So according to a report by broadband speed analysis firm Ookla, our noisy neighbours India have been ranked behind there Asian neighbours, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal at 128th spot in mobile broadband speed for September 2019.The country, however, was far ahead of its South Asian neighbours at 72nd place in fixed-line broadband speed during the reported month.
So the Ookla’s Speed test Global Index has found global average download speed of 29.5 megabit per second and an upload speed of 11.34 mbps. In regards to who was on top of the list, it should be noted that it was South Korea who got the number one spot in the global chart with a top download speed of 95.11 mbps and upload speed of 17.55 mbps in mobile network. Compared to the download speed of 11.18 mbps and upload speed of 4.38 mbps in India, India seem to be way behind in terms of Mobile network Internet. It is worth noting that “Airtel was the fastest mobile operator in 11 of India’s largest cities and tied with Jio in a 12th during second and third quarters 2019. Airtel’s highest Speed Score was measured in Nagpur. Vodafone was the fastest mobile operator in two cities and Idea in one,” the report said for India.
In terms of countries found in South Asia, Sri Lanka led as they took the 81st spot in mobile network with an estimated download speed of 22.53 mbps and upload speed of 10.59 mbps. Pakistan was ranked 112th with a download speed of 14.38 mbps and upload speed of 10.32 mbps, while Nepal ranked in at 119th.While India lagged in download, the 4G network availability in the country was far higher at 87.9 per cent compared to Pakistan and Bangladesh with 58.9 and 58.7 per cent 4G availability in the second and the third quarter of 2019.
According to the report, “In the second and third quarter 2019, Jio led the way with an impressive 99.1 per cent 4G Availability. Airtel came in second with 94.9 per cent, followed by Idea (87.5 per cent) and Vodafone (85.2 per cent),”
The fixed line segment Ookla found average global download speed was 69.1 mbps and upload was 36.52 in the month of September. Singapore topped the global fixed line broadband chart with download speed of 196.88 mbps and upload speed of 203.31 mbps.India led the South Asia countries list at 72nd position with an average download speed of 34.07 mbps and 31.24 mbps upload speed.