India records highest growth in fixed broadband download speeds, ranks 68th globally: Ookla

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India recorded the highest growth in fixed broadband download speeds of 60.06Mbps, a phenomenal growth from 40.45Mbps which was recorded last year in July 2020, according to the latest data from Ookla.

The fixed broadband upload speeds have also witnessed a spike from 35.04Mbps in July 2020 to 56.47Mbps in July 2021, it revealed.

The Speedtest Global Index released by Ookla for the month of July ranks India on 68th spot, up by 7 ranks from that of last year in the fixed broadband speeds.

India’s overall performance in mobile download speeds has increased consistently, with a slight dip in months from December 2020 to April 2021, as per the Ookla findings.

While there was also a slight decrease in mobile download speeds from June 2021 to July 2021, 17.84 Mbps to 17.77 Mbps respectively, India maintained its global mobile ranking at 122nd place.

As per the July Global Speedtest Index, UAE and Monaco have maintained the top spots same as June 2021 in mobile broadband and fixed broadband with a mean download speed of 190.03Mbps and 256.70Mbps respectively.

The recent insights report by Ookla on the Indian telecom market is already anticipating growth in the network performance post 5G spectrum roll out.

According to Speedtest data, recent 5G launches in the Asia Pacific point to a potential 10x increase in median download speeds (5G vs 4G-LTE).

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index compares Speedtest data from around the world each month. Data for the Global Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month to test their internet performance.

Ramesh has over 12 years of experience in different departments of journalism. Having a strong nose for news, he has worked with The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Delhi Press, News Wire Service and Governance Today in different capacities. He is a Delhi University graduate and an alumnus of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi, and St. Xavier's School, Muzaffarpur. He loves writing over issues of social relevance. His craving for smart technology brought him to My Mobile where he has grown up to be a tech journo.

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