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Airtel Trumps Jio in Download Speeds, Says OpenSignal

By: | November 2, 2018

Nov 2: An OpenSignal report has stated that Airtel delivered the largest download speed in the period between June and August. Meanwhile, Mukesh Ambani-owned Jio was listed the first for 4G availability. OpenSignal headquartered in London is engaged in mapping networks and their quality.

According to reports, Airtel’s average download speed was 7.53Mbps while Jio had a download speed of 5.47Mbps. Airtel which came top in 16 circles and drawing in two others, Airtel led the Download Speed Experience regional awards of OpenSignal.

Jio which entered the Indian telecom market came out to be the top operator providing the 4G network for the country revealed the survey. The recent report titled Mobile Network Experience Report India states that the availability score of Jio in all the regions of India was 95 percent.

In the Indian market which is new to the LTE technology, Jio keeps growing from 96.4 percent to 96.7 percent, as per the finding of the survey. With a score of 73.99 percent, Airtel came second in the 4G availability following Jio.

With an average speed of 2.88Mbps, Idea Cellular topped the category of upload speed. Vodafone followed Idea with an average speed of 2.31 Mbps. Apart from the 4G availability, Jio topped on latency experience at 72.20 percent. Latency implies the delay before a transfer of data begins following an instruction for its transfer.

Even though the companies Vodafone and Idea are a merged entity now, the survey took both the companies as different entities.  According to the report, the tight tariff war which was going on since the entry of Reliance Jio will subside soon. The tariff war will come to an end with the operators moving towards the tiered paid data models familiar in the rest of the mobile world. With the loosened tariff wars, the operators will get calm down atmosphere to work in.

As part of the report preparation, the company studied around 10.5 billion measurements from 1.7 million devices for over 90 days through August.