India lags behind most Asian countries, including Pakistan, in mobile internet speed: Survey

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The country’s ranking on the Speedtest Global index slipped to 121 of 138 countries in April.

India continues to be a laggard when it comes to internet speeds on its mobile and fixed broadband networks.

The country’s ranking on the Speedtest Global index for mobile internet speeds, slipped to 121 in April this year, compared with 120 in the previous month. The index is a monthly ranking of 138 countries, developed by the Seattle-headquartered analytics firm Ookla.

India’s position on the index has been sliding since December last year, when it was ranked 108. This skid to 119 in January, dipped further to 120 in February and then stayed flat in March.

The steady descent on the Speedtest Global index shows that despite Reliance Jio’s entry and expansion, mobile internet speeds in the country remain sluggish. Average speeds of mobile downloads in the country stood at 10.06 Mbps in December 2018, improving only marginally to 10.71 Mbps in April this year.

Other countries in the region like China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Pakistan fare better.

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