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India ranks 131 in global mobile internet speed; fares worse than Nepal, Pakistan
India’s surging market for mobile phones and 4G data users has not helped in taking the country up in terms of data speed. The recent Speedtest Global Index by Ookla has ranked India’s mobile internet speeds at 131 for mobile internet speeds, much behind its neighbouring nations like South Korea, Sri Lanka, and even Nepal and Pakistan. India’s average mobile download speed is 12.07 Mbps, much lower than the global average of 35.26 Mbps, according to the index for September 2020.
The index puts India at the 70th position in terms of fixed broadband speed, a surge of two spots from the last time. Singapore claimed the first spot out of the 175 countries with the fastest fixed broadband speed of 226.60 Mbps.
According to Ookla’s Global Index, South Korea ranks number one
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If you use Lyft to get around town and sometimes ride with friends or family, messing around afterward as you split the fare can sometimes be a pain.
With that in mind, the San Francisco-based ridesharing company is about to launch a way to smooth out the process that will make splitting a fare a little bit easier.
To make it happen, Lyft has partnered with mobile payments service Venmo, a PayPal-owned outfit that already has 60 million people using it to split the cost of restaurant meals, pay for coffee or groceries, and so on.
Venmo is a free app (iOS and Android) that can be linked to your bank account or debit card for easy money transfer and management.
Lyft’s new feature will start rolling out this month before landing for all U.S. Lyft riders in the coming weeks.
When the service becomes available, you’ll need to set