India improved on the broadband front in August 2021, according to data from Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence. For the first time ever, India recorded the mean speed of 62.45 Mbps, the highest ever, the country has achieved in the overall fixed broadband download speeds on the Global Index Report. With this India has maintained its global ranking at 68th position. Ookla recently released updates to its Speedtest Global Index for the month of August.
India's overall performance in mobile download speeds also registered a slight increase from 17.77 Mbps in July 2021 to 17.96 Mbps. However, the country still dropped four spots, in the global ranking for mobile speeds, from 122 to 126, owing to the better performance shown by countries like Uzbekistan, Colombia, Belarus, and Côte d'Ivoire.
Ookla's Speedtest Global Index compares Speed Test data from around the world each month. Data for the Global Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month to test their Internet performance.
The global mobile average download speed was 56.74 Mbps, while the average upload speed was 12.61 Mbps with a latency of 37 ms. Speedtest recorded a fixed global average download speed of 110.24 Mbps and an average upload speed of 60.13 Mbps with 19 ms latency.
As per the August Global Speedtest Index, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore are on the top spot in mobile broadband and fixed broadband with a mean download speed of 195.52 Mbps and 262.20 Mbps respectively. Cuba and Liberia along with the Marshall Islands-registered the highest growth in mobile download speed and fixed broadband speed respectively, in August 2021.
Last month's data shared by Ookla, showed that India recorded the highest growth in fixed broadband download speeds of 60.06Mbps, a significant growth from 40.45Mbps which was recorded last year in July 2020. According to Sppedtest by Ookla, telecom companies or operators were better prepared during the second wave of Covid-19 as they acquired a variety of spectrum bands during the period. This helped them manage more of their network estates, as per the latest Speedtest report by Ookla.
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