India Surpasses UK and Japan in Mobile Speed Rankings


Recently, India has outpaced developed nations like the UK and Japan in mobile speed, with its performance surging 3.59 times due to the introduction of 5G services.

Key Points

  • Outperforming Neighbours and G20 Countries: India has also surpassed its neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, as well as several G20 nations, including the UK, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa.
  • Speed Increase: Since the introduction of 5G, median download speeds in India have surged from 13.87 Mbps in September 2022 to 50.21 Mbps in August 2023, marking a substantial enhancement in user experience.
  • Global Index Rise: This improvement has propelled India from the 119th position to the 47th position in the Speedtest Global Index.
  • Enhanced User Experience: The deployment of 5G has led to an overall improvement in the user experience across all telecom circles, with significant investments in backhaul infrastructure by telecom operators.
  • Jio and Airtel: Major telecom providers like Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have contributed significantly to the increase in 5G subscribers, having initiated 5G technology deployment since October 2022 following the acquisition of 5G spectrum licenses.