India is ranked among countries with the lowest internet speed. 4G speed in India is lower than the world average and it even ranks below Pakistan, Sri Lanka. With the advent of Reliance Jio, India was ranked among the top users of 4G LTE. According to a new report by OpenSignal, India’s surge in 4G availability ranking can be attributed to Reliance Jio launch in 2016. A study by OpenSignal ‘The State of LTE’ gives us a glimpse into how LTE availability and speeds have grown across the world.
Despite India securing the 15th spot in 4G availability in the world, but the average download speed of 5.1 Mbps is less than one-third of the global average and just a little higher than the average global 3G speed of 4.4 Mbps. The OpenSignal report, with reference to Reliance Jio, notes said that in India’s case it is a “rare instance in which a single operator can have an outsized impact on a mobile market in just a short time.”
However, the download speeds in the country have declined over one megabit per second in the last six months as traffic has swelled. The report said, “While signals may be plentiful in India, capacity isn’t. India has some of the slowest LTE speeds in the world.”
When it comes to 4G speeds, Singapore scored the highest. Meanwhile, South Korea was ranked first in 4G availability. The global average 4G download speed was 16.2 Mbps.