5G networks have lower latency, which means there is less delay in the communication between devices, making it ideal for applications that require real-time interactions, such as video streaming, online gaming, and virtual reality. As India rolled out 5G slowly but steadily, the country went up two spots in rank globally for median mobile speeds, from 69th in January to 67th in February, a new report said on Monday.
Median mobile download speeds in India increased from 29.85 Mbps in January to 30.96 Mbps in February, according to network intelligence and connectivity insights provider Ookla.
With 5G, users can expect to download large files, such as movies or games, in just a few seconds, compared to several minutes with 4G. 5G can also provide a more consistent and reliable network experience, with fewer interruptions and faster download speeds.
However, India decreased two spots in rank globally for overall median fixed broadband speeds and is now at 81st position from 79th in January.
The country’s performance in fixed median download speeds witnessed a slight increase from 50.02 Mbps in January to 50.87 Mbps in February.
The United Arab Emirates led the chart for global median mobile speeds, whereas Ukraine jumped 24 spots in rank globally.
For fixed broadband download speeds, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have increased by 12 spots in rank globally, while Singapore remained consistent at the top spot.
In December last year, India ranked at 79th position globally in median mobile speeds, while, in November, India ranked at 105th position.
Meanwhile, Reliance Jio’s True 5G services have gone live in 365 cities, becoming the first and only telecom operator to reach such a wide network in a short span of time.
It’s important to note that the speed improvement will depend on whether your mobile device is 5G-compatible and whether the network in your area has already been upgraded to 5G. If you have a 4G device, you won’t be able to take advantage of 5G speeds until you upgrade to a 5G-compatible device.
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