India still has a long way to go before attaining Internet speeds that can make us proud.
Speedtest is considered a household name when it comes to measuring internet speeds, and it’s now launched a Global Index that ranks the connections available in countries across the world every month. India doesn’t shine very prominently in there, unfortunately.
The Global Index gathers data from billions of users running their speed testing apps, and then compiles them into ratings for both fixed broadband as well as mobile. Unfortunately, yet not unexpectedly, India ranks pretty low on a global scale.
According to the index, India ranked 112th in the world in July, with an average download speed of 8.18 Mbps for mobile Internet. That’s down one place from June, with Nepal sitting just above us at 8.32 Mbps. Norway instead has the top spot with 52.59 Mbps, while at the bottom of the list is Iraq with 3.03 Mbps. China comes in 15th place for mobile internet, with the UK at number 40, the US at 46, and our neighbours Pakistan at 98, with 10.76 Mbps.
We’re doing a little better where fixed broadband is concerned. India ranked 74th worldwide in July with 16.26 Mbps, up 3 spots from June. Singapore leads the pack with a 154.38 Mbps download speed, with the US coming in at 9, China at 22, the UK at 24, and Pakistan at 124 Mbps. Only Singapore, South Korea, and Iceland, appear in the top 10 list for both categories.
In addition, clicking on a country’s name in the Index reveals its average download and upload speeds over a period of time. If nothing else, it’s interesting to see how many slot a country moves up or down in just a month, showing a trend that may have been precipitated by local events.