India Drops One Rank in Global Mobile and Fixed Broadband Speeds in December: Ookla


India has dropped one rank for both mobile Internet speeds and fixed broadband speeds on Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index in December. The country reached the 129th position for mobile Internet speeds and dropped to 65th for fixed broadband speeds, according to the index. Unlike India, Qatar has seen a two-point growth in December and surpassed South Korea and United Arab Emirates to become the leading country in terms of mobile Internet speeds. Thailand has, on the other hand, overtaken Hong Kong and Singapore to emerge as the top country with the fastest fixed broadband speeds.

Mobile Internet speeds

Average mobile download speed in India has declined over 4.4 percent to 12.91Mbps from 13.51Mbps in November, according to the December 2020 data available on the Speedtest Global Index. However, average mobile upload speed in the country has increased over 1.4 percent to 4.97Mbps from 4.90Mbps. Latency rate in the country hit 51 milliseconds.

The Speedtest Global Index by Ookla shows that Qatar has emerged as the leading country with 178.01Mbps of mobile download speed, followed by the UAE that has an average mobile download speed of 177.52Mbps. The UAE in November led the list of countries with the fastest mobile Internet speed for offering 170.30Mbps of average download speed. South Korea has, on the other front, dropped from second to third with an average mobile download speed of 169.03Mbps.

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