The latest report Speedtest Global Index by Ookla, India stands at the 109th position when it comes to mobile internet speed while Norway leads the race.

Special Correspondent

When it comes to the fixed broadband speed, the country seems to be in a better off position and is far ahead as it occupies the 76th position, globally.

At the beginning of this year 2017 the average mobile download speed in India was 7.65 Mbps according to Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency.

Going by the latest Speedtest Global Index by Ookla, India currently does mobile internet download speed with an average speed of 8.80 Mbps.

While mobile speed increased 15% modestly, the fixed broadband speed has seen a dramatic rise as well. To recall, the average fixed broadband download speed in January -- going by the then Ookla report was 12.12 Mbps, while as of November, the download speed has raised to 18.82 Mbps. This indicates that the fixed broadband speed has seen a jump of almost around 50 per cent.

Commenting on the November Speedtest Global Index, Doug Suttles Co-Founder and General Manager at Ookla said, "Both mobile and fixed broadband internet in India are getting faster, that's good news for all Indian consumers no matter which operator or plan they use to access the internet.

India still has a long way to go to catch up with countries that have top speeds around the world; however, we at Ookla are highly optimistic about the capacity for growth that is available in the Indian market and look forward to watching how the market grows in this coming New Year."

According to the November Speedtest Global Index report, Norway ranks first with the average mobile internet download speed of 62.66 Mbps, while the when it comes to the fixed broadband speed, Singapore stand first with an average speed of 153.85 Mbps.