Still, fixed internet
speed remains 9.8 per cent lower than their March peak, while mobile speeds were down 12.1 per cent. Internet speeds serve as an indicator, available with good frequency to understand the extent of a lockdown
and whether it is being eased or tightened since usage picks up as people are confined to their homes.
Analysts widely used it for China, which enforced a large-scale lockdown
to prevent spread of the pandemic. Global internet speeds also show improvement. A few countries have begun to open up the lockdown
and thereby reducing internet traffic. China has seen a rebound in internet speeds. It is up 19-21 per cent compared to its January numbers (chart 2).