New Delhi : In a recent survey, According to a report by global speed test service Ookla, the speed of mobile downloads in India increased by 42.4% at 8.80 Mbps in 2017. The Annual Global Report also stated that the speed of fixed broadband downloads in the country has seen a massive rise and increased by 76.9% at 18.82 Mbps.
In 2017, India has undergone a lot of changes in the telecom and broadband sector. Thanks to Reliance Jio, India became the world’s largest data consumption country.
According to the reports published in telecomtalk, In the most populous countries list of improvement in Mobile Downloads, India ranked the second position, while Pakistan came out on top. “Pakistan came out on top of the world’s largest countries with a 56.2% jump in mobile download speed during the past 12 months. India came in second in this category at 42.4% and Brazil third at 27.6%,” said Ookla in the report.
In the list of “world’s most populous countries’ improvement in fixed broadband downloads,” India secured the top spot followed by China and the United States at the end of November 2017. India’s overall download bandwidth at the end of November 2017 as per Ookla is 18.82 Mbps.
China’s fixed broadband download speed increased by 42.3%, pegging an overall download bandwidth of 61.24 Mbps at the end of November 2017. As for the US, it recorded a year-on-year gain of 37.3% at 75.94 Mbps.
With the introduction of service providers like Reliance Jio, the Ookla report comes in the wake of an active telecom and broadband sector in the country. Only last year it was reported that India now consumes the most amount of data in the world.