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Amid Covid-19, Indians got better internet speed last week as load reduced

Fixed download speed in India was 35.84 Mbps for the week ending April 27 while mobile download speed was 10.35 Mbps

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Global internet speeds also show slight improvement. Some parts of the world have begun to open up the lockdown and thereby reducing internet traffic. Photo: Shutterstock

India experienced faster internet last week but it was still below its peak speeds last seen in March. The fixed download speed in India was 35.84 megabits per second (Mbps) for the week ending April 27, shows data from global internet tracker Ookla. The mobile download speed was 10.35 Mbps in the same period (see chart 1).   "Mobile download speed in India increased when comparing the week of April 20 to the week prior, while download speed over fixed broadband remained relatively flat during the same period," said a note from the company. The week of April ...