India down 3 places in mobile, broadband speed: Report

ANH Desk


New Delhi, July 19: India fell 3 ranks both in mobile and fixed broadbandspeed performance in the month of June and now ranks 74th in fixed broadband speeds and 126th in mobile internet speeds globally, according to the US-based broadband speed-tester Ookla.

India ranked 71 in fixed broadband and 123 in mobile speeds in the month of May.

The current average mobile download speeds in India are 10.87 Mbps and 29.06 Mbps in fixed broadband speeds while the mobile and fixed broadband speeds in May were 11.02 Mbps and 30.03 Mbps respectively.

Even when compared to last year, India’s rank has witnessed a significant decline in terms of its position globally. In July 2018, India ranked 111 in mobile and 56 in fixed broadband speeds.

“An ever-evolving focus on sophisticated network infrastructure will always be important for fixing network quality in India. A well laid out network that is able to handle high volumes of usage is a key in supporting the internet needs of the Indian market,” said Doug Suttles, Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla.

“Despite these challenges in India (high population, large geography, high density), further advancements in both 4G and 5G network technology will continue to improve network efficiency,” he added.

As per the June Speedtest Global Index, South Korea is the leader in the world for mobile internet with an average download speed of 90.06 Mbps. Singapore still holds the top spot for fixed broadband with a 195.88 Mbps average download. (Agencies)

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