According to a report from Ookla Speedtest, India has been ranked 131st in terms of Global Mobile Data Speeds. The fact that India is the world’s second-largest smartphone market and offers one of the cheapest mobile data rates makes it even worse.
According to Ookla‘s Speedtest Global Index for September 2020, the average mobile download speed is 12.07 Mbps which is well below the global average of 35.26 Mbps. In addition, the average upload speed and latency in India is 4.31 Mbps and 52ms which is again below the global average of 11.22 Mbps and 42ms respectively.
In comparison, the neighbouring countries of India like Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are placed even higher on the list at 102, 116, and 117th positions respectively. If we are to talk about the fixed-line broadband category, India is placed slightly higher at the 70th place with an average speed of 46.47 Mbps. But this number is still is below Ghana, Moldova and Malta.
But there is a glimmer of hope as the Indian telecom Jio is rumoured to test 5G in partnership with Qualcomm. If all things go well, 5G could arrive in the Indian soil soon. Read more about it here.
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