Inspite of so much push by the Telco’s, the average 4G speed in India is the slowest. At present, on an average, not taking into account end consumer experience, the 4G speed in India has been measured at 6 Mbps, whereas in Pakistan mobile consumers are getting 14 Mbps speed. Interestingly this is happening at a time players like Jio, Airtel and Vodafone are increasing the data limits of mobile consumers.
As per a report by OpenSignal, mobile analytics company, 4G download speed in India is the slowest across 88 countries spanning six continents. This is despite the fact that 4G has been expanding at a rapid pace across the country, and networks are being upgraded from slower 2G services. Mobile consumers in Singapore get the fastest downloads on 4G at 44 Mbps, followed closely by the Netherlands at 42 Mbps.
OpenSignal released the finding based on more than 5,000 crore measurements that were collected between October 1 and December 29 of 2017 of speed from over 38 lakh smartphone and tablet users across six continents ( 88 countries).
The primary reason cited by OpenSignal for slow speed is that the current networks in India lack the capacity to deliver connection speed much faster than 3G.