Reliance Jio’s 4G download speed of 21.9 mbps fastest across networks in September: TRAI

TRAI's MySpeed app data showed that Reliance Jio recorded a 4G download speed of 21.9 mbps in September, faster than Vodafone, which came second with a 8.3 mbps record.

Published: December 6, 2017 4:38 pm
Reliance Jio recorded a 4G download speed of 21.9 mbps, faster than Vodafone, which came second with a 8.3 mbps record. The 4G download speed on Reliance Jio network increased from 19.3 mbps at the end of August to all-time high of 21.9 mbps in September. (File Photo)

Reliance Jio recorded an all-time high average 4G download speed of 21.9 megabit per second on its network in September, over 2.5 times faster than that on rival Vodafone’s network, according to the TRAI data. Vodafone 4G network registered average download speed of 8.7 mbps in the month, the data released showed.

The 4G download speed on Reliance Jio network increased from 19.3 mbps at the end of August to all-time high of 21.9mbps in September, as per the data collected from users through MySpeed app of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The networks of Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel recorded download speed of 8.6 mbps and 7.5 mbps respectively.

TRAI collects and computes data download speed with the help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis. These results come in the wake of recommendations being made to target telecom operator entry, like the pre-registration drive made by the Mukesh Ambani-led company. Its new suggestions indicate that new mobile operators would have to prove network compatibility and undergo tests, before rolling out services to the public.

In terms of upload speed, Idea Cellular topped the chart with 6.4 mbps speed. The upload speed plays important role when a user wants to share video or photo through social media or email. Idea was followed by Vodafone (5.8 mbps), Reliance Jio (4.3 mbps) and Bharti Airtel (4 mbps).

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