India is ranked 109th – behind countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka – in mobile Internet speeds and 76th for fixed broadband speeds globally, according to November data from Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index.
This company further said, “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. 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.”
Norway, as of November, is in top of the chart with an average download speed of 62.66Mbps. In the segment of fixed broadband, the top spot is secured by Singapore with 153.85Mbps average downloads.
Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla, Doug Suttles 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. 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 is a research firm analyzing internet speed across the glove based on consumer-initiated tests taken by real people using the Speedtest apps and website.
The determinant of internet speed is the infrastructure, quality and strength of network. The competition also catalyzes higher speed as each company tries to attain competitive advantage.
With respect to fundamentals of the India’s internet speed, a statement from Ookla added, “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 top 10 countries in terms of mobile internet speed are Norway, Netherlands, Iceland, Singapore, Malta, Australia, Hungary, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Denmark. In Fixed Broadband speed, the top 10 nations are Singapore, Iceland, Hong Kong, South Korea, Romania, Hungary, Macau, Sweden, Netherlands, and Switzerland.