By Hispanic Business
Back in 1988, the world's first submarine fibre optic telephone cables were laid on the ocean floors, linking the United States and Europe, in a move that revolutionised the telecommunications industry. With the advent of fibre optics, the Internet also became faster and information, data, video and voice from the other side of the world can travel at the speed of light. Malaysia's telecommunications service providers like Telekom Malaysia Bhd and others also jumped on the bandwagon, forming partnerships and pay rentals to other countries such as Singapore to hitch a ride on their information highway. Over the decades however, Internet traffic became heavier, crowded and slower, dragging the broadband speed down to a snail's pace – at the expense of the users.