India climbs two ranks in speed test for mobile broadband speed but fixed broadband speed dips: Ookla

India climbs two ranks in speed test for mobile broadband speed but fixed broadband speed dips: Ookla
  • Ookla released the list of countries with top and low internet speeds.
  • According to a network insights company, Papua and Ukraine emerged as top gainers.
  • India’s rank dropped by four ranks in fixed broadband performance.
India has climbed two spots in the global ranking for median cell internet speeds in April 2022. In Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, India managed to increase the download speed from 13.67 Mbps to 14.19 Mbps in April, meanwhile fixed broadband speed dropped from 48.15 Mbps to 48.09 Mbps. Broadband speeds in India have dipped, but at the same time, mobile download speeds have increased.

These numbers helped India to reach 118th rank globally but a drop in download speed has taken the country to 76th rank from 72nd rank.

Countries with leading internet speed
According to the latest rankings, United Arab Emirates and Singapore gained the top spots as UAE has a median download speed of 134.48 Mbps for mobile and Singapore has 207.61 Mbps for fixed broadband.
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War struck country Ukraine following Papua and New Guinea was among the biggest gainers in April 2022. Ukraine gained the highest number for median mobile broadband efficiency and Papua for fixed broadband performance.

According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data for March this year, Reliance Jio delivered the fastest download speeds. During March, Reliance Jio offered an average speed of 21.20 Mbps in February. Vodafone Idea and Airtel delivered 17.9 Mbps and 13.7 Mbps download speeds respectively.

In terms of upload speed, Vodafone Idea led the category with an average upload speed of 8.2 Mbps, followed by Jio at 7.3 Mbps, and Airtel at 6.1 Mbps.

On the silver jubilee occasion of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is planning to roll out 6G connectivity by 2030. Currently, the Indian telecom industry is gearing up to roll out 5G connectivity later this year.

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