter: World due to the small four-man-team in each quest, TIME’s 1Gbps has enabled us to play our parts to the fullest be it DPS or support in full lagless immersion.  

PC: Overwatch

As one of the most fast-paced and demanding multiplayer games in the world, Overwatch is both celebrated in home computers and international eSports arenas. There is without a doubt that internet connectivity is one of the central figures in every match and the defining factor in claiming victory against opponents.

TIME Fibre Home Broadband 1Gbps plan completely eliminates the fear and worry about lags and the dreaded rubber-banding issue that is well known as the cause of a bad gameplay experience.

We are provided with a peace of mind in each match as we can focus on honing our headshots with Widowmaker and Hanzo, increase reticle tracking and improve the general accuracy of each character.

Mobile: Fortnite

The most talk about battle royale game is a special development, because it supports cross-platform (crossplay) gaming between all supported platforms. This means if you’re playing Fortnite on mobile, you could be paired up with players from all over the world  who are also using different consoles (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) and computer systems (PC and macOS).

There is no guessing what we needed to be the last one standing. 1Gbps makes playing Fortnite on mobile without a hitch as we are able to breeze through the battlefield smoothly even with mobile controls. The connection proves to work flawlessly for gaming even when connected with a mobile phone.  

Best of all, TIME Internet enables you to connect as many devices to your wifi and everyone gets to enjoy the 1Gbps experience; which makes inviting your friends over for a major gaming sessions, livestreams and more even more enjoyable. So be sure to check out TIME Fibre Home Broadband’s 1Gbps plan if you’re looking to level up your gaming experience, and feel it for yourself.

 

Dale Bashir
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