According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index 2017, India ranks on top in terms of improving its broadband download speeds in 2017. India also captured the second slot in terms of showing most improvement in mobile data speeds among the world’s most populous countries across the globe.
In absolute terms, India’s performance in fixed broadband speeds have gone up incredibly with average speeds improving by 76.9%, leaving China and Unites States at second and third position respectively. India’s mobile data download speeds also improved by 42.4% at 8.80 mbps. Mobile data download speeds in Pakistan improved the most among populous countries by over 56%.
Coming to the end of the year, Ookla Speedtest Global index 2017 also revealed that the world’s internet speed has increased more than 30% in 2017. With a mean global speed of 20.28 Mbps, mobile downloads increased 30.1% over the last 12 months and mobile uploads increased 38.9%.
“Mobile and broadband internet speeds in India have certainly evolved in last couple of years. India still has a long way to go to catch up with countries that have top speeds around the world, however, we at Ookla are highly optimistic about the capacity for growth that is available in the Indian market,” said Mr Doug Suttles, Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla