Ookla said that both India and Pakistan showed improved mean download speeds over mobile when comparing Q3 2019 to Q3 2020.
“India saw an 11.6% increase while Pakistan’s mean mobile download speeds increased by 24.1% during the same period. Bangladesh saw a smaller increase of 6.3% in mean download speed over mobile. Upload speeds remained mostly flat across South Asia’s largest countries, with only Pakistan showing a slight improvement year over year,” the maker of speedtest said in a blog.
India had the highest 4G availability among the largest South Asian countries during Q3 2020 with 93.7% of tested locations showing 4G available according to data from Speedtest coverage scans on Android. Bangladesh followed with a 4G Availability of 78.6%, while Pakistan had the lowest 4G Availability during this period at 72.9%.
Ookla said that Vodafone Idea was the fastest mobile operator over 4G in India during Q3 2020 with the fastest mean download and upload speeds among top providers. Airtel followed VIL with a mean download speed of 13.58 Mbps, while Jio showed a mean download speed of 9.71 Mbps in Q3 2020.
Reliance Jio had the highest 4G availability among top providers in India at 99.7% during Q3 2020. Airtel followed Jio closely with 4G available in 98.7% of tested locations during the same period. Vi India was third at 91.1%.
Hyderabad had the fastest mean download speed over mobile during this period at 14.35 Mbps, followed closely by Mumbai at 13.55 Mbps and Visakhapatnam at 13.40 Mbps. The slowest mean download speeds on our list were measured in Nagpur (10.44 Mbps), Kanpur (9.45 Mbps) and Lucknow (8.67 Mbps). The mean download speed in first-place Hyderabad was 65.5% faster than that in Lucknow