India drops 7 spots globally in fixed broadband speeds in August: Report

NEW DELHI: According to a survey released on Tuesday, India lost seven positions, from 71st in July to 78th in August, for the global average median fixed broadband speeds.

However, the country kept its 117th-place position in the world for median mobile speeds, according to network analytics and connectivity insights company Ookla.

Overall, in August, fixed median download speeds increased from 48.04 Mbps to 48.29 Mbps, and median mobile download speeds increased from 13.41 Mbps to 13.52 Mbps.

Brazil advanced the most in the Speedtest Worldwide Index for August, moving up 14 spots overall, while Norway held the top spot for overall global median mobile speeds. Palestine saw the biggest jump in position for global fixed median speeds overall, rising 27 places to tie Singapore for the top spot.

India moved up one position in the global ranking for median mobile speeds in July, moving from 118th to 117th. The median mobile download speed in India, which fell slightly from 14.0 Mbps to 13.41 Mbps last month, is still relatively high.

On a monthly basis, Ookla's Speedtest Global Index ranks fixed and mobile broadband speeds from all around the world.

Summary: The network intelligence and connectivity insights provider Ookla concluded that, India maintained its 117th-place ranking in the world for median mobile speed but saw an increase in median mobile download speed from 13.41 Mbps to 13.52 Mbps and overall fixed median download speed from 48.04 Mbps to 48.29 Mbps in August.

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