tech2 News StaffMar 14, 2018 22:03:59 IST
As reported earlier, 4G internet speed in India is among the slowest in the world. A new report shows that speeds are not bad in every part of the country. The new test results by OpenSignal lists the average 4G download speed in 20 of India's largest cities and Navi Mumbai is on the top of the list with an average speed of 8.72 Mbps.
The 4G download speed were measured by OpenSignal between December and February. According to the blog post of the company, Chennai, which stood at the second position in March 2017, has almost doubled its 4G download speed. Chennai has an average 4G download speed of 8.52 Mbps as compared to 4.4 Mbps in March 2017. That huge jump still wasn't enough to beat Navi Mumbai, however. The blog mentions that Allahabad is the only city in the top 20 list to have a download speed less than 4 Mbps i.e 3.5 Mbps.
OpenSignal states that six out of the top ten cities are from the southern or western part of India. Another recently released report on the fixed/broadband speed in the 20 largest cities mentioned that top four out of the five cities/states were from the southern part of India. Chennai ranked first in the average broadband/fixed internet speed list with an average speed of 32.67 Mbps.
Other cities in the top ten list of the fastest 4G download speeds includes Kolkata, Benagaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bhopal and Nagpur. The 5 cities at the bottom of the list are Surat, Kanpur, Patna, Lucknow and Allahabad in the consecutive order. The report also mentions that users were able to connect to an LTE signal over 86 percent of the time, a rise of 10 percentage points from the previous year.