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India ranks 62nd among 66 countries in terms of broadband quality: Study

According to a study jointly conducted by the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Oviedo (Spain) and sponsored by telecom equipment maker Cisco, India ranks 62nd among 66 countries in terms of consumer broadband quality.

According to a study jointly conducted by the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Oviedo (Spain) and sponsored by telecom equipment maker Cisco, India ranks 62nd among 66 countries in terms of consumer broadband quality.

The study has identified South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden and Switzerland as the top five countries where broadband systems are rated ‘ready for tomorrow’. In the list, US, UK, UAE, China and South Africa occupy 15th, 25th, 30th, 49th and 61st positions, respectively.

The findings are based on more than 24 million broadband speed tests conducted by users in 66 countries between May 2009 and July 2009 through Speedtest.net. The research team found that broadband quality is linked to a nation’s advancement as a knowledge economy and countries with broadband on their national agenda had the highest broadband quality.

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