Digital India: Internet speed in India ranks 67th in fixed broadband, 109th for mobile internet, says

According to Ookla's Speedtest Global Index, as of February, the Internet speed in India rank 67th for fixed broadband speeds and 109th for mobile internet speeds, globally.

Must Read

Sumit Deb begins new journey as CMD of NMDC

Senior PSU leader has assumed charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NMDC Limited. He succeeds N. Baijendra Kumar.

Spearheading transformation towards sustainable future in times of Covid-19

Bringing the governments, businesses, academia, and communities together to spearhead the transformational and systematic effort towards a sustainable future is needed

Tata Communications gets local telecom license in Saudi Arabia

Under Type B telecom license, Tata Communications will be able to provide Internet Service Provider and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers

Digital India: According to ’s Speedtest Global Index, as of February, the Internet speed in India rank 67th for fixed broadband speeds and 109th for mobile internet speeds, globally. In absolute terms, India’s performance in fixed broadband download speeds have gone up from average speeds of 18.82 Mbps in November 2017 to 20.72 Mbps in February 2018 but need improvement to match the world standard.

India has also shown improvement in terms of its fixed broadband download speed rank, where it is now placed 67th vis-à-vis 76th last year. While India’s rank in terms of mobile internet download speed remains same at 109th but average download speeds have risen to 9.01 Mbps in February from 8.80 Mbps in November last year.

As per Ookla’s announcement at the end of 2017, India had reported improvement in fixed broadband download speeds among the world’s most populous countries. The country captured the second slot in terms of showing most improvement in mobile data speeds

The February Speedtest Global Index shows Norway at pole position in the world for mobile internet with an average download speed of 62.07 Mbps. Singapore takes the top spot for fixed broadband with a 161.53 Mbps average download.

As internet speeds improve in India and consumers take advantage of the opportunities these speeds present, it only stands to reason that increased demand will lead to innovation across mediums that also open up new ways to create and connect with each other.

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index compares internet speed data from around the world monthly. Data for the Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month. It has 7,021 servers globally, out of which 439 Speedtest servers are present in India.

Subscribe to receive the day's headlines from Tech Observer straight in your inbox

Leave a Reply

*The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by techobserver.in. Embedding of any link and use of abusive or unparliamentary language are prohibited.
- Advertisement -

Latest in TECH

Tata Communications gets local telecom license in Saudi Arabia

Under Type B telecom license, Tata Communications will be able to provide Internet Service Provider and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers
- Advertisement -SAP Hana

Related Articles