According to a recent report by Ookla, over 97.5 per cent of India’s current fixed broadband connections meet the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)’s revised minimum wired broadband speed of 2Mbps and only 2.5 per cent of subscribers had a fixed broadband connection of 512Kbps or less as of Q2 2021.

Ookla noted that basis the download speed, TRAI has categorized broadband connections as “Basic”, “Fast”, and “Super-fast”.

Ookla’s findings reveal a stark difference in broadband speeds across states. For instance, the firm noted that states such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, and Karnataka fall in the “Fast” category (50Mbps to 300Mbps).

Of these, Delhi tops the chart of “Super-fast” broadband connections with a speed of more than 300 Mbps. This, however, represents just 1.5 per cent of total connections in the state.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan tops the list for “Fast” broadband connections with a speed of more than 50Mbps to 300Mbps for 45.9 per cent of the connections. Gujarat and Maharashtra, however, lag behind in this category with 19.8 per cent and 25.8 per cent of connections, respectively.

Moreover, over 70 per cent of connections in Gujarat and Maharashtra fall into the “Basic” speed category, as per Ookla’s findings.

Dispelling the belief of the urban-rural performance gap, Ookla highlighted that 58.7 per cent of connections in urban areas fall under the “Basic” speed category, compared to 61.7 per cent in rural areas.