India’s rank dipped to 121 in mobile speeds globally: Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index

Ookla has released updates to its Speedtest Global Index for April 2019. As per the report, India’s rank has remained at 68th position in fixed broadband speeds globally and has decreased in ranking to 121 in mobile speeds. While India has maintained its position in fixed broadband with average download speeds of 29.25 Mbps, the country has witnessed a dip in mobile speeds with average download speed of 10.71 Mbps.

As per Ookla’s announcement in the beginning of 2018, India spotted 67th rank for fixed broadband speeds and 109th for mobile internet speeds, globally. In absolute terms, India’s performance in mobile speeds has deteriorated from that of in last year.

The April Speedtest Global Index shows Norway at pole position in the world for mobile internet with an average download speed of 65.41 Mbps. Singapore takes the top spot for fixed broadband with a 197.50 Mbps average download.

Ookla Co-founder and General Manager Doug Suttles said, “Networks are extremely complex entities whose performance is impacted by everything from quality of physical infrastructure to the geographical regions they are placed. India has unique challenges due to both the country’s large geographic size and population. The number of people using a network at a given time is one of the biggest factors for network congestion and slow down. Overall, we believe they are doing an admirable job given the complexities of the market.”

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. The company has 40 million active users in India conducting over 800,000 tests a day.

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