4G Subscribers Increased in India but 4G Download Speed Decreases: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is giving his best to Enhance “Digital India”. But then also, the Internet Speed in India is very low as compared to major countries in the world. As per the report by New-York based Wireless Company named Opensignal, the India has been listed at 15th Position out of 75 Countries in terms of 4G Subscribers.
According to the report, the 4G availability is very good as compared to major countries in the world. In the first Quarter of 2017, the India recorded a 4G Signal of 81.5 percent while in the last quarter of 2016 it recorded a Signal of 71.6 percent, this has happened mainly due to the effect of Reliance Jio. After the free offers of Reliance Jio, all the other Telecoms also started offering freebies.
4G Subscribers Increased in India but 4G Download Speed Decreases
In the last year, Reliance Jio made a debut in the Telecom sector, by starting free service for all the customers. The company expanded it’s free services for more than 6 months, due to which it gained more than 100 million subscribers from all over the India. Reliance Jio is currently offering 1GB Data per day for all the Jio Prime customers at the small price of Rs 309. Due to this, all the other Telecom Companies also started giving 1GB data at a nominal price to all of their users.
As per the analysis by OpenSignal, India Average speed has been decreased to 5.14Mbps as compared to 6.39Mbps in November last year. The overall average download speed is one-third of the total average speed in the world. The country’s 4G speed is only better than the Global 3G speed of 4.4Mbps. While in India, the 3G download speed is 1Mbps which goes down to 10kbps for certain Telecom companies.
India ranked 74th in terms of 4G download speed, just ahead of Costa Rica while the country speed is lower than its neighboring countries Srilanka and Pakistan. The Average Download Speed in the world is 16.2 Mbps. The country with the top download speed is Singapore which has an average Download speed of 45.62Mbps while South Korea has the Maximum 4G availability.
Open Signal says that India and Costa Rica are the countries which are Expanding the 4G services in the country by bringing a lot of Subscribers. Due to this, the there is a decrease in the Global LTE Speed. India doesn’t have the capacity to provide High speed to all the users.
This report suggests that India should focus on building Advance LTE networks which are capable of handling Large LTE Advance devices.