Airtel network has outperformed Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, and BSNL Mobile in four of the five key metrics tested, according to Tutela.
However, in one metric, Airtel did not come out on top. Vodafone Idea recorded the highest upload speed in common coverage areas with a median upload speed of 3.7 Mbps, marginally outperforming Airtel by 0.2 Mbps.
Tutela’s State of Mobile Networks report used over 573 billion measurements, including over 65 million speed tests and 900 million latency tests, collected between August 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020.
Airtel was impressive all-round in Tutela’s analysis – taking the top spot across four categories including Excellent Consistent Quality (59.2 percent), median download throughput (7.4 Mbps) and latency (26.2 ms).
Vodafone Idea and Jio vied for second place across many metrics, coming joint second for Excellent Consistent Quality. Vodafone Idea placed top for median upload speed overall at 3.7 Mbps, while Jio was in second position for Core Consistent Quality at 86.7 percent.
Jio’s all-4G network is outperformed by Airtel, where users still spend about 10 percent of time on 3G, and competes most closely with Vodafone Idea where users are on 3G as much as 27 percent of the time.