Reliance Jio has once again topped the charts as the fastest 4G service provider by providing an average download speed of 18.654 Mbps, as per to the latest data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). According to regulator’s MySpeed test for July 2017, Jio has the highest average download speed.
Interestingly, Bharti Airtel once again grabbed the last spot with an average 4G download speed of just 8.916 Mbps, whereas Vodafone earns the second position with a download speed of 11.07 Mbps followed by Idea Cellular with 9.465 Mbps. Reliance Jio has witnessed a decrease in the average speed from 19.12 Mbps in May to 18.80 Mbps in June and finally 18.65 Mbps in July.
However, OPenSignal has something else to say. According to a report by the company, Reliance the everyday 4G speed download speed of Reliance Jio is just 3.9 Mbps. Interestingly, Airtel leads the pack with an average 4G download speed of 11.5 Mbps. This means that in day-to-day usage, users are getting slow 4G speed as compared to other telecom operators.
The report highlights that Reliance Jio has the second highest peak speed of 50 Mbps, which is nearly 13 times faster than its average speed. The report further adds that slowest average speed is due to congestion. “Jio has experienced phenomenal growth since launching its all-4G service last autumn, signing up more than 100 million subscribers in the space of few months, and for much of that period Jio has been offering those customers nearly unlimited access to mobile data.
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“That kind of heavy usage is bound to tax any network, forcing users to vie against one another for bandwidth. Our data shows that Jio’s slow average 4G speeds aren’t a technical limitation, but rather a capacity bottleneck. As Jio adds more capacity — either through new spectrum or building more cell sites — or as Jio’s mobile data consumption levels drop, then its typical download speeds should increase,” the company said in a blog post.