As the country prepares for the 5G era, India dropped four places in the world rankings for overall average fixed broadband speeds – 72nd to 76th in April, a new report said Wednesday.

India’s overall median fixed download speed fell slightly from 48.15 Mbps in March to 48.09 Mbps in April, according to Ookla, a world leader in network intelligence and connectivity. However, India recorded an average mobile download speed of 14.19 Mbps, which is better than 13.67 Mbps in March.

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Thus, India is now two steps higher in its world rankings and ranks 118th, the report said.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore topped the mobile broadband and fixed broadband categories with average download speeds of 134.48 Mbps and 207.61 Mbps, respectively.

In April, Ukraine and Papua New Guinea registered the highest ranking in the Ookla Global Speed ​​Index for average mobile and fixed broadband performance, respectively.

The data for the Global Index was obtained from hundreds of millions of tests conducted by real people using Speedtest each month to test their work online.

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The report emerged when Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the country’s homemade 5G test booth.

Noting that 5G technology will facilitate management and make a positive difference in the ease of doing business in many areas, Prime Minister Modi said it will create more jobs in many sectors.

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According to him, the 6G service will be launched by the end of this decade, adding that a task force has already started working on the project.

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