Mobile internet speeds in India improved slightly in April 2022. At the same time, there was a noticeable drop in the speeds provided by fixed broadband connections in the country, Ookla said. In the global rankings for delivering median mobile speeds, India jumped two ranks to 118 from 120. According to Ookla, the median mobile download speeds improved from 13.67 Mbps in March 2022 to 14.19 Mbps in April 2022.
India went down four places when it came to median fixed broadband speeds in April 2022. From 72nd place, India’s rank dropped to 76th rank. Total fixed media download speeds dropped from 48.15 Mbps in March to 48.09 Mbps in April 2022.
United Arab Emirates tops delivering best median mobile internet speeds, Singapore tops broadband
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was at the top when it came to delivering the best median mobile internet speed. In the department of median fixed broadband speeds, Singapore was at the top globally. UAE users got a median mobile internet speed of 134.48 Mbps, while users in Singapore got 207.61 Mbps median fixed broadband internet speed.
To get to the top of the list, India needs to get a lot of things right. Starting with the policies that govern the telecommunications sector. For most of the last decade, the telecommunications sector was stressed and performing with a burden of debt on its shoulders. With 5G, the government and the sector regulator must make sure to help the telecommunications sector grow rapidly so that India can also reach the top countries by providing the best median speeds for both mobile and fixed broadband internet speeds.
Improvements in the median speed of mobile internet are certainly positive for the Indian telecommunications sector and proves that the telecommunications companies are making an impact with the extra spectrum they have deployed over the last year.