India Skyrockets 72 Places in Mobile Download Speeds: According to a report released on Monday, India climbed 72 spots in a global evaluation of mobile download speeds over the past year, as the launch of 5G services enhanced services.
India Skyrockets 72 Places in Mobile Download Speeds After 5G Launch: Report
Since the introduction of 5G, median download speeds have increased by 3.59 times, from 13.87 Mbps in 2022 to 50.21 Mbps in 2023. According to Ookla, the creator of the Speedtest, India climbed 72 spots in the Speedtest Global Index, from 119th in September 2022 to 47th in August 2023, moving from 119th to 47th.
The median download speed in India increased by 3.59 times after the introduction of 5G. In October 2022, the median download speed in Northeast India ranged from 10.37 Mbps to 21.49 Mbps in Jammu and Kashmir. By August 2023, the median download speed had considerably increased in the majority of the nation, with all telecom circles registering speeds greater than 28 Mbps. Northeast India has a median download speed of 28.02 Mbps, while Jammu and Kashmir has a maximum download speed of 150.95 Mbps.
India ranks higher than Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, as well as several Group of 20 (G20) nations, including Mexico (90th), Turkey (68th), the United Kingdom (62nd), Japan (58th), Brazil (50th), and South Africa (48th).
Mobile users in India are among the most data-hungry consumers in the world, according to Ookla, but the country’s 4G networks have been unable to meet expectations due to network congestion, weak cellular infrastructure, and spectrum limitations.
“As a result of the 5G spectrum auction, operators have been able to address some of these issues and assist in offloading 4G traffic onto 5G networks, thereby reducing 4G network congestion – this strategy has already proven successful, as 25% to 35% of 4G traffic is already being offloaded onto 5G networks,” stated the report.
The net promoter score (NPS) indicated that 5G users in India consistently give their network operators higher ratings than 4G users do. In addition, 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services have been introduced to provide broadband connectivity in locations where deploying fiber is impractical or prohibitively expensive.