Do you know where India ranks in mobile internet speeds?


According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index:

India is at 109th position – even behind our small neighbour countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka – in mobile Internet speeds and globally India ranks 76th for fixed broadband speeds. These ranking is based on the november’s data!

On Monday, the company said in a release while announcing the results.”At the start of 2017, the average mobile download speed in India was 7.65Mbps. Heading into the end of the year, average mobile download speed is 8.80Mbps as of November. That’s a 15 percent increase.”

Also, “While mobile speeds increased modestly, fixed broadband speeds increased dramatically. Average fixed broadband download speed in January was 12.12Mbps. As of November, it’s at 18.82Mbps, a close to 50 percent jump.”

Like most indexes, Norway ranks first in the world for mobile Internet speeds too with an average download speed of 62.66Mbps. And for fixed broadband speed Singapore tops the list with 153.85Mbps average downloads.

Doug Suttles, Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla said,”Both mobile and fixed broadband Internet in India are getting faster, that’s good news for all Indian consumers no matter which operator or plan they use to access the Internet.”

He went on “India still has a long way to go to catch up with countries that have top speeds around the world, however, we at Ookla are highly optimistic about the capacity for growth that is available in the Indian market and look forward to watching how the market grows in this coming new year.”

Ookla all over the world analyses the speed of internet which is based upon consumer-initiated tests using the Speedtest apps and website.

The statement read “Over 17 billion tests have been taken with Speedtest to date. From our observations in these markets, there are a handful of factors that consistently tend to drive advances in internet speeds and performance. These factors also apply to growth in India.”

The most crucial factor is sufficient infrastructure.The foundation for the high speed is the strength and quality of networks. Another thing that matters is competition. as the  operators compete against each other to provide the fastest speeds and the best plans for users.

And the last factor but not the least in improving speeds is the consideration of new technologies that may boost network performance.