New entrant Reliance Jio has surpassed other telecom companies to become the fastest 4G network in India. As per the TRAI report, Jio topped the chart in 4G network speed for the month of April. The network recorded an all-time high download speed of 19.12 megabit per second.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) collects and computes data download speed with the help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis. Theoretically, a user can download one Bollywood movie in about five minutes at 16 mbps speed.
Taking the pole position among other operators, Reliance Jio logged download speed of 19.12 mbps during April, even bettering its own performance of 18.48 mbps demonstrated in the previous month, the report said.
Also, April was the fourth consecutive month for Jio leading the speed chart.
During April, the download speed on Idea Cellular network stood at 13.70 mbps and Vodafone network at 13.38 mbps.
Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have announced merger of their operations to create the country’s largest mobile phone operator worth more than USD 23 billion with a 35 per cent market share.
As per the monthly trend on TRAI’s portal, Bharti Airtel logged an average download speed of 10.15 mbps in April. Jio was also reported as the fastest 4G network provider in India for December 2016.
In order to check Jio’s speed and coverage, go to TRAI’s MySpeed online portal. Now select ‘Jio’ as your operator and 4G as technology. You can also compare the network with other existing operators.
Reliance Jio that has been in the news since its inception in the telecom market. The company is in war with Airtel alleging that later offered services on prepaid connections in Jammu and Kashmir despite the ban in the state. Airtel has counter-attacked the allegation stating that Reliance Jio has continued mobile services by ‘disguising prepaid connections as postpaid ones’.
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