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Indonesia scores low in video experience

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 12, 2018   /   09:14 am
Indonesia scores low in video experience A user playing a video game on smartphone. (Shutterstock/File)

Indonesians experience some of the poorest quality online video compared with other Southeast Asian countries, a recent study has shown.

The study, conducted by OpenSignal, a United States-based company that specializes in mapping wireless coverage, found that Indonesia scored a total 45 out of the maximum 100 in its indicators, thus putting the country in sixth place out of the eight surveyed countries in the region.

In comparison, Singapore scored the highest at 67, while the Philippines scored the lowest at 35. Interestingly, Myanmar, a country that only recently opened up to foreign investment, ranked the second best at 55.

The study, which was conducted from June to September, attributed Indonesia’s poor video-watching experience to slow internet download speeds, which averaged less than 10 megabits per second (mbps) in Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

“It is no surprise that the six countries have a low score,” said OpenSignal as reported by kompas.com.

OpenSignal also compared the video-watching experience between five Indonesian telecommunication service providers and found that the highest scorer was Telkomsel ( 53 ) followed by XL ( 45 ), Smartfren ( 40 ), Tri ( 39 ) and Indosat ( 31 ).

OpenSignal said that Telkomsel’s and XL’s scores were just “fair” because “very good” meant scoring over 65. (brf)