Super affordable mobile internet is one of the major attractions in India’s digital journey. Although you may struggle to exhaust 2GB or 3GB of mobile Internet data on a daily basis, there is no denying that you still have a reliable Wi-Fi connection to play games or watch high-resolution videos. Need to connect to. This is because there may be sufficient mobile data but speed is limited.
If you use any device to check the speed of your mobile internet data plan then you will be surprised to see the high ‘claim’ speed. But if you play a video on YouTube in 720p or 1080p only then the reality of this ‘Dawa’ high speed mobile internet becomes clear. This is the general story for all telcos in India in general. In some places, you may get good speed while in others you may struggle to refresh your Facebook page. And most users have given up complaining for customer support because the standard bot answer is too low.
India ranks 131st in mobile data speed; Behind Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka
The fact that more data does not equal a better speed is also highlighted by Okla’s Speedtest Global index. As of September 2020, India ranks 131 out of 138 globally. Mobile internet speed Ranking. While the global average download speed is 35.26 Mbps (megabits per second), India is only 12.07 Mbps. The global average upload speed and latency is 11.22 Mbps and 42 ms, India is at 4.31 Mbps and a high latency of 52 ms.
South Korea topped the list with an average mobile internet speed of 121.00 Mbps. This is twice the average fixed broadband speed in India, which is 46.47 Mbps according to the Speedtest Global Index – September 2020 data.
Neighboring countries Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal rank higher than India in the index. While Sri Lanka is at 102nd position with a speed of 19.95Mbps, Pakistan is at 116th position with 17.13 Mbps. Nepal is 117th with a speed of 17.12Mbps.
How much mobile internet data do you really need daily?
While unlimited data is very welcome, you don’t have to rely on your home Wi-Fi specifically for online viewing, gaming, and video.
Here’s how much mobile Internet data is consumed on an hourly basis:
|The activity||Data consumption|
|Call of duty mobile for 1 hour||35MB|
|Watch YouTube videos at 360p resolution for 1 hour||280MB|
|Watch YouTube videos at 720p resolution for 1 hour||600MB|
|Kept watching facebook videos for an hour||300MB|
|Watching movies at low resolution on Netflix (1.35 hours)||650MB|
|Google Chrome (2 hours)||Up to 150MB|
Why are better speeds more important than unlimited data?
Content creators are already posting 4K videos on YouTube, but if you hit the play button in all possible and most places, it can take forever to load. In addition, for telecasts to lure users to spend more on data, they have to improve speed. The math is simple. If you can easily play 4K video on your phone then your 2GB of data will be exhausted in an hour. This allows you to purchase more data, thus helping telcos to increase average revenue, commonly referred to as ARPUs. Also, people will get the option to choose between watching 360p and 4K video if they know that their mobile internet speed will be able to support it.