According to the report by Ookla, the company which owns Speedtest, which examined the recent trends in Indian telecom market during the last two quarters Q2-Q3 of 2019, broadband download speeds in India rose by 16.5% during Q2- Q3 2019 and topped 34.07 Mbps (Megabytes Per Second) in September 2019. India emerged as the leader in mean fixed broadband download speed amongst other neighboring countries.
i.Fixed broadband download speed in Bangladesh stood at 24.02 Mbps and in Pakistan it stood with flat speeds between 8.54 and 9.14 Mbps.
ii.Data accumulation: Data from over 21 million consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest and coverage data from over 2.5 billion coverage scans on 2.4 million devices during Q2-Q3 2019 were considered.
iii. Due to the launch of Reliance Jio’s new GigaFiber service in India in early September 2019, the fixed broadband speeds will continue to increase country-wide.
iv.Chennai had the fastest mean download speed over fixed broadband (51.07 Mbps), followed by Bengaluru (42.50 Mbps) and Hyderabad (41.68 Mbps). The slowest download speeds were measured in Nagpur (20.10 Mbps), followed by Pune (22.78 Mbps) and Kanpur (23.20 Mbps).
v.Mobile download speeds: They were relatively flat in India, fluctuating between 10.63 Mbps and 11.18 Mbps during Q2-Q3 2019. Mumbai (11.87 Mbps), Indore (11.80 Mbps), Visakhapatnam (11.74 Mbps), Hyderabad (11.48) and Kolkata (11.46 Mbps) had the fastest mobile download speeds. The slowest mean download speed was measured in Lucknow (8.94 Mbps).
vi.4G availability: It was relatively high at 87.9% across providers during Q2-Q3 2019 and will improve in the future.
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