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Chennai tops in broadband speed

Chennai tops in broadband speed

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According to a study titled ‘India’s digital divide: how broadband speed splits the nation’ by Seattle-headquartered firm Ookla, Chennai, at 32.67 Megabits per second (Mbps) broadband speed has topped in the broadband speed among cities.

Highlights:

  • Of the 20 largest cities in India, Chennai’s download speed of over 32.67 Mbps for fixed broadband is 57.7% faster than the average for the rest of the country.
  • Bengaluru follows Chennai in terms of fixed broadband speed with reported average speeds of 27.2 Mbps, while Delhi ranked fifth with average speeds of 18.16 Mbps.
  • Fixed broadband speeds in metros including Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam were also higher than the country’s average of 20.72 Mbps.
  • Mumbai was the lowest among the four big metros with an overall ranking of eight and broadband speeds averaging 12.06 Mbps.
  • Patna is by far the slowest city compared to the rest of the country, with average speeds 62.4% slower than the country’s average.

Top States

  • Karnataka topped in the fastest broadband 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.

The Study:

  • The analysis is based on February 2018 data from real consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest.
  • Speedtest by Ookla provides independent insight into the speed and quality of mobile and fixed broadband connections.

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