Ookla®, the company behind Speedtest®, recently released updates with India data to its ongoing article tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the performance and quality of global mobile and fixed broadband internet networks.
Fixed broadband download speed in India increased very slightly between the weeks of March 2 and March 9, while mobile download speed remained flat. When comparing other Asian countries, Ookla found that the internet speeds on both mobile and fixed networks in China took a dive during the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. According to the February Speedtest Global Index, China’s mean mobile download speeds declined from 68.3 Mbps in January to 57.26 Mbps in February. The overall rank of China has also dropped 5 places for mobile, from 6th to 11th worldwide between January and February.
Compared to China, there was not much change in mean download speeds over fixed broadband in Japan and Malaysia.
Ookla is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the performance of internet networks across globe and adding regular updates here: https://www.speedtest.net/
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February Speedtest Global Index
As of February, the Speedtest Global Index ranks India 128th worldwide for mobile broadband performance, unchanged from January’s ranking, and 69th for fixed broadband speeds globally. India witnessed a slight dip of 1.75 Mbps and a drop by 3 places in mean fixed broadband download speeds, while mean mobile download speeds remained flat.
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