India Mobile Internet Speeds Dropped Further in January: Ookla


Mobile Internet speeds in India have continued to drop on Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index in January. The information shared by the analytics agency revealed that the nation dropped to the 131st place globally from 129th in December for its slower cell Internet speeds. However, fastened cell broadband speeds in India noticed a marginal development that helped retain the sixty fifth place on the worldwide index. Unlike India, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Korea noticed a development in their cell Internet speeds that introduced them to the primary and second place.

Mobile Internet speeds in January

The data available on Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index for the month of January 2021 exhibits that common cell obtain velocity in India dipped over 3.8 % to 12.41Mbps from 12.91Mbps in December. Alongside obtain velocity, common add velocity in the nation additionally dropped over 4.2 % to 4.76Mbps. The nation had 4.97Mbps of common add velocity in December, as per the earlier information launched by Ookla. However, latency price in the nation stays fixed to 51 milliseconds in the final two months.

India’s common cell obtain velocity dropped from 12.91Mbps to 12.41Mbps in January
Photo Credit: Ookla


Globally, the Speedtest Global Index by Ookla exhibits that the UAE and South Korea surpassed Qatar to achieve the primary and second positions with a mean cell obtain velocity of 183.03Mbps and 171.26Mbps in January, respectively. Both the UAE and South Korea additionally made enhancements over their December outcomes as Ookla confirmed them with 177.52Mbps and 169.03Mbps speeds, respectively, at the moment.

Qatar, nonetheless, moved to 3rd with a mean cell obtain velocity of 170.65Mbps in January. It had 178.01Mbps of obtain velocity in December.

China ranked fourth on the worldwide index, with a mean cell obtain velocity of 149.68Mbps in January, in accordance with Ookla. The nation had 155.89Mbps velocity in December. It was adopted by Saudi Arabia that got here fifth, with a mean cell obtain velocity of 115.84Mbps, as per the info supplied in the index.

Global common obtain velocity on cell units declined virtually one % to 46.74Mbps in January from 47.20Mbps in December, the Speedtest Global Index revealed. Average cell add velocity in the worldwide markets additionally dropped over 1.42 % to 12.49Mbps in December from 12.67Mbps in the month earlier. Average latency price, on the opposite facet, elevated by one millisecond to 37 milliseconds in December.

Fixed broadband speeds in January

In phrases of fastened broadband, India remained on the sixty fifth place on the Global Speedtest Index in January. It resulted in a mean obtain velocity of 54.73Mbps — over 1.5 % up from the 53.90Mbps velocity in December. The nation additionally registered a development of over 1.1 % in common broadband add velocity to 51.33Mbps in January, up from 50.75Mbps in December.

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Average obtain and add speeds on fastened broadband in India elevated in January
Photo Credit: Ookla


Singapore led the Speedtest index globally with 247.54Mbps in common obtain velocity over broadband connections in January. It overtook Thailand that dropped to the third place, with 220.59Mbps broadband obtain velocity. Hong Kong, however, got here second, with a mean broadband obtain velocity of 229.45Mbps.

On the worldwide broadband efficiency entrance, Ookla’s Speedtest Index exhibits that common obtain velocity on broadband connections globally grew marginally to 96.98Mbps in January from 96.43Mbps in December. Average broadband add velocity, however, dropped globally to 51.28Mbps from 52.31Mbps — exhibiting a dip of almost two %. However, common latency on broadband connections in the worldwide markets dropped to twenty milliseconds from 21 milliseconds.

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