Can Jio improve 4G speed in India to overtake Airtel and Idea

TRAI’s mobile Internet speed test app is continuing to show that Reliance Jio is far behind Bharti Airtel in terms of 4G speeds across the country.

The 4G speed test shows that Airtel is offering an average upload speed of 11.4 Mbps against 7.7 Mbps from Reliance Communications, 7.6 Mbps from Idea Cellular, 7.3 Mbps from Vodafone and 6.1 Mbps from Jio.

The result, which is available for October 28, on mobile Internet speed represent the average of the data speed samples collected from various consumers of the TSPs on a crowd sourcing basis during speed test initiated by them.

TRAI does not share additional details on the number of people who initiated speed test and the number of cities.

Earlier, Jio informed that the telecom network operator will take necessary action to improve the 4G speed during the free services and after launching for commercial purposes.

Idea Cellular is leading the 4G upload speed test with 4.1 Mbps against Vodafone’s 4 Mbps, Bharti Airtel’s 3.8 Mbps, Jio’s 2.3 Mbps and Reliance Communications’ 2 Mbps.

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Speed test on mobile Internet — a combination of 2G, 3G and 4G network, indicates that Jio is leading with 2.3 Mbps upload speed against Airtel’s 2 Mbps, Idea Cellular’s 1.9 Mbps, Vodafone India’s 1.6 Mbps, Reliance Communications’ 1 Mbps, Tata Docomo’s 0.8 Mbps, BSNL’s 0.8 Mbps, Aircel’s 0.7 Mbps and MTNL’s 0.3 Mbps in India.
The below chart shows the average mobile Internet speed during downloads.

In terms of download speed, Jio is leading with 6.1 Mbps speed against Airtel’s 6 Mbps, Idea Cellular’s 4 Mbps, Vodafone India’s 3.9 Mbps, Reliance Communications’ 3.6 Mbps, Aircel’s 2.2 Mbps, BSNL’s 2.2 Mbps, Tata Docomo’s 1.7 Mbps and MTNL’s 1.2 Mbps in India.


The following charts show the download and upload speed offered by several telecom operators in India.

Airtel is the leading operator in terms of 3G download speed with 3.7 Mbps against Vodafone India’s 3.1 Mbps, Idea Cellular’s 2.5 Mbps, Aircel’s 2.2 Mbps, BSNL’s 2.2 Mbps, Reliance Communications 1.7 Mbps, Tata Docomo’s 1.7 Mbps and MTNL’s 1.2 Mbps.

Bharti Airtel is taking the lead in 3G upload speed test with 1.2 Mbps against Vodafone India’s 1.1 Mbps, Idea Cellular’s 1 Mbps, Tata Docomo’s 0.8 Mbps, BSNL’s 0.8 Mbps, Aircel’s 0.7 Mbps, Reliance Communications’ 0.6 Mbps and MTNL’s 0.3 Mbps speed.

The main point to note is that the speed test result is showing a part of the result because these charts are based on crowd-sourced participants initiatives.

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