As per Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index 2017, India ranks on top in terms of improving its broadband download speeds in 2017. India also captured the second slot in terms of showing the most improvement in mobile data speeds among the world’s most populous countries across the globe. Just a few day ago a report from Ookla said that India is in 109th position in the mobile internet speed and 76th position for fixed broadband speed, globally.
India’s performance in fixed broadband speeds has gone up incredibly with average speeds improving by 76.9%, leaving China and Unites States at second and third position respectively. India’s mobile data download speeds also improved by 42.4% at 8.80 Mbps. Mobile data download speeds in Pakistan improved the most among populous countries by over 56%. Coming to the end of the year, Ookla Speedtest Global index 2017 also revealed that the world’s internet speed has increased more than 30% in 2017. With a mean global speed of 20.28 Mbps, mobile downloads increased 30.1% over the last 12 months and mobile uploads increased 38.9%. 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. It has 7,021 servers globally, out of which 439 Speedtest servers are present in India. Internet speed has improved in India and consumers take advantage of the opportunities these speeds present, it only stands to reason that increased demand will lead to innovation across mediums that also open up new ways to create and connect with each other.
“Mobile and broadband internet speeds in India have certainly evolved in last couple of years. 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,” said Mr Doug Suttles, Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla
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