The report tells that Sri Lanka has 13.95 Mbps speed, while Pakistan has 13.56 Mbps, followed by Myanmar (15.56 Mbps). The US has 16.31 Mbps, UK (23.11Mbps) and Japan (25.39 Mbps).
OpenSignal analyst Peter said that the comparatively slower speeds in India are due to the “astronomical growth in terms of smartphone penetration in India, with millions of new users connecting to its mobile networks every month”.
According to Ookla spokesman Adriane Blum, another possible reason behind India’s slower mobile internet speeds is the challenge of serving an extremely dense population.
He added: “With more people using the internet at any given time, network congestion can certainly be a factor.”
Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, commented: “The spectrum per operator in India is low compared to other countries, which affects 4G network speeds.”