KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepal moved to the 111th position in the world in terms of fixed broadband speed in December, an improvement of five places compared to the previous month.
A global index report published by Ookla, a US-based firm that analyzes internet connection speeds, has ranked Nepal at the 111th position with an average fixed broadband speed of 24.05 mbps. Last April, it was recorded at 17.97 mbps.
In December, Nepal's download speed was recorded at 24.05 mbps against the global average of 96.43 mbps. The upload speed was recorded at 22.46 mbps compared to the global average of 52.31 mbps.
The Maldives was ahead of Nepal with a broadband speed of 24.86 mbps. While Sri Lanka was ranked 107th with an average internet speed of 26.86 mbps, India was in the 65th position and had an average internet speed of 53.90 mbps.
Thailand, with an average speed of 308.35 mbps, was in the top rank of fixed broadband speed in the lists of 176 countries considered for the assessment.
Regarding the mobile data speed, Nepal observed a slight improvement with the country moving up from 114th in November to 115th last month.