India's 4G download speed is 3 times slower than global average
1. India has reached the 15th spot in 4G availability globally
2. All telecom operators in India fell well short of the 17.4 Mbps global average for 4G download speed, said OpenSignal's report
The average download speed of India's 4G network of 5.1 Mbps is less than a third of the global average and only marginally higher than the global 3G speed of 4.4 Mbps, Business Standard reported citing a report from OpenSignal.
According to a report of OpenSignal, which is a London-based wireless coverage mapping company, India has reached the 15th spot in 4G availability globally.
The report said that all telecom operators in India fell well short of the 17.4 Megabytes Per Second (Mbps) global average for 4G download speed.
“While we measured 4G availability for most Indian 4G operators at around 60% in our recent India report, new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm provided an enormous boost to India’s overall availability with the launch of a nationwide LTE network that attracted 100 million subscribers in the space of six months,” cited the OpenSignal report.
As per the report, the download speeds in India have dropped more than one megabit per second in the last six months as traffic has surged mainly on the back of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s free services.
“Jio's nationwide 4G launch in September attracted 100 million LTE subscribers, making 4G services far more accessible in India but at the expense of lower average speeds,” the OpenSignal report said.
Moreover, India, which ranked 74th out of 75 countries, came below the likes of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and just ahead of Costa Rica in terms of speed.
You can view the full report of OpenSignal here -