Mumbai Tops in Mobile Internet Speed, Chennai First in Fixed Broadband Service: Ookla Report
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Mumbai, October 23: Chennai and Mumbai have topped the list in fastest mean fixed broadband and mobile download speeds respectively, says a report which was conducted by Ookla. The fixed and mobile download speeds were conducted by Ookla in the 15 largest cities in India, where it was found out that mean fixed broadband download speeds in India rose by 16.5 per cent during last two quarters of the Fiscal Year 2019-20.

According to the report, published in the Hindu Business Line, Chennai has topped the list in providing fastest mean download speed over fixed broadband -- 51.07 Mbps, which was followed by Bengaluru -- 42.50 Mbps and then Hyderabad -- 41.68 Mbps. While the cities emerged as the slowest were Nagpur -- 20.10 Mbps), followed by Pune -- 22.78 Mbps and Kanpur -- 23.20 Mbps. 'WebBuddy': Vodafone Idea Rolls out Suite of Online Presence Tools for Small Businesses.

Apart from fixed broadband, the tests of mobile download speeds in the cities were also conducted. In the tests, Mumbai emerged as the winner with 11.87 Mbps. Other cities that followed Mumbai include Indore -- 11.80 Mbps, Visakhapatnam -- 11.74 Mbps, Hyderabad -- 11.48 and Kolkata -- 11.46 Mbps. Among all the cities taken for the survey, Lucknow was spotted at in the last with 8.94 Mbps. Overall the speed of mobile download speeds remained flat and kept fluctuating between 10.63 Mbps and 11.18 Mbps during April-September 2019.

Comparing India's mean fixed broadband download speed with its neighbouring countries, Bangladesh's performance was better with 24.02 Mbps, while for Pakistan it was between 8.54 and 9.14 Mbps. Though Ookla expects that with that Reliance Jio’s rollout of its new GigaFiber service in India in early September, there would be a rise fixed broadband speeds in India. Reliance Jio Fibre's Launch Announcement Creates Ripples, Bharti Airtel Shares Drop by 6.5 Per Cent and 3.7 Per Cent of Vodafone Idea.

Looking at the minutes of the Ookla report, India's 4G availability was high at 87.9 percent across providers during Q2-Q3 2019, which was 58.9 percent in Pakistan and 58.7 percent in Bangladesh. For collecting the data, Ookla took the samples from over 231,274,713 Android users across Indian mobile operators.