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.