Though India is known as the 11th largest economical county and the 2nd highest mobile service users in the world, the internet speed in India is pathetic. Akami States of Internet Report states that India is the only country in Asia which has internet speed less than 1Mbps and only 1% of broadband adaptation rate.
Among the top ten Asian countries, Taiwan is having the highest average internet speed up to 17.5 Mbps, while Japan and Korea has the average internet speed of 10 Mbps. It is very amusing that Indian avg internet speed is nearly 1Mbps (1/10 than that of Japan and Korea). The highest internet speed in India is 5.2 Mbps, where in countries like Japan, Singapore, and Korea it is 36.3 Mbps.
However, India generates more traffic (9th in the world and 5th in Asia) on internet with more than 100 million internet users.
Traffic generated on “3G operated laptop” is more than tablets and mobile phones. Internet users via Laptop are six times more active in terms of downloading than smart phone users. Only 0.5% of internet users are preferring broadband in India, which is comparatively very low.
The latest launched 4G services in India will definitely increase the speed of Internet. Bangalore and Kolkatta have already implemented 4G services and, as estimated, it is going to move on to the other big cities. Surely change in services with increased bandwidth is definitely going to change the internet speed rate and India’s position in the top ten internet rankings.
Airtel (first 4G-internet service provider in India) assured for the fastest internet service reach up to 40 Mbps. It is enough to leave behind countries like Philippines and china, having an average internet speed of 1.1 Mbps and 1.5Mbps respectively.However, it would be interesting to see how exactly its going to standardize the current 3G services which is lagging much behind than expectations.
Though, many will contradict the report stating the situation of Internet in few other Asian countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Srilanka against India. But, with such explosive growth in Mobile and Internet network, such countries don’t hold any significant contribution in global mobile or internet industry too.