India witnesses a dip in global mobile and fixed broadband speeds: Ookla

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : July 20, 2019 12:29 pm

The average mobile download speeds in India are at 10.87 Mbps, while the upload speeds were at 4.33 Mbps.

India has witnessed a dip in both mobile and fixed broadband speed performance. As per the latest report by Ookla, the country has slipped 3 ranks in mobile and broadband speed performance. 


As per the Speedtet Global Index for June, India now ranks at 74th position in the fixed broadband speeds and 126th position in the mobile internet speeds globally. In May, India ranked at 71 in fixed broadband and 123 in mobile speeds. 


As per the report, the average mobile download speeds in India are at 10.87 Mbps, while the upload speeds were at 4.33 Mbps. In the broadband segment, the average download speeds are at 29.06 Mbps, while the upload speeds are at 25.85 Mbps. This is less as compared to the 11.02 Mbps average mobile download speeds and 30.03 Mbps average fixed broadband download speeds. 



The Speedtest Global Index for June reveals that South Korea leads the way in the mobile segment with 90.06 MBps download speeds followed by Norway at 64.80 Mbps, Canda at 63.63 Mbps, Australia at 63.20 and Netherlands at 60.31 Mbps. In the fixed broadband segment, Singapore tops the chart at 195.98Mbps download speeds followed by Hong Kong at 173.54 Mbps, South Korea at 144.99 Mbps, Romania 128.99 and Andorra 128.48 Mbps. 


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


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