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India fell 3 ranks in Data transfer on SpeedTest Global Index

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Speedtest, an App that shows your network data performance has recently updated its Speedtest Global Index. In the month of June, India fell 3 ranks both in mobile and fixed broadband speed performance. Now, India ranks 74th in fixed broadband speeds and 126th in mobile internet speeds globally.

India’s performance is on a decline in both fixed broadband and mobile download speeds as compared to a performance last month. During May, India ranked at 71 in fixed broadband and 123 in mobile speeds. The current average mobile download speeds in India are 10.87 Mbps and 29.06 Mbps in fixed broadband speeds. The mobile and fixed broadband speeds in May were 11.02 Mbps and 30.03 Mbps respectively. The full analysis of India’s performance can be viewed at this URL- https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/india#mobile.

Comparing data to that of last year, India’s rank has witnessed a significant decline in terms of its position globally. In July 2018, India ranked 111 in mobile and 56 in fixed broadband speeds. Singapore still holds the top spot for fixed broadband with a 195.88 Mbps average download.

Referencing the Speedtest Global Index, Doug Suttles, Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla said “An ever-evolving focus on sophisticated network infrastructure will always be important for fixing network quality in India. India is one of the geographically largest and most populated country in the world, meaning a well laid out network that is able to handle high volumes of usage is a key in supporting the internet needs of the Indian market. Despite these challenges in India (high population, large geography, high density), further advancements in both 4G and 5G network technology will continue to improve network efficiency.”

The Speedtest Global Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month. The company claims they have 40 million active users in India conducting over 800,000 tests a day.

 

Also Read:- Union Budget 2019: What Does It Mean To Tech Industry In India

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