Chennai and Karnataka ranks No. 1 in fixed broadband speeds

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Chennai ranks No. 1 in cities whereas Karnataka ranks No. 1 in states in fixed broadband speeds.

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, ranks Chennai as having the fastest fixed broadband speeds in India. Chennai’s download speed of over 32.67 Mbps for fixed broadband is 57.7% faster than the rest of the country’s average.

Analysis is based on February 2018 data from real consumer-initiated tests taken using Speediest and compiled in a report titled “India’s Digital Divide: How Broadband Speed Splits the Nation”.

Besides Chennai, fixed broadband speeds in metros like Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also scored higher than the country’s average of 20.72 Mbps.

As of February 2018, India ranked 67th in the world in terms of download speed over fixed broadband based on the Speedtest Global Index, with an average speed of 20.72 Mbps. The ranking is an improvement from January, when the country had come in on the 65th position.

Patna is by far the slowest city compared to the rest of the country, with speeds averaging 62.4% slower than the country’s average. Besides Patna, download speeds in Kanpur, Lucknow, Pune and Nagpur are significantly lower than that of their respective states.

On the states’ front, residents of Karnataka enjoy the fastest speeds in India, with a mean download speed of 28.46 Mbps during the month of February, which is 37.4% faster than the rest of the country. Tamil Nadu is a close second at 27.94 Mbps. Mizoram is the slowest with a mean download speed of 3.62 Mbps in February, which is 82.5% slower than the rest of India.

As per the report , South India occupies four of the five top spots on the list of states and union territories with the fastest broadband download speeds in India and North India holds four of the top ten.


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