India has managed to grow the average speed of the internet year after year and last month (August 2021) it was able to achieve an average speed of 62.45 Mbps — the highest India has ever seen to date. India improved on the broadband front in August 2021, according to data from Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.
Ookla on Friday released updates on its Speed test Global Index for the month of August 2021. As per the report, India logged a mean broadband download speed of 62.45 Mbps in August 2021, up from download speeds of 60.06 Mbps logged in July 2021 and significant growth from 40.45 Mbps which was recorded in July 2020. With this India has maintained its global ranking on 68th spot in the fixed broadband speeds in the month of August 2021.
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.
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. Cuba and Liberia, and the Marshall Islands registered the highest growth in mobile download speed and fixed broadband speed, respectively.
Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index compares Speedtest 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.
With the improving 4G networks in India, the speed is expected to bump up further in the coming months. Also, with 5G just around the corner, these speeds could jump 10x in a 5G network connection. More and more people are opting for fibre broadband internet, which should also affect India’s growth in broadband download speeds.