December 3, 2021

Sri Lanka’s mobile and fixed broadband speeds sharply down in October

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Sri Lanka’s mobile and fixed broadband speeds sharply declined in October as the country’s telcos struggle to cater to a spike in demand with more people staying indoors due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

The mobile download speed declined from 19.95 Mbps in September to 17.04 Mbps in October, according to Ookla.

In terms of mobile speed, Sri Lanka’s telco was ranked fifteen positions below at 115th spot in October compared to the previous month.

Meanwhile, the fixed broadband fell from 31.42 Mbps in September to 27.57 Mbps in October.

Sri Lanka’s teclos lost 11 spots in fixed broadband speed rankings ending up at 105th position in October.

In addition to download speed, upload speed as well as latency fared worse in Octorber among both fixed broadband and mobile data providers.

The country’s telcos earlier in the year also struggled with mobile and fixed broadband speeds. However, several leading telcos in the country have already moved ahead with plans to launch 5G despite existing issues and quality issues in their 4G coverage.

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