Pakistan Ahead of India in Global Mobile Internet Speed Rankings

The Speedtest Global Index for November 2018 is out. It ranks Mobile and fixed broadband speeds from across the globe on a monthly basis.

The index is a comparison of internet speed in different countries. In November, Pakistan’s average download speed on mobile was 12.38 Mbps while the upload speed was 9.32 Mbps.

This ranked Pakistan at 101, having jumped up one slot. As for fixed broadband, the download speed was recorded at 7.96 Mbps while the upload speed was 6.03 Mbps. It has been ranked at 117 and has jumped up three slots this month.

Pakistan Ranked 101 in Speedtest Global Index

As for the mobile internet speed, India is ranked at 111 and stands at 65 in the fixed broadband speed.


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The global average mobile internet speed according to Ookla is 24.40 Mbps (download) and 9.70 Mbps (upload). For fixed broadband, it is 52.16 Mbps (download) and 25.90 Mbps (upload).

Furthermore, as per the index, Iceland occupied the top slot for mobile internet speeds with 72.54 Mbps download. While in a fixed broadband category, Singapore took the top slot with 185.25 Mbps download speed.

The total number of countries ranked for mobile internet speed is 123 while for fixed broadband speed, 126 countries are ranked.

It needs to be mentioned here that to be included in the ranking, a country must have at least 670 unique user results for mobile and at least 3,333 for fixed broadband.


  • Not even a comparison because of higher number of difference in users as of 2016, India had an estimate of 262 million mobile internet users living in urban communities, and 109 million living in rural areas and would have doubled uptill now.
    Whereas pakistani isps inspite of low number of users are standing on 101th and 107th place which is quite shameful

  • this is total useless comparison. India has cheaper Internet due to their local players and multiple internet fiber links.

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