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Pakistan Leaves India Behind in Mobile, Fixed Internet speed

WEB DESK: India ranked behind its neighbours Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal at 128th spot in mobile broadband speed for September 2019, according to a report by broadband speed analysis firm Ookla.

The country, however, was far ahead of its South Asian neighbours at 72nd place in fixed-line broadband speed during the reported month.

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index found the global average download speed of 29.5 megabits per second and upload speed of 11.34 Mbps. South Korea topped the global chart with the download speed of 95.11 Mbps and upload speed of 17.55 Mbps in a mobile network. It found download speed of 11.18 Mbps and upload speed of 4.38 Mbps in India.

Sri Lanka led the South Asian countries at 81st spot in a mobile network with a download speed of 22.53 Mbps and upload speed of 10.59 Mbps. Pakistan was ranked 112th with a download speed of 14.38 Mbps and upload speed of 10.32 Mbps. Nepal was ranked 119th.

While India lagged in download, the 4G network availability in the country was far higher at 87.9 per cent compared to Pakistan and Bangladesh with 58.9 and 58.7 per cent 4G availability in the second and the third quarter of 2019.

Sri Lanka led the South Asian countries at 81st spot in a mobile network with a download speed of 22.53 Mbps and upload speed of 10.59 Mbps. Pakistan was ranked 112th with a download speed of 14.38 Mbps and upload speed of 10.32 Mbps. Nepal was ranked 119th.

While India lagged in download, the 4G network availability in the country was far higher at 87.9 per cent compared to Pakistan and Bangladesh with 58.9 and 58.7 per cent 4G availability in the second and the third quarter of 2019.

“In the second and third quarter of 2019, Jio led the way with an impressive 99.1 per cent 4G Availability. Airtel came in second with 94.9 per cent, followed by Idea (87.5 per cent) and Vodafone (85.2 per cent),” the report said.