According to the index, the average global download speed is 35.26 Mbps. India is far behind with an average speed of just 12.07 Mbps. The global average upload speed is 11.22 Mbps and latency is 42 ms. India lags at 4.31 Mbps and higher latency of 52 ms.
Countries like Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka have ranked higher than India in this chart. Nepal stands at 102, Pakistan at 116, and Sri Lanka at 117 rank in this list. India fares better at 70th rank when it comes to fixed-line broadband.
The global index is published every year. India has always been at the lower positions in the list. With content creators publishing 4K videos, having higher bandwidth and slightly better latency is much important.
Indian telecom providers have comparatively cheaper data packages. It is possible that the low data rates have resulted in a weaker financial position for the telcos, forcing them to lower their expenses, which may further impact the data speeds that they offer to end customers.