According to the Speedtest Global Index by Ookla, Nepal has been ranked 112th in fixed internet speed and 127th in mobile internet speed in January 2020.
In the fixed internet category, Nepal has surpassed many south Asian countries including Maldives (135), Bhutan (141), Pakistan (155) and Afghanistan (161) while trailing behind India (66), Sri Lanka (91) and Bangladesh (103).
In the mobile internet category, the nation has surpassed India (128), Bangladesh (131) and Afghanistan (139) and while trailing behind Maldives (61), Sri Lanka (87) and Pakistan (118).
|Mobile Broadband||Download Speed||12.43 Mbps||31.95 Mbps|
|Mobile Broadband||Upload Speed||7.21 Mbps||11.32 Mbps|
|Fixed Broadband||Download Speed||21.05 Mbps||74.32 Mbps|
|Fixed Broadband||Upload Speed||19.80 Mbps||40.83 Mbps|
Nepal Telecom has installed 4G networks in more than 2,000 places in the last four months to provide better customer experience to the 4.79 million 4G users in the country.
Even though the Nepali Government has implemented 4G networks across all the 77 districts, the country has slipped down by 3 places from last year in mobile internet speed rankings.
Nepal was ranked in 124th position in mobile broadband in January 2019.
Meanwhile, Nepal has moved up by 4 places from October 2019 in fixed internet speed rankings.
The speed improvement is attributable to the aggressive expansion of optical fibre connections around the country by internet service providers.
|Positions||Mobile Broadband||Fixed Broadband|
|2nd Position||South Korea||Hong Kong|
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