Overall, cities in the southern part of the country averaged better when it came to fixed broadband speeds, said the Ookla analysis which was based on February data.
Besides Chennai, fixed broadband speeds of some other metros like Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also scored higher than the country’s average. Among states, Karnataka topped the list, with a mean download speed of 28.46 Mbps in Feb, which is 37.4 pc faster than the rest of the country.
“Tamil Nadu is a close second at 27.94 Mbps. Mizoram is the slowest with a mean download speed of 3.62 Mbps in Feb, which is 82.5 pc slower than the rest of the country,” it said. Bengaluru reported average speeds of 27.2 mbps while Delhi ranked 5th with average speeds of 18.16 mbps. Mumbai ranked lowest among the four big metros with an overall ranking of 8, with fixed broadband speeds averaging 12.06 mbps.
South occupies four of the five top spots on the list of states and union territories with the fastest broadband download speeds in India, and North holds four of the top 10.
“As of Feb, India ranked 67th in the world in terms of download speed over fixed broadband based on the ‘Speedtest Global Index’, with an average speed of 20.72 Mbps,” it noted.