Pakistan outranks India, Bangladesh in mobile internet speed

Published: December 14, 2017
Pakistan has been ranked on 89th place according to internet speed testing company, Ookla.

Pakistan has been ranked on 89th place according to internet speed testing company, Ookla. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan has been ranked 89th globally in the Mobile Internet speed category for the month of November according to a test conducted by Ookla.

The speed testing company previously ranked Pakistan at the 86th spot for the previous month.

Pakistan’s average mobile download rate is 13.08 Mbps compared to Norway’s 62.66 Mbps who is ranked first. The speed test is conducted every month globally.

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For the fixed broadband internet category, Pakistan sits at the 126th rank with an average of 6.13 Mbps whereas the global average has come out to be 40.11 Mbps.

Despite the fall in places for November, the country has witnessed a gradual increase in mobile internet speed throughout the year.

Green line shows increase in Mobile internet speed throughout the year PHOTO: OOKLA

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The only saving grace for Pakistan is the fact that it outranks neighbours India who sits at the 109th rank with 8.80 Mbps average mobile download speed and Bangladesh ranked at the 120th spot with 4.97 Mbps average mobile download speed.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Prada
    Dec 14, 2017 - 4:07PM

    I’d rather have higher FUP than raw speed. What is the point in having a 100-MBPS connection when you have a limit of 100GB a month? VIdeos on Youtube default to 720p and that runs through my quota in no time if I am not mindful and ramp down the resolution.Recommend

  • MJ-Sid
    Dec 14, 2017 - 8:16PM

    @Prada … Unless you are watching Youtube on a flat screen LCD or LED TV, you don’t need 720P video resolution. Specially when you are watching on your smart phone. Recommend

  • Zaid H
    Dec 15, 2017 - 12:24AM

    Major victory for PakRecommend

  • Zulfi
    Dec 15, 2017 - 2:37AM

    Indians are burning with jealousy at this point has we beat them in technology and will continue to thrive!Recommend

  • arsalan ghauri
    Dec 15, 2017 - 5:58AM

    We both need to be better humans and ask from ourselves what we have contributed for the good of mankind; we both have suffering small children in millions; we both need strict 1 child policy for few years following the vision of Chinese people who became first world in few years; we can also attain this position quickly if we follow Chinese policy of 1 child for few few years; there will neither by any uneducated, unskilled, hungry, unattended sick, homeless suffering child in our countries; do good; think good; plan good; we both are part of human family. God bless humanity & mankind.Recommend

  • Kamran
    Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10AM

    Pakistan also outranks India and Bangladesh in uneducated religious troublemakers. Perhaps these people could go on their phones to google and learn some useful information so Pakistan can transform into a moderate progressive nation.Recommend

  • Tp
    Dec 15, 2017 - 1:50PM

    Stop beating India all the time. Why dont you beat US instead?Recommend

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