As per a report by Ookla, India’s mean fixed broadband download speed has increased by 16.5 per cent during April-September 2019. Overall, mobile download speed in the country was fluctuating between 10.63 Mbps and 11.18 Mbps during the period, the report said.

Chennai and Mumbai are leading the list and have the fastest mean fixed broadband and mobile download speeds, respectively.

The research was conducted in the 15 largest cities in India by comparing their fixed and mobile download speeds. As per the report, Chennai had the fastest mean download speed over fixed broadband (51.07 Mbps), followed by Bengaluru (42.50 Mbps) and Hyderabad (41.68 Mbps). Besides, Nagpur had the slowest download speeds (20.10 Mbps), followed by Pune (22.78 Mbps) and Kanpur (23.20 Mbps).

Meanwhile, Mumbai was leading the list of mobile download speed (11.87 Mbps) followed by Indore (11.80 Mbps), Visakhapatnam (11.74 Mbps), Hyderabad (11.48) and Kolkata (11.46 Mbps). The slowest mean download speed was measured in Lucknow (8.94 Mbps).

India is the leader in mean fixed broadband download speed followed by Bangladesh at 24.02 Mbps and Pakistan, with speeds between 8.54 and 9.14 Mbps.

India’s 4G availability was at 87.9 per cent across providers during Q2-Q3 2019. Pakistan and Bangladesh had 58.9 per cent and 58.7 per cent 4G availability, respectively, during the same period.

The report was conducted over 21 million consumer-initiated tests with Speedtest and coverage data from over 2.5 billion coverage scans on 2.4 million devices during Q2-Q3 2019.