Mobile internet speed increases slightly in India, fixed broadband speed decreases in April: Ookla
Mobile internet speeds in India improved slightly in April 2022. At the same time, there was a noticeable drop in speeds provided by fixed broadband connections in the country, Ookla said. In the world ranking of median mobile speeds, India jumped two places, from 120 to 118. According to Ookla, median mobile download speeds increased from 13.67 Mbps in March 2022 to 14.19 Mbps in April 2022.
India fell four places in median fixed broadband speeds in April 2022. From 72nd position, India’s ranking dropped to 76th. Overall fixed median download speeds increased from 48.15 Mbps in March to 48.09 Mbps in April 2022.
UAE leads in providing best median mobile internet speeds, Singapore leads in fixed broadband
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was in the lead when it came to providing the best median mobile internet speed. In the median fixed broadband speed department, Singapore was leading globally. Users in the United Arab Emirates got a median mobile internet speed of 134.48 Mbps, while users in Singapore got a median fixed broadband internet speed of 207.61 Mbps.
To top the list, India has to get it right. Starting with the policies that govern the telecom sector. For most of the last decade, the telecommunications industry was stressed and operating with a load of debt on its shoulders. With 5G, the government and the industry regulator must ensure to help the telecom industry to grow rapidly so that India can also rise to the top of the country by offering the best median speeds for mobile broadband internet speeds and fixed.
The improvement in median mobile internet speeds is certainly positive for the Indian telecom sector and proves that telecom operators are making an impact with the additional spectrum they have rolled out over the past year.