Airtel rated as India’s fastest mobile network for 2016 by Ookla

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has been rated as India’s fastest mobile network for 2016 by Ookla, a provider of broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications.

Bharti Airtel said the recognition cements Airtel’s position as India’s best smartphone network that consistently enables a superior online experience for customers. Bharti Airtel has 270 million mobile customers in India.

Ookla’s findings are based on analysis of millions of internet speed tests logged on modern devices by mobile customers across India using its popular Speedtest app. The results include all mobile tests, regardless of connection technology.

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Airtel has started making significant investments towards building a robust network under Project Leap. The Rs 60,000 crore investment program is aimed at enhancing coverage and improving user experience on its 2G, 3G and 4G networks. Yesterday, Airtel said it is preparing a roadmap for 5G in association with Nokia.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition from a global leader like Ookla and it is yet another validation of our efforts to build a world-class smartphone network,” said Ajai Puri, director – Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.

Airtel said the latest speed tests published by Indian telecom regulator TRAI also rated Airtel as the fastest 4G network in India.