Mobile Download Speeds in India Increased by 42.4% in 2017: Ookla Annual Global Report

In 2017, India has undergone a lot of changes in the telecom and broadband sector. Thanks to Reliance Jio, India became the world’s largest data consumption country, but what about speeds? Well, global speed test service, Ookla, in its Annual Global Report says that both the mobile download and fixed broadband download speeds in India have seen a massive rise. In the Mobile Download space, speeds are up by 42.4% at 8.80 Mbps speed, while in the fixed broadband category download speeds are up by 76.9% and secured the top spot.


In the most populous countries list of improvement in Mobile Downloads, India ranked the second position, while Pakistan came out on top. “Pakistan came out on top of the world’s largest countries with a 56.2% jump in mobile download speed during the past 12 months. India came in second in this category at 42.4% and Brazil third at 27.6%,” said Ookla in the report.

And in the most populous countries list of improvement in the Fixed Broadband Downloads, India secured the top place with a massive 76.9% YoY change at the end of November 2017. India’s overall download bandwidth at the end of November 2017 as per Ookla is 18.82 Mbps. To be noted, India is ahead of China and United States on the list.


“On the fixed broadband side, India came out on top of the world’s most populous countries for improvements to download speed during the past 12 months with an increase of 76.9%, beating China’s second place 42.3% increase and a 37.3% gain in the U.S,” stated Ookla.

And when Ookla considered the countries (non-populous) with the largest improvement in Fixed Broadband Download Speed during November 2016 to November 2017, the tiny island of Reunion, a region of France off the coast of Africa, saw the largest improvement in download speed over fixed broadband in the world with a gain of 141.5%. In this list, India secured fifth place.

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February 3, 2018 1:09 pm 1:09 PM
Aircel 2G, 3G network remains switched off consecutive 9th day now in Bangalore(atlease my area and adjoining areas). Looks like Tower companies like GTL and many have cut off power to Aircel radios due to non payment of dues. Aircel is anchor tenant on GTL towers. I do not have Aircel sim but keep checking network search at location to keep my self updated on status of weaker operators. If this continues for another few days then Aircel dooms day is soon . TATA docomo has also switched off towers since 1 month now but their customer latch on to… Read more »
February 5, 2018 2:14 am 2:14 AM

Aircel will shut down in this year most likely, maybe working on 1 or 2 circles only.

Vishal Chennai
February 3, 2018 11:55 am 11:55 AM

Still network not improved in my area started using Airtel

Aircel The No.1 Network of India
February 4, 2018 1:58 am 1:58 AM

Use Aircel an experience the best network quality and with better data speeds and widest network coverage of India.

Vishal Chennai
February 4, 2018 10:21 am 10:21 AM

First tell Aircel to launch 4G in TN

Priyansh Singh
February 3, 2018 9:30 pm 9:30 PM

Batao jabki 850 pe hai. Arre yeh Bik gaye hain.

Rhishav (Kolkata)
February 3, 2018 5:38 pm 5:38 PM

How is airtel speed in your area?

Vishal Chennai
February 3, 2018 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

Consistent 10-20mbps that’s enough for me.And now Airtel is upgrading the towers in and around my area in order implement band 40 2300 MHz.So after upgradation speeds will get increased further.

The tower which I am getting signal is within 200 meters from my house with less obstacles.That tower is used by all operators like AVOID+AIRCEL+TATA+BSNL but not jio.So except jio no matter which 4G operator I choose I get good services.

Complaining in jio is waste I complained for past 1 year still no improvement in coverage.

Aakash Hinduja
February 2, 2018 7:57 pm 7:57 PM

A complaint must be sent to TRAI against jio for throtling Some sites, ie Openload etc. Jio has throlled speed of some sites so that users dont download files. I have tested with other service provider and also JIO speed test. Jio has throttled speed of some sites.

Harmanveer Kaur
February 3, 2018 5:04 am 5:04 AM

I already mentioned that Jio have blocked all Punjabi downloading websites (music,movies,etc.) on their Punjab, Haryana and Kashmir numbers. They’re working fine on Airtel, Vodafone. Also not to mention, on my friend’s Jio Himachal SIM, those sites are opening very well.
Although i know that these websites are violation of the international piracy norms, but how can one operator stop them without the government’s consent!. It’s a serious violation of net neutrality.

Priyansh Singh
February 3, 2018 9:29 pm 9:29 PM


Girish Gowda
February 2, 2018 10:02 pm 10:02 PM

Openload works fine for me on JIO. Torrent sites won’t open though. On BSNL torrent sites along with pron sites are also blocked. This is a blatant violation by randomly blocking anything they want.