Ookla has just released the Speedtest Global Index for the month of May 2022. According to the company, India recorded a median mobile download speed of 14.28 Mbps in May 2022. This is a slight improvement from 14, 19 Mbps in April 2022. This pushed India up from 118th position in April to 115th position in the world rankings in May. At the same time, India moved up one rank in the global fixed broadband rankings to 75th position. What’s interesting to note here is that median download speeds on fixed broadband saw a slight drop from 48.09 Mbps in April 2022 to 47.86 Mbps in May 2022.
Norway and Singapore at the top
Ookla said Norway and Singapore top the list for offering the fastest global mobile speeds and fixed broadband speeds. Norway recorded a median mobile download speed of 129.40 Mbps, while Singapore recorded a median fixed broadband download speed of 209.21 Mbps.
Ookla has a Speedtest app that logs data whenever users use the app to check their internet connection speed. This data is then used by Ookla to determine average download speeds.
Note that the data could be slightly different from reality. Not everyone in India with a good internet connection might be using Ookla to check speeds. The median mobile download speed, however, should not be lower for a country like India.
The network capacity problem is certainly there for Indian telecom operators, and 5G should help solve this problem. However, when it comes to 4G networks, things are expected to improve once BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) comes into the picture with the launch of 4G. This should greatly help in traffic distribution and could help reduce peak hour network congestion scenarios in metropolitan cities.