Sri Lanka’s mobile and fixed broadband speeds recorded an improvement in December, however, still continued to remain below the pre-pandemic levels, according to Ookla’s latest Speedtest global index.
The mobile download speed test in December improved to 16.91 Mbps from 15.26 Mbps in November, below the pre-pandemic levels of 21.96 Mbps. The mobile upload speeds similarly improved to 8.14 Mbps in the month from 7.76 Mbps in the previous month but were still below 10.31 Mbps seen before the COVID-19 pandemic drove the traffic.
Similarly, fixed broadband download speed in December improved to 26.86 Mbps from 25.34 Mbps in November but remained below 28.7 Mbps seen prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, latency remained unchanged in the month.
In global comparison, Sri Lanka’s both mobile and fixed broadband speeds were ranked 122nd and 107th respectively. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka was ranked within the top 100 countries in terms of both mobile and fixed broadband speeds.