Ookla has released its Global Index for 2017 as per which, India has secured first place in terms of improving its broadband download speeds this year. India has also captured second spot in terms of showing most improvement in mobile data speeds from the world's most populous countries across the globe. As per the Global Index, India's average fixed broadband speeds have increased by 76.9 percent and is followed by China and United states. 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%.
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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.
Earlier, Ookla also announced its Speedtest Global Index for the month of November which ranked India on 109th position in the mobile internet speed and 76th position for fixed broadband speed, globally.
Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index compares internet speed data from around the world monthly. Data for the Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month. It has 7,021 servers globally, out of which 439 Speedtest servers are present in India.
Internet speed has improved in India and consumers take advantage of the opportunities these speeds present, it only stands to reason that increased demand will lead to innovation across mediums that also open up new ways to create and connect with each other.
The comparisons in the report Speedtest Global Index 2017, are based on Speedtest data from November 2016-November 2017. The company used the same monthly threshold for this report that they have done for inclusion in the Speedtest Global Index. To be ranked in each category, countries must have at least 670 Speedtest results from unique users on mobile and at least 3,333 for fixed broadband.