Malaysia is so close to achieving universal access to the internet. The percentage of household access to the internet is at 90.1% as of 20191. The percentage of individuals using the internet has been steadily increasing over the years, and so has the number of individuals using computers1. Internationally we rank 40th place in Speedtest Global Index with 81.46Mbps fixed broadband speed in 2020 and our mobile cellular penetration is at 135.4%2.
There is, however, an existing digital divide between urban and rural households. 88.8% of urban households have access to mobile broadbands, whereas only 80.4% of rural households have access2. In Sabah, problems of the digital divide still persist in both domains, especially in rural Sabah.