I connect via a cell phone. It indicates speed as 921.6 Kbps. When I download a program or other it shows a download speed of 3 - 5 Kbps while downloading. Can I increase my download speed or is it governed by the cell phone.
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Download speeds are mainly governed by the type of network connection you have.
However, first, you should know the difference between
1 KBps = 8 Kbps
Also, you might know that
So, here you're getting a speed of 921.6 Kbps which is approximately equal to 115.2 KBps.
The download speed, however, depends on a number of factors which cannot be summarised here.
The simplest thing would be to download when no other process is using the internet.