Chennai has the Fastest Fixed Broadband Download Speeds in India at 32.67 Mbps: Ookla

Ookla, the credible network speed testing service today released its India’s Digital Divide: How Broadband Speed Splits the Nation analysis. In the analysis, Ookla rated Chennai as having the fastest fixed broadband speeds of the 20 largest cities in the country. Ookla rated that Chennai registered a download speed of 32.67 Mbps for fixed broadband, which is 57.7% faster than the rest of the country’s average download speed. This analysis is based on February 2018 data from tests conducted by customers using Speedtest service. Besides Chennai, fixed broadband speeds of some other metros like Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also scored higher than the country’s average of 20.72 Mbps.


Bengaluru followed Chennai in terms of in terms of fixed broadband speed as it reported average speeds of 27.2 Mbps, while Delhi ranked fifth with average speeds of 18.16 Mbps. Mumbai ranked lowest among the four big metros with an overall ranking of eighth, with fixed broadband speeds averaging 12.06 Mbps.

Ookla says that fixed broadband download speeds in India are increasing with every passing month and the same continues with February 2018 month. It is also said that Patna is by far the slowest city compared to the rest of the country, with speeds averaging 62.4% slower than the country’s average. Besides Patna, download speeds in Kanpur, Lucknow, Pune and Nagpur are significantly lower than that of their respective states.

On the states’ front, residents of Karnataka enjoy the fastest speeds in India, with a mean download speed of 28.46 Mbps during the month of February, which is 37.4% faster than the rest of the country. Tamil Nadu is a close second at 27.94 Mbps. Mizoram is the slowest with a mean download speed of 3.62 Mbps in February, which is 82.5% slower than the rest of India.

As per the report, South India occupies four of the five top spots on the list of states and union territories with the fastest broadband download speeds in India, and North India holds four of the top ten.


Alongside this report, Ookla also released its monthly data speed report namely, Ookla Speedtest Global Index and during the month of February 2017, India ranked 67th place in the world in terms of download speed over fixed broadband. India registered a download speed of 20.72 Mbps and saw a slight improvement in ranking from January when the country had ranked 65th position.

These are the fixed-line broadband speeds in India. When it comes to mobile broadband speeds, India stands in 109th place in the Ookla Speedtest Global Index with an average download speed of 9.01 Mbps and 3.66 Mbps upload speed. This is a slight improvement when compared to last month’ as India secured 112th position.

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March 14, 2018 12:20 am 12:20 AM

I am using hathway in chennai.really value for money…

Airtel User
March 14, 2018 12:17 am 12:17 AM

i dont trust ookla since it said airtel is astest tsp in india.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
March 16, 2018 10:20 am 10:20 AM


Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 13, 2018 10:38 pm 10:38 PM

Ethernet Xpress speed in Goa. Daytime speeds are under 200Mbps, night time speeds go above 230Mbps.

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Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
March 16, 2018 10:19 am 10:19 AM

And here I get less than 1.5 Mbps and high latency now on BSNL’s 10 Mbps plan :/

Sayak Roy
March 15, 2018 4:58 pm 4:58 PM

Wow….. And I am stuck with BSNL broadband

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 16, 2018 12:38 am 12:38 AM

I was stuck with BSNL broadband from 2008 to 2016. Never again. And in 2006 when I moved to Goa, I was on dial up 56Kbps modem. So yeah I’ve experienced the slowest speeds on earth till Ethernet Xpress came. But dont worry, Jio will change all that. They should come by 2020 to almost all of India with 100Mbps free for 3 to 5 months depending on when they start charging people.

Priyansh Singh
March 15, 2018 7:14 am 7:14 AM

I envy you. 🙁

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 16, 2018 12:39 am 12:39 AM

Priyansh, You’ll soon get 100Mbps connection from Jio, dunno when exactly, hope it’s by 2020 and once the 3 months or 5 months or whenever the trial period is over, you could have a choice of speeds ranging from 100Mbps to gigabit speeds. I wanna move out of the country by 2020 as I wan’t to start a life outside of India. Well, hope you won’t call me an antinational for doing that now would you? xD

Priyansh Singh
March 16, 2018 5:30 pm 5:30 PM
Why oh Why? How come you think I may call you that? Just because someone wants to start afresh in their life they don’t need to be in their own territory. Now I know people who live outside India yet they’re contributing towards our country & I know people who live in India and not leaving any stone unturned to stain the Country’s image altogether. I don’t need to tell you who all are & what act they do to be called an anti national. You yourself are smart enough to know this aren’t you? I wish all the very… Read more »
Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 17, 2018 10:20 am 10:20 AM


Priyansh Singh
March 17, 2018 3:10 pm 3:10 PM

Ok Ok why are you Screaming? Read the above Comment altered with MAN.

PS: Naam toh tumhara Ladkiyon waala hai..Meri kya Galti iss mein?