With consumption of 150 crore gigabytes of mobile data per month, India is now the number one country in the world in mobile data consumption, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday. Also Read - Twitter vs India: Big Tech must follow law of the land, says govt
“Amazing! With 150 crore gigabytes per month of mobile data consumption, India is now world’s number one mobile data consuming country. Its mobile data consumption is higher than that of the USA and China put together,” Kant tweeted. Also Read - Crypto prices today: Bitcoin, Ethereum rally up to 9 percent as market rebounds
However, he did not share the source of the data. Also Read - Hiking GST on online gaming from 18% to 28% will negatively impact industry, say experts
Earlier this month, Ookla said India is ranked 109th – behind countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka – in mobile Internet speeds and 76th for fixed broadband speeds globally.
“At the start of 2017, the average mobile download speed in India was 7.65Mbps. Heading into the end of the year, average mobile download speed is 8.80Mbps as of November. That’s a 15 percent increase,” Ookla said in a release announcing the results.
“While mobile speeds increased modestly, fixed broadband speeds increased dramatically. Average fixed broadband download speed in January was 12.12Mbps. As of November, it’s at 18.82Mbps, a close to 50 percent jump,” it added.
As of November, Norway ranks first in the world for mobile Internet speeds with an average download speed of 62.66Mbps. Singapore takes the top spot for fixed broadband with 153.85Mbps average downloads.