India Lacks Behind In Internet Speed, Ookla Report SuggestsNovember 05, 2019 11:29
According to the September 2019 mobile broadband speed test conducted by Ookla, it reported that India ranked at the 128th position, after its neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. The broadband speed analysis was what provided with a better outlook on the situation involved.
India, however, was place quite high above in the list in comparison to its other South Asian neighbours, being placed in the 72nd position when it came round to the fixed line broadband speed that was reported during the month.
According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, it found that the average global download speed was 29.5 megabit per second while the upload speed was around 11.3 mbps. Amidst them all, South Korea topped the chart with a download speed of 95.11 mbps followed by an upload speed of 17.55 mbps in the mobile network. When it came round to India, they found that the download speed was around 11.18 mbps while the upload speed was 4.38 mbps.
As per the report, it stated saying, “Airtel was the fastest mobile operator in 11 of India's largest cities and tied with Jio in a 12th during second and third quarters 2019. Airtel's highest Speed Score was measured in Nagpur. Vodafone was the fastest mobile operator in two cities and Idea in one.”
Sri Lanka was the one that led on the South Asian countries by being at the 81st position. They had a download speed of 22.53 mbps along with an upload speed of 10.59 mbps. Pakistan further ranked in the 112th position with a download speed of 14.38 mbps and upload speed of 10.32 mbps. Nepal secured the 119th position following that.
Even with the lack of internet speed, the availability of the 4G network across the country was 87.9% higher in comparison to Pakistan and Bangladesh with 58.9% and 58.7%.
The report further clarified stating, “In the second and third quarter 2019, Jio led the way with an impressive 99.1 per cent 4G Availability. Airtel came in second with 94.9 per cent, followed by Idea (87.5 per cent) and Vodafone (85.2 per cent).”
According to the report, “Jio was the fastest provider for fixed broadband in five of India's largest cities during second (Q2) and third (Q3) quarter 2019. ACT was the fastest in four and tied in a fifth. HathwayNSE 2.80 % showed the highest Speed Score on fixed broadband in Chennai during Q2-Q3, 2019 . ACT Fibernet had the highest Speed Score in Jaipur and Lucknow.”
By Somapika Dutta